Nov 16, 2010

A White Christmas

Snowflakes are definitely à la mode this festive season!!  And very much in keeping with the fresh and earthy tones that make up this year's Christmas palette.  DIY is in and i feel that the personal touch in decorating your home or in giving gifts is a necessary part of the warmth of Christmas.  Here are a few lovely ideas and designs to help you warm up your home and the hearts of those near and dear.

This wreath made from snowflake doilies will create a wonderful welcome if hung on the front door.  Otherwise hang it in an entertainment area as a significant decor point.  A string of Christmas lights was used in the making of this wreath, but those little battery-powered LED lights will work just as well.  And then you don't have to worry about where to plug it in.  Another option is to place candle holders in the wreath and use it as a table centre piece instead! Click here for the how-to.

Don't these hanging snowflakes just look sooo Christmassy!  Suspend them from a chandelier, your Christmas tree or make a mobile.  You could use pieces of drift wood or twigs as the frame for the mobile.  For a bit of sparkle, spray the twigs with a bit of silver spray paint!
I am always a sucker for anything heart-shaped!  I saw these delightful doily-hearts on the Ideas Mag website.  They will make gorgeous Christmas tree decorations, stick them onto Christmas cards or use them as gift tags.   For scrap booking enthusiasts, it's a great way to use up all sorts of bits and pieces that you've accumulated.  You can even use scraps of ribbon and lace to add that vintage touch! To get the kids into the holiday spirit, get them involved in the process too.

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