Dec
   23

 

Just as home décor is a reflection of an individual’s style, taste and personality, Christmas décor also echoes one’s character and love for the Christmas season. This is why I look forward to visiting my loved ones over the holidays. I can get a glimpse of their personality through the ornaments and family treasures that adorn their homes and Christmas trees.

In this post, let’s take a peek at the Christmas decorations made by some friends and family members to inspire you for your next home project.

Bethany’s Christmas Tree

My friend Bethany has a style that’s a bit mid-century modern meets Brooklyn hipster. Her home decor style is always interesting, tasteful and truly one-of-a-kind. Take for example, her Christmas tree. To find something that fit comfortably in their living room, Bethany and her husband picked out a long, lanky tree. This piece is a tall, fuller towards the bottom, but gets spare towards the upper portion. With a unique silhouette, the Christmas tree looks even more charming with a gold star on top!

Bethany's Christmas tree
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  Dec
   22

 

If you’re wondering what gift to give your neighbors, friends, and your kids’ teachers, there are plenty of aquick and easy ideas to help you out! From baked goods to fun Christmas cards, these Christmas gift ideas are perfect for a delightful treat to your neighbors and friends!

Tasty Treats

 
Baked goods are always a great Christmas gift idea!
 

Four baked goods holiday gifts boxes

 
This year, I prepared a baked goods box for my teacher gifts and friends. The biscotti and cookie treats are my own recipes, while the chocolates are from Costco.

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  Dec
   22

 

There are a million things to do before Christmas, and something is bound to be forgotten in all the frenzy. Even when time is short, you can create a gorgeous dinner scene with a dash of creativity and a few things around the house. Try out some of these last-minute decorating ideas.

Giftwrap place-settings

Dress up your dinner table by decorating each place setting like a pretty gift. Wrap plates, napkins, and silverware with a wide ribbon. You can use ones that match your Christmas palette, or you can individualize each place setting with a different color or material to match a guest’s style or personality.


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  Dec
   20

 
Your Perfect Christmas Tree Sweepstakes

Have loads of fun this holiday season with Christmas Tree Market’s Your Perfect Christmas Tree Sweepstakes. Put your Christmas tree know-how to use and guess the right answer to our quiz for a chance to win cool Christmas Tree Market products.

To join, log on to Facebook and ‘Like’ our official Christmas Tree Market fan page. Then give us your complete name, email address, and the answer to the question of the day. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be chosen from the entries to take home $300 worth of amazing prizes.

The contest runs from December 18 to December 25, 2013.

Put your holiday thinking cap on and join Christmas Tree Market’s Your Perfect Christmas Tree Sweepstakes. For more information on contest rules, be sure to check out our Facebook page.


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  Dec
   19

 

Running out of giftwrapping materials can be bothersome, especially during the holiday season when you have plenty of presents to wrap. That’s why it helps to have plenty of backup in your craft box. For times when you need impromptu supplies for your Christmas gifts, here are some last-minute tips and ideas to save you from an emergency trip to the store!

Kraft Paper

 


 

If you run out of gift wrapper, use kraft paper instead. This material is heavier than most, which makes for easier wrapping and cleaner lines. They come in various colors, but I think white, brown, and black ones are great for giftwrapping. If you want to make it prettier, you can easily decorate them with a few easy staples like ribbons or bits of extra Christmas trimmings, such as tree clippings, berries, and pine cones. A black kraft paper gives the chalkboard effect, so you can also use white paint pen to decorate your gifts!

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