Ah, Christmas!…It arrives with planning holiday parties, hosting, traveling, buying and wrapping gifts, decorating the house and trimming the Christmas tree.
Sometimes we wear ourselves out in pursuit of a picture-perfect Christmas.
With these Christmas decorating tips, we hope to make your holiday season less stressful, so you can enjoy more the time spent with family and friends.
Even though wreaths are found year-round, definitely they are a symbol of winter holidays.
Miniature wreaths, made of holly berries, are perfect to be put around candlesticks on the coffee table.Slightly bigger ones can be used as a centerpiece on the table, encircling one big or a group of three scented candles. Use sprigs of bright holly berries, small jingle bells and florist wire.
Where to hang the big wreaths:
- Get one for the front door, or two if you have French doors. This eye-catching wreath is made out of different coloured glass ball ornaments glued with a hot glue gun on a Styrofoam base wreath.Use a wire-edge gold satin ribbon to hang it on the door.
Be careful when assembling the glass ornaments, they can break!
- For the mantel in your living-room, choose a greenery wreath.Simple and elegant, this wreath uses fresh greenery, a metal wreath frame and pine cones. To attach the cones use florist wire. If you want a little bit more color, you can paint the pine cones gold.
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Christmas Decorating Tips for your Mantel
A crackling fire for Christmas, with a decorated mantle always conveys welcome and definitely gets you in the spirit of Christmas.
- You can easily make your own garlands for the mantle with fresh greenery or trimmings from the Christmas tree. Attach them with wire to lengths of twine.
Adorn the garlands with berries, small red bows, rosehips and pine cones. Use a string of lights to make it bright.
- As a simpler alternative, add some warm glow to your mantel with pillar candles displayed off –center on the mantel. Use simple white candles, and gild them with gold leaf for a shimmery look. Spread around some pine cones. Mount the candles on single glass holders or on classic taper candles.
- For a change, why not choose a fuss free minimalist mantel decor? It has shimmery cones, a silver ceramic sphere and a Rub ‘N Buff silver leaf deer. In lieu of the Christmas wreath, green sparkly ornaments were hung.
Decorate with Snowman Figurines
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Christmas Decorating Tips-Christmas Tree Decor
- The traditional color scheme for Christmas is red and green with gold accents. Start by arranging the lights first. Place them on the inside branches. Then put the gold ribbon. Leave the ornaments – in this case big glass gold and burgundy balls and red bows – for the outside branches and tips, so the tree will have depth.
- Dare to be different: this assemble is striking and refreshing. Try white and silver ornaments and accents with blue-green glass balls.
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