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.
This gorgeous design aesthetic is inspired by the beauty of a wrapped gift sitting under the Christmas tree. Christmas wreaths are a beautiful centerpiece for any door design scheme. This look takes it to the next level by hanging a traditional Christmas stocking on the wreath. To create the appearance of a wrapped gift, string garland around the perimeter of your entryway. This homeowner accentuated the garland with colorful red bows, but you could also add ornaments, tinsel or string lights. Accentuate the look by adding some colorful red poinsettias, a staple of the Christmas season.
Just as I mentioned in my my Dollar tree Fall craft and decor ideas I posted back in August, “don’t shoot the messenger”. Little did I know it would be so warmly received, and yet so early on. So I figured I would piggy back off that, and share my Dollar tree Christmas craft and decor ideas round up with you. Obviously, budget friendly craft ideas seem to be pretty popular. At this point in my life, I pride myself on them. I enjoy taking something basic and creating some seasonal fun with it. All the links highlighted will take you to the actual project and/or free printable.
Unless you're going for an ultra-minimalist look, your tree needs some decoration. This is a great way to give your tree some character, show off your personality and have some fun. Ball ornaments are great for adding color to the tree and establishing dominant hues. Look for ornaments with a shiny finish to reflect and amplify light, or choose a glittery finish if you want an icy glow. Blown glass ornaments shaped like birds, bows, and branches give the tree a classic aura. Consider adding ribbon or garland cascading down the side of the tree or add sprigs of holly, pinecones and flowers for a more natural look. Don't forget the tinsel if you want a tree that really sparkles in the evening light.
Every holiday space begins with the perfect Christmas tree. Explore our wide selection of Christmas trees and greenery to find a size and style that suits your space. Natural green trees lend a rustic look to your decor, or embrace icy elegance with realistic snow features. Pre-lit styles with warm white lights offer seasonal cheer that arrives ready to enjoy. Take on a nostalgic mood with a pre-lit multicolor option.
Give your holiday guests a warm welcome before they even have time to step foot in your house with these creative Christmas door decorations. With these easy DIY holiday crafts, you can bring the festive cheer that's inside — Christmas trees, twinkle lights, and glitzy table settings— to your front door, steps, or porch. Take your pick: Go classic with traditional evergreen wreaths, add color with multi-hued bows, or opt for the unexpected with picture-worthy garland to dress the front of your home in its holiday best. If you really want to wow your neighbors and party guests, outline the rest of your house — door frames and windows, too — with Christmas lights. An added bonus: It'll illuminate your entryway at night.
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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.