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Holiday Decorating at Home

Posted by: Mira Roberts
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Holiday decorating is one of our favorite ways to express our holiday joy, and we simply love incorporating our favorite elements, scents, colors and textures into our homes each November and December. Fresh pinecones, sparkly ribbon, bright ornaments and one-of-a-kind wreaths are just a few of the holiday decorations we love to create with our own two hands when the holiday season begins. 

This holiday season, fill your home with the smell of pine and the sparkling, shiny colors that mark the season: royal blue, green, red, gold and silver. Skip store bought decorations in favor of homemade decorating ideas that are easy to make and a joy to share with the ones you love. Even your kids can get involved in putting together some of our favorite holiday crafts, and we've selected decorating ideas that are family friendly and fun!

Begin this upcoming holiday season by filling your home with beautiful decorations made with love by the ones you love, and enjoy creating these simple, holiday decorating ideas. 

Centerpiece Branch Tree
Is your family coming to your place for holiday dinners or a family gathering? Create this truly spectacular and elegant centerpiece from Choose to Thrive that will surprise and delight each of your holiday guests. If you're short on time, you can skip the steps to make your own tree holder (and simply use a store bought base), and simply put together and place the branch tree and decorations. You can choose any branches and ornaments you prefer to match your own personal style and voila! A charming centerpiece you'll remember for years to come.

Recycled Ribbon Garland
This year, save the ribbon that adorns each of your family's gifts and make good use of almost empty rolls of ribbon from last year in creating this spectacular and sparkling ribbon garland from Martha Stewart. This easy-to-create craft project is a perfect way to spend Boxing Day or Christmas Eve, and is a fun way to include the family in a colorful craft project they'll always remember!

Pinecone Garland
We love pinecone decorations during the holidays and winter months, and this beautiful and simple pinecone garland decoration is a winner. This simple tutorial from HGTV requires few materials (think pine cones and red yarn) and creates a garland that will look excellent hung over a mantel, around a tree or across the length of your dining room table. 

Oranmental Chandelier
Bring color and holiday elegance into any room in your home that needs extra holiday cheer with this gorgeous chandelier made from colorful ornaments. You can stick to one color or tone, or choose to go with a variety of colors for added spectacle, and either way, you'll be blown away by the beautiful results. This craft is easy to create and family-friendly!

Pinecone Wreath
Your entire family can get involved in creating this simple, elegant and understated wreath made from pinecones you gather outdoors. Once you've gathered close to 60 pine cones, it'll be time to break out your glue gun and other materials and put this easy tutorial from remodelaholic to work and voila! You'll have a gorgeous holiday wreath to welcome you each day as you come home!

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Mira Roberts

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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