Our Virtual Holiday Home tour continues today with a brief stop in the bathroom! (I know…the bathroom, really? But when you only have 6 rooms in your house to show on a holiday home tour, you make every nook and crannie count! Plus…nothing like 100+ people walking through your home to force you to make a stink’n decision about a shower curtain!
Working on this bathroom was somewhat accidental and totally fun. I was simply going to put a few candles and glittery balls on the shelves above the toilet, but as things tend to do with me, once I got going, the ideas kept flowing! Experiences like this one are why I love crafting and decorating so much, because each item is fun to think up and execute..and fitting everything together just right is an exciting challenge! (I’m such a craft dork!)
The main things I created for this north-pole-themed bathroom are on the top shelf…
Let me show you what all I did!
First, let me talk about where the north-pole theme came from! Like I said before, opening up my home like this forced me to finally make some decisions about the bathroom. Until very recently, we had a make-shift shower curtain up and some old towels hanging on a bar. I’ve been putting off the bathroom because I just didn’t know what I wanted to do with it. But now, I had to make some decisions quick. As I was going through all my fabric, I realized I had this leftover shower curtain. You might recognize it because it’s the same one I used for our dining room napkins. I bought an extra, thinking we would use it for the ottoman, but then we ended up using different fabric. We decided to put it up to see how it looked, and it was perfect. I went out to buy matching towels (cheap ones from Target) and then added a quick fabric loop to each one so they could be hung. We removed the towel bar and replaced it with this simple three-hook rack, also from Target.
With the royal and white color scheme set for the bathroom, reaching for blue-toned holiday decor seemed the most logical! To start, I grabbed a leftover paint pale (from this project) and filled it with a bunch of blue and white ornaments. The pale seamed plain to me, so I cut out three of these adorable polar bears from white and blue vinyl (there is a Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Henry Bear 🙂 These guys just make me smile!
Next, I made a quick subway-style artwork using a canvas I had tucked away in the closet. I cut out the phrase from the Winter Wonderland cricut cartridge, adhered it to the white canvas, then spray painted the canvas blue. Once I pealed the letters off, I had this cozy message!
My favorite item in this whole winter scene is this mason jar filled with Epsom salts, real branches, and sparkly do-dads and snowballs. To finish it off, I made a fabulous medallion from card stock and adhered it to the jar with a piece of silver ribbon.
The next shelf down holds some extra toilet paper and hand towels, but I wanted to put a few festive things here too. I wrapped a Dollar Store wreath form in some coordinating fabric and secured it with a pin. I glittered a cardboard cone with two tones of blue glitter and wrapped a mini Peace&Joy ornament around it. The final cone was leftover from my living room display.
I also did a few other small accents around the rest of the bathroom. I cut out 7 Christmas trees from vinyl and put them across the bottom of the mirror. I love this effect, and I’m wondering how I can use it for my year-round decor!
I also made small mini wreaths for all the doors down our hallway. These are Dollar Store wreath forms wrapped with live garland. A simple ribbon attached to a command hook on the other side hangs them neatly over the top of the door.
Pulling the bathroom together took me one evening after the baby went to bed. I had no plans, one project just lead to another. I absolutely love how it works to create a festive display in this teeny tiny bathroom!
Thank you all so much for your wonderful and lovely comments on my last two “home tour” related posts. All of your sweet words go a long way in making my day brighter! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend – I’ll be back Monday with a recap of the home tour!!