This is a sponsored post. Make sure you enter the $250.00 Giveaway at the end of this post. If I had nothing to do all day long I would make Christmas vignettes this time of year. I love love love them. There is a pretty basic formula for most of my holiday vignettes. Today I’m sharing my vignette secrets. Adding a couple of these around your home is really all the Christmas decor you need… besides your tree. Let’s style a Christmas vignette!
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Let’s talk vignettes first.
Here is my most recent Christmas vignette.
So easy and don’t you think it has lots of Christmas cheer? You can certainly do this too! It took me less than 15 minutes to put together and that was even collecting the things to go in the vignette!
All you need are a few decor items, something to corral them in and a place to put your vignette when it’s done!
I chose a very big crate on wheels. It has that rustic look that works with the item I chose for the vignette.
Here are some ideas for corraling your vignette…
- large low platter
- table runner
- wooden breadboard
- box or crate
- old window or mirror
- cake pedestal
When we think about something to go into a Christmas vignette, keep in mind not all the items need to be Christmasy! Maybe one or two things should definitely have a Christmas vibe. But the rest don’t necessarily have to. And be creative!
Here are a few Christmas ideas to add to your vignette:
- Christmas ornaments, balls
- string of lights
- mini wreath
- gingerbread house
- candy cane
- deer sheds
- wrapped gifts
- Christmas sign
The focal point of this vignette is a real Christmas tree. It’s from Jackson and Perkins and you can see it HERE. Look for WINTER WOODS CHRISTMAS TREE! This vignette has a natural feel and a pretty green, brown and bronze color scheme.
I created another “tree” of sorts to go beside the Jackson And Perkins tree by putting a large sugar pinecone upright in a little white planter.
Remember to create interest in a vignette by…
- varying heights
- using lots of texture
- adding something organic
- keeping a tight color palette
I filled a white ironstone gravy boat with pinecones, a few tiny Christmas balls and a curly willow twig. When heights are varied in a vignette your eye can roam from one thing to another and your brain perceives that as interesting! So there is actually a little science to the art of styling a vignette!
One of the biggest mistakes we make when creating a vignette it to throw to many things into it. Use at least three items. Or if you want to use more try to use an odd number. But don’t overcrowd it. A vignette needs a little breathing room between elements.
The snow, snowflake and Christmas ornaments don’t really count. They are not the main elements but background items.
The snow is a nice contrast to the rough wood of the crate and makes the entire vignette look brighter. And the ornaments are shiny while the tree and burlap and pinecones are rough. Contrast and texture are great things in a vignette!
How easy is this vignette? And you can make one too! So gather some Christmasy things and something to put them in and make a fabulous Christmas vignette!
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