Indoor Christmas Decorating

 

It’s time for some Christmas decorating at my house, and I’m looking for creative inspiration – ways to use what I have in new or different ways.
Here’s some Pretty I rounded up for you:

First, some twists on the traditional….

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Love the idea of ribbon and wreaths instead of garland on banisters.  Or instead of wreaths, use just 1 simply decorated bough, or a large silk flower.

Big Hanging Balls.  Looks great, AND fun to say.

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Give your table center piece(s) instant pizzazzle by placing a long narrow mirror underneath….affordable & readily available; of course, spray paint  the frame if necessary.

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Ingenious.  Take the hangybobs out of the top of ornaments and use the ornaments as mini-vases.  Here they’ve been glued to little round mirrors  – but china saucers would work as a base, and atop candle pedestals would look awesome.

Next, inspired by & (created with) nature:
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You could fancy up some twigs with ornaments….

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Or Be-dazzle some pine cones with glitter spray – ‘tis the season.

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Adorn your mantle with Christmas tree boughs….begets the “to flock or not to flock” question. Myself, I’m a flocker….Whenever possible, be flocked is my motto.  And I’m loving the less predictable combination of garland with silver buckets of bright coloured roses.

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Great tutorial on making this fabulous wreath of balls (or fine, – “ornaments”)…..
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And another for making this “Winter Wonderland” Martini.
Do the wreath before the martini for optimal results.

And as if all that isn’t enough inspiration for the next few seasons, hold tight, there’s more….

I happen to have the Craftiest Cousin in All-the-Land….Heather is brimming with creativity, and in my opinion, patience – because I’m more power tool than glue gun.
Feast your eyes:

Better than an Advent calendar, this Advent Box is a cube made up of smaller matchboxes….each drawer opens and you can put small items in or, as Heather suggests – different activities for each day – decorate the tree, bake cookies, drive to see the Christmas lights around town, mail Christmas cards, drink ‘til you glow like the tree….etc.  I’m totally kidding, of course.  Heather didn’t suggest that last one; that was me.

Gorgeous right? It’s called a kusudama flower, made from scrapbook paper & glitter.  And some ancient secret orgami-type folding that is amazeballs. 

These glass vases are a perfect hostess gift. Good etiquette for all the soirees you’re attending this time of year.  And if you aren’t, then get it for yourself.  If you’ve made dinner, that totally counts as hosting.

If any of these incredible bits of sock rocking Christmas-y goodness are exactly what you need (which they are), then lucky for you beautiful Musing readers, these items are available for purchase too!  Just contact Heather at harbourhandmade@hotmail.com and she will hook you up!

 AND because she is such a CraftyMcCrafterson, most of these items can be personalized as you desire (message, colours, names, etc).


 Decorative charger plates with message

Personalized ornaments

Wooden sign / Shelf Sitter – Vinyl lettering added to a painted & distressed 1×2.

Something in there has to have sparked some ‘Hmmm’, right?
Rethink what you’ve always done, give it a twist, amp it up,
change up the same old, same old.
Feel festive and sparkly and enjoy every moment of the Season.


Linking up & getting inspired here:

HookingupwithHoHshabby creek cottageTodays Creative BlogChic on a Shoestring DecoratingThe DIY Show Off

If you’re planning to re-decorate, re-design, or renovate, I can help you create the extraordinary. Fall in love with your home again.
Linking To: Between Naps on the Porch ~ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia ~ Savvy Southern Style ~ JenniferRizzo ~ Dining Design + Diapers ~ Serenity Now~ Everyday Home~ NellieBellieBlissfully Ever AfterIt’s Overflowing ~ Remodelaholic ~ TheIdeaRoom

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Comments

  1. These are lovely decor ideas! I have been looking for some trendy inspiration and this has hit the spot!! Thanks so much!!

  2. I love love love the advent box- such a neat idea. It looks so cute- as well as that kusudama flower. Perhaps you would like to share on my blog http://astuteinfo.blogspot.com/2011/12/quick-update.html

    Cheers, Anesa

  3. I love your post for decorations, I am curious what font you used to do the personalized ornaments, I love the added swirls and I am making some this week for friends and family.

    Thank you!

    • Hi Brandy, Thank you so much! It was my fabulous and crafty cousin Heather sho made those amazing ornaments, and the font she used is Scriptina….I think that any script-y font would look elegant if you don’t have that one! Good luck, I amd sure that your family & friends will just love that gift! xoT

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