BOTB 12.12.14 – Holiday Edition

By Kate Riley December 12, 2014

Weekend greetings! This week we’ve been pummeled with rainstorms here in Northern California, the flooded streets resulting in school cancelations for two days. The weather conditions have changed our schedule around but it’s been a welcome one, we’ve adapted with more holiday movies and hot chocolate, rough life. :) With the twinkle lights from the tree and the glow of the fireplace, I’m enjoying the extra moments of stillness.

I’m finally done with my holiday shopping which has also contributed to my laziness this week. This post marks the last of the ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ for the year (I’ll resume the posts in January) so it’s fitting that the final one is holiday related. Enjoy these favorite projects from bloggers around the web! 

Craft seasonal and simple boxwood letters with Craftberry Bush.

boxwood letters


Build a rustic tree box stand with The Golden Sycamore.

rustic tree box stand


Craft a wooden candleholder with instructions at Sköna Hem.

wooden candleholder


Construct a peg shelf rack in a tree shape that can be adjusted for year round creativity with Lowe’s Creative Ideas.

peg shelf rack


Find the simple no sew instructions for this pom pom tree skirt at A Beautiful Mess.

pom pom tree skirt


Turn a lantern into a lamp for year round use with The Painted Hive.

diy lantern lamp


Make your own cookie cutter candles with supplies and directions at Pop Sugar.

cookie cutter candles


Make extra large wall stars for the season with wrapping paper at A Subtle Revelry.

wall stars


Craft a paper luminary village with tea lights at Craft and Creativity.

paper village luminary


Thank you as always Amanda for helping me scout out these projects, don’t miss her post this year on a “perfect Christmas”, well said Amanda.

Happy Ho Ho Ho weekend!


  1. Lovely photos, I too live in N California and quite agree although inconvenient this much needed rain has meant snuggling by the tree and Christmas movies, what could be nicer! Thanks for your great ideas Caroline

  2. Thank you so much for your lovely blog. It’s my ritual to check in every Saturday morning as I have my coffee.

  3. Everything is so pretty. Oh my gosh. I have been looking everywhere for a pom pom tree skirt. I don’t think I have time to make it for this year but next year for sure. Thanks so much for showing this. Your home is always so beautiful. Merry Christmas!

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