This is the simplest of my decorating posts, yet a favorite.
- A glass vase
- Pinecones or other small decorative items
- Ribbon (optional)
Carefully place your items into the vase, and if desired, tie a ribbon. Display.
I use small pine cones meant for ornamental use. You can also use small ball ornaments, miniature candy canes, or whatever other festive items you like.
Craft stores such as Hobby Lobby carry a wide assortment of vases, or you can check out your local thrift store for options.
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Today’s decorating is from my daughter. She’s always had a knack for creativity, and this is no exception. With a few leftover pieces from her own Christmas Wreath, she created this beautiful eye-catcher.
This lightbulb-shaped glass container has a flat bottom so it can stand anywhere. It also has a screw-on cap.
- A lighbulb-shaped (or other small) glass container
- Small pieces of Christmas decor (bits leftover from other projects work great!)
- Cinnamon sticks
- Burlap strips
- Hot glue gun
Simply remove the cap from the container, gently fill with your cinnamon and decorative bits, and recap. Then, take two … read the rest. . .
I love pine cones. They’re fresh, woodsy, and versatile. Most stores sell them in bags, or if you have neighbors with pine trees, you can ask them for the dropped cones.
Next to my Nutcracker Village, this is one of my favorite Christmas decorations.
A display of pine cones brings a touch of the outdoors inside, and adds a splash of color to any Christmas shelf.
This craft is extremely easy. You’ll need:
- A display container
- Pine cones
- Garland or other decorative filler
- Spray paint
- Newspaper (optional)
Start by selecting pine cones that are sized for your container. You can … read the rest. . .
Sounds simple, right? But until two years ago, I didn’t know how beautiful such an idea could be.
The local dollar store or thrift store is a great source for inexpensive supplies.
- Votive glasses
- Decorative stones
- Platter or tray
- battery votive candles
I found this great candle, tray and stone set two years ago for $14. I just had to add the candles. Since then, I’ve seen similar product at dollar and thrift stores, but I prefer the great selection at craft stores. Choose your product with whatever color scheme you like. Pink glass on a long silver tray. White … read the rest. . .
Take a look at these creative hand-made greeting cards and gift tags.
My camera doesn’t do justice to these beautiful originals from Winnie’s Inky Fingers.
When I first imagined my inaugural Holiday Gift Basket Giveaway, I immediately contacted Winnie. She eagerly created these one-of-a-kind sets to give to one lucky reader.
Look at this sample of her wonderful work:
Each card and tag is stamped, inked, colored, and embellished by Winnie. She’s been making them for family and friends and posting her work on her Blog, which is how I found her. She’s inspired me to try my own hand … read the rest. . .