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20 Ways To Create A Handcrafted Holiday For Your Home

  1. Fold white paper and cut it into classic paper snowflakes to hang from the ceiling, doorways, and windows.
  2. String popcorn and cranberries to use as a garland on your tree.
  3. Old worn ice-skates with tiny wrapped gifts tucked inside an a snowy ornament hung from the strings look as adorable as can be hung near the door from a hook.
  4. Tuck a few small greens into crystal clear vases or jars and top them with small white candles.
  5. Display fresh fruits, evergreen sprigs, and shiny ornaments in a shallow dish.
  6. Hang those greeting cards from ribbons along doorways, down the halls, and in the windows.
  7. A bare branch can take on holiday flare when standing in an old pitcher filled with pebbles and decorated with small colorful ornaments.
  8. Build a snowman in your yard and top him off with a bright red hat!
  9. Set a snowy table with mixed and matched all white dishes; add a splash of color by scattering assorted red and green ornaments along the center.forcb2014IMG_9861
  10. Decorate freshly baked cookies for Santa and leave them near the fireplace on Christmas eve. He’s sure to take a bite when he makes his rounds.
  11. Put on the Christmas CD and turn up those old favorite carols.
  12. Cut gingerbread men from brown paper bags and decorate with markers, crayons, paint, ribbon, buttons, and bows.
  13. Hang stockings from the bookshelf, stair railings, door knobs, and backs of chairs.
  14. Display “bouquets” of peppermint candy canes in shiny silver cups.
  15. Make your own ornaments with fabric, felt, pipe cleaners, yarn, pinecones, bottle tops, paint, glitter,… anything you can find. Your only limit is your imagination!
  16. Fill a wide shallow bowl with pinecones and acorns.
  17. Add a giant bow to your wall.
  18. Cover a Styrofoam wreath with colorful ready-made bows in assorted sizes.
  19. Create simple ornaments by cutting circles from the fronts of old holiday cards and gluing two of them together [back to back]. Don’t forget to add a string to hang them on the tree!
  20. Visit The Craft Basket in Alton, Kansas to find all the handcrafted holiday gifts and décor your need!

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