15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating

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1. Hang a pinecone garland around a door.

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2. Find unique candle holders and snazzy candles to jazz up your mantel.

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3. Make DIY placecards with small vases and sprigs of greenery for your table.


4. Add fur blankets to warm up chilly corners.

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5. Add vintage winter charm with an old sled or ice skates (we found ours at a flea market or second hand store).

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6. Tie twine and a bit of evergreen to make a stack of old books feel festive.

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7. Put tiny trees in metal buckets.

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8. Create a winter scene on a shelf.

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9. Hang wreaths in doubles for twice the impact.

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10. Fill a mason jar with jingle bells.

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11. Hang a boxwood wreath with a pretty ribbon on a mirror.


12. Spell out your favorite holiday word with cardboard letters.

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13. Create a cozy spot for Christmas Eve snuggling.

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14. Dress up the kitchen sink with festive towels, wreaths and small trees.

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15. Use a wooden bowl to create a charming centerpiece filled with ornaments, greenery and a mason jar candle filled with epsom salts.

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  1. Beautiful ideas. I love all of the greenery — my favorite part about decorating during this season!
    Maria M. recently posted..The Christmas OrangeMy Profile

  2. The candles on the mantle would be so easy to do with a cheap pair of candles and some washi tape or decorative tape. Loved all of the ideas and the simplicity of them.
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  3. Love all the simple, natural elements…so beautiful.
    P.S. Your book is on my Christmas list :)
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  4. I love that your ideas are not just for Christmas but can be carried through the winter season. so cozy, warm and inviting.
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  5. Very inspiring! Now I’m ready to make something cute and Christmasy!

  6. I like to wrap wall pictures like presents, with wrapping paper and tied with a ribbon, and hang them back on the wall. I have lots of wall art around the house, so I just choose key pieces to wrap to insert a festive look. I had a large artwork over the fireplace mantel that I wrapped with paper and ribbon, and then on top of it I hung a wreath with wide glittery ribbon. Decorating the mantel with holiday candles and greenery, it was very much a focal point of the room.

  7. OMG I can’t wait to go home and start decorating! Love ALL these ideas and look forward to trying to incorporate them into our home :) Thank you so much for sharing!! Liz http://www.4evermysweetpea.com
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  8. lynne baranowski says:

    can you tell me where that cute alarm clock is from?

  9. Love these ideas!
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  10. Yes! I am also interested in where you purchased the alarm clock. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  11. I’m totally getting a kick out of your hanging pinecone garland, and jingle bells jar!

  12. Beautiful ideas! I think I will try the pine cone garland today!

  13. Enjoyed reading about your holiday decorating! New to your blog, looking forward to reading more!

  14. Thanks for sharing so many beautiful and simple Christmas decorating ideas! I love your book and I’m crossing my fingers that you are planning another book soon – The Inspired Room Simple Ideas for Holiday Decorating!!

  15. Janet Woodman says:

    Hi Melissa, I have had a hard time finding mini or small boxwood wreaths like you showed on the mirror. Please let me know where I might find them. Thank You, Janet
    PS anticipation for your reveals are exciting! ???

  16. I really wish I could do something like the cute little wreaths and small trees above the kitchen sink. Unfortunately, my kitchen sink does not face a window… it faces a wall into the living room, and I love the pass-through window in the wall. But my cats are always knocking off anything I put on that little ledge, so they can jump through and get to the kitchen. Instead of, you know, walking in through the hall and not knocking my unique and expensive glass decor into the sink. I’ve got the itch to decorate though, and I really want to find something I can put there!

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