I’m joining the Christmas in July party over at Cowgirl Up! today (hosted by Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict) and I’d like to share what I did last Christmas for my French Country theme.
I certainly got the mileage out of this one great idea to adding a French touch to my Christmas décor.
Here was my inspiration: A store-bought embroidered mini pillow ornament from European Antique Market.
And, here’s my homemade version:
Well, my version of homemade. I have a good friend who does embroidery and sewing work so I asked her to make lots of these fabric ornaments using the French phrases “Joyeux Noel”, “Bonheur”, and “Meilleurs Vceux”. Basically meaning, Merry Christmas, Happiness to you, and Season’s Greetings loosely translated.
I used them on everything to tie in the Country French décor.
Their size was about 3 1/2 X 4.
I hung them from lots of different Christmas decorations around my home.
I also had enough made to give to each guest that attended the Christmas Open House.
I displayed them in a large antique French basket on the stairwell in the foyer.
They were a really big hit with everyone.
I even hung them from lamps.
They became familiar in the decorations and rooms, and lots of people commented on them.
They were tucked in bows, greenery, and trees.
These simple homespun ornaments made my French Country Christmas very memorable. They were fun and relaxed…not stuffy. They make great hostess gifts, too.
A little fabric from Jo-Ann’s, some batting and jute cord, and a friend who has an embroidery machine. Easy peasy!
You know you could do these using fabric paint or a transfer!
And, below is what I used for the dining table to keep the French theme.
Glittered Eiffel Tower ornaments I found at Z Gallerie with little tags made by me using rubber stamps.
Joyeux Noel bags found on Etsy with Godiva chocolate ballotins inside. I already had the numbered white porcelain napkin rings.
O.K., now I’m getting in the Christmas spirit and it’s still 90 degrees outside.
Isn’t Christmas in July fun?
Merry early Christmas,