I Made My Kids’ Rooms Merry!

I’m not the greatest seasonal or holiday decorator. I have good intentions, but diaper changing and dinner prep tends to take precedence over pillow fluffing. Which is why I’ve been planning to add a little Christmas cheer to my kids room since—oh—December 1st or so but just got around to finally doing it…

yesterday.

I know. Sad.

But still. It happened, and my kids were happy about, and I even took some pictures to show you!

Let’s start with Della’s room, shall we?

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Looking at this picture, it occurs to me that almost every single Christmas element here came from Target.

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The adorable polka dot reindeer pillow is from the Target Dollar Spot (it was $3).

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And the gold tinsel tree ($3) and “Let It Snow” sign ($1) were from there as well, as were the ornaments (although the turquoise bead garland was 50% off at Hobby Lobby).

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And the silver chipboard letters are also Target.

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I used them to spell out “Christmas” by hot gluing them to some twine and then strung them on a fun metallic bin I scored at Marshall’s to corral Della’s dolls and stuffed animals.

Which brings us to the boys’ room.

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It’s pretty Target-heavy on the decorations as well but slightly more varied.

The Christ is Born banner was a quick project involving a sharpie and some leftover scrapbook paper circles from the twins’ party.

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The snowflake banner is from Target ($1). I made the glitter tree art last year, and the little cardboard Christmas trees are from Goodwill.

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The trees are from Target, the same as Della’s, except dark green. The “Be Merry” sign was from Target too ($1).

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I spray painted the base of the trees with chalkboard paint and wrote the boys’ names with a red chalk marker.

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The only other thing I did was to decorate the little reading nook (aka: the place where they like to pile their dirty clothes when I’m not looking) with another Target pillow:

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…and Morris the Advent Moose.

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(Morris could use a few passes with the lint roller; I’ll get right on that).

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I also took some of the coffee filter snowflakes we made one morning (thanks to inspiration from Jones Design Company) and taped them to their wall.

And that, my friends, is how I added a little Christmas cheer to my kids’ room (I figured that if I added Christmas cheer to the twins’ room, they would eat it, so we passed this year).

Do you decorate your kids’ rooms? This is the first year I’ve done anything even this official, but I think we’ll have lots of fun with it in the future. I plan to keep my eyes peeled for some mini-trees (that aren’t quite as mini as the ones I got at Target) at Goodwill so we can actually put lights on them next year.

Anybody headed out for last second shopping? I have to teach a class this morning, and, I’m not going to lie, I do have just a tiny thing or two to grab before I feel completely done. Procrastinators UNITE!

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