Christmas Decorating Ideas

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Winter Decorating Ideas

Most of us do not think about winter decorating ideas when the temperatures start dropping and we spend more time indoors, but winter can be the perfect season to find amazing ways to decorate your front porch.

I am eager to share with you some wonderful inspirations to get your creative juices flowing for a cute winter theme for your porch.

Winter Decorating Ideas

Blue silk Poinsettias are not only reserved for Christmas joy. This simple winter decor adds elegance to this small front porch design. Sapphire and royal blue as well as silver make lovely winter decorating ideas as these colors are cool and crisp.

Winter Decorating Ideas

Love this country scene. Cute bird house design sprinkled with snow and winter berries as well as a basket filled with leftover Christmas balls and pieces of greenery perched upon a table create a pretty accent piece. Photo courtesy of Life in My Empty Nest

Winter Decorating Ideas

This is one of the easiest winter decorating ideas.

All you need is pine cones, cuts of evergreen, burlap ribbon, wooden or foam craft stars (any color of your choice) and a container. Whimsical beauty. Photo courtesy of Blue Clear Sky

Winter Decorating Ideas

Why leave your flower pots bear during the winter months? This fresh design adds striking curb appeal to this home.

Winter Decorating Ideas

Country and spunky is the theme of this vintage style decor. Love how they make use of the old and tattered and bring it back to life with branches of evergreen and plaid that pops! Photo courtesy of Electicallyvintage

Winter Decorating ideas

Old metal buckets and tin cans are put to good use on this porch. Amazing how easy evergreens and pine cones create a beautiful winter scene. Photo courtesy of Craftberry Bush

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Winter charm with snow-covered steps leading up to a pretty Christmas porch.

Lovely Snowy Porch Scenes

Nothing is more picture perfect that a fresh blanket of pure white snow layered upon your front porch. There is just something about the scene that invokes a sense of calmness and peace mixed with natural beauty. Although it only lasts for a little while, many of us porch lovers enjoy capturing the moments in photos to last us a lifetime.

I hope you enjoy some of my favorite snow-covered porches and may they fill you with excitement for the winter months to come.

Winter Decorating Ideas

Snow blanketed Christmas porch. Photo courtesy of Kstraw2

Winter Decorating ideas

Elegant home adorned in pure white snow.

Winter Decorating Ideas

Green dusted in snow creates a lullaby style scene.

Winter Decorating ideas
Snowy Winter Decorating Ideas

Love the untouched snow scene of this porch. Takes me back to childhood memories.

Do you love to decorate? If so, I invite you to discover some lovely items listed below that will help turn your house into a home.

elegant christmas door decorating ideas

Christmas Door Decorating Ideas

Every decorator needs some awesome Christmas door decorating ideas to embellish and create a grand entry to their home.

The Front door will be the first part of your home that your guests will see before they even see the inside so why not dress it up in real style for the holidays?  I want to share with you some of my favorite ways to get our front door picture perfect for Christmas.

Christmas Door Decorating Ideas

Wreaths with mixtures of apples and pine cones are wonderful ways to bring a natural essence to your Christmas decor. The Earthy tones are so inviting.

Christmas Door Decorating Ideas

Fruit and berry wreaths are perfect for Christmas door decorating ideas and they can also be used in the fall season.  They look so harvest or festival ready. Another trick would be to tie on a red velvet bow to add some classic Christmas joy.

Christmas Door Decorating Ideas

This is a cute little design. Everyone seems to love the snowman so what better way to dress your door than a snowman wreath adorned with traditional Christmas colors? It sure does create one happy door!

elegant christmas door decorating ideas

A little bit of Christmas cheer can make your front door elegant such as this gorgeous yet simple style. Lovely garland draped along the door frame, gorgeous wreaths boasting the traditional colors of the season and charming gift boxes perched upon planters create a welcoming and stylish entryway for your guests during the Christmas holiday.

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This is a darling way to dress a door! Christmas gift themed garland and wreath make a playful and happy entrance way.  Courtesy of Words on Wheels

Christmas Door Wreath with Sock Monkey

Bold and playful colors will draw much deserved attention to your gorgeous Christmas door. This cute wreath is filled with charm and imagination. The sock monkey is not only cute but oh so creative. This would be a great project idea. Sweet bows and ribbons mingled with evergreen and bright red leaves peeking out from the sides. Beautiful!

Christmas Door Decorating Ideas

Christmas Door Decorating Ideas With a Charming Christmas Ball Wreath!

Wow!!! Breathtaking mixtures of color will be sure to demand attention if you use this type of wreath as one of your door decorating ideas. Multicolored Christmas ball ornaments and sprigs of evergreen pinned firmly to a large foam wreath and hung with a large shiny ribbon is all it takes to get this spunky look.

Christmas Door Decorating Ideas

Blend beach theme love with your Christmas decor and you will be sure to stand out from the crowd. Love this cute hanging wreath. Mixtures of evergreen, pine cones, sprigs of baby’s breath and starfish all blend into an eye-catching design.

Christmas Door Decorating Ideas

Sometimes all it takes to bring some real life to an otherwise plain door is to dress it up with a bow and a stocking. What a cute and inviting way to decorate your Christmas door!

Are you ready to create a fantastic holiday home? Dress it in some serious Christmas cheer?  Wayfair is a really cool place that has some cute Christmas decor that will help your home stand out from the rest.  Dress it to impress!

Holiday Mantel Decorating Ideas

20 Fabulous Holiday Mantel Ideas

20 Gorgeous Holiday Mantel Ideas

These Holiday Mantel Ideas for Christmas are a mix of elegant and charming. I do not have a fireplace but I wish I did. I would definately be trying some of these out. If you have a fireplace to dress up for the holidays, be very thankful. The mantel becomes the centerpiece in most homes during the Christmas season. It’s the traditional place where we hang our stockings and where children, filled with anticipation, watch and dream about Santa making his grand entry on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Mantel Decroating Ideas

Since the fireplace mantel is one of the focal points for Christmas decor, it only makes sense to dress it in style.

Holiday Mantel Ideas

Debbie with Confessions of a Plate Addict shares with us her very festive fireplace. The country-style she chose really gives this mantel some southern charm. She uses rustic barn house lanterns and perks them up with led Christmas candles. A well-used mirror perched in the middle and the grapevine wreath give it an Earthy feel. I really like the burlap stockings. You can purchase them plain and dress them up with felt, ribbons or whatever you like.

Holiday Mantel Ideas

Kristin with Yellowblissroad made her white fireplace absolutely breathtaking. A snow sprinkled garland makes a winter wonderland when mixed with golden snowflakes and pine cone laden wreaths. The white stockings make the setup look serene and peaceful.

Holiday Mantel Ideas

Wow, this is one of the most stunning holiday mantel ideas I have seen. This fireplace reflects the beauty of winter with the warmth of a cozy and inviting home. Notice how an old wooden crate is stuffed with greenery and bits of twigs with berries? The birch tree branches and ice skates make a fun statement.

Holiday Mantel Ideas

This DIY wooden sign makes a complimentary statement. Greenery, birch logs and a bait bucket tie in a rustic theme. The small fir-tree with burlap trim is evenly balanced out with some stacked books. A simple style but oh so charming.

Holiday Mantel Ideas

This luxurious styled Christmas fireplace features designs from Pier 1 Imports. The embroidered snowflake mantel scarf is stunning. If you are crafty, you can probably make one very similar to this. I love the clean look that this design has.

Holiday Mantel Ideas

Instead of traditional stockings, this mantel is dressed with a cute Kringle mantel scarf.  The textures and varying lengths create a brightly colored focal point. The jingle bell tips are extra cute.  Just add some little trees, gift boxes or candy jars.

Holiday Mantel Ideas

Wow, look at this gorgeous home! The icy aqua blues are the perfect colors for a winter holiday. This homeowner painted birch trees onto wood for a unique touch to this homemade masterpiece.


Easy DIY Holiday Mantel Ideas

If you are like many of us, you do not have the time or budget to decorate an extravagant mantel and that is okay. I found some cheap and easy ways to get your fireplace holiday ready.

Holiday Mantel Ideas

Painted Mason jars are lots of fun for using anywhere in your home and the mantel is no exception. All you need to replicate this charming decor is three jars, chalk paint in the colors of barn red, white and sage, jute string, small pine cones, snow spray or white paint, and berries and greenery that you can find at any craft shop.

Holiday Mantel IdeasWhat a way to turn a plain mantel into an astonishing do-it-yourself masterpiece! To get this elegant look all you need is some silver and green Christmas balls and clear vases or containers. Add a few candle holders and pieces of greenery and your fireplace is gorgeous.

Holiday Mantel Ideas

We all have picture frames or at least can buy some pretty cheap. You can repurpose them into cute holiday decorations. Sit them on your mantel or hang them on the door. Either way, they are going to give your home some holiday spirit.

Holiday Mantel Ideas

Sometimes keeping it very simple is all you need. This fireplace mantel shows off painted letters in unique textures and colors along with a wooden stare and grapevine wreath.

Holiday Mantel Ideas With Wooden Signs

Holiday Mantel Ideas

This is a gorgeous way to use reclaimed barn wood. A rustic sign dressed in festive words, Christmas bells and berries along with extra greenery for a country theme.

Holiday Mantel Ideas

Another fabulous idea with a wooden sign, handwritten letters, and other Christmas decor.

Holiday Mantel Ideas

A mix of different size cottage churches from a Christmas village along with a repurposed shutter makes a charming and cozy scene for your hearth.

Christmas wreath decorating ideas

Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas

There are so many Christmas wreath decorating ideas that it gets hard to choose which one I love the most.

The Christmas wreath is a tradition that dates back further than I dare to imagine and over the decades there have been some lovely wreaths hung upon many a door, mantel and anywhere else in the home that could use a little bit of Christmas cheer.

Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas

Over the years the look of the wreath has evolved to include jazzy and festive colors, rustic outdoors charm, cozy country, theme oriented designs, tropical Christmas and are limited only by the imagination.

Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas

If you want to add some country charm to your Christmas décor this year, burlap material is a quick and easy way to create that perfect look. You can fashion bows and ribbons from burlap. Add some more country-style ornaments such as birds and floral arrangements and you have a stunning vintage style masterpiece.

Christmas Wreath Decorating ideas

Another one of the perfect Christmas wreath decorating ideas to bring out simple backwoods charm is the primitive grapevine wreath.

This wreath is so easy to work with and it is perfect for changing out for any season of the year. Add some red or green ribbons and bows as well as jingle bells to this lovely wreath to create a quick, easy and budget friendly Christmas wreath.

Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas

Red Berry Wreath

This charming wreath is one of the Christmas wreath decorating ideas that will be sure to brighten any door, mantel, wall or window it is hung upon. To create this wreath you will need 40 to 50 winterberry branches measuring anywhere between 10 to 16 inches in length, green florist wire, a 16 to 18 inch wire frame and a glue gun.

Attach the larger sized winterberry branches to the wire frame overlapping each one as you go. Continue adding small winterberry branches until the wreath looks full. If the wiring becomes difficult, use the glue gun to pin them in place. This is one of the easiest Christmas wreath decorating ideas on the planet!

Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas

Candy cane wreath

Your love of candy canes can go further than simply enjoying this tasty treat. Why not make a candy cane wreath to sweeten up your holiday décor? There are actually many Christmas wreath decorating ideas that involve candy canes but none quiet like this one.

To create this wreath you will need a two-inch thick piece of Styrofoam, serrated knife, white felt, straight pins, crafting wire, candy cane candy and other peppermint candies, Polyurethane, glue gun, pine cone, red bow.

Draw the shape of a candy cane onto a large piece of paper. Cut the shape out and trace it onto the Styrofoam. Wrap a piece of the white felt tightly around the candy cane shape and make it about four inches or so wider than the shape.

Use straight pins to attach it to the back of the shape and create a wire loop in the back for a hanger.

Now crush the peppermints and candy canes and spread them on newspaper in a well-ventilated area. Now you need to spray the pieces of candy with polyurethane being sure to coat the candy on all sides. Let the candy dry. Use your glue gun to apply the candy to the front and sides of the wreath and be sure that you fill all areas of the wreath so that there are not any gaps in coverage.

Once dried give the entire wreath two more good coats of polyurethane. Lastly add your pine décor and a bow and you have a cute little candy cane wreath!

Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas

Sugar-Coated-Fruit Wreath

Who would have thought one of our Christmas wreath decorating ideas would be a wreath of fruit? Believe us, this is not just any old wreath.

One unique wreath that is super fun to create and will add loads of festivity to your holiday décor is the fruit wreath.

To create this wreath you will need an assortment of artificial fruits in different sizes (such as pears, apples, oranges, lemons), florist picks, tacky glue, white iridescent glitter, Epsom salts, bricks of foam, 18 inch straw wreath, craft pins, lime green ribbon, craft knife, glue gun, organza ribbon.

Insert a florist pick into each individual fruit. One at a time, roll the fruit in tacky glue, then roll them in Epsom salts and last in the white, iridescent glitter. Push the picks down into a brick of foam to allow the fruits to dry. Wrap the 18 inch straw wreath in the lime green ribbon and pin the ribbon onto the wreath to secure.

Using the knife, cut holes in the ribbon at the locations where you will be adding the fruit. Start sticking the larger pieces of the dried fruits into the wreath and use the glue gun to secure them. Using wire, attach the organza ribbon and loosely wrap the ends around the wreath. Insert any smaller left over fruits to fill possible gaps.

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Pine Cones

Christmas Decorating with Pine Cones

Pine Cones are a charming and rustic way to decorate for the Christmas holidays. They are inexpensive and are very fun to use in do-it-yourself projects.  If you are looking for creative ideas to decorate your home with these little pieces of nature for the upcoming holiday season, stick around with me and I will show you some great ways to make beautiful holiday decorations.

Pine Cones

Simple decorating creates elegance. Look at how these beautiful cones add charm to a window! To get this look all you need are three good-sized cones, three long pieces of light green ribbon, pine wreath and garland.

Tie the ends of the ribbon to each cone creating a simple bow as pictured above. Tie the other ends of the ribbon to the top of your wreath spaced the same width apart, push the greenery back over the ribbon on the wreath to help hide the tie ins. Now hang the wreath above your window with a wreath hanger and drape your garland over the corners of the window. Simple as that! If you use real pine, you will love the smell of the pine!

Pine Cones

Create a lovely dining table centerpiece of pine cones in just minutes! To get this look you will need a red table runner, red votive candles, pine cones of different sizes, little silver cups and silver candle holders, glitter sprinkled stars that you can purchase at a craft store or make yourself using cardboard. Painting the cones is optional.

Pine Cones

This garland idea is absolutely beautiful. The perfect way to drape a door. To get this remarkable look all you need is several good-sized cones, pine garland, two Styrofoam craft balls, floral picks, and craft wire.

First you will need to attach each individual cone to a pick using craft wire, secure it tightly, after you finish, push each pick down into the craft ball and completely fill the front and sides of the ball with different sized cones. Do this for two craft balls (these will be for each corner of the door of your home).

Create a hook and attach each craft ball filed with cones to each corner of your door. Now drape your garland over the door loosely hanging and over the edges of the pine craft and you have a beautified Christmas door!

Pine Cones

Decorating your door or window with pine cones has never been so easy and so adorable.

This decoration can work as a piece of art for any occasion. All it takes is a glue gun, white ribbon with light brown polka dots, brown ribbon and some cones.

Pine Cones

Do you want to add some zest to the backs of your otherwise plain chairs for the holidays? This sweet arrangement can work well for Christmas or Thanksgiving. All you need are a lime green ribbon, a brown ribbon, some artificial holly berries, a regular cone and one that has been painted lime green. Love the yin and yang effect of this decor!

Pine Cones

What a woodsy rustic theme wreath! Very inexpensive to make and very versatile for the seasons. All you need is a plain Styrofoam wreath, craft picks, craft wire, different sized cones, silver craft spray paint, an elegant satin ribbon, and glue gun.

Spray a few of the pine cones with the silver craft paint and let dry. Wire each pine cone onto the craft picks, use glue where needed, and stick the picks into the Styrofoam wreath. Fill the wreath up on front and sides with cones and use the smaller sized cones to fill any gaps. Place the silver painted cones where ever you want to add some color in the wreath. After everything is set and any glue used is dried, tie the long satin ribbon into a pretty bow at the top and weave it down into the cones as seen in the picture above and you are finished creating an eye-catching wreath.

Pine Cones

An easy way to make pretty cone arrangements that you can put in glass or crystal bowls or string and hang as ornaments is by spray painting them silver, letting them dry then carefully painting some of the edges of the cones with red paint.

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Pine cones are the most natural yet beautiful Christmas tree decorations. You can paint them, color them with glitter or even power them with fake snow and time a string around the base and you have a rustic little Christmas ornament.

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