101 Days of Christmas: Gum Drop Tree
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101 Days of Christmas: Gum Drop Tree

It seems like every time I see candy decorations, someone chimes in worried about bugs, so let me say upfront that this is definitely decor that you throw away each year. But if you live in a cold climate, I don't think you really need to worry too much about bugs this time of year!…

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101 Days of Christmas: Handmade Holiday Decor Ebook

  Although I like crafts (or at least the idea of crafts!), I'm definitely at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to making creative craft projects and DIY decor. That's why I partnered with Myra from My Blessed Life to put together this Handmade Holiday Decor ebook! Myra pulled together more than…

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101 Days of Christmas: Glitter Trees

Looking for simple accessories to add to your holiday decor? If so, these glitter trees definitely fit the bill. They're easy to make and provide a fun and sparkly addition to a shelf, mantle or bookcase. With so many glitter colors to choose from at your local craft store, you can choose a color that…

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101 Days of Christmas: Snowy Windows

Although these "snowy windows" aren't the most toddler-friendly project, for families with older kids or kid-free households, they are a simple, inexpensive way to add to your holiday decor, and you could leave them up all winter if you wanted! This is an easy project to tackle while watching TV or a movie or while…

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Inventory Your Christmas Decor + Free Printable

If you haven't yet taken down your Christmas decorations (although a Facebook poll shows that some of you got them packed away and cleaned the house on the 26th!), now is a great time to create an inventory of your holiday decor. An inventory is a valuable tool, not just for insurance purposes in case…

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Whimsical Candy Christmas Decorations

My friend (and Decorating Your Way contributor) Myra has been inspired this year to create Christmas decor from candy such as the gumdrop pomanders and peppermint wreath below, and I've fallen in love with the the whimsical feel of candy decor. Although our decorations tend toward traditional with a modern twist, I'd love to incorporate…

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Creating a Festive Christmas Table

Our Christmas Day celebration is fairly simple. My parents and sister come bright and early in the morning, and we enjoy an easy make-ahead breakfast. This year we're just going to do a buffet-style lunch/dinner rather than a full meal because we are always too full to really eat all of the food we plan!…

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Christmas Ornaments Worth Collecting

Unpacking our Christmas ornaments is one of my favorite parts of decorating for Christmas. Although we have a set of balls and a set of crystal ornaments that serve as the "base" of our decorating, most of our ornaments hold special meaning. Each year, we give each of the girls a new ornament so that…

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DIY Wreaths for the Holidays, Part 2

Last week I shared 9 do-it-yourself wreaths, and Angel shared the link to the gumdrop wreath below in the comments. In the past week, I've come across a ton more DIY wreaths, so I decided we should do another gallery to highlight more of these great ideas! 1. Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath from Recycled Book…

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Creative Displays for Your Holiday Cards

One of the things I remember from my earliest Christmases is decorating the banister in our home and hanging Christmas cards there as they arrived. It's one of the Christmas traditions that we've adopted for our own family (now that we have a banister of sorts!), and it makes me incredibly happy to see all…

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