Christmas Decorating Ideas

10 Easy & Quick Christmas Decorating Ideas

All of us want to have the most beautifully decorated house on the block, but most of us are not interior designers or even capable decorators, for that matter.  That is why I put together these quick and easy Christmas decorations that anyone can pull off- yes, I promise, YOU can do it too!

1. Winter Wonderland Scene

Use an apothecary jar (this is a fancy name for a jar with a lid) to create your own winter scene in miniature.  Simply use salt or fake snow as your base and place a small house, or mini snowman and a few bottle brush / thistle mini trees inside, and voila! You have an instant Christmas decoration for an entryway or coffee table.

2. Traditional Candles

If you don’t want to stray too far from traditional decorations, try using pillar candles or even electric flameless candles but place them on a cake stand instead of plain candle holders for a little extra height.  Display with artificial holly berries or greenery to tie in the Christmas theme.

3. Snowman Decorated Door

This is a quick and easy Christmas decoration and definitely let the kids help out with this project! It looks adorable on the inside and is incredibly easy to do. All you need is construction paper, wide wired Christmas ribbon, a pair of scissors and a bit of cutting skills.  Tip- to cut perfect circles, flip a round tupperware container over on your construction paper and trace with a pencil around it!

4. Lighted Lantern

Rather than adding the usual pillar candle inside of these hugely popular lanterns, instead, fill with glitter and metallic ornaments and light it up with battery-operated mini lights for a more updated style.  Add two near your front entrance, inside or out to great your guests with some unique holiday cheer!

5. Ribbon Wrapped Garage Doors

I completely understand those who do not want to get on a ladder and hang Christmas lights on the exterior of their home- or pay someone else to do it.  So this one is for the minimalists and on top of being easy, it looks stunning. Use cut red fabric (or even the cheap red vinyl tablecloths will work as a substitute and probably stand up better to wet, cold weather) and cut strips to form a “T” shape.  Add a bow in the center and your entire home is now one big present!

6. Farmhouse Table Centerpiece

Farmhouse style is trending right now and with this easy centerpiece, its easy to add in some farmhouse decor to your Christmas decorations.  Start with a three tier stand or lazy susan – don’t worry if you can’t find an inexpensive vintage one this three tier stand from Amazon will work absolutely fine.  Next add some rustic painted mason jars with Christmas florals inside and overstuff your three tiers with a mix of pine greenery, vintage and new glitter and glass bulb ornaments, miniature deer, bottle brush trees, and finish with a small chalkboard sign or any farmhouse style sign. This finished centerpiece would look stunning anywhere in the home but if you have a kitchen island- that would be the ideal place for it!

7. Perfect Poinsettias

Poinsettias are a Christmas classic and will never go out of style- even Martha Stewart would agree! An updated way to display them would be in a rustic wood box.

8. Garland Entryway

This Christmas decoration is easy to find in garlands at any retail home or craft store or fully decorated garlandsare available on Amazon. Drape them over your front door and finish with a coordinating wreath.  Add in some vintage ice skates (or new) and you are ready to welcome your friends and family for the holidays.

9. Christmas in a Bowl

If you have left over ornaments after decorating the Christmas tree – use them to create another table centerpiece.  Any decorative bowl will work but a glass bowl will really show off your display, next throw in a mix of ornaments and pinecones. This will make for a great statement piece on any dining table.

10. Woodsy Candle Sticks

You probably have these boring white, red or cream candlesticks around the house but this year, why not add them to empty and cleaned glass soda bottles. Plus, you can enjoy your frosty soda, before you start decorating!  Once all your soda is in your tummy, soak them in soapy hot water to remove the labels and scrub any remaining labels off then run them through the dishwasher.  Once perfectly clear and sparkly clean, add small branches from pine trees outside and tie up with jute twine.

I hope these ideas have inspired you to start decorating your home for Christmas. Stop by my Etsy shops for even more holiday home decor and to get ready for your holiday soiree with plenty of options for Christmas party decorations –

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Pinwheels & Party Ideas

PINWHEELS & PARTY IDEAS

Great News!  I just added hundreds of Ready To Ship Pinwheels to my shop! So many fun and colorful summery patterns now available.  Plus I have many more sets coming in the next week.

Pinwheels are perfect at any event, celebration or party and my solid color pinwheels coordinate to any themed birthday or baby shower perfect.

Just request your custom colors from my shop- HERE

Pinwheels are perfect as a garland hanging on the wall behind the party table wall or draped across the front of the party table.

 Pinwheels were cleverly incorporated as favors but still as part of the party table background at this butterflies and pinwheels party.  How fun and easy to create!

Pinwheels are also ideal as table centerpieces – add them to vases or recycled bottles.

Pinwheels are also perfect as wedding decorations- use them as table number signs or as escort cards.  Give one to each of your guests at the reception check-in with their table number in the center of each pinwheel and then each guest can take a pinwheel home as a memorable keepsake from your wedding day.

 I offer many more pinwheel options in my wedding shop-  I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

Pinwheels are so fun on cakes and cupcakes too as toppers!

Polka dots and pinwheels just go together perfectly!

Pinwheels and the beach go together for so much fun too.

Solid and pattern pinwheels in all sizes are available in my shop – PINWHEEL PRETTIES

Be sure to visit my other shop for all other trendy wedding and party decoration, like these confetti balloons and balloon tissue tasselsTHE PARTY FETTI SHOP

Thanks for stopping by the blog today for some wedding planning and party inspiration!

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Custom Party Decorations & FREE Party Printable

CUSTOM  HANDMADE PARTY DECORATIONS

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Today, I will help you start planning your party with a FREE party planning checklist that you can print out and start getting ready for your stunning soiree!  See the FREE printable planning checklist below.

First, let’s talk about what is trending for birthday parties and baby showers right now?  Custom prints and personalized party decor! Oh sure, you could shop at that big box retail party store, but why? If you are planning ahead (by at least two full weeks to one month) for an upcoming birthday party, baby shower, wedding, or any celebration- why not order in custom or personalized party designs to coordinate to your party theme?!

Did you know that PINWHEEL PRETTIES offers prints in every party theme to coordinate to your event?  Every party you can dream up, we’ve got you covered!  Prints in every style are available for a Circus party, Under The Sea, Finding Dora, Rainbow, Polka Dots, and we’ll even help out with Disney themes too!  Some of our top request design are previewed below –

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Everything from flowers and birds to . . .

Paper Pinwheels

Rainbow brights and Dr. Seuss prints and more. . .

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And some of our popular prints for summer are gingham, bumble bees, ladybugs, strawberry and cherry, and of course red, white and blue for 4th of July!  We also offer bunting and banners in custom prints as well as easy DIY kits here-

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Paper Pinwheels

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Or we offer stunning SOLID PINWHEELS in a mix of bright or pastel colors in any requested color scheme and size of pinwheels too!

Check out all our available designer custom made pinwheels in both our shops below –

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Yes, we offer pinwheels for brides and their wedding decor too!

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 And now for the FREE printable party planner!  Snag your party planner by clicking the image below or the highlighted link below.

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Click- HERE to download your free printable party planning checklist!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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