I remember as a youngster, just about this time each year, begging my mom to drag out the Christmas box so we could decorate the house. Inside were more boxes filled with pine cones, half-burned candles, those plastic window stick-on elves, reindeer, and snow flakes, faux wreaths, bows, trinkets, and ornaments from years past. I just loved it all. Still, we’ve come a long way since then, and today’s blog shows us how we can keep the plastic stick-ons in the 70’s and add some current and simple holiday charm to any space.
Christmas cottage in a pail. Great for small outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. This is also a great accessory to place on a bench or by the front door.
To emulate a charming forest cottage, place a small house or bird house made of natural materials into plants and succulants.
Hang a wreath on your child’s door and add holiday warmth that is unique to them.
Create a fun holiday project and have each of your kids make their own wreath infusing their specific personalities and likes.
For spaces big or small, use a table to showcase a holiday scene.
Bricks are rustic and an unexpected way to create texture, height and interest.
No need to spend lots of money on holiday decorations. Books, candles, and handmade tags are fantastic design tricks and read as sophisticated and clever (pun intended!).
A repurposed table leg makes for a very inventive Christmas tree trunk. Painted and distressed, artificial branches attached, ornaments hung…charming, green, and so DiggersList!
Bridget is a personal organizer and veteran DIYer/home decorator. She is a regular HomeJelly contributor who makes over flea market and curbside finds into unique decor pieces and inspires us to simplify our spaces with design flair. She lives in South Orange County with her fantastic cook of a husband and talented two kids.
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If your home is in need of new windows, you’ll love today’s post. We’ll offer handy design tips and information on seven types of window styles, as well as their benefits that might just surprise you. We’ll then feature some of our favorite designs from today’s sponsor, Milgard Doors and Windows.