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.

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.


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.