A nice holiday tip I ran across while surfing the net was to add holiday touches to items already around the house, like putting bows on figurines, etc. I think that's a great idea and will use some gratis ribbon I got to put red bows on some of mine. And then after the holidays, it's easy to clean up and store!
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Someone was giving away an older lamp with a dated dried flower decoration in the glass base. I took it and unscrewed the bottom off the base and added some spare Christmas decorations in it for a festive look for the holidays.
Dress up an dining chair with a multipurpose Santa hat and decorative necklace! I took a Mardi Gras necklace, centered it on the chair and taped it into place. Then I took a Santa hat, also purchased from the dollar store about 10 Christmases ago and positioned it on the chair and taped that into place.
I have several live philodendron potted plants. During the Christmas season I purchase several bright red silk individual artificial poinsettia flowers. I stick them in the flower pot along with the live plant.
I didn't set up my Christmas tree this year, rather I added to the decorations that I bought last year, on sale at Target, to decorate my dogwood tree in the yard.
I love decorating for Christmas with Angel Fluff (snow), you can use it anywhere and it really adds a nice wintry touch.
For some added flair when decorating the home for the holidays, hang a large sized ornament from the turn switch on a lamp. This is a great way to change up the lamp for the season.
It has been very many years now of Christmas decorating, though I still try and add something new each year. It truly brings out the Christmas spirit when you start bringing Christmas into your home. I don't think there is a cozier more wonderful feeling.
Incorporating plants into your holiday decorating scheme is a wonderful way to bring a little bit of gardening into the season. Because the holidays can be demanding on our time and our budgets, decorating with plants that can transition from one holiday to the next makes good sense.
How about decorating along a theme this Christmas? Spice up your decorating projects for this Holiday season by using a theme.
These are quick and easy to make. You should be able to make quite a few while you watch TV. It is also easy enough for older kids to make them. Hang them on your Christmas tree, in your windows or tie on to packages.
The first decoration I always put out right after Thanksgiving is the nativity set. Mine is Precious Moments and made of porcelain so it goes on the server, not under the tree. Kind of keeps me focused!
Glue mirrored tiles to ornament hangers or pieces of ribbon, then hang from your Christmas tree for a beautiful and sparkly look. You could get by with using less lights due to the reflection these tiles will produce.
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I have a lot of stuffed Easter bunnies and would like ideas on changing them into Christmas bunnies to donate to the church for Christmas gifts. I removed the cloth Easter basket from their paws and the ribbon from their necks. What could I replace these with?
My first thought would be to add silk poinsetta in their hand or silk holly or even a very small candy cane. You can always combine red and green ribbon to replace the ribbon that was originally on the bunny. Also sometimes at the dollar stores you can find a package of small santa hats.
Hope this helps.
I like the Santa hats too, you could cut slashes out to slide the ears through, also they could hold those tiny red stockings just hot glue there hands to each one and put tiny candy canes inside and put little wrapped boxes in the hands too or in the stocking.
Maybe even just take some red wide silk ribbon and sew little bells around it for there necks and put a red pom pom on the nose like he is Rudolph.
Depends on the pastel. A lot of pastels are "in" right now. Pair them with something metallic or glittery like Pink and Gold, Blue and Silver, Use Snowflakes or icicles instead of the traditional red and green colors. Instead of trying to paint over the pastel color use glittery puffy paint to add stars, snowflakes, or swirls. Craft stores have Christmas flowers and other ornamental gewgaws in just about every color these days. Hope that helped!
You could wrap small boxes to look like presents and hot glue them in the bunnies' paws.
I am trying to decorate my house for Christmas for my mom as a surprise but I'm on a budget. Could you help with some ideas!
Raine from Redmond, OR
Try using things that you already have in Christmas colors-- a red tablecloth for instance can double as a tree skirt. Also, your local dollar store will usually have basics such as garland and small ornaments, which will cost less than your typical mass merchandise store.
We have a huge boarding barn (for horse). We want to decorate for the holidays. We have 8 rather huge posts kind of like hitching posts that we decorate for every season and we are stumped for Christmas. They are about 2 to 3 feet round and 4 to 5 feet high. Any help would be greatly appreciated.