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Christmas Decorating Ideas

Christmas brings back so many warm wonderful memories. Christmas is the season where everyone is sentimental, and thinking about Christmas decoration ideas for their home. Many people decorate their home with rustic elements to bring back childhood memories. However, it can be challenging when trying to find the right details to create that cozy feeling in your home for Christmas. You need to have a bit of creativity and imagination when it comes to decorating your home for Christmas. An every day object can suddenly be turned into an object reminiscent of Christmas past.


To create the classic rustic Christmas theme, try using simple items that bring the woods indoors. Use pine cones and berries to decorate all the little nooks and crannies in your home. Birdhouses and wild animal ornaments can really add a touch of the outdoors to your home as well. Use Christmas decoration ideas that have a country theme to give your home that rustic Christmas warmth. You can also use Victorian items such as small baskets, glowing candles, and lace doilies to create a wonderful country Christmas.


You can also check out a few decorating magazines for Christmas decoration ideas with a country theme. If you know of anyone that makes quilts, ask them to create a few Christmas items that are rustic and old fashioned. You can create decorations with quilting supplies that include ornaments made of out quilt block, or Styrofoam balls covered with recycled materials.


Try discovering a few of your own ways for bringing rustic charm into your home for Christmas. Food is a decorating idea that not many people think about. You can find many old fashioned Christmas recipes to make beverages and snacks that can also be great Christmas decoration ideas. For example, eggnog and gingerbread men can be served in decorative glasses. Make use of simple things that help you to make a traditional Christmas atmosphere.


Here are a few more great Christmas decoration ideas. Tie throw pillows with Christmas ribbon to make them look like Christmas presents. To display your Christmas cards, use string and clothespins, then hang them in your living room or in doorways. Take a silver platter or a mirrored tray, then spray them with artificial snow. Place a few vintage glass ornaments and votives for a dramatic effect. Place candy canes in clear vases for a cute and easy decoration. You can also fill vases with water, then add flood coloring to give that Christmas special effect. If you have small tree branches outside, spray paint them with silver and gold for a touch of elegance. Another great idea, is placing the twigs in wine bottles that are spray painted in festive Christmas colors. Don't forget to decorate your mantel if you have one, that's the perfect place for Christmas stockings. To add a simple yet elegant touch to your dining room, fill a vase with water then add cranberries. This makes a great centerpiece. And let us not forget to wrap our front doors to look like Christmas presents!

This article was published on Wednesday 21 October, 2009.

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