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New family room theme this year!

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Everyone who knows me, knows that I quite regularly engage in craft projects, or redecorating when I am trying to procrastinate. There is a term for that… procraftinating…I found it on Pinterest when I was avoiding doing work 🙂

So I have managed to avoid work a few nights lately because I decided to change up our family room this season. I just love the trendy black and red decor that is everywhere this year. I learned that it is called Buffalo Plaid. This is the picture I started with for inspiration.

I started by going to fabricland and I bought some plaid fabric and a black and red checkered pattern.

I used the thicker plaid fabric to sew a table runner. I just sewed the rectangle, and did a blanket stitch around the edges.

And I used the checkered material to make some heart ornaments.

Then, I used a few of the fabric scraps to make checkered bows to add to the tree. I dug up all of the rustic, and red or brown ornaments I could find for the tree. Here is a pic of our family room buffalo plaid themed tree.

It’s probably not the best picture of the tree skirt, but I also bought a panel from fabricland that had a tree skirt. I cut it out and finished the edges with a blanket stitch, and I also sewed the stockings -you can see them in the photo with the fireplace.

Here is a closer shot of a few of the ornaments….

And here are some other pics of around our kitchen and family room…. I love the black and red with our new table.

I ended up using the table runner I made on the desk. I got tired of taking it off and on the table every time we ate.

Here are a couple pics of the whole room…. and yes, it totally always looks this neat! (No, it doesn’t.)

I think I might stick with this theme for a couple years! Although, the week after Christmas is when I tend to buy most decorations. I have them sorted by colour, and sometimes I will just move the decorations and colours to a different room.

If I have time, I’ll post some pics of our hallway tree, which is gold and silver theme; our upstairs tree, which has a Santa and snow globe theme; and our dining room, which is a work in progress.

Also, I have a couple quick and easy non-baking food ideas to share. Sam has decided that she needs to have a gift for everyone in her program this year…so we are doing an assembly line sometime this weekend 🙂

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