For people who live in hot or desert climates, the idea of decorating with garland and balsam can feel a bit out of place. Just because you don’t live in a snowy climate doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy Christmas door decorations, however. Give your beach house or desert abode a little touch of winter by creating a simple string of hanging white snowflakes to place above your front door. This DIY christmas decoration can be made quite easily – just use the old trick of folding a few sheets of white paper and making small random cuts. Finish with a spray of white glitter from the craft store to really give this look some sparkle.
A Christmas tree is the centerpiece of holiday decorating. It's the focal point of the room and the spot where all the kids gather to check out their Christmas loot. Artificial trees come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from tall and narrow firs that easily slide into corners to robust pines that fill wide, open spaces. As you browse the selection of trees, look for one that fits in the room you have available. You also should consider how much time you want to spend setting up and decorating the tree. Pre-lit trees save you time since you skip the step of stinging the lights. If you like your trees with a light dusting of snow, consider a flocked tree that already has the embellishment added to the branches.
The absolute best Christmas door decorations are the ones that truly capture the sprit of the season. Christmas isn’t just about enjoying the company of your friends and family by the fireplace; it’s also about waking up each day to a snowy winter wonderland. The recreate this look on your own door, use a white faux snow spray to lightly cover a wreath and a garland. The dark purple ornaments beautifully compliment the look of the fake snow on the greenery. Add a few white Christmas trees nearby to really finish off this beautiful, winter-inspired decor scheme.
Christine and Gabe Bridger, who own this cozy Michigan home, used vintage sweaters to craft their own unique stockings. To make your own, begin by taking an old sweater and tracing a stocking template, then cutting and sewing it inside out. (Make sure the foldover is sewn the opposite way.) Using scraps, sew on a loop, then add a monogram using metal house letters.
It's the season of lights, so make the most of it by filling your home with twinkling colors. Look for mini lights to add specks of color to the Christmas tree or garland in the house. For a more dramatic look, consider C7 and C9 lights to frame your doorways or illuminate outdoor trees. Drape your house in icicle lights that cascade down a few inches from the roof line, or cover your shrubbery with net lights that add instant sparkle. You can stick with a single color for a monochromatic look or spice it up with an array of hues. If you plan to turn your property into a holiday spectacle for your neighbors to enjoy, consider laser lights that dance on the walls or your house and pair them with inflatable characters that expand to take up space and move in the wind.