Christmas Decorating Ideas
Gentle Drift Mantel Decoration
Dripping crystal icicles dangle from a cedar-covered, snow-dusted mantelpiece to create a frosty scene. Soft powder, looking as if it floated down the chimney overnight, drifts around stacked wood and iron urns filled with silvery santolina.
A fragrant and colorful addition to your tabletop.
Festive Wreath Chandelier
When suspended from the ceiling, this impressive, ornament-laden ring of greens will thrill your guests.
Unwrap a new wreath idea this year. Cover small containers, such as old jewelry boxes, with weatherproof paper, which will hold up outdoors, unlike wrapping paper; seal with all-weather tape. Add decorative bands in contrasting colors, if desired, and tie with ribbon. Attach to a flat wooden wreath form (ours is 18 inches) using a hot-glue gun. Affix a satin bow.
A delicate-looking wreath that creates the magical effect of candles flickering in the snow is easy to make and surprisingly sturdy.
Satin ribbon provides a wide range of shades with which to form these beautiful facsimiles. Their hardiness makes them a delightful choice for a fine (and everlasting) indoor wreath.