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My Five Favorites:: Quick & Easy Holiday Decorating

Welcome to the holiday edition of 
My Five Favorites that I am hosting along with 
Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles
and our very special guest, 
the lovely Rene @ Cottage & Vine!
Today we are all sharing a few ways to bring some holiday cheer to your home!
1  ||  TUCK FRESH EVERGREENS EVERYWHERE
With or without flowers they make the house feel so festive!
We get a fresh tree, and I always save the trimmings, as well as rummaging around my yard and my mom’s yard for varied evergreens and then tuck them all over the house – I use them on the mantle, in a jar by the bathroom sink, at the kitchen sink, tucked into my bookshelves. If you don’t have any evergreens nearby to clip from, look for bunches of them at the grocery store or the big box hardware stores.
2  ||  PUT OUT LITTLE TREATS 
Bowls of Christmas Hershey Kisses, candy canes, or a fresh bowl of mini marshmallows 
JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT
make this time of year feel special.
(They don’t last long in my house!)
3 || GROUP ORNAMENTS HERE AND THERE
A bowl full of ornaments on the coffee table, a few added to the bookshelves, or a bunch dangled from the regular houseplants are a fun way to add some sparkle around your home at Christmastime.
4 ||  WRITE A HOLIDAY WORD OR MESSAGE ON THE SOLID BACK OF A THROW PILLOW
This is such an easy way to use what you have! This lumbar pillow has a watercolor floral pattern on the other side; to make a Christmas pillow, I typed PEACE in Word and then placed the pillow next to my computer to use as a guide. First I wrote the word really lightly in pencil, then went over it with a silver metallic Sharpie and filled it in.
How easy is that, and did I mention, free?? 
5 ||  FUR-IFIY EVERYTHING IN SIGHT
If you are like me, you have amassed lots of Christmas STUFF over the years that may be wearing out their welcome. I love the stockings we have used year after year since our kids were babies, but I’m tired of decorating with red, so last year I used a few dots of glue to attach strips of furry fabric to them to give them a whole new look (check out the quick tutorial here). A letter ornament from Target’s dollar aisle is hung with each stocking to identify to whom Santa should leave treats (also known as socks 🙂 )
Take a look at your old Christmas decor and see if there is anything you can breathe new life into with some fun (inexpensive) furry fabric!
Do you have a simple Christmas decorating idea to share? Post a picture of it on Instagram with the hashtag #myfivefavorites 
and you could be featured by all of the hosts this coming Friday! 
For more quick and easy holiday decorating inspiration, hop on over to
Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles
and
Rene @ Cottage & Vine !
A special thank you to Rene for joining us this month!
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One last thing……
today is the day!
The tours kick off at Evolution Of Style and Dixie Delights  today and they are sure to be amazing!
Have a wonderful day friends!

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Arielle

Wednesday 9th of December 2015

Quick and easy is about my speed this year! Love that first tip - we also keep our extra branches and I use them to fill up vases. One thing I love about our new home is that we have bushes with big bunches of red berries - perfect for adding to those pine branch arrangements. Now I guess I need to dig up a pretty bowl to fill with candy... for the holidays, of course.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Monday 7th of December 2015

Love all these ideas!!! XO

Cindy Hattersley

Friday 4th of December 2015

What a clever idea to write script on the solid back of a pillow! I agree one can't have too many greens either!!

Prettypracticalhome

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

All wonderful ideas, Lisa! I love leaving out jars of candy, too. (Ribbon candy and peppermint puffs are so pretty!) Can't wait to see more of your home in it's Christmas finery!

Karena Albert

Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

All are lovely, simple and ideas with great impact for the Holidays Lisa, thank you so much for sharing!!

xoxoKarenaThe Arts by KarenaBooks for the Holidays!