Winter Whimsy Reveal

A couple of weeks back I shared my inspirations for this year’s wintery white Christmas decor. I’m happy to say, one snowy tree and 300 hundred marshmallows later… our house is finally all flocked up for the holidays!
Add a dab of vintage…
a touch of handmade charm…
and you’ve got yourself a Blue Eyed Yonder Christmas!
Photos by: KHJ

{This post is dedicated to all the brave marshmallows that sacrificed their yumminess to be a part of this experience.}

Posted 12/21/10, Topic: Home

  • Claire Kiefer
    December 22, 2010 at 12:38 am |

    THOSE MARSHMALLOWS LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL! I never would have thought. If I lived at your house I think I'd refuse to take Christmas decorations down . . . all year. ha!

  • Jessica@SewHomegrown
    December 22, 2010 at 9:37 am |

    Really gorgeous Krista! Hope you have a lovely holiday!

  • Modern Crush
    December 22, 2010 at 5:37 pm |

    SO SO pretty! WOW! The mirror is amazing! I cannot believe you created essentially a curtain of mallows… brilliant! The colors and soft tones are just glorious<3

  • courtney.
    December 22, 2010 at 7:10 pm |

    such pretty decorations! i love the marshmallows!

  • Sobrina Tung
    December 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm |

    oh my gosh — so, so pretty! Can I come over to your house for Christmas?!

  • Fallon
    December 22, 2010 at 11:18 pm |

    Oh wow! That's amazing! I can't pick a favorite feature. Lucky you, to get to spend time in such a masterpiece! As lovely as there are, I could never do the marshmallows, my dogs would munch on them!

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    December 22, 2010 at 11:36 pm |

    You guys should all just pack a bag and come on over! Your comments are so sweet and totally made my day. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, or should I say Joyeux Noel! :-)

  • lesley graham
    December 23, 2010 at 7:44 am |

    oh my heavens! so pretty! love the wood in the fireplace and that gorgeous wreath. yummy and the marshmallows…so clever! love it all, looks like a perfect christmas wonderland!

  • Your Southern Peach
    December 24, 2010 at 1:07 am |

    LOVE, love, love!!! Great job…very serene and I adore the wood in the fireplace. Merry Christmas!

  • Kameryn Graham
    December 28, 2010 at 6:49 pm |

    WOW ! I love the marshmallows !!!! Looks like a wintery wonderland ! Love you !!!

  • Whimsey Creations
    September 8, 2011 at 9:00 am |

    Love the marshmallows! And also the logs in the fireplace. Glad I found your blog!

  • Bella Michelle
    October 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm |

    I know this post is not new but I just had to tell you how much I love your marshmellow, snowy Christmas!!! Found your gorgeous pics. from Pinterest!

  • Anonymous
    November 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm |

    I just saw this wreath on Pinterest and love it! did you make it? If so what did you use? I need a house like this living where we never get snow outside.

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    November 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm |

    Miss Anonymous – So happy to hear you found me through Pinterest. I did make the wreath. It's a straw wreath (found in craft stores) wrapped with yarn. The flowers are made from felt and then I hot glued an ornament on top of the felt flowers. It's pretty easy to put together. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

  • Anonymous
    November 9, 2011 at 10:53 am |

    Thanks for replying… I love it and will attempt to make one as beautiful as yours! -Sara

  • Kristen
    November 15, 2011 at 11:50 pm |

    Do you have a tutorial for the marshamllow "snow"? I was wondering how to do that. My daughter would love it!

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    November 16, 2011 at 8:24 am |

    Hi Kristen – Unfortunately I don't have a tutorial posted. It's pretty simple (however terribly time consuming). I let the marshmallows dry out over a period of several days. Using a needle and fishing line, I strung the individual marshmallows onto the line. I put a teeny dab of hot glue under each marshmallow to keep it from sliding down the line. (Be careful with the hot glue, too much glue and the heat will melt the fishing line.)

    I strung a piece of twine across the mantel using two eye hooks in the ceiling. I then tied each strand of marshmallows to the horizontal twine.

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.

  • Katie Cotton
    November 21, 2011 at 10:39 pm |

    Was hoping you could give me some tips on making the felt flowers! I have the wreath wrapped in yarn…ready to go! Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    November 22, 2011 at 8:23 am |

    Hi Katie – I basically cut the felt into roughly a 3 inch strip. I then sewed long stitches along one side of the felt strip and gathered the material into a ruffle. At that point you can wrap the ruffle around in a circular shape to form the flower and sew a tiny stitch to hold it in place. Also, if you google "fabric ruffle flower" there are lots of great tutorials out there. There's really no wrong way to do it, just use your imagination, I'm sure it will look great!

  • Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    December 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm |

    I love your marshmallow idea!! That is so fun and pretty!

  • Unknown
    December 8, 2011 at 9:21 am |

    Hi there,
    I REALLY love the firelogs – where did you find them cylindrically shaped?? I can only find triangular ones! Help!! We have a non usable fireplace and this would be PERFECT for us!

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    December 8, 2011 at 9:25 am |

    We actually used limbs from a Bradford Pear tree that we had to cut down in our yard and just cut them down to size with a chainsaw. Thanks to my handy husband :-)

    It's perfect for a non-working fire place. Good luck!

  • Amy @MaisonDecor
    December 12, 2011 at 5:39 am |

    found this glorious site from Nitas Mod Mix Monday! What a cool idea with the cascade of marshamallows…is Dean martin playing in the background?

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    December 12, 2011 at 7:52 am |

    Haha, so funny Amy! I have to admit it was hard to not hum "It's a Marshmallow World" while decorating. :-)

  • Brittany
    December 5, 2012 at 12:12 am |

    super cute, I was also wondering what you decorated/wrote on the mirror with? It looks gorgeous!

    • BlueEyedYonder
      January 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm |

      Hi Brittany! Thanks so much for your message. I used acrylic paint and a medium-sized and small-sized paint brush. It cleans off the mirror pretty easily with a wet cloth. Good luck!

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