December 4, 2012

Tuesday Ten: Christmas Decor

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. From quiet nights in front of the tree to elaborate holiday parties, Christmas is the season for cheer. I love the feeling I get when I walk into a room that's all lit up with Christmas character, so today's Tuesday Ten features a few of my very favorite ideas for incorporating a little sparkle into your holiday decor. Enjoy!

1. Add sparkle. Think outside the tree when stringing your lights this year. Lining a mirror can be a great way to add a little ambiance, or a string of lights around the fireplace can set the stage for cozy evenings.

2. Think Thrift. Don't spend a fortune on decor. Pinterest can be an amazing resource for ideas and thrift stores can help bring those ideas to life on a budget. I got a group of these Christmas trees at a thrift store last summer for a quarter each. Some quick spray paint and they make an awesome centerpiece. Same goes for old candlesticks, bottles or ornaments.

3. Get Crafty. Draw a Christmas tree on contractor's paper and just add ornaments, or string your favorite old holiday cards together for a quick take on garland.
4. Bring the outside in. Spray painting twigs and berries can be a great and inexpensive way to incorporate a little nature into your home for the holidays. This can be especially nice if you use a fake tree. Or pick up a real wreath to hang indoors so you still get that yummy Christmas smell.
4. Set the table. Even if you head to someone else's house for Christmas dinner, setting your table can be a fun way to fancy things up. Or if you host a holiday party at your place, go all out with a festive table setting. Your guests will love that you went the extra mile.
Most importantly, soak up this special time of year by spending it with family and friends and making memories that will last a lifetime. Happy December, y'all!

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