It is the time of year for holiday decorating, but are you ready? Do you hate the idea of the hassle, the mess, and the expense? Enjoy the holidays again with these fun ideas for Christmas decorating.
Christmas Trees: Are you tired of those boring glass balls? For a new look, consider decorating with candy canes and matching ribbon only. In place of a star, why not use a cluster of candy canes at the top. If you are really creative, use sheer wrapping paper to cover Styrofoam balls so that they resemble candy pieces and create a garland of goodies.
Fireplaces: Often a centerpiece of holiday scenes, decorating the fireplace can seem overwhelming. Keep it simple by hanging stockings on the mantel. Even if you never place anything inside of them, just by hanging there they will add a sense of holiday festivity. This is easily one of the most traditional ideas for Christmas decorating, but still just as effective as it was in years past.
Dining Room: To add some sparkle to your dining room table, fill a simple glass bowl with colorful glass ornaments. (If you followed the tips above, you should have plenty left over!) This adds a decorative Christmas touch without the predictable poinsettias. If you prefer not to use glass balls, why not use tinsel and candy canes?
Windows: Give a festive look to your windows by making large bows from holiday themed ribbon and attaching them as tie backs to your window treatments. This unexpected splash of Christmas color adds a new twist to decorating for the season.