I do read you every day and even make most of the things you show me how to make but I don’t write you because it is very confusing how to go about it, I went to one of your old postings to write this and I’m not sure you will ever see it. Yes, there are a lot of us who follow you faithfully but are just not writers, Be sure, however, we are great fans of yours, I can’t write you on facebook because I haven’t figured that out either. I love your ideas and I love even more that you teach me how to do things. Thank you, Nancy Shaw
Fresh garlands are gorgeous, but customize yours to give it a touch of fun and to ensure it fits in with the existing environment. Grab some construction paper in vibrant colors and then cut out some seasonal shapes (like these triangle trees). Then glue them together and hang them from your garland. To make it all match, tie a ribbon in a corresponding color around the end of the banister.
Fuzzy felt mittens lend a hand to the cold-weather theme, as do snowmen, snowflakes, and ice skates, all in a crisp blue-and-white palette. On the stairs, another sprinkling of snowflakes and a pair of vintage ice skates spruce up a simple, rambling garland. Below the tree, a glittering Christmas village atop faux sheepskin rugs makes for a cool alternative to the standard gift display.
Christmas decor gifts are a thoughtful way to share the spirit of the season with your loved ones. Give all of your family members personalized stockings to hang over the fireplace, or use them as gift packaging for friends and co-workers. Skip the gift wrap and name tags and just stuff the stockings with some of their favorite snacks, games or personal items. Did someone in your life get married, buy a home or have a baby this year? Commemorate the moment with a personalized Christmas ornament that they can enjoy year after year during the holidays. If you need a quick and easy gift for co-workers, grab a holiday-themed coffee mug and fill it with all the fixings for a cup of soup, hot chocolate, coffee or tea.
Christmas decor gifts are a thoughtful way to share the spirit of the season with your loved ones. Give all of your family members personalized stockings to hang over the fireplace, or use them as gift packaging for friends and co-workers. Skip the gift wrap and name tags and just stuff the stockings with some of their favorite snacks, games or personal items. Did someone in your life get married, buy a home or have a baby this year? Commemorate the moment with a personalized Christmas ornament that they can enjoy year after year during the holidays. If you need a quick and easy gift for co-workers, grab a holiday-themed coffee mug and fill it with all the fixings for a cup of soup, hot chocolate, coffee or tea.

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.
This tree celebrates the heavens with cookie decorations, baked with ready-made dough bought at your local grocery store. Plaid ribbon doubles as garland and packages are wrapped to match. Buy ready-made dough—it's sturdier than homemade. Knead in 2/3 cup flour until smooth to increase dough's density, making it suitable for ornaments. Roll dough. Cut shapes. Make holes for hanging. Chill and bake per manufacturer's instructions. Decorate to suit your style!
This elegant and understated look is perfect for the homeowner who’s looking for unique Christmas decoration ideas that are as simple to achieve as they are lovely. This look can be achieved by adding fabric details to wreaths and garland, using a variety of colors and textures. When decorating your door with fabrics or oversize bows, take a cue from this look and mix materials like taupe burlaps with shimmery white satins to create a multidimensional finish. The addition of the pine-cones gives this door design a beautiful finishing touch. If you don’t have lantern fixtures like the homeowner in this photo, add freestanding solar powered lamps or string lights to illuminate your design scheme at night.
No matter what your holiday decorating style is, there are plenty of ways to make your Christmas tree come to life this holiday season—and create a look your family will love. From DIY Christmas tree lights to homemade Christmas ornaments and Christmas tree toppers galore, these are the absolute best Christmas tree decorations that your home deserves. Truthfully, you don't need to go overboard to impress your guests this year. Many of the beautiful Christmas tree decorating ideas we're presenting here are inexpensive, easy to pull off, and even easy enough for your kids to help out with—and they work on both real and artificial Christmas trees.
While silly, modern and cool Christmas decorations are all well and good, some of us want to eschew anything cartoonish or childish, preferring the look of old-fashioned, Victorian era Christmas house decorations. Skip that usual wreath and instead go with an oversize garland, stringing it around the top half of the perimeter of your door. Avoid tinsel or brightly colored decorations, instead opting for ribbons, bulbs and stars in romantic colors like burgundy and gold. The finished look is utterly classical and timeless, perfect for those who prefer their holiday decorations to be on the sophisticated side.
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