Holiday decorating can be overwhelming. I have a former boss I worked with in corporate events who is now decorating palatial homes in Nashville for Christmas each year. Yes, that’s a thing! People actually pay a team of people (elves) to come in and make their homes look exactly how you and I dream of ours looking, and they never have to lift a finger.
Some of us aren’t so quick to pay for a luxury like that, but the decorating still has to be done, right? I wish I could afford to hire a decorating team to give my house a little Christmas elf treatment. Here’s the thing, holiday decorating is not easy and it’s not quick either. I’m not a perfectionist (until Christmas), and there is a lot of wire holding things in place that needs to be hidden. And the pricks, don’t get me started on the pricks. I get my fingers caught by wire every few minutes. It’s time-consuming. If you’re like me (with kids running around), most likely everything you wanted to do doesn’t get done. HELLO…team of one decorating over here. I still have a few more things I’d like to do before Santa can step foot in my house this year. I need short cuts or more hands on deck.
Seriously, during the holiday season after I had my first daughter, only one Christmas tree out of our five was put up and guess which one it was. You guessed it…the smallest and easiest, of course. It was kind of sad, but my new baby was none the wiser.
No Shame in My Game
So, here I am AGAIN with a new baby celebrating his first Christmas, but this year is a bit different. I’ve teamed up with VELCRO Brand and I’m creating my best work on our tree yet.
I’m taking advantage of the festive shortcuts VELCRO Brand provides and I love it. There are no pricks or hassle when it comes to these handy packs of VELCRO Brand fasteners. I’ve used them on the tree, on gifts, and for decorating around the house as well.
Watch how easy it is to trim a package with little effort using VELCRO Brand Holiday Ties. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
I also updated my handmade tree trimmings with Velcro Brand Holiday Decor Wrap. Isn’t it neat? VELCRO Brand makes decorating quick and so easy. I love it. No need to worry if you’re not super crafty. It will still look like you are. The holiday design is cute too. You can be your own team of Christmas decorators this year.
Deck the Walls
Portraits and artwork can be hung with ease with VELCRO Brand HANGables. I hung an old family Christmas portrait next to our tree and I’m excited that I didn’t have to put any holes in the wall. I can take it down whenever I’m ready and stick it somewhere else if I please, without ever using a hammer or nails. The VELCRO Brand HANGables I used for my family portrait can hold up to 12 lbs. Convenient!
I looooooooove throw pillows. Seriously, I’m like the wife of Ben Stiller’s character, Reuben, in the movie Hello Polly. Did you see her obsession with the bed pillows and their perfectly made bed? I’m like that but worse. I want ALL.THE.PILLOWS…and no one better dare mess them up! My biggest pet peeve is when pillows don’t match. I can’t stand that. Yet holiday decorating alters the room so much that our everyday throw pillows can look out-of-place alongside the new holiday color scheme. Let me share my quick fix for this situation that will make you excited about your sofa and chairs fitting in with your holiday decor.
With very little effort I created the cutest removable throw pillow cases that can be changed out after the holiday season. These are so easy to make and they are a no-sew project that anyone can do. I simply fastened them with VELCRO Brand HANGables. The opening with the VELCRO Brand fastener rests on it’s bottom (securely closed) and no one will ever know…unless you tell them. The pillow on the left is a removable throw case I purchased last year, and the pillow on the right is a case I made in less than 10 minutes last night. They work well together, right? Crafty!
The Wait is Over
There are times I wait until the last-minute to do things. I’m not going to lie and act like I don’t have FOMO like everybody else. I wait to make sure I don’t come up with any better ideas, options, plans, etc…before I settle. Especially during the holidays. Committing to holiday decor can make people nervous, but that’s ok. VELCRO Brand is the perfect addition to any procrastinators holiday toolbox. If you haven’t lifted your elf fingers and you’re running out of time, you can still get holiday decorating done quickly and it will still look great. Don’t fret. Just VELCRO!
PS. That’s not one but two bows on the top of my tree…and yes, they’re held together with VELCRO Brand!