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Category:  Christmas

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3 Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas

by Jill Black

No matter how you decide to decorate your home and table this Christmas it is the personal touches that make all the difference. Here are a few quick ideas:

Rosebud Ball Christmas Tree Decorations

Dried, preserved and artificial flowers offer a variety of possibilities for making delicate ornaments.

To make rosebud balls you will need

3 cm or 2 inch Styrofoam ball
Red rosebuds dried, preserved or artificial
Red ribbon to make hanger
Red paint to coat Styrofoam ball
Toothpick


Instructions

Paint the ball and dry thoroughly. To insert the rosebud make holes in the ball with a toothpick. Dip the stems in craft glue and insert into the ball. Continue until the ball is covered leaving enough space to pin and glue a ribbon hanger in place.

Mini Tree Tabletop Decorations

Mini Christmas trees make a festive table or shelf decoration.

You will need

Mini Cyprus trees from a garden center
Small ceramic or terracotta pots
Miniature ornaments, bows and baubles for decorating the trees


Instructions

Plant the trees into the pots and decorate with the ornaments and bows. Stand in a line down the center of a table or on a shelf. They also look great massed into a group or planted in a trough. When Christmas is over the trees can be planted out into the garden.

Gold Braided Votive Candle Holders

Metal candle votive holders can be turned elegant displays for use throughout the home. Because they are inexpensive they can be displayed massed together on trays, flat mirrors or metal platters.

You will need

Metal Votive holders and candles
Lengths of gold or sparkling lace braid

Instructions

Cut braid slightly longer than the outside diameter of the holder so that the two ends overlap slightly. Fix the braid with glue or
alternatively use double sided sticky tape.

Experiment decorating votives with velvet ribbon, beaded braid, sequined trims or other trims that are available.

Jill is the owner and editor of Netwrite-publish. For more ideas for the home, garden and everyday living visit  http://www.netwrite-publish.

 

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