5 Minute Christmas Card Banner


Christmas has been coming together bit by bit at our house this year. One thing I can finally check off my list is our Christmas cards. Well, almost. All I have to do is pick them up at the post office (I missed the delivery!), address them, and pop them in the mail (better late than never, right?)! This year we used Tiny Prints and I had such a hard time deciding on a card because there are so many great options! I'll share the card we picked a little closer to Christmas :)

Speaking of Christmas cards, we've started receiving them! It's always so fun to go through the mail this time of year and see greetings from friends & family. However, every year, I can never decide how to display them all. Since we live in a small space, putting them on display without them overtaking the apartment can be an issue.


This year I decided to make a really simple banner out of ribbon and hang some of our cards up using mini clothes pins. It really took no time at all and I think it looks super cute. I also added some small mittens that I found in our box of Christmas decorations. I think they add a nice little touch!


To make your own Christmas card banner:


1. Choose some ribbon of your liking.
2. Hang the ribbon on the wall using thumbtacks.
3. Hang your greeting cards on the ribbon using clothes pins (I found my mini clothes pins at Michaels).
4. If you wish, add some sort of embellishment (I added a small pair of mittens). Some sprigs of greenery would be a nice addition too!

That's it!

You can make your banner as big or small as you wish. This project would also be extremely cute strung down a staircase. If only I had a staircase!



My card banner is on the smaller side, so the rest of our Christmas cards that we receive go in a bowl that sits on our entry dresser. I'll occasionally swap cards from the bowl and hang them from the ribbon.


So there you have it. A really simple, albeit cute, way to display those Christmas cards!

How do you like to display Christmas cards that your receive this time of year?

Tree Decor


Well, I finally got our tree decorated! Our tree this year is much of the same as last year. I'm sticking with my rustic woodland theme because I loved it so much last year! I did add a few new ornaments. Here's a peek at one...


How cute is that? It's a new favourite. I also found this antler one which goes perfectly with the theme...


I found both at Indigo on Black Friday (that was the only store I braved & it was later in the day). 
I like to add a few new ornaments each year. Here's a glimpse of some of the ornaments I added last year. 

Last year I also made some ornaments from pinecones, and thankfully when I dug them out of storage they survived the year. Actually, I was quite impressed and am still loving them!


For all the details on how to make these check out the full post here. They're easy, I promise! Plus, they'd be a great addition to any tree!



Hope your Christmas decorating is coming along!
Happy Weekending! 

It's Time to Get Festive!


Hello, friends & happy December!
I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner. It's kind of snuck up on me. How about you?

We were able to dig out the tree last week and so far it's been sitting in our living room naked. I'm hoping to get it decorated at some point this week. I will say that even though it doesn't have any decorations on it yet, it's still been so nice and calming to sit by it at night with it all lit up.

I thought that since December has arrived, and in the spirit of getting festive, that I'd highlight a few of my favourite Christmas projects from around here at The Fancy Life. This first project can seriously be done in about 5 minutes and all of the supplies can be found at the dollar store. Plus, it's cute.


Head over here to find all the details of how you can make your own.

So tell me, are you getting Christmas ready yet?

Hoping within the next week or two to share our Christmas decor and a project or two, so stay tuned! Plus, come back later this week and I'll share some of my other favourite projects of Christmas past.


Wednesday Randoms & Some News


It's mid-week already and here are a few things I'm liking lately...

This is a cute decor idea for the fall and winter season. 
A small touch of gold onto some wood logs. A perfect combination. 

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I'm loving this new metallic trellis scarf from Stella & Dot. You can find it here

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Seeing photos like this make me want to try dark walls someday...

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And in other news...



Our family is growing! At the end of March we will have 2 more feet in our household. We're pretty excited. In fact, last week we found out that we'll be having a girl! The above photo is how we told our families a little while back. We made up little cards for them with this photo that I took (of course, minus the watermark). Saturday I'll be 18 weeks and I already can't believe how fast the time is flying. She'll be here before we know it!

So be prepared...there may be some baby posts in the near future. 
I've already been scheming and planning nursery ideas :)

Hope you're all having a great week!



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