Cozy Up Odd Spaces with a DIY Tiny Winter Village

So I have this lovely Christmas tree on one side of my family room, and of course, there is the mantle with the lit garland and the stockings, but I always feel a little imbalanced if I leave the rest of the room begging for warm Christmas cheer. Then there is that pesky TV…what do I do to decorate around it?  I have done more lit garlands and smaller trees but it needed a reboot this year.  My mom has a handy dandy Silhouette and I had her cut out these cute houses on plain white card stock to go under the tree. She came over with trees and penguins and a moose and I am in love! Add battery tea lights and viola…I have my own tiny winter village under my TV!  And since my children, to my surprise, actually became very well trained to look with their eyes only, these will remain up all through January and possibly February…we will see how antsy I get later. I might even put this as a kit in my Etsy shop to purchase if anyone is interested, please let me know, comment below and I will make it happen!

Also, as a side note, if you haven’t done it already, hide your TV cords in the wall! There are a bunch of ways to do it, here is a tutorial or search Pinterest for more ways.

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Please excuse the fingerprints all over the TV :p

 

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Awe, penguin!
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I just love the church!  And no, I did not mean to get the moose’s money shot here haha!

Stay warm, cozy and of course, Styled!

~Melissa

Photo Styling: Tree Farm Family Outfits

So, I am a little obsessed with Tree Farm Style.  The buffalo plaid, the evergreens, the classic but trendiness of it all, it just makes for the perfect “christmasy” mood.  While I didn’t want us to be all dressed in the same plaids, I knew I wanted to incorporate several different patterns and textures.  I am pretty happy with the way it turned out!

I created a collection of Polyvore sets that can give you ideas and sources for every outfit in this styled photo.
If you would like custom coordinated outfits that match your style and budget for your next family photo, contact me and we can discuss your vision!  You will get your own Polyvore collection customized for your family WITH SOURCES! Family picture day is stressful enough, I am here to help.

Please share and let your photographer friends know how I can help their clients, and I would love to hear what you think of Tree Farm Style!

Love Life…Styled!

~Melissa

Family Outfits: Tree Farm Style