Welcome to the holiday edition of
My Five Favorites that I am hosting along with
and our very special guest,
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!
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A special thank you to Rene for joining us this month!
One last thing……
today is the day!
Have a wonderful day friends!