If you missed the final post about this dresser makeover, you can find that post HERE. In today’s post, I wanted to share some of the details on the things I gathered and used for this Christmasy photo shoot.
I bought the tree from Target last year, but I know they have them again this year in a few different sizes. They come in a little basket, but I just dropped it into this antique bucket.
It’s a nice size (36″) and it has very realistic needles and poseable branches.
I bought the pom-pom garland from Anthropologie a few years ago and, unfortunately, it’s not available any longer. I made a couple of tutorials showing how to make them, though…
If you don’t want to make your own, you can find all sorts of pretty pom-pom garlands on Etsy.
I tucked some live greenery trimmed from trees in my backyard around the candles. (I think it goes without saying that you have to keep an eye on the candles, so they don’t burn below the moss and pinecones and set them on fire.)
One of my sweet readers made these mittens for me and sent them to me when I moved to Minnesota. She also made a matching beret! I do wear the mittens and hat, but they are so pretty that they are begging to be photographed.
The green wrapping paper is by Sugar Paper and is available at Target.
The blue ticking and checked papers were picked up at HomeGoods over the past year.
This faux pine garland is from the Hearth & Hand collection at Target. I had horrible luck in my MN house with fresh greenery, so I’ve been on the hunt for some realistic looking garlands, picks, and swags. I’ll do a separate post sharing what I found, but you can find this particular garland HERE.
One find I was excited about was this roll of chunky cream yarn. It’s by Yarn Bee and it’s very similar to the chunky finger-knit garland from Crate & Barrel, but it comes at a fraction of the price. You can get it for $14 on sale and there are 30 yards on the roll. This would be perfect to tie homemade pom-poms on to make a garland.
And it’s a nice size to use as tree garland or to weave into swags.
I am trying to pack as much into this week as I can before things slow down a bit for Thanksgiving. Today, I finished another portrait (you can see it HERE), started setting up a Christmas tree in the dining room for a photo shoot, and I finished a proposal for an exciting new project…