To say I’m crazy about Christmas decor is an understatement and I always look forward to decorating my house and our church. If Santa’s elves would help me put it all away once Christmas is over, I’d enjoy it even more.
Last Christmas I talked my son-in-law (aka one of our associate pastors) into building a huge faux fireplace for the stage in our sanctuary. This year we had other things going on up there so I begged, pleaded and cajoled him into cutting it down to fit in the fellowship hall (much lower ceiling, much smaller room). I moved things around to accommodate our new faux fireplace and I really like how it turned out so I thought I’d share a few pics with you.
I wanted to create a snowy Christmas scene with touches of red and blue. Making the snow globes was the most fun of all. I always shop my house for items I’ve used in the past. It’s fun to create an entirely new look by reusing decor from previous years.
Funny Story: I directed a wedding at our church a few weeks ago and the bride wanted all the posed pictures made in front of my faux fireplace and Christmas tree. I was standing to the side, out-of-the-way, when I noticed a lady picked up one of my wine glass snow scenes from the kitchen island. She reached inside and touched the faux snow. She was trying to figure out what I had used. It’s always Epsom salt for my snow creations. It’s sparkly, it’s white, it’s beautiful!
I have to give a special shout out to my sister, Melinda, for sending me a pair of gently used ice skates from Colorado. It completed my decor. Thanks, Melinda!
Here’s my Christmas Mantel Decor.
Here’s a close-up of a snow scene.
I later added real wood to the faux fireplace to make it look more realistic. What theme did you use this year?