Whoop there it is!
Ok back to 2013...
So the very second I saw this on Pinterest, I knew, without a doubt, I would be recreating it for my kitchen table. I love that it's so farmhouse-y and simple, yet festive. Not too big, not too small. Not too short, not too tall. Just right.
I just so happened I already own the soda crate, so that part was easy. (I bought it from an antique market 2+ years ago and has been shoved in a closet ever since...) For those of you who don't have an old Coke crate laying around your house, you're in luck because Etsy has you covered for days...
I purchased mason jars in stock when we moved last year because, well, who doesn't need 36 pint-sized mason jars in their kitchen at any given point in time?
The little flameless votives are from Target. I like the Threshold brand, because the wick is black, giving it a more realistic look, if you will. Mind you, turning on all 6 of these babies takes longer than it took for me to create this entire thing, but hey...whatever it takes to complete the look, right? Do yourself a favor and buy remote control flameless candles if at all possible...mmkay?
I stuffed the mason jars about 1/2 way full with fake moss to lift the candles a little bit. (Beau's genius idea, actually. Hey-he's good for some things, I guess...) The greenery, shimmery garland, cranberries and white pinecones are all from the Target Christmas section. They were el-cheapo and the cranberry twig things (what ARE those really called??) came in a pack of 48 so I added the remaining 40 to my tree. Well...more like 30 by now thanks to a fake cranberry twig eating ridgeback...not to name names...
I shoved a little burlap under her and voila! I know I say this every. single. time but I really mean it this time...easiest project evvvvva.
Thanks to a bazillion and one gifts to buy and lack of time to do, well, anything these days, the poor outside of our house is just plain naked when it comes to Christmas decor. Sorry, 27 foot tall Santa...maybe next year? All that to say, I've really been enjoying our little bit of Christmas we have going on inside Casa de la Howard. It's not much, but it means a lot to us. :)
CHRISTMAS. IS. NEXT. WEEK. in case you forgot.
2013....where did you go!?