Christmas Flower Arrangements

With a little creativity, you can dress up for Christmas with fresh flowers and make your home bloom with holiday cheer. Place these floral arrangements in any corner that needs a perk-up.

Fresh Flower Arrangements

Easy Evergreen Wreath

Standing Tall

Welcome Home – Hanging Arrangement

Exquisite Red Floral Arrangement

Orange-Copper Table Arrangement

Christmas Tree

Silver White Festive Arrangement

Orange-Copper-Bronze Arrangement

Elegant Floral Arrangement for Your Christmas Table

 

Dry and Artificial Flower Arrangements

Holiday Wreath

Christmas Wreath

Poinsettia Wall Hanging

Gold Christmas Basket

Oriental Christmas

Wooden Violin

Christmas Fabric and Linen

Use Christmassy fabrics and linen for your room

1. Use hand towels in holiday colors or go for holiday prints.

2. Use bed sheets and pillow cases in holiday prints or those embroidered with holiday motifs.

3. To give any room a festive look, use a festive color in at least 3 places in that room. For e.g. choose bed sheets, table covers and curtains in shades of red.

Note: This article first appeared in the Christmas 2004 issue of ‘Celebrating Christmas PDF Magazine’. To read the complete article and to download a FREE copy of the entire magazine, go to http://www.celebrating-christmas.com/magazine.shtml

Ornaments for Decorating Your Home for Christmas

Sprinkle Holiday Cheer All Over Your Home with Ornaments Collected Lovingly Over The Years

One problem that families seem to run into over the years is that they gain a great of amount of Christmas tree ornaments. Often many of the ornaments are too full of memories to get rid of, so why not display them in more ways than just on the tree?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Do you have a wallpaper border that doesn’t necessarily go with holiday décor? Get tulle that matches and bunch it together by tying small bows at even intervals. Attach the tulle to the wall just above the wallpaper border with pushpins and arrange the bows so that you can see the pushpins. Hang lighter ornaments along the tulle for a fun display.
     
  2. Hang ornaments attached to a long piece of ribbon from the mantle in between the stockings.
     
  3. Create a wreath and hang ornaments on it. Or create wreaths made entirely of baubles. String 2-3 various-sized baubles into thread and tie the thread to a wreath form. Go on doing this till the wreath form gets covered completely.
     
  4. If you always put garland up, why not add some more holiday fun by hanging ornaments in the garland?
     
  5. Use small ornaments as gift toppers.
     
  6. Hang ornaments by ribbon from the ceiling around the Christmas tree. This will add even more beauty.
     
  7. Put a candle into a large bowl and put small round ornaments around it for a nice affect. Add a large poinsettia or some greenery in between to complete the effect.
     
  8. Display them on the mantle by with a little bit of fake snow under the ornaments. Alternatively, place baubles on a bed of evergreens and some holly.
     
  9. Hang small ornaments on any houseplants you have. Adding a small string of lights will give you several tiny ‘Christmas Trees’.
     
  10. Flat wooden ornaments can be hot glued to napkin ring holders. To carry the theme further put ornaments in the corners of the placemats. Put a showy table runner on the table and place some of your more interesting ornaments all the way down the runner.
     
  11. To add holiday spirit in the kitchen tie ribbon to the top corners of the back of a chair and hang unbreakable ornaments from it.
     
  12. A blank spot on the wall becomes the perfect place to create an ornament advent calendar. With a paint pen write the numbers 1-25 on different ornaments. Attach to the wall with ribbon low enough so that everyone can see it, and start counting down the days.
     
  13. Place ornaments in bowls and put out on side tables.
     
  14. Use ribbon to tie the corners of the tablecloth and hang an ornament on each ribbon. Or you can even sew up tiny round ornaments to the edges of a tablecloth like jingle bells.
     
  15. At the dinner table for place settings hang a light ornament from each person’s cup and attach a tag with each person’s name.
     
  16. Hang ribbon from the corners of all the doorframes in the house and hang ornaments from them.
     
  17. Hang ornaments from the shower curtain rings in the bathrooms.
     
  18. Hang ornaments from key racks, coat hooks, and mug hooks.
     
  19. Hang a few ornaments with a large bell from the doorknob.
     
  20. Have a chandelier or other similar lighting fixture? String beaded garland around it and hang ornaments from the garland.
     
  21. String some small ornaments in wool roping and use as curtain tiebacks.

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Christmas Decorating Themes

Christmas Decorating ThemesAdd class to your Christmas decorations by choosing color schemes and themes to decorate upon

Decorating your home is an activity that captures the holiday spirit and reflects personal style. Choosing two main colours and building your Christmas décor around them is a great way to get maximum impact. The decorating team at Canadian Tire suggests these Christmas colour combinations to help you create a beautiful, festive space:

Enchanted Forest

Burgundy and gold form a warm, welcoming look that is contemporary and easy to achieve.

Romantic

White and apple green create a romantic, modern look using pure, radiant white and apple green accents. This simple, elegant colour combination can begin with white lights and glass tree decorations and carry through to apple green candles and wreaths, such as the white bubble berry wreath available at Canadian Tire.

Country Get-Together

Classic holiday colours mixed with vintage style characters create a country theme. Start with a berry topiary for the table and feature snowmen and other holiday characters throughout the house. Stuffed character stocking holders add some merriment and fun to your holiday decor.

Angels

Ivory and gold create a warm atmosphere and a sense of harmony with the use of gold accents with soft ivory undertones. Canadian Tire carries a wide range of tree skirts, table runners, ornaments and candles in gold and ivory. Candles enhance the warmth of a room and invite friends and family to make themselves at home.

Winter Wonder

Turn your home into a winter wonderland using blue and white. Crisp, clean lines will offer maximum impact with minimum effort and give a modern look to your Christmas décor. Nickel and silver-plated items complement blues and bring the look together. The nickel-plated sitting reindeer and large silver candleholders at Canadian Tire are a great way to bring this colour combination beyond the tree.

Violet Dreams

Create a contemporary, unique look using a non-traditional colour. Violet is typically not considered a festive colour, but is a great way to bring your personal style into your holiday decorating. Violet stockings bring attention to the fireplace.

Create your own centre piece by placing a variety of purple-hued holiday decorations and balls in a clear bowl.

Mystical Evening

Make your home glow this holiday season with lights. From the outside to the inside, lights are the easy way to create a feeling of warmth. For the outside, pre-lit LED wreaths highlight your front door. In the front hallway, a pre-lit double topiary tree or cashmere pine tree in a sturdy gold pot adds elegance to your home and makes your friends and family feel immediately welcome.

– News Canada

Christmas Decorating Planner

Ah, Christmas! It’s a time of joy and celebration for families everywhere. On this day, people come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus, share a feast, and exchange gifts. Christmas is more than a holiday, however — it’s a season! Many people deck their homes out in holiday splendor, and if you’re one of them, read on! We’ll show you how to make decorating easy and fun with our Christmas decorating planner.

Two months before Christmas:

Choose your theme! There are so many themes you can use, it’s sometimes hard to choose! Many people go traditional with red and green. If you love these holiday colors, then you won’t have any trouble finding decorations to match. You could choose a particular thing to center your decorations around, like Santa Clauses or snowmen. However, red and green isn’t the only choice out there. Colors like midnight blue and sparkling silver can be beautiful as well. Gold tones also look great with not only midnight blue, but red and green as well. Some people get even more creative and choose colors that may not be associated with Christmas, like a patriotic red, white and blue theme, or a mauve and pink Victorian theme. When it comes to your Christmas themes and colors, the sky’s the limit!

One month before Christmas

Now it’s time to break out the lights! Adorn the exterior of your home with Christmas lights. White is always a beautiful and classic choice, or you can go fun with multicolored lights. There are lights that twinkle and lights that blink. Be sure to test all lights before hanging them to save yourself a lot of hassle! Be safe and recruit a helper, and be sure to use a safe and sturdy ladder if you need to do any climbing. Not only can you adorn your home, but the bushes, trees and shrubs outside your home as well!

Two weeks before Christmas

Two weeks before Christmas is the perfect time to get your tree and adorn the inside of your home! Whether or not you choose an artificial tree or a real tree is a matter of preference. Each offers their own benefits. Artificial trees are hygienic, safe, and economical, as they can be packed away and reused year after year. Yet some traditionalists insist on a real Christmas tree. Visit a tree lot for the widest selection. Popular evergreen trees for Christmas include white pine and Fraser fir. Once your tree is set up in your home, it’s time to decorate! Lights are always a popular choice for Christmas trees. There are also a multitude of ornaments available to match any Christmas decor theme. For a cute touch, hang real candy canes on the branches. If you’re using a real tree, stay safe and make sure you keep the tree watered. A dry tree can be a fire hazard! For a coordinated look, choose a tree skirt that matches your theme and your tree decorations.

One week before Christmas

Now is the time to deck your home out with holiday plants like poinsettia, holly and mistletoe. Because these plants can be toxic to kids and pets, try choosing faux plants made of silk rather than real ones. Today’s silk flowers look so realistic, only you’ll know the difference! Now is also the time to put any finishing touches on your decor. Some people like Christmas themed tabletop decorations like Santa or snowman figurines and snowglobes.

Christmas Eve

Now is the time to set the table for your holiday feast, and of course, hang the stockings! Table adornments and stockings can be found in any color or pattern imaginable, to coordinate with the rest of your home. The only thing left to do is put the presents under the tree and fill the stockings — after everyone’s asleep, of course! Let your little ones leave a snack for Santa and his reindeer, which you can enjoy after you’ve sneakily stuffed stockings and arranged gifts. Here’s a cute idea to thrill your kids on Christmas morning — leave a few crumbs on the plate and a note that says something like, “The snacks were great — the reindeer loved them, too! Love, Santa.”

By planning ahead of time, your home can be a beautiful celebration of the Christmas season. By involving your family, decorating for Christmas can become a tradition that everyone looks forward to year after year!

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Give your homes a distinct festive touch. From color themes to centerpieces to outdoor decorating, everything you need to bring in the Yuletide spirit.

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Christmas Decorating on a Budget

If you are like many other people, your entire household budget needs to be adjusted to accommodate the expense of Christmas. Not only are there gifts to buy, but decorations have become incredibly expensive. Here are a few ideas to add some new touches to your holiday decorating without the expense of purchasing new ones.

If you can decide on a Christmas decorating theme, it will save you money in the long run. You will have a purpose in your decorating and by doing so will eliminate several choices that simply won’t match your ideas. There will be no more picking up the cute snowman or Santa plush that is irresistible. As of now, it is irresistible because it does not fit into your theme. Some decorating theme ideas include a country Christmas, Christmas toy land, old-fashioned Christmas, Victorian Christmas and any other possible theme you can think of. The more thought you put into your Christmas theme, the more likely you are to come up with the perfect one for your home- and it didn’t cost you a penny.

Whatever your theme might be, when you are getting ready to decorate go for a walk and collect evergreen branches and limbs to decorate around your home. The smell is perfect for the holidays and the evergreen will look gorgeous on the front door, mantle, stairs or wherever you decide to place it.

If you find the opportunity while you are collecting your evergreen or another time, collect several large pinecones. If you attach three or your desired number of pinecones together with a ribbon, they will look very festive hanging from windows, doorknobs or other locations. If you are feeling particularly creative, drizzle the pinecones with glue and disperse silver or gold sparkles over them. They will reflect light beautifully and look as though you spent quite a bit of time on them.

Place small groups of cinnamon sticks with decorative ribbon tied around them all over your home. Potpourri is quite expensive for a full and delightful scent. Cheat this year and enjoy a scent straight from Mother Nature.

Just about every ‘dollar’ store chain offers an assortment of baskets. Get a can of spray paint and paint those baskets gold, red or green and fill then with pinecones or another festive filler. Evergreen boughs work as well and can be found at no cost in every city.

Felt scraps can be very inexpensive and you just might have some lying around your home. Use that felt to make a unique Christmas garland. You can cut the felt into shapes that will fit your theme or simply cut them into strips and braid them together. Remember to tie each end to the next when creating your original garland.

Finally, if you add a teaspoon (maybe a little more) of soap to acrylic paint you can make sponge shapes on your windows. You can even cut a sponge to suit your decorating theme. By adding the soap, the paint should wash off when you are ready to remove it. Use any non-scratching sponge if you come across a difficult spot.

Christmas is such a joyous yet stressful time of year for most of us. We hope these ideas will lessen your tension and bring you the joy of creating your own, originally decorated home.

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