Sunday, November 14, 2010

TEN MORE EASY IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS DECORE!



TEN MORE EASY IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS DECORE



I posted ten easy ideas yesterday, and will be posting more easy ideas for Christmas Decor. Be sure to keep checking for them!

1. Fill a small glass bowl or decorative Christmas bowl with small cones and display on end tables, shelves, buffet tables, etc.

2. For quick ornaments, hang Christmas cookie cutters with ribbon. Hang them on your tree or in a window so other people can enjoy your Christmas decorations.

3. Create a cookie wreath centerpiece for your table. Just arrange Christmas cookies in a wreath shape right on the table cloth. No need to attach them to anything 'cause everyone will want to nibble at them. If you like, place a pillar candle on a small plate in the center of the wreath.

4. Decorate plain red, white, green or gold candles with 3-dimensional fabric paint. Draw stars, bells, angels, snowmen, etc. If you make a mistake, let the paint dry and peal it off, then start again.

5. Pile a collection of Christmas books on a side table.

6. Purchase an inexpensive mail box. Spray paint it red or green. Use craft paints to add simple Christmas shapes or attach store-bought ornaments with a hot glue gun (make sure your ornaments will be able to stand up to the elements).


7. If you have a large, bare outside wall, try this simple idea. Cut a Christmas silhouette from a piece of plywood (a silhouette of Santa, a snowman, etc works well). Using screws, attach your silhouette to a short post that you can drive into the ground. You'll want the silhouette to stand right at ground level several feet away from the wall. Position a spot light on the other side of the silhouette so that it will shine on the silhouette and project a large shadow on the wall. A silhouette of Joseph leading Mary who is sitting on a donkey is beautiful.

8. Wrap indoor Christmas lights around a railing or banister. Secure periodically with tape. Be careful to tape down the electrical cord so that no one trips over it.

9. Add color to a room with vases of red and white flowers. Use roses, carnations, mums, daisies, etc. Or, float the flowers in large crystal or glass bowls.

10. Wrap an assortment of medium to large sized boxes with Christmas wrap. Attach ribbons and/or bows. Pile the boxes in a corner from floor to ceiling

2 comments:

Trudy said...

Love the ideas and the eye candy!!

Jonthy, Alice the uppity white cat's babysitter said...

Sue, the cookie wreath looks beautiful. I might actually try that myself.