My Holiday Home Decor: A Home Tour

Do you hear what I hear? Sleigh bells, jingle bells, Christmas carols…

it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

holiday home tour Our little  home base is has gotten a dusting of Christmas magic. I love putting holiday touches on our home and today I’m so excited to be sharing all of the details with you as a part of the Home For The Holidays Tour of Homes!


30 bloggers have opened up their homes to share their holiday home decor throughout this whole week. I’m stop number 10! You can check out the full roster of bloggers at the end of this post. You’ll also want to enter to win a $200 gift card to One Kings Lane and a Santa bag full of other goodies!

If it’s alright with you I’ll go light on the words and heavy on the photos today. Thanks so much for stopping in!

Welcome to my home!
Peace Sign: Outdoor Holiday Decor When you first arrive you’ll see my little front porch with my DIY Peace Sign and basket full of poinsettias.

front door I’ll greet you and point out my glitter deer head wreath holder. I’m so proud of it :)

vignette In my family room you’ll notice my winter white, silver, and gold vignette

wreath and the cozy faux fur wreath

present wall And I may point out how I cleverly covered photo frames with wrapping paper.



bells and snow

hanging trimmings You’ll also notice the fresh Christmas smell coming from the tree trimming bundles I hung from my rustic chalkboard.

mason jar with ornaments Little vignettes will greet you all over the place.

Lamp Christmas Tour You’ll also find ornaments in every vessel.

Christmas End Table

mistletoe And it’s not Christmas without mistletoe, that’s what I always say.

joy pillow And it’s not Christmas without gold sequins pillows, right?

ornaments with bokeh

Tree And the tree… it’s really not Christmas in my house without a real Christmas tree.
wood slice ornament This year, there are many new ornament additions including this one.

chalkboard And my chalkboard with my favorite Christmas song. I hung our stocking beneath it since we don’t have a traditional mantel.

stockings were hung

baby with lights

Happiest of holidays to you and your family!

See more of my holiday projects here

Be sure to check out all of the holiday home tours. Such inspirational bloggers!


Worthing Court

French Country Cottage
Atta Girl Says
Town and Country Living
Decor Adventures
Lilacs and Longhorns

Marty’s Musings
Mom 4 Real
All Things Beautiful
Making Home Base
The Happier Homemaker
The Lily Pad Cottage

The Everyday Home
Craftberry Bush
Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll
AKA Design
Hymns and Verses
Our Southern Home

Stone Gable
Adventures in Decorating
Newly Woodwards
Setting for Four
Back Porch Musings
All Things Heart and Home

Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Cottage at the Crossroads
Top This Top That
Domestically Speaking
Mommy is Coocoo
Shabby Art Boutique

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I’m sharing my holiday home tour at Savvy Southern Style, Jennifer Rizzo


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Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. Love these warm touches!

  2. Lots of great decorating ideas Chelsea!

    I absolutely love that last photo! Beautiful!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Love your home tour, Chelsea! I LOVE the greenery on your rustic chalkboard, those cute birch cut outs, and your stockings hung under the large chalkboard! Thanks for inviting us into your home! :)

  4. Everything is just beautiful!! I love the tree trimmings on the chalkboard : ) Pinning!

  5. Beautiful holiday home! Love the gold, silver and white with the pops of red. And, just look at that cutie patootie!

  6. I LOVE all your vignettes! The wrapped frames on the wall is an awesome idea! Very beautiful!! including your little one! Blessings, Janis

  7. Awww…I had all sorts of comments about how much I love your home decorated for the holidays, but your little one stole my heart! So adorable. What do I have to do to get Santa to leave one just like her under my tree?

    Your home is gorgeous, and I’m headed off to fill all my mason jars now — but your little girl really stole the show.

  8. oh my….what a cutie!! love your perfect holiday home with all it’s special touches. I love how you hung the stockings on that chalkboard. It couldn’t be a more perfect spot under your favorite song….after all that’s what it’s all about. Happy holidays.

  9. Chelsea I just love your home! Your holiday decorations are totally my style :-)

    The chalkboard, the stockings, the silver and gold – all very beautiful! Glad to be on the tour with you :-)

  10. I’m in love with that deer head wreath holder!!! Gorgeous and cozy home!

  11. Chelsea your home is gorgeous! It’s so welcoming and inviting right from the front door. LOVE that giant chalkboard. So thrilled to be on this tour with you!

  12. Another delightful home tour. Your holiday home is so sweet Chelsea… just like that little cherub helping with the fairy lights.

  13. What a pretty home! Love the blue mason jar and the little wood slice ornament! The last photo is my fave, though! Such a beautiful child and a great photograph!!

  14. That last photo is the cutest thing ever! Loved your tour.

  15. Beautiful, beautiful home, my friend! So many gorgeous touches everywhere, and I love the shot of little miss P with the lights. Precious! Thanks so much for sharing! I’ll be pinning away!

    ~Abby =)

  16. The chalkboard behind your tree is perfection! Looks like it’s right out of a Pottery Barn catalog. Merry Christmas!

  17. This is all lovely and so festive. I think your porch is my favorite – it’s perfectly inviting.

  18. Honest… my fav pic? Your little bug in the lights. She is over the top adorable!!!!!!!!!

  19. It’s lovely, Chelsea! I especially love your chalkboard song lyrics. And I would totally point out the cute wreath hanger too. :)

  20. Thanks for sharing your holiday home with us! I absolutely love your “Little Drummer Boy” chalkboard!

  21. Love your tour! Just beautiful!

  22. VBChickadee says:

    Thank you for sharing your creative home!
    Just had to say….that little blessing of yours is the cutest child ever!

  23. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    Hi Chelsea, First I want to thank you for your family’s sacrifice and service to our country. I pray for our service men and women and their families often!

    What a precious little one! I hope that ends up on a Christmas card!

    I love love love the chalkboard with the tree and stockings! I was thinking of getting a faux tree this year until I read your post. You really added Christmas spirit to my recovery (recovering from double knee cap surgery). Thanks for the Christmas joy and inspiration!

  24. First off, your daughter is beautiful!!! What a priceless photo!! I just love your home…the warmth, the creativity, the love! Thanks for sharing so many creative ideas that we can do! ~Christy

  25. Soooo cute! Love everything, but especially that cutie pie at the end! :)

  26. Chelsea, you home is beautifully decorated for Christmas and aren’t you all glad that it’s finished? I love that PEACE sign on your front porch, but nothing touches your gorgeous girl under the tree! What a beautiful photo!

  27. I love your Home Base all decked out for the holidays!! And that is the cutest little ‘elf’ sitting under your tree!! Such a warm and inviting home you’ve made for your family Chelsea!

  28. Such a great job! Thanks so much for sharing!

  29. Everything is lovely! and your daughter is adorable!

  30. Stunning!! Thanks for opening your doors; lovely home!

  31. Hey there fellow Mil Wife! I am completely in LOVE with your home! Everything about it is perfect and i am so thrilled to follow you! I hope you are having a fabulous day! Merry Christmas! xo

  32. Chelsea – I love all of your rustic and sparkly touches mixed together. I especially love the greenery bundles on your chalkboard. Your little bundle of joy is just adorable. That’s the BEST Christmas decoration ever!

  33. Ok I’m loving all of the gold!! You’re a girl after my own heart. Beautiful job:):)

    xo, amy

  34. Stunning Chelsea!! I love your white, silver and gold display and …. well, everything really. You did such a fantastic job and have such a great rustic/glam collected looking style!!

  35. Beautiful, Chelsea!! I love that you mixed silver and gold, the effect is stunning. And can I tell you that I thought that verse was, ” …said the mighty king to the little lamb…” Lol! I’ve always sang it wrong ha ha…I love that you chose to put that on your chalkboard :) I really enjoyed your tour, including your kitchen! Thanks for sharing. XO

  36. Wow, your home is gorgeous! I love all the decorations, especially the wood slices on the stockings :)
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

  37. This is gorgeous, Chelsea and your toddler is adorable! Love it all!

  38. Everything looks so festive! LOVE the JOY pillow! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  39. Your home is so beautiful, Chelsea! And so is your baby girl :).

  40. What a beautiful home! I love it all!!

  41. I love it, Chelsea!! I featured you today at Work It Wednesday. Come by and grab a button if you’d like!

  42. Your Christmas décor is lovely but nothing tops that cute little one. Merry Christmas and all the best to you and your loved ones in the New Year.

  43. Amazing! Its actually remarkable piece of writing, I have got
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