Seasonal Decorating

spring decorating ideas

Spring Decorating Ideas

I love these spring decorating ideas. They are so colorful and work wonders in waking up a sleepy winter home.

When spring approaches, we are all eager to escape the confines of winter and enjoy a breath of fresh air. Refreshing your front porch with seasonal décor tailored towards spring will most certainly make your front porch feel more lively and inviting for the upcoming season.

Spring Decorating Ideas

The first thing you should always do when getting your porch ready for spring is to perform a good clean-up job.   During the winter months, dead leaves and other debris tend to collect on the porch.  Sweeping and washing off your porch is a must do to prepare for the new season. If your porch is weathered and worn, a new coat of paint will really make it shine.

Spring Decorating Ideas

Spring is all about new life and growth. Flowers start springing forth and grass starts growing.   The same should hold true for your porch décor.  It is the time everyone starts getting out and about and what better way to make your home inviting than to dress up your porch for spring?

Adding pots filled with hardy flowers and other greenery that are tolerable of the ever-changing spring climate will bring your porch from a state of drab winter blues to a more perky and welcoming grand entryway to your home. Pastel colored flower pots are perfect for making your porch feel more in tune with spring. New chair cushions go a long way in reviving a winter weary porch. Colors such as light blue, green, pink, yellow or other friendly hues will make great choices for your new look.

Spring Decorating ideas
Cute Spring Decorating Ideas

Mix match spring colored and floral accent pillows and happy backdrops are easy ways to add personality to your spring decorating ideas for your front porch. Add a lovely potted plant and you have a really lovely nook.

Spring Decorating Ideas

An inexpensive way to get your porch ready for spring is to hang a wreath upon your door which features fresh and vibrant spring flowers. I absolutely love this sweet yellow wreath.

Spring Decorating Ideas

Replace your doormat and create new character for your front porch.

Spring Decorating Ideas

Green is a lovely hue. Freshen up your outdoor seating with splashes of green and pops of color to create some sweet spring decorating ideas for your porch.

Spring Decorating Ideas

Cute bird’s nest basket accessories hung about the porch is sure to add some country charm. This item is easy to build and most supplies can be purchased from your local hobby store.

Spring Decorating Ideas

This porch is simple yet cheerful. Painting old rockers a bright and playful spring color will make your front porch demand attention.

Spring Decorating Ideas

This garden inspired scene creates an attractive focal point on this front porch. Absolutely lovely. Imagination and a bit of this and that found around the home are perfect ways to build a unique bit of porch decor for your home.

Spring Decorating Ideas

Keep it floral. Floral patterns are some of the most unique styles used in spring decorating ideas. Anything goes from bold and sassy to toned down pastel prints.

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.

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

Christmas Tree Pictures
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.

Christmas Tree Pictures
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.

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