Decorating is one of my favourite- and I mean FAVOURITE- things about the holidays. Whether you’re all about the sentimental or are OCD about your tree (or are a combination of both), how you deck the halls is a reflection of you and your family. I had the chance to style the tree and decor at De Dutch Cloverdale this year and had a lot of fun doing it. Working with some of the existing ornaments and decorations I went with a gold and white theme with red accents and lots of DIY and handmade ornaments. You don’t have to have a large budget to make an impact or have fun decorating and I hope this shows that. Plus the DIY ornaments I made are all made with easy to find, kid- friendly items that would make for a fun holiday project. See below for sources.

On Tree:
Hand painted white & gold ornaments- KAIT Creative
Ribbon & faux flowers- Michaels
{DIY ornaments- all materials from Michaels}
Straw & twine snowflakes
Gift tag ornaments
Chalkboard clip- ons
Glitter- filled glass ornaments
Santa sack (used as tree skirt/ stand wrap)- Homesense
On Mantle:
‘Be Merry’ bunting- Allybeth Design Co
White snowy loops- Michaels
Burlap bags- Homesense
I hope you like how it turned out and will try making some of the simple DIY ornaments for your own tree (added bonus: most of them are non- breakable!)
Special thanks to KAIT Creative & Allybeth Design Co for helping me add some local touches!

This is an excerpt from the article A White & Gold Christmas in Cloverdale which originally appeared on Pampered Baby Blog.