Make Your Own Napkin Rings
Make your own custom napkin rings by spray-painting cedar roses (the opened cones of the deodar cedar tree) silver and gluing them atop 2-inch-wide red ribbon. Tuck in a sprig of boxwood for an extra flourish.
String Lights and Greenery
Disguise unsightly wires from string lights by winding them around a column or post with Christmas greenery or garland and setting a pretty container of ornamental cabbage or kale at the base
Merry Mailbox Topper
Top off a square mailbox with an abundant bouquet of winter plants. Fill a wide, shallow planter with a mix of pansies, flowering cabbage, cedar, fir, lavender, and rosemary trimmed to resemble a Christmas tree. Tuck in ornaments ...
Decorate Pendant Lights
Dress up pendant lights in a kitchen or over an island with garland. This kitchen allows plenty of room for entertaining. The open floor plan keeps the cook from being cut off from the festivities on Christmas morning.
Make a Statement with Peacock Feathers
Use peacock feathers in lieu of traditional holiday flowers for a mantel that makes a statement. When paired with mirrored ornaments and curly willow branches they add just enough color to complement the Christm ...
Greet with a Garden Theme
Convey a cozy welcome with a garden-inspired holiday decorating theme. Rustic aluminum containers on the door, porch, and stairs offer casual Christmas appeal when filled with herbs and bright accents, such as red amaryllis ...
Try a Two-Piece Wreath
Consider using a two-piece wreath to adorn a double-door entry. Start with a wreath that has a sturdy base so it will hold its shape. Fresh evergreen was used here, but a grapevine wreath will work just as well. Cut the wreath ...
Drape Your Mailbox
Wrap sheer ribbon loosely around a pine garland and drape the garland around the mailbox. Wire clusters of bright nandina berries to the top of the post, and finish with a big bow for an eye-catching Christmas flourish.
Hang Vintage Ornaments
No need to reinvent your decorations each Christmas; stick with the familiar. It’s ok to use the same ornaments every year! Decorate with vintage glass ornaments and ornaments given to you by friends and family.