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….
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.
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.
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:
You could fancy up some twigs with ornaments….
Or Be-dazzle some pine cones with glitter spray – ‘tis the season.
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.
Great tutorial on making this fabulous wreath of balls (or fine, – “ornaments”)…..
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 email@example.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
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.