My decorations go up on the 1st of December, we play Christmas music and have a Baileys or 2. This really makes me feel ready for all the festivities. I also love a bit of crafting and love making my own decorations, I search the internet for ideas, so here is a few I have found.
Use Special Wrapping
Coordinate your gift wrapping to complement the color scheme in your living room.
You can use the brown paper and stencil your own design or why not get the kids to potato print it for you.
Bundle 12-inch lengths of fresh cedar and grapevine twigs and use green metal wire to hold them together. Repeat until you have enough to go around the doorframe. Affix bundles together in an overlapping pattern with green wire. Hang over the doorway using nails or hooks. Add berries and pine cones.
Wooden Spools Wreath
Sweet vintage wooden spools wrapped with an assortment of thread, baker’s twine, ribbon, and rickrack provide pops of color. They also hint at the crafting and merrymaking happening just beyond the front door.
Use last years cards and add in the new into a tree-shaped installation. Place a galvanized bucket underneath to collect outgoing gifts, party favors, or anything Christmas.
Christmas Table Runner
There’s a simple secret to this colorful table runner. Any guesses? Okay, we’ll tell you: It’s wrapping paper!
Tomato Cage Tree
Head to your local garden center to pick up a tomato cage then outfit it with shiny ornaments. Add greenery for a lush base and a colorful bow on top for the perfect finishing touch.
Shiny Brite Wreath
Use hand-me-down ornaments or vintage finds to transform a basic styrofoam wreath. After covering your base with ribbon, use greening pins to attach baubles all over until your wreath is full. Or try using an old metal hanger.
Sweater Christmas Tree Decorations
Drape ribbon or fabric all over foam floral cones and you’ll have the cutest little trees to display on your mantel, hearth, dining room table, or anywhere that your home needs a touch of Christmas magic.
Mason Jar (or any jar) Christmas Tree
This idea’s perfect for a mantel or entry table. Fill six like-sized canning jars with ornaments, tinsel, greenery, you name it. Assemble the jars in a pyramid, then wrap it with a shiny garland and top with a star. Done!
Count down the days until Christmas with little paper envelopes, sized to hold all sorts of surprises: candy, tickets, tiny toys. Use rubber (or potato, or stickers) stamps, embellish with any thing you like, to ink the dates, and other motifs, on the envelopes. Then, simply pin the envelopes on a pretty cork board.
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