5 ways to a Christmas Vignette

5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

If you are like me, and if you haven’t already, you’re feeling that tug to decorate for Christmas.

5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Recently you may have seen my post celebrating the gathering of Thanksgiving.

That was a few weeks back now already. Right? I know. I can’t even believe the rapidity of time.

Well that vignette really set the stage for my decorating vibe for Christmas.

Today I want to take you on a little ‘vignette-tour’. I want to show you how I took the base of that Thanksgiving vignette, tweaked it just a little, and decorated this space for Christmas.

5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

I have gathered a few of my favorite things to re-create a Christmas vignette to greet all as they enter my front room.

Today let me show you 5 ways to add simple, found around the house elements, to create a Christmas vignette.
– First I am going to create a Christmas quote with a few fonts from Heidi Swapp’s Letterboard Kits found at Hobby Lobby. You’ll see in a bit how I took these fonts, the 2-inch Sans Serif, the 1-inch Serif, and the ‘celebrate’ from the Celebrate Word Set and spray painted them silver to match my decor.
– Next some greenery. Because. Christmas.
– Ordinary glitter and metallic ornaments were chosen to dress up this vignette.
– Paper ornaments made from pattern paper from the Magnolia Jane Paper Pad + Glitter Marquee Love Tape will create some whimsy to my display. These products are also available at Hobby Lobby.
– And then the simplicity of candles and tea cups, or whatever you may love to add to a Christmas display. These items I will put to work today to add a very festive and warm display to my home.

5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

First, the tabletop has been cleared. All that is left is what I call the base of my vignette. I left the buffalo check table cloth, the old vintage chalkboard, and some of my candles in place. Going to work around these items left over from the Thanksgiving vignette to create the new vignette.

5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

1. The first thing that will be layered on to this surface is the Letterboard. The Letterboard will be the focal point for the entire display. Having already sprayed the letters, they are good and dry and already placed with a Christmas quote. For the black fonts, it takes about 4 coats of spray paint to cover. Be patient with this process. Make sure the paint dries well in between coats.

5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

2. For this vignette I really had in mind to make it a bit more interactive. I chose to do this by hanging some handmade ornaments. Using the Magnolia Jane Paper Pad, the black and white stripe paper as well as a grey ornamental pattern, this made for beautiful paper ornaments that hang and add a bit of whimsy to this space. You can find instructions for these and other paper projects right HERE on Hobby Lobby’s website.

5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

3. There is nothing like fresh floral to fill any vignette. For this display I found some pine and juniper greenery at my local grocery. The very kind floral man must have read my mind as he pointed them out to me. And they were perfect. Greenery and florals are easy fill-ins for any table top, display or vignette. One can just never go wrong adding those into easy home decor.

5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

4. Tea cups are always a good idea. Or any item around your home that fits the color or theme of what you may be decorating. I kept with the tea cups from the Thanksgiving vignette. To me they evoke a comforting as well as welcoming atmosphere.

5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

5. Adding ornaments in and around the tea cups give them a bit more connection and inclusion to the over all feel of the items here. Ornaments that match the decor on the tree help to tie one’s entire room together. It’s these little simple touches that go a long way.

5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

And that is how this Christmas vignette came together.

5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Let’s recap this a little bit, shall we?

Create a focus point with the Letterboard and fonts spray painted to match the Christmas decor.

5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Add greens or floral for easy filler.

5 Ways to a Christmas Vignette using Heidi Swapp Letterboard by Jamie Pate | @jamiepate for @heidiswapp

Paper ornaments, tea cups, ornaments. These favorite things can create favorite spaces in your home.

Merry Christmas.

Supplies | Heidi Swapp Letterboard and Font Kits found at Hobby Lobby Stores

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