A tree trimmed in traditional red and green emphatically says "Christmas" with top-to-bottom vintage letters. These letters culled from old signs, printers' type, and alphabet teaching aids punctuate this tree. Arrange them to make a statement, and spell out holiday words such as "Ho Ho Ho" and "Holly." Throw in silver starbursts, baubles, and tinsel garland for a stylish '50s aura.
The Christmas tree, while a spectacle in itself, is just the start. Use stockings, wreaths, and garland (along with other festive finds!) to fill the inside and outside of your home with holiday cheer. Along the way, you may even get the opportunity to revisit your favorite decorations of Christmas' past like Grandma's vintage Santa figurines or the glittering tinsel trees you grew up with. The end result? These jolly decorating ideas will make every inch of your home will look and feel as festive as Whoville. And don't forget to pick up a copy of our Christmas Spectacular issue, bursting with festive decorating ideas.
You’d be surprised what the “old construction scraps” lying in your garage can be used for if you have a little creativity and a whole lot of Christmas cheer. This brilliant homeowner turned an old window frame into a wall hanging by simply spray-painting it white and handing it on the exterior of her home. Paper cutouts of Christmas trees hang in each individual cell, alternating colors. This quirky decor idea is proof that the most interesting materials for cool Christmas decorations can be found just about anywhere and don’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
Metallics are one of the most fun hues to play with when you’re doing your holiday decorating. Not only are they classic and perfect for Christmas, but they look absolutely breathtaking when you place white floodlights on them at night. This look can be replicated easily by hanging large gold or silver ornaments from the roof of your front porch using clear fishing wire. To create the unique door hanger, look for small and medium-size old tin pitchers at the thrift store. Using red ribbon, hang them as a bundle from your door knocker. Add string lights to nearby bushes and fir trees to really give this gorgeous Christmas front door decoration some sparkle.