My Festive Cubicle!


It’s that time of year again – time to bring some holiday cheer to my cubicle at work!  I decorate differently each year, and enjoy the variety of using new color schemes and decorative themes.  Some of you may remember last year’s décor, which included many of the vintage elements I collect: old spools of thread, postcards and letters, black and white photos, ribbons, and silver cooking/baking molds.  I loved the way last year’s decorations came together, and though I’ve gone a completely different route this year, I love this decorating scheme just as much.

I decided to use the vintage tin ornaments that I purchased at a thrift store last month as the starting point for my décor – everything grew from there.  I was lucky enough to score fourteen ornaments for a mere $7, and though I was tempted to add them to the cache of tin ornaments that grace our tree at home, I ultimately decided to debut them at the office.

I already had the silver wreath and silver tree, as well as the vintage star tree topper.  In fact, I didn’t have to purchase a thing to deck my cube out in silvery style – aside from the vintage tin ornaments.  The silver stars on the walls are the aluminum star ornaments I made and posted about last week.  (Click here for instructions on how to make them.)

The other decorative element I made myself is the white hand-cut snowflakes, and the only materials needed for those were copy paper and scissors.  My cubicle décor is definitely both frugal and festive!


The silver wreath frames a tin angel ornament.


The silver tree is decked with a star tree topper, glass ball ornaments, and more tin ornaments.


Snowflakes, lights, ribbons, and trim spruce up the beige fabric walls of my cubicle.


Six of these vintage ornaments hang on the tree.


The aluminum star ornaments I made from Diet Coke cans brighten the walls, along with paper snowflakes.


Two vintage bird ornaments are nestled among the cloud of white at the base of the tree…

I’ve decorated at home already, too.  Have you put up your holiday decorations yet?  Will you decorate at work?  I welcome your comments…

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted December 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm by Amanda | Permalink

    I have been waiting the arrival of this blog post. Lovely, lovely so beautiful. It gets me in the holiday mood.

    Remember, “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” ~Elf

  2. Posted December 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you for commenting, and for your kind words.  I’m so glad you like my cubicle’s décor!  It was a lot of fun to dream up and execute.
    I LOVE the movie “Elf”, by the way.  It’s one of my holiday favorites.  To quote Buddy the elf, “I love smiling.  Smiling’s my favorite!”
    Happy Holidays!

  3. Posted December 6, 2011 at 2:40 pm by Jani N. Howe | Permalink

    Melody, those ornaments take me back in time! I’ve cut ornaments out of so many ’round the house things’ over the years, but my all-time favorites were the paper snowflakes we learned to make in school, from sheets of…….toilet tissue! Everyone in our class was in hysterics making them, and of course, we all went home and entertained our parents with making more of them! Thanks for the fun bit of time-travel!

  4. Posted December 6, 2011 at 3:03 pm by Amanda | Permalink

    by the way…just purchased a silver tinsel tree. You’ve inspired me, going to decorate it and use it as part as my display for my craft fair this weekend. 🙂

  5. Posted December 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm by katherine Regier | Permalink

    Very Nice! I like the tone on tone color scheme.
    It will be sad to take it down in January.

  6. Posted December 6, 2011 at 8:50 pm by Melody | Permalink

    My pleasure! I’m glad I could take you on a pleasant trip down memory lane! Thank you for sharing – I sure am curious about what those finished ornaments looked like. 😮

  7. Posted December 6, 2011 at 8:51 pm by Melody | Permalink

    I’m so glad to hear I inspired you – hurray! Best wishes at the craft fair this weekend. I hope you’ll share some photos…

  8. Posted December 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Thank you for commenting, and for your compliments. Yes, it will be a bit sad to take it all down – but I made sure to decorate the Monday after Thanksgiving so I could enjoy it for a good, long time – relatively speaking…