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By Melody | Published December 6, 2011
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…
By Melody | Published December 12, 2010
By day I do administrative work for a company that’s blissfully close to where I live. And though my creative side sometimes screams to be let out when I’m doing work that’s decidedly uncreative, I’m lucky because this company that I’m thankful to work for holds special events from time to time. For example, they hosted a Halloween contest and I put my creativity to work by creating a costume that was both industry-related and fun. December’s creativity opportunity is a holiday decorating contest, and I had a great time decorating my cubicle!
Moving Beyond Beige
Many of my co-workers are content to keep their cubicle relatively anonymous-looking year round. Some do little to personalize their workspace except for posting a family photo or two. Not me! My non-holiday décor includes a colorful tapestry hung on the back wall, framed nature photos, plants, one of my half marathon medals, and family photos. It’s definitely different than many of the cubicles that surround it, which isn’t surprising given there’s an artist in-residence.
My holiday decorations are different as well. Searching for a theme, I struck creative gold when I decided to use my stash of vintage items to decorate. Armed with a small tree, evergreen garland, lights, and vintage goodies, I decorated one day last week, and am very happy with the results. I’ve received many compliments from co-workers, too, which is a nice bonus. I may or may not win the contest – regardless, I’m enjoying my festive cubicle!
Here are some of the vintage elements I used to decorate: black and white photos, vintage postcards, other correspondence (including a small envelope that had been sent through the mail), metal molds, ribbon, spools of thread, and handkerchiefs. I used Clipiola paperclips to attach the photos, postcards, and correspondence to the tree and garland, and the star atop the tree was purchased for a song at a thrift store in Lincoln, Kansas last year.
These photos are proof that even a small beige cubicle can look festive, beautiful, and unique. Thank you for taking a peek at my handiwork! I hope you’re enjoying your weekend…