Holiday Decorating Ideas

pine cone decorating ideas

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.

Christmas garland ideas

Christmas Garland Decorating Ideas

If you are looking for some unique Christmas garland decorating ideas that are both easy to do and beautiful, you are at the right place. I cannot wait to try some of these this Christmas season!

Christmas Garland Decorating Ideas
Wow! What a way to make a mirror beg for attention. This simple overlay of bay leaf garland adds a festive look to an otherwise plain mirror. Tie it on with two decorative green bows and you have a charming design.

Christmas Garland Decorating Ideas
Cannot decide how to add some Christmas joy to that seat in your foyer? Red ribbon and magnolia leaves intertwined along the back and sides make it pop with awesome personality.  Add some more unique and creative Christmas decor to really ramp up your holiday theme.

Christmas Garland Decorating Ideas
Natural Christmas Garland Decorating Ideas

Stunningly beautiful way to swag garland onto a banister for a bold statement. Fresh greenery tied tightly together and attached via white flowing ribbons add a dramatic look. Switch out the white for red to make it more like Christmas.

Christmas Garland Decorating Ideas
An easy and crafty way to add a unique flavor to your banister is to use simple green garland, intertwine it with white lights, hang ribbons adored with Christmas balls and then add the word Noel down your banister as pictured above. All you need is some thin burlap squares, glue felt lettering onto the squares and use a clothes pin to add the to our garland. Adds a cute country twist!

Christmas Garland Decorating Ideas
If you want to find some Christmas garland decorating ideas that are truly different. Try this one!

Absolutely eye catching! Holiday berry and holly wreaths tide to the banister and draped with red and cream color ribbon as well as thick felt rope. Interchange to your liking for a personal touch.

Christmas Garland Decorating Ideas
Christmas ball garland is perfect for a more zesty style of holiday decor. All you need to do is wind different colored ornaments tightly to a long wire or rope and after you get them all tightly wound, drape them over a window, mantel or door for a dramatic and festive look.

Christmas Garland Decorating Ideas
Add some tremendous style to your door and railings. Simple green garland adorned with beautiful bows on the railings of this home and burgundy Christmas balls laced into garland draped over the window blend like sweet southern charm.

Christmas Tree Pictures

Christmas Tree Pictures

If you are looking for a wide collection of Christmas tree pictures to give you some perfect ideas for the upcoming holiday season, look no further, I want to share with you some of my favorites as well as true hidden gems when it comes to decorating that beautiful holiday tree.


Christmas Tree Pictures
What a cute butterfly theme Christmas tree! I really love it…

Christmas Tree Pictures
Snowmen and snowflakes inspire me to go grab a cup of hot chocolate and snuggle up with a good book. Very classy tree.

Elegant Christmas Trees

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Purple mixed with icy blues and hints of gold. Royal and majestic!

Christmas Tree Pictures
Pops of red, splashes of gold and hints of green. Wonderful mixture of traditional Christmas colors!

Christmas Tree Pictures
In love with Gold? Make it the entire theme with this tree. Add velvet red poinsettias to create a stunning look.

Christmas Tree Pictures
Green and red theme. Beautiful flowing ribbons in a classical Christmas color scheme.

Christmas Tree Pictures
Wow! Breathtaking… What a beautiful mixture of sage green and floral arrangements.

Country Style Christmas Tree Pictures

Christmas Tree Pictures
Rustic theme Christmas trees are charming and inviting not to mention really unique creations. This one with dashes of brown and mingles of cool ice blue, silver navy striped ribbon and cute little owls peaking from all corners is very creative!

Christmas Tree Pictures
Country charm at its best! Snowflake ornaments, burlap ribbon and grape clusters placed throughout the branches invites you into the room.

Christmas Tree Pictures
An old metal bucket, some charming homemade ornaments and burlap ribbon add the real meaning of a true country Christmas.

Festive Christmas Tree Theme

Christmas Tree Pictures
If you want a tree that steps off the beaten path, try decorating in a festive tone such as using lots of decorations featuring the harvest and/or fall theme or colors mixed with oranges, browns and copper tones. Very beautiful!

Christmas Tree Pictures
Another one of my favorite festive tree themes is fruit decorations. Simple to decorate by using assorted fruit ornaments. Very colorful!

Holiday Favorites

Christmas Tree Pictures
Dress up a table with this cute and sparkly Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree Pictures
This tree has such an aura of elegance. Matching Garland climbing the stair case is so beautiful.

Unique Christmas Trees…

Unique Christmas tree themes are perfect ideas to create memorable trees that demand to be noticed.

They are excellent choices if you are looking for a way to add zest and personality to the holiday season.  There are many ways to decorate a Christmas tree whether you use elegant ornaments or traditional homemade crafts and designs. They all will create a unique tree that your family is sure to enjoy.

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Elegance is defined by this beautiful white and silver theme Christmas tree.

Want this look?

Decorating supplies needed…Long white craft feathers, large and smaller white poinsettia blooms, gold perched bird Christmas tree ornaments, artificial baby’s breath stems, silver Christmas balls with mixed sizes as well as silver glitter coated ornaments, glass bird in cage Christmas tree ornaments, simple white Christmas lights, floral tape, thick silver Christmas tree ribbon.

Once you have your artificial or fresh Christmas tree in place, string the lights upon the tree. Now take the large white poinsettia blooms and the long white craft feathers and wrap theme together by the stems with the floral tape.

You need to wrap enough of them to place throughout your tree as pictured above. Now wrap the smaller blooms with the feathers and pieces of the artificial baby’s breath together which you will use as the decoration for the top part of your tree. Lay these aside to put on the tree later.

Next, intertwine the silver ribbon in and out of the stems of the tree to create the effect pictured above. Now you are ready to start hanging the Christmas balls evenly placed throughout the branches, clip on the bird ornaments and hang the cage ornaments. Lastly insert the larger white poinsettia bloom and feather arrangements into the tree wherever you like them (leaving the artificial stem on the flower acts as a placeholder). Last insert the smaller poinsettia bloom, feather and baby’s breath arrangements into the top of your tree and adjust as you see fit for a dramatic effect!

Certainly one of the unique Christmas tree themes that will leave your guests in awe.

Christmas Tree Pictures
All i can say is stunning! If you love sailing the ocean and would be thrilled in blending that love into you Christmas holiday decor, you will fall in love with this tree!

Want this look?

Decorating supplies needed…Sapphire blue craft poinsettias, sapphire blue shiny Christmas ornaments in mixed shapes, baby blue plain and glitter Christmas ball ornaments, gold craft poinsettias, sea shell ornaments, gold glitter Christmas ball ornaments, star fish and sail boat ornaments, (optional ocean grass), large sapphire blue glitter bow with hanging ribbon to add as tree topper. Note.. for this particular tree, the home owner added off white and/or cream paper circles throughout the decor to add to the unique look and cover any gaps. All you have to do is purchase quality thick paper, trace a circle of small size onto the paper, cut it out and string several together on different locations of a fishing wire and presto!

Once you have all of your ornaments, this tree is very fun to decorate If your tree is not pre-lit, you will want to add standard white Christmas lights first. Next simply blend in all of your ornaments until you have mastered the look.

Christmas Tree Pictures
If you have a sweet tooth (and most of us do), this candy/and fun unique Christmas tree themes idea will be exciting to decorate.

Want this look?

Decorating supplies needed…. ornaments with themes such as cupcakes, ice cream cones, gingerbread and hard candy designs, candy cane ornaments (small and larger), different pastel colored Christmas balls such as lime green, light yellow and candy apple red, snowmen, Santa and elf ornaments, metal spring Christmas tinsel, multi-colored Christmas lights, glitter ribbons in colors of lime green, purple and baby blue, a few large hard candy ornaments and lime green and purple glitter leaf stems for the top of your tree.

Christmas Decorating Ideas

Christmas Decorating Ideas to Inspire you for the Holiday Season

Are you looking for some amazing Christmas decorating ideas for the upcoming holiday season that will absolutely captivate your guests and get you and your family in the true holiday spirit?

Maybe you are just in love with Christmas décor and if so, you are not alone.

I love decorating for Christmas! It’s my favorite time of the year and I start getting excited as early as September and by the time October rolls around I am dusting off the ornaments and getting them ready or adding more to our collection so by at least Thanksgiving I can say “let the decorating mania begin”!

Christmas Decorating Ideas
Whether you are one of those who anticipate decking the halls early like me or you wait till Christmas Eve before the urge to prance around the house with strands of garland and lights in hand hits you, I want to share with you some of the most creative ways to decorate your home for Christmas whether it be draping your abode in elegant joy, festive flare, old country tradition, southern charm and much more.

The most important part of decor for the Christmas holiday is the Christmas tree. Serving as the focal point in the grand scheme of your holiday decorating, the Christmas tree can be as elegant as you desire, a unique custom theme tree, or can even be a cute and charming little fir tree adorned with homemade crafts.

Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas to Decorate Your Staircase with Garland

Christmas Decorating Ideas
Christmas garland is the top choice for draping elegance into your Christmas decor. Would you rather country or theme related garland instead? What about a unique design? You can purchase absolutely stunning garland or include the family in a fun-filled do it yourself garland project that could become your next Christmas tradition.

Pine Cone Christmas Decor

Christmas Decorating Ideas
Pine cones are so easy to use for decorating and as long as you have access to some pine trees or your local hobby supply store, you can really have so much fun turning them into cute Christmas ornaments that will astonish all of your guests.

Elegant and Charming Christmas Decorating Ideas With Wreaths

Christmas Decorating Ideas
Christmas wreaths are the easiest way to decorate your home for Christmas. They come in all shapes and sizes. Christmas is just not the same without a beautiful wreath to adorn your front door.

Christmas Decorating Ideas with Trees That Will Inspire You

Christmas Decorating Ideas
Christmas is such a beloved and festive time of year. A season filled with joy, happiness and decorations more grand than any other holiday. If you need some Christmas tree inspirations to help spur your creativity for a theme this year, we have featured some of the best Christmas tree pictures to captivate your heart.

Beautiful Christmas Mantel Ideas

Christmas Decorating Ideas
Dressing your fireplace mantel for the Christmas season will add a true sense of joy to your home decor.

Christmas Door Decorating Ideas

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A door never looked so inviting and intriguing as it does when adorned in Christmas attire. Whether you decide upon natural and festive accessories or ribbons, ornaments and bows, your Christmas door should beckon your guests to come inside your home.

Country Christmas Decorating Ideas with Charm

Christmas Decorating Ideas
Country Christmas decorating brings warm southern hospitality to your Christmas season.

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Add some holiday spirit to your yard this Christmas season. Dash it with color.

decorating ideas for thanksgiving

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving

Are you trying to come up with some great decoration ideas for Thanksgiving this year?

Decorating your home (especially the dining room) for Thanksgiving is a sure way to create a warm welcome for your guests when they arrive to enjoy a scrumptious Thanksgiving feast and build long lasting holiday memories with you and your family.

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving
This centerpiece featuring a white washed cornucopia overflowing with fall harvest is a simple and creative way to set your table for Thanksgiving. To get this look the homeowner lined the cornucopia with cream-colored fabric and used fruits and vegetables such as apples, pears, gourds, cipollini onions and squash.

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving
Butternut squash used as centerpieces are an easy and charming way to decorate for Thanksgiving.

Simply cut off the top of the squash (about 1/4 of the height of the squash) and scoop out the flesh. Add water and flowers from the autumn season such as zinnias, dahlias, sunflowers, or other pretty fall flowers. Use a footed plate to create height variations and place them in the center of your table and you have that perfect homemade Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving
Pay homage to the roots of the Thanksgiving tradition with an Indian corn and wheat centerpiece. Use a cylinder piece of florist’s foam and insert into the sides shocks of dried wheat. Top it with dried ears of Indian corn and place the piece on a footed compote for elevation.

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving
Very pretty Thanksgiving centerpiece idea. You can use a pumpkin bowl or a hollowed out fresh pumpkin for this arrangement. The sunflowers and dried cat tails add country delight.

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving
What a quick and easy centerpiece idea! Load up a glass bowl with miniature pumpkins and tiny gourds.

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving
Got a corner area that you would love to dress with thankful inspiration? This is one of the decoration ideas for Thanksgiving that is absolutely charming!

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving
This idea is beyond clever and cute! I love how they took medium-sized pumpkins and pinned fresh mums onto them. All you need to do is get straight pins to do the job. Add a few fall leaves and gourds and you have created a pretty fall scene.

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving
Cute pilgrim centerpiece. Gets back to the history of our tradition and what we are truly thankful for.

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving
Take out those spare candlestick holders and put them to good use. They make excellent perches for miniature pumpkins.

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving
Fireplace mantel decorating for Thanksgiving is a beautiful way to spruce up your home for the holiday. This scene is so pretty! White and cream painted miniature pumpkins placed upon silver and white candlestick holders of various shapes and sizes add an elegant fall touch. Love the homemade garland and the use of an old windowpane with an autumn leaf wreath.

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving
Another easy way to decorate your fireplace mantel for Thanksgiving. This design will also work well for a shelf. All you need is different sized pumpkins and gourds, sprigs of greenery, tiny pine cones and plain tags. Love how they wrote giving thanks on the tags and attached them in the scene.

More of My Favorite Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving Inspirations….

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving

Decoration Ideas for Thanksgiving

Super Easy Pumpkin Centerpiece Idea…

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