12/12/11

Yellow Snowflake Kitchen Tour {and Tutorials}

This Christmas my three Sweet B’s had asked a few times why Christmas colors were Red and Green.  Have you seen my Christmas Kitchen Tour?  I think they were wondering why I didn’t change up the colors in here.
So to make it “work” in their little eyes, we added yellow as the bright star that led the wise men to the manger!  Yep, Yellow!
Red– Christ’s blood shed for our sin on the cross. (John 19:34).
Green-  Eternal life in Christ. (John 3:16-17).
Yellow-  The wise men came from the far east when they saw the star which appeared when Christ was born.  (Matthew 2).

My three Sweet B’s made these snowflakes for me and LOVED it!  They helped me use my paper slicer {they love sliding that little knob back and forth} and then after we had a lot of strips, they folded one strip in half without creasing, then added another folded strip, and another, so forth and so on until they had come up with cute snowflake.  I stapled the center and then let them cover the staple with a little glue and a sprinkle of glitter.  We hole punched the back of one of the strips and used jute to tie it to my yellow kitchen cart!  {Have you seen my tutorial on how I turned a curbside table into a kitchen cart for less than $20?}  I had some leftover fabric from when I made curtains.  I cut strips and  tied a strip to each candle on my white platter.  Then I attached a bell  to each side of a 8 inch piece of floral wire and wrapped the wire  around each candle.  I added a few pine cones and greenery.

In my kitchen, above my stovetop, I hung another snowflake ornament that Little B made at a craft party her aunt and  cousin hosted for a few little girls.  It turned out super cute!  Here’s the tutorial.  Retro Ornament.  Super easy, all you need is a paper towel roll, pipe cleaners and a hole punch.

 Above my kitchen sink I added a snowflake tree {using yellow and white snow}.  I found the one vase at the Home Good store and it was in the clearance section.  Seriously!  It is huge and was all of $13, which I gladly let go of to take this treasure home!  It has a forever home at my house!

Here’s a tutorial for cutting snowflakes: Snowflakes.  And of course, if you do a search you’ll find tons of other ideas!  After looking at a site I was reminded {and my mother-in-law has tons of secret talents, snowflakes expert is one of them, and if she’s reading this she’s turning ten shades of red because she is totally a behind the scenes person}.

I love my apothecary.  I know I’m totally not alone in that love!  I had some leftover ornaments from my Simple Elegance Tablescape {Tons of Pics}, I’ll put a link in case you haven’t seen it yet.  And combined with the lemons I think it’s super pretty!  {And it’s reminding me of the Star of David that lead the wise kings to Jesus, after the king was born}!

My cute Baby B reindeer was given the same treatment as the candles in the earlier pictures.  So sweet!  The white tray is another Home Good store purchase, but a couple years ago.  Seriously why do I have to drive twenty five minutes to shop here!?!?  Although, maybe it’d be dangerous were it around the corner!?!?  I think I’m willing to take my chances Home Good store if you’d like to open up shop in my neighborhood!  Next door maybe!!??

And that’s Christmas in My Kitchen:  Yellow Snow Tour!  I’m so glad you stopped by to visit!

I made a little printable in photoshop {Let it Snow {FREE PRINTABLES} All Colors!}.  Around here we think yellow snow is pretty!  LOL.

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Comments

  1. Fishtail Cottage says:

    Adorable yellow in abundance! love it! xoox, tracie

  2. Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Visiting from WOW. I love how you’ve incorporated yellow into your Christmas decorating. No wonder, that yellow cart is very inspiring! Love the snowflakes that your children made.

  3. Ruth says:

    You kitchen looks amazing with all the yellow. The meaning makes it e en more special. I love the candles on your awesome kitchen cart and the lemons.
    Ruth

  4. Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com says:

    @MimiThanks for the sweet note Mimi!!!

    XO, Aimee

  5. Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} says:

    Your cute blog draws me in every time at the link parties! I love the idea of using yellow! So bright and pretty and cheery. My kitchen sink sits just like yours! In the corner with two windows. I love adding fun stuff in that little nook 🙂

  6. South Bay Studio says:

    Why not yellow? It always looks so fresh and clean, yellow snow and all 🙂 Kathi

  7. A Lived in Home says:

    Love how you used yellow as holiday decor! Love the lemons and silver ornaments together. I’ll have to remember that for my lemons next year!

  8. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    How pretty your yellows are….sort of reminds me of daffodils popping up out of the snow.

  9. Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust says:

    Oh my goodness Aimee, how adorable are these decorations with your beautiful yellow kitchen. I’m in love!

    Warmly, MIchelle

  10. Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust says:

    Oh my goodness Aimee, how adorable are these decorations with your beautiful yellow kitchen. I’m in love!

    Warmly, MIchelle

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  12. Comeca Jones says:

    How lovely a lemony Christmas.

  13. Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com says:

    Ok.. first your kitchen is gorgeous! I love the counter tops. Second.. I agree about Garden ridge. The oddest store. I got my wedding favors there.. weird I know. Third.. LOVE the yellow. And the explanation of the Christmas colors. Basically I love this post to pieces 🙂

  14. Tonya says:

    Your yellow Christmas kitchen makes me smile! Thanks for sharing! Love all of your decorative touches! Beautiful!

  15. Aimee says:

    Tammi Evette Thanks LOTS Tammi!

    XO, Aimee

  16. abeachcottage says:

    Love the pop of yellow! Looks great.

  17. Emily @ 52 Mantels says:

    That’s absolutely lovely, Aimee! Yellow is such a fresh, happy color- I’m so glad you incorporated it into your Christmas decor! Your Bs are some smart little cookies! 🙂

  18. Your kitchen is so light and airy, I love it! All the ornaments are so cute.

  19. Tricia says:

    I agree, the hussle and bussle is awful! Thanks for the reminder about the reasons for the colors…and the yellow is so lovely. You have such easy elegance in your decor — love it!

  20. What a beautiful post today. Your yellow Christmas decorations are so fresh. I love it when people step out of the box. Be sure to swing on by and add your lovely post.

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