Category Archive: Christmas Decorating

How to Make Christmas Decorations From Nature

Making Christmas decorations from nature is a very old tradition. The very first holiday decorations were garlands made from tree branches, live Christmas trees, and evergreen wreaths. Natural materials have always been and will always be part of decorating for the holidays. You can decorate your home with items gotten from nature and not only …

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Craft Project – Embroidered Holiday Ornaments

I really enjoy making these primitive country-style holiday ornaments each and every year because they are easy to make and I can use up a lot of my left-over scrap fabric and embroidery supplies. If you are a beginner craft, you can make these! In less than 1 hour, you will have a brand new …

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Craft Project – Easy Beaded Icicle Holiday Tree Ornaments

Are you looking for a great craft project that you can do with older children? If so, I have a great project to share with you today. These beaded icicle holiday tree ornaments are super easy to make and they are inexpensive. You can find all of the supplies at your local general craft supply …

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How to Create a Happy Homemade Holiday

One of the best ways to kick off the holiday season is to decorate. And while it’s easy to load your cart with beautiful décor from your favourite store, Christmas is more personal when decorations are homemade. No time you say? Between planning dinners for the family and throwing cocktail parties for friends, it can …

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String Christmas Lights Safely

There are three main areas to watch for when putting up Christmas lights, indoor and outdoor: shocks, fires and falling. Electrical products have become significantly safer over the past few decades. With GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interruption) outlets, non-reversible plugs and other innovations of the recent past, it’s rare to get shocked. But the possibility …

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Setting Up an Outdoor Christmas Scene

Decorating the lawn with a Christmas-themed scene is a tradition of the season. Some will choose a Nativity display. Others will prefer a snowman or Santa and his reindeer. Still others will want something modern, but that still evokes the spirit of the holiday, such as a tableaux of the Grinch and citizens of Whoville. …

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Outdoor Decorating Ideas for the Holiday Season

Everyone is familiar with the longstanding practice of putting up outdoor Christmas lights. That’s still a great way to decorate the exterior of a home. But go beyond the usual and add some delightful twists to your decorating efforts. A string of colored lights wrapped around the pine tree in the front yard is fine. …

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Indoor Decorating Ideas for the Holiday Season

You can approach the holiday season with a sense of dread, or you can make it great fun. You can think about the 101 things to buy and do before Christmas, or you can focus on the joy and beauty all around. One easy way to help tip the scales is to decorate your home …

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