Hi friends! Today I’m sharing my newly decorated rustic winter hutch AND a free winter decor idea!
If you follow me on Instagram (you don’t? you should!) you saw my sparse and sad hutch last week after all the Christmas decorations came down. I got sick of looking at it, so I shopped around my house and redecorated with a natural winter theme.
I also came up with a genius idea for FREE winter decor! Ok, maybe it’s not genius, but I’m pretty proud of myself for thinking of it!
Here is how the hutch looked right after I cleared all the Christmas stuff away.
And here is how it looks now.
I just love how it came out. Did you see my genius FREE decor idea? No? Look again at the greenery.
Yep. I chopped up my Christmas tree! You may have seen on Instagram (have you followed me yet?) that my husband dragged our tree into the yard and left it there, stand and all. We have no neighbors, so no one can see it and think we’re wackos. It’s been out there for a week and a half, and when I came home one day and saw it all twinkling in the sunlight and covered in snow, I had the idea to chop off its branches and use them to decorate my house. Ha!
I tried using kitchen scissors, but that didn’t really work, so I just broke off a bunch of branches.
I put some in the white enamel pitchers, and a few sprigs in the ceramic pitcher. Then I shopped around my house for other woodsy-green-brown items and arranged them on the shelves. It reminds me of winter in the woods. Which is good, because it’s winter, and we live in the woods!
Even my mail baskets tie in with the rustic winter theme! (Check out more cute farmhouse baskets here.)
I had some greenery leftover, so I tied it up with a tan and gold ribbon and hung it on the front door.
What do you think? How do you decorate after the holidays?
If you’re looking for other post-holiday decor ideas, check out my winter pillow cover roundup and my winter decor roundup.
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