I don’t go overboard decorating for the holidays. I keep it simple – uncolored twinkle lights, holiday-scented candles, holiday cards hung up around the house – but Pinterest has me a little bit more interested in decorating this year. Without spending a bundle, check out some of the ideas I found browsing the boards:
Simple wicker baskets with candle lighting. I’d personally fill them with the battery operated flicker lights; it’s just safer that way. Decorate them with some faux or real poinsetta flowers, holly, and/or ribbon and voila! A beautiful indoor or outdoor decoration: (If you click on the photo, it will take you to more ideas for decorating a porch)
A little digging through the attic or closets will find holiday ornaments of some sort, especially the glass ball-type ornaments. Here’s a nice idea for a lighting fixture, hang similarly colored glass ornaments at varying lengths and sizes to infuse some holiday spirit in your home:
If you live somewhere near pine trees, pine cones are always a great way to decorate for the holidays. Here’s a simple and easy idea for outdoor decorating; fill up a few empty pots (if you live where it snows, perhaps your annuals have died leaving you with empty pots!) with pine cones, pine boughs, and a few holiday ornaments.
A few origami ideas popped up on Pinterest and this holiday box idea was one I really liked:
If you’re fairly crafty, you can do almost anything with pine branches. If you purchase a Christmas tree, use the bottom branches that normally need trimming for wreaths, mantle decorations, or table decor. If you don’t buy a real tree or skip the tree altogether (that’s me!) ask a neighborhood tree lot for the extra trimmings. Some lots in my neighborhood sell them (that’s LA for ya!), but you might luck out and get some for free.
As I boost my holiday decorations around the house this year, I’ll make a point to share them!
What are your favorite holiday inspirations?