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Don’t forget about your bathroom when it comes to Christmas decor! Style your shelving with wooden signs, nativities and bells!
I have a lot of Christmas decor that I have collected over the years. While there are moments where I’m overwhelmed by how much stuff I have, the truth is, I use most of it every year! And really, every piece has some story behind it so I don’t mind storing it away for 10 months out of the year!
Because I have an abundance of decor, I get to decorate a lot of rooms and spaces in our home. That even includes the bathroom!
This year, I decorated our main floor half bathroom with items that were either handmade or given to me as a child. Something about decorating with pieces from the past makes you feel the spirit of Christmas even more.
DIY Wooden Sign
I’m a lover of handmade wooden signs. I have made so many of them I can’t even count them! My favorite signs lately are smaller signs that have a saying or phrase on them. To make this sign, I bought the SVG file (the lettering design) here and cut it using my Silhouette Cameo. I’ve got a whole tutorial here on how to make your own wooden signs! Next I painted it with my favorite paint in the world, Dixie Belle! p.s. for another fun Christmas project using Dixie Belle, check out these wooden slice ornaments I made!
How To Make This Yourself:
- Paint colors: Dixie Belle Caviar and Dixie Belle Fluff
- SVG: Joy To The World
- Silhouette Cameo
- Stencil film
- Paint brush
These extra special bells were handmade by my late Grandma in 1974. She was a woman of many crafty talents – she owned a kiln and even poured her own ceramic molds. My dad has lots of stories of helping her (his mother-in-law) when he and my mom would go visit. These bells are marked on the inside with her last name and the date they were made.
My Grandma passed away when I was really young, but I still have so many great memories of her. I love that I can keep her memories alive and share her with my children by setting out her handmade items. I count my lucky stars all of the time that these items did not get ruined in our house fire. Strangely, many of the items that could never be replaced totally survived!
Vintage Nativity (circa 1990s, lol!)
When my siblings and I were younger, my mom and dad (well…let’s be real, my mom) bought us a keepsake item every year. My siblings and I would put on our fake smiles and say thank you…and my mom would lecture us about how one day we would appreciate these type of gifts.
Well…as much as it pains me to say this, mom, you were right. I just needed to get old before I would appreciate these keepsake gifts.
Candle Christmas Tree
I’ve carted this thing around for so many years…and houses! My hubby and I bought this at Kohl’s a thousand years ago when we were in college – and somehow, it has survived hot Southern attics, attics on fire, moving 5 states…I guess it’s just meant to be with us til the end of time. I guess wrapping it in tin foil every year I put it away in my storage bins has helped it not ever melt! HAHA!