A Dairing Life

Christmas Home Tour!

December 23, 2016 4 Comments

I am so excited to show you a glimpse at my Christmas decor! Christmas is without a doubt my favorite holiday, and I love an excuse to fill my home with glittery shiny things Meanwhile, Mr. Dairing breaks out in hives just thinking of all the things I’m going to throw glitter on. Also, I may have wrapped one of his gifts in glitter accented wrapping paper…just for funsies.

The first thing we do every year is put up our lights. I have to admit I had a hard time capturing their splendor, but we just weave white lights on the inside of our windows. They glow and look so warm and inviting at night. I just love it! 


This wreath is without a doubt my most favorite that I’ve ever made. Would you believe that under those sparkly rosettes and bejeweled poinsettia leaves, is a pool noodle and duct tape (lots and lots of duct tape)? Just keeping it real ya’ll. No shame in my game. At. All. Remember in my chicken stock post, how I talked about keeping broken jewelry? Those rhinestones on the flower are pieces of the necklace I wore to my senior prom (yeah…I never said how long I keep things sometimes, ya know?).


I love my white Christmas tree. The year we were married, my Dad passed his Christmas tree down to us. Up until last year, it was fine, until the lights stopped working, and it was tilting like it had a little too much eggnog. So we bought this beautiful white tree from Target. I’ve always had metallic ornaments, which I do like on the white tree, but I’m trying to decide if I should make this baby a little more colorful next year.

I love scouring stores the day after Christmas for deep clearance decor. The paper tassel is handmade (like the ones you would create a banner out of). If you get sick of your current ornaments, a little spray paint and glitter go a long way. The middle ornament was white, which doesn’t really show up on my tree. So, I covered it in Mod Podge, and then coated it in gold glitter. I love how shiny it is!


Ok, so I know I said the wreath on my door is my favorite, but maybe I have two. This is made entirely of Dollar Tree ornaments. Some in their original form, some spray painted. I love it so much that I put it over our mantle this year.

If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you know how much I love decorating our bar (if you’re looking for a fun, casual cocktail for the holiday, check out my Cherry Beergaritas). These little stemless wine glasses were another Dollar Tree find (can you tell how much I freaking love that place?).

I have just a few things in the kitchen. This glitter light up house and cone were after Christmas Target finds, and there are cookie tins on the counter next to my mixer. The “just beat it” art always sits on my counter, it something I designed.


This tinsel tree is one of my favorites! I change up where I place it each year, but this year it’s home is in Mr. Dairing’s game room. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll notice there are often NC State stickers or a little more blatant here: a stocking. We’re both alumni (Go Pack!).

In our guest hallway, there’s just a small white tree. I’ve been making this chick more and more colorful each year. I like to call it my sugar plum tree, since there are cupcake and candy ornaments on it, but one of my favorites is this mirror finish glass Eiffel Tower. The guest room has a few throw pillows (and the glow from the lights on the window). This is my favorite room in the whole house. The art (check out a DIY tutorial for a similar piece here) and headboard were both really easy DIYs. Let me know in the comments if you’re interested in a tutorial for either!

Lastly is our master bedroom. Anyone who knows me knows that my ultimate Christmas goal is to have a Christmas tree in every room, each with a different theme. Our everyday decor has hints of silver and red, so this is where my more traditional tree is. I know it’s not much (just a cheap 6 footer), but it’s so comforting to lay in bed and watch a Christmas movie while watching the glow of the tree.

I hope everyone has an AMAZING Christmas! Make sure to pin and share your favorites!


A Dairing Life


  1. Reply

    Pat Scarborough

    December 23, 2016

    OMG, can I hire you for next year!! It is all so BEAUTIFUL, Daire. I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! We love y’all and hope to see you soon!!

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      A Dairing Life

      December 23, 2016

      Haha, definitely! Love you guys too, and hope you have a wonderful Christmas and the happiest of New Years!

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    A Dairing Life

    December 23, 2016

    Sure thing love!

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    Anna Littlejohn

    December 23, 2016

    I would love a tutorial for both pieces in the guest room!!


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