I know all of you haven’t decorated for Christmas yet. Some families wait until it’s closer to Christmas before putting up their tree. For all of you who still need to trim your tree or perhaps you want to make a few changes to the tree that is already decorated, Country Living offers a wonderful selection of decorating ideas. I LOVE the simple, primitive look given to the tree & room in the photo.
It’s always a Simple Joy to add new touches to your Holiday Home. Enjoy!
Not everyone has the time to deck ALL the halls during Christmas. Not everyone has the space to deck all those hall either. Time, space & money can all be factors when trying to decide how much is too much. You want everything to look festive but there are limits. Or perhaps you are having a Holiday party & want to add a few more simple touches to your event that can be easily removed, or simply moved, when the party is over. What to do?
BHG to the rescue with these quick & easy ways to decorate for Christmas. I LOVE the vintage ornaments on the candlesticks. You can find all the candlesticks you want at the $ Store along with tubes of ornaments that can be used. I used these ornaments all over the house. They come in different sizes & colors. They are also easy to paint & glitter should you need them in colors that are different than the ones offered.
Avoid Christmas stress with simple ideas like these & put the JOY back into Christmas!
One of the best things about making wreaths for my gift shop is being able to hang them throughout our home this Christmas. I keep them on display so clients are able to see them as they might look in their own homes.
You can also hang wreaths throughout your home when you create your own using these ideas from BHG. I LOVE the wreath in the photo, using gift boxes in a variety of sizes to make a wreath. Such a colorful, cute & simple idea! Have fun! And craft on!
It’s fun to add Christmas decorations throughout your house, especially Christmas trees. Unfortunately, trees can be expensive & difficult to store. good Housekeeping has solved both problems for you. they have put together trees that you can make with ordinary things found around your home or easily picked up. I LOVE this pallet tree! Such fun & a true Simple Joy!
Creating a fabulous centerpiece for your Holiday table doesn’t need to be expensive or hard. You don’t even have to buy a centerpiece. You can make it yourself!
These days, a Christmas centerpiece isn’t just for company. You can create a centerpiece that decorates your table all season long! When company comes over, put together a different look for your table based on the occasion. The centerpiece in the photo above is simple & beautiful! It doesn’t take much for you to create a lovely table this Christmas. Country Living is ready to help you with their guide of 33 table settings & decorations! You might want to try something different every night! Now that’s a Simple Joy!
Even if you don’t add decorations throughout your home during Christmas, you want to decorate your mantel. No mantel? No problem! these ideas from Southern Living work well on any flat surface, even you dining room table with some adaptations. Enjoy 1 or 2 this Christmas!
I believe Christmas decorating begins outdoors! Whether you are welcoming guests into your home or just offering Holiday greetings to people walking by your house, your home can begin sharing your Christmas warmth before anyone enters.
Midwest Living has a variety of ways to add Christmas cheer to the outside of your home. You might be tempted to try them all!
A wonderful friend gave me a box of old mason jars recently. I must be honest. I really haven’t done much with mason jars before. However, I was excited at the prospect of creating mason jar snow globes. I have made a few & have a few more to make. Or, I might just switch over & make some of these fun crafts from Country Living. I am ALWAYS looking for new ways to use old things and these ideas are fabulous!
You can enjoy using old mason jars. Or new mason jars. And you don’t even have to buy a whole box to do it. The dollar store in my neighborhood carries individual mason jars for, well, $1! So you can buy one or two & try out a few of these fun Christmas crafts. I warn you though, you will be heading back to the store for more jars faster than you can say “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire!”
Tip: After make 1-2 crafts with dollar store jars, should you decide to create multiples as gifts, price a box of jars from the local neighborhood hardware store. You may find the jars are less than a $1 each when purchased this way.
When Mr. D & I were first married, we could afford a Christmas tree. We also had no room for one. So we strung garland along the curtain rod in the living room & hung ornaments from it. Our presents went under the round table we used as a television stand. this worked well for us.
Not everyone can afford a tree, has room for a tree or perhaps WANTS a tree. this doesn’t mean you can’t have some type of tree with the help of Midwest Living & some ingenuity. Midwest Living shares 5 very clever (and cute) ideas for substitute trees. Even if you have a traditional tree (or more) you might still want to add one of these cuties!
Two fabulous things about a great centerpiece: its simplicity & versatility. Once a centerpiece is done doing its job on the table, it can be moved to a new location! A centerpiece done right can serve you as a beautiful decoration long after your special event. As I said, a great centerpiece doesn’t have to be complicated. The example in the photo show the elegance of a very simple centerpiece. Midwest Living share this cranberry centerpiece & 49 more with us for the Holiday season. Time to fill our homes with the Simple Joy of beauty!