I know we all have Thanksgiving on our minds at the moment but I wanted to go ahead and post these creative Christmas decorating projects, tricks and ideas because I also know many of you are starting to pull out the decorations. I wanted you guys to see all of the creative possibilities as you start to think about decking the halls 🙂
For even more ideas, I have been busy over at Better Homes and Gardens Magazine (BHG.com) online the last couple of weeks sharing several articles on quick and easy tricks for Christmas decorating. Below are my latest Christmas decor articles on BHG if you want to check them out for some really creative ideas thanks to my blog/designer friends who helped me with gorgeous images:
Christmas: Not Just Red and Green
Decorate with What You Have for Christmas
image via Amanda Carol Interiors
image via Claire Brody Designs
I also wrote a non Christmas decorating article on BHG with tips for how to layer a monochromatic space if you’re interested. I shared so some quick tips for where to look in your space for inspiration in getting started here.
image via Sita Montgomery Interiors
I also wanted to tell you guys that I am so sad that I won’t be participating this year in our annual 12 Days of Christmas Blogger Home Tours, which is starting up next week with my friend Jenny from Evolution of Style. I have done it several years in a row (my tour from last year) and this year, I just couldn’t swing it. I will miss doing it with my blog friends and if you missed it last year or want to go back and recap it (so many great ideas!!), you can start last years tour by clicking the recap image below:
If you want to follow along this year, you can start the tour here on December 1st.
As you begin to decorate for Christmas and wrestle with ribbon, last year, I shared my tricks from my department store visual designer days for how we work ribbon into trees and wreaths here. This is such an easy trick that can make working with ribbon so much easier and your tree and wreaths will look SO beautiful. If you look at my trees and ribbon below, you will see what I mean:
Again, the ribbon tricks can be found here. It’s such a fun way to work in ribbon.
Lastly, this is my fifth year making fabric covered poster board Christmas tree cones.
Several years ago, after I shared my first set of tree cones, readers suggested that I design a template with all the various cones sizes, so I did. If you want to make your own pretty tree cones, I have a template/pattern that has five sizes of cones all on one template with an e-tutorial available for instant download in my shop here. The templates have marks for where you add fabric, cut and roll and they are so fun to make them if you’re interested.
I hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Maggie Setler says
Love the trees!! What do you have them sitting on?
Thank you Maggie! The are sitting on candlesticks (without the candles). 🙂