December has arrived and that means it is time to decorate your home for the festive season. Here are some decorating ideas that will allow you to prepare your home for the holiday season:
Cranberry luminaries: this Christmas idea is simple to create. Layer a glass vase with fake snow and real cranberries (or fake ones if desired). Tuck in a candle. Align on your walkway or table as a decoration that will light up your walkway or any room in your home.
Frosted trees: miniature frosted fir trees that are arranged in a wintery bucket or planter can make your home look festive during the winter season. Votive candles add a calming glow to the outdoor entrance to your home.
Candy cane holder: fill a white planter with different decorative candy canes for a unique decorating idea. If you want to use this idea outdoors, use store-bought plastic candy canes and weather treated ribbon so this decoration can last throughout the season.
Tiny tannenbaum planter holder: a wrought-iron planter holder features miniature spruce and other evergreens for a Christmas display. Enhance the arrangement by adding glass ball ornaments and fresh-cut boughs of cedar and pine.
Christmas light ‘burning bush’: light up your winter nights! Lay coiled Christmas light strands and branches on top of the soil, and then insert branches to create a bush like appearance. Last year’s lights tangled up? Instead of buying new ones and coiling them by hand, just use your tangled ones.
Red door garland: dress up your entryway with a festive Christmas garland for a look that’s both welcoming and seasonal. To make this outdoor holiday decorating idea your own, customize a ready made pinecone garland with ornaments that coordinate with your door colour. Position the garland outside the doorframe and secure at the top and sides with self-adhesive hooks or brick clips.
Twig sculpture: white twigs rise from a mound of potted juniper, making a small container stand tall. Snowy white branches create a contrast with a festive red pot. Insert shimmery red ornaments and natural pinecones into the greenery for a colourful texture. Make it your own. Choose red twig dogwood, birch, or spray painted twigs. Besides white, twigs painted silver or gold will shimmer in the winter light.
Christmas light planter: dress up bare branches in festive Christmas lights for a unique outdoor Christmas decoration. A shinny ribbon reflects the different colours of the Christmas lights.
Wintry glass candle display: turn inexpensive glass cylinders into various sizes into miniature Christmas luminaries. Place a red candle inside each cylinder, filling the space between the glass and the candles with miniature red and silver ornaments.
Globed Christmas lights: vines wrapped in Christmas lights become shimmery when covered in snow. Place these vines in urns or on a stairway to light up your outdoor landscape. Use an outdoor power cord: check the tag on the cord to verify it’s safe to use outside.
Christmas DIY for gifts: photo gift tags: old and new family photos add meaning to a holiday gifts. Make the photo tags by printing digital photos onto white cardstock; cut into decorative shapes and sizes. Punch a hole in the top of the tag and thread twine or ribbon through to attach to the gift.
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