Home decor, Easy Christmas Decor Ideas

In the spirit of giving I want to share some quick decor ideas and  painting secrets with you 🙂


Painting is just a process of breaking down your subject into shapes and colors, and then building it back together


I wanted some painted ornaments to match these Santa face plates for a table I’m going to share with you soon


I started with the face


the secret here is don’t over think it, and be patient, it’s easy to give up at this point because you think it doesn’t look right


add the next color shape and continue





Before you know it






You have Old St. Nick!

Old St. Nick ornaments thepaintedapron.com

Things have been going at full pace around here, and I’ve tweaked a few things…when I decorate for a holiday it’s much like adding layers like when I’m painting…I start with a base and add to it as I go along…

silver and gold thepaintedapron.com

The family room got some new tweaks with this pillow, it hopped in my cart at Target the other day. It was so perfect with the muslin cover and the stamped gold and silver snowflakes~


I put more “angel wings” on the hearth in a ceramic urn


The Smith and Hawkin basket [another Target find] keeps toys handy, but camouflaged with a piece of fringed burlap

silver, gold and burlap thepaintedapron.com

I wanted more glitzy pillows for the love seat, but I wanted to show Santa I could be good so I decided to just do a simple cover up with burlap, burlap ribbon, and gold star twist garland to help tie everything together with what else is going on in the room


A simple treatment, done in minutes and easily removed after the holidays


In the kitchen I created some fun for the grandchildren

the sweet shoppe 3 thepaintedapron.com

A “Sweet Shoppe” on the baker’s rack

sweet shoppe thepaintedapron.com

Full of eye candy!

toys and sweets thepaintedapron.com

The stair rail is decorated mainly for the boys, because they spend the night a lot, with their stockings and vintage toys

toy garland thepaintedapron.com

stair rail toy garland thepaintedapron.com



Things are definitely getting Holly Jolly around here, I hope you’re making progress at your house too!

Christmas centerpiece thepaintedapron.com

Thanks so much for your visit, I hope you are leaving with some ideas!

for a tutorial on the Burlap Angels click here


I’ll be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Coastal Charm

The Gunny Sack

Memories by the Mile

Savvy Southern Style

Clean and Sensible

The Style Sisters

No Minimalist Here

Jenny Evolution

Common Ground

Between Naps on the Porch

DIY Vintage Chic

It All Started with Paint

The Tablescaper

14 Responses to “Home decor, Easy Christmas Decor Ideas”
  1. Liz Mackie says:

    All beautiful. Thank you and have a great day!

    >________________________________ > From: the Painted Apron >To: lizzm@att.net >Sent: Monday, December 9, 2013 3:01 AM >Subject: [New post] Home decor, Easy Christmas Decor Ideas > > > > WordPress.com >the Painted Apron posted: “In the spirit of giving I want to share some quick decor ideas and painting secrets with you 🙂 Painting is just a process of breaking down your subject into shapes and colors, and then building it back together I wanted some painted orname” >

  2. You are SOOOOO talented!

  3. Mary says:

    It looks like a Holly Jolly Christmas at your house Jenna and I bet your grandsons love the sweet shoppe! Your new snowflake pillow looks so festive in silver and gold. I have the same problem with things hopping my shopping cart at Target, it’s a dangerous place to shop for groceries. Love your painted Santa ornaments, you make it look so easy 🙂

  4. I love Old St. Nick! Whenever I see anything painted, I freeze up. I literally don’t have a painting gene in my body and it always comes out terrible. But I’m thinking with your step-by-step pictures I can conquer this and create a beautiful ornament 🙂

  5. laurie says:

    Jenna, everything looks so festive. You made the painting sound so easy, but I have no artistic talent, so I’m thinking it might not be so easy for me. How cute your baker’s rack looks, and I love the way you decorated the banister on your stairway. laurie

  6. CurtainsUK says:

    It was just amazing. Thanks for sharing such a post with us. Even we can have some cushions and curtains to coordinate with this from Curtainsandcurtains

  7. Diane says:

    Wow – your house is full of great Christmas ideas!! You make painting those Santa ornaments look so easy that I might actually try making some! Also, I love that pillow from Target. I am wild about anything that is gold and silver!

  8. Pam says:

    Your house has a great Christmasy feel! The ornament directions for painting Santa are wonderful. I love your Sweets sign and all the treats. You always have great Ideas a big thanks!


  9. Kim says:

    Jenna, you are the most prepared grandma I know of! All your decorations with angel wings are beautiful. Love your pillow covers, too. For the grand finale, thank you a million times for the Santa face painting tutorial!!!! I am such a challenged painter, and you’ve given me the step-by-step instructions I need so badly! The vintage toys are a nice touch, too, of course. 😉

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