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Last Minute DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The tree is up, the cookies are in the oven, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care…oh no! The dining room table centerpiece! Those windows didn’t look so bare last week…and should that blank wall be decorated?! No worries, here are some last-minute projects and DIY ideas to put the finishing touches on your holiday decorating, just in time for Christmas.

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No, we will never get sick of jars! These look great with glitter on the bottom, on the top, in a chevron pattern or however you imagine them. Place one or two small flowers (real or faux) or a flameless candle to add a little mood lighting in a window or on a dining room table.

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Whether you have extra scrapbook paper and twine laying around or just have standard white paper and fishing line, this DIY project can work. Write a message, greeting or Noel and cut the letters out in triangles, stars or other shapes and string along a bookcase, mantel or wall for instant seasonal style.

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Get the kids and grandkids involved by letting them create their own ornaments, paper garland and other decorations. They will make a whimsical addition to your seasonal home accents, and you will make memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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Use what you can find outside, at a flower shop or at a local farmer’s market. Pine boughs, pinecones, sticks and other natural plants and objects can create a rustic look to complement the coziness of the season. Simply spread them out in a centerpiece, on a mantel or get crafty and create shapes, personal arrangements and more.

In addition to stylish decor and country home furnishings, we hope your home is filled with warmth, love and happiness this season. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

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Thursday’s Theme: DIY Holiday

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Christmas Eve is just a week away! We’ve talked about our selection of beautiful holiday decor for your charming home, and highlighted a few of our favorite pieces that are must-haves for the season. This week, especially since the clock is ticking for shipping and ordering, we’re highlighting a handful of unique and beautiful DIY projects from a variety of bloggers – they’re child friendly too! So whip up some extra decor for your holiday party or set up a craft table for kids on Christmas Eve.

J and A and Co. BlogIf your Christmas and greeting cards are piling up on a table or counter somewhere, and you want to get a little more crafty than using a decorative card holder, we found a charming solution at the J and A and Co. Blog. Simply adorn your cabinets (or even a door to an office) in festive ribbon, add a bow or two, and attach your cards with a piece of tape on the back. You most likely have the extra ribbon lying around anyway, or it can be easily purchased online or at a dollar store. You can see other holiday DIY projects from J and A and Co. Blog here.Club Chica Circle

This next project uses a popular object: the Mason jar! A cute little snowman is created from a simple list of materials and a little bit of time – use different colors for the eyes and earmuffs for a little personal style; this is perfect as a party favor to send home with your guests, especially if they make it themselves. You can find the full set of instructions at Club Chica Circle.

CraftyNestPopsicle sticks: a crafter’s reliable, multi-functional must-have. At CraftyNest, they have put together a simple tutorial for creating snowflake silhouettes out of these infamous wooden sticks. What we love about this DIY is you can make it all your own by choosing different paint colors, ribbon colors and fabrics, and adding buttons, glitter or other accessories to turn your home into a snowy winter wonderland. See their directions and find shapely inspiration here.

KrokotakOur last featured holiday DIY is from Krokotak, a website dedicated to children’s activities and crafts. Their fir tree project is one that can be done when you don’t have a lot of time but need a little something extra for that centerpiece, or for keeping the kids occupied during a family Christmas party.

Do you have a favorite craft you return to every year, or a blogger you follow for holiday inspiration? Share with us, and happy crafting!

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