You guys, I’m so excited to have been invited to particpate in the monthly Pinterest Challenge, hosted by Cindy at Country Road 407! If you’re making your way here from Everyday Edits, wasn’t Laura’s crate amazing? I love the rustic vibes of it so much!
For awhile now, I’ve watched the fun from afar, even playing along unofficially. But now, I’m super excited to be official. 😂
Here’s how the Pinterest Challenge works: Several different bloggers take the same photo, and create something similar that will work in their own home and with their own style.
The month’s inspiration photo is from Jennifer at The Grace House Interiors.
I love the Magnolia crate so much, as well as those carved wooden trees, with some seasonal greenery tucked in around them. It’s simple, yet perfect.
As soon as Cindy sent me the inspiration photo, I knew just what I wanted to include in my version! I have a carved wooden tree and reindeer that were my mother’s, and knew they would work great in a basket arrangement inspired by Jennifer’s.
Here’s My Version
I didn’t have a crate that was the appropriate size to hold my elements, so I used this galvanized basket instead, for the same farmhouse vibe as the inspiration photo’s crate.
I used my mom’s wooden tree and carved reindeer inside the basket, for a similar look, but with sentimental value as well. ❤️
I also tucked in some greenery in the back, similar to Jennifer’s creation, and then decided to also add some burlap tucked in the basket for added texture, and to hide the books I placed in the bottom of the basket to elevate the tree and deer.
The front of the basket was looking a little plain, so in my first attempt I tucked a Christmas ribbon into the front.
It looked okay, but I just didn’t love it. It felt a little too “busy” and distracted from the tree and deer, which I wanted to be the focal point.
Jennifer’s photo had text on the crate (Magnolia), so I decided to try this Dollar Tree “Peace” ornament, which I liked better than the ribbon!
The only thing it needed was a little bit of light! Jennifer’s photo has some lovely white lights running up her railing, but I have my basket in front of the fireplace, where plug-in aren’t workable. So, I used a string of my favorite fairy twinkle lights, and just wove them into the greenery for a little sparkle. They are on a timer, so they automatically come on and go off each evening.
I had so much fun participating in this challenge, because I always get so much inspiration from other creative bloggers! Now, you get to see what my other friends came up with for the Pinterest Challenge. Just click on the links below to see all the other creations made from the same lovely inspiration photo. Next in line is Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home.
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