Category Archives: Christmas

Happy Holidays! (with a bit of blog news)

Good day, dear friends and readers!

It’s been a while, and I’m sorry for that. But before I get to that… HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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A couple of days back was the New Year’s Eve! And a few more days before that was Catholic Christmas. I hope you all had a good time, and this year will bring you lots of love, happiness, and joy. Stay strong, healthy, and never loose hope! Read the rest of this entry

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Welcome, winter! Hanging Pinecones and Monogram Decor

Welcome the season with a pretty display at your door. A thick ribbon and some inexpensive embellishments give a personal winter feel in minutes. To make the pinecone bunches, hot-glue the flat end of pinecones around a 3-inch-wide plastic foam ball. Tie a bow and hot-glue it on, as well. Hang your family monogram from velvet ribbon as the centerpiece.

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Editor’s Tip: Attach your ribbon to the door (rather than the door frame) if you go in and out of the door often. A touch of tacky wax can help prevent it from brushing against your door in the wind.

Decor: Glowing Holiday Globes

Glowing frosted globes (available in large and small sizes from home-improvement stores) take the edge off a chilly winter twilight. Scatter the spheres around the garden to create an ethereal winter landscape, or group them in a birdbath or other outdoor winter container for maximum impact. Read the rest of this entry

Decor: Illuminated Ice Parfait

Make a glowing outdoor parfait by alternating layers of cranberries and ice. Read the rest of this entry

Decor: Christmas Ornament-Filled Glass Cloche

Add a little Christmas glamour to a rustic entryway during the holiday season.

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Decor: Potted Frasier Fir

Dress up your exterior for Christmas with winter containers filled with evergreens and natural bursts of color. Make a potted Frasier fir merry with a combination of pretty garden items, such as dried artichokes, pear gourds, dyed eucalyptus, caspia, astilbe seed pods, dried hydrangea blooms, and a pinecone garland.

DIY: Apple Midallion Wreath

Green-and-red apples on this unusual Christmas wreath make it pop with color.

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Santa’s Workshop Christmas Tree

Halloween has passed, and now it’s all about the next big holiday festivities. The most magical season is about to begin!

Here’s is a great idea for your possible Xmas tree:

This festive Christmas tree is decorative and informative — from the center of the tree a helpful arrow guides the way to Santa’s workshop. To achieve a similar look, blend traditional favorites, such as red, green, and white ornament balls, with whimsical embellishments, such as shimmery reindeer ornaments and a quirky elf tree topper.

Editor’s Lighting Tip: Use three 100-light sets per foot for a fresh tree, and 50-light strands for an artificial tree.