Most families have long-standing traditions on decorating for the holidays, many inspired by Southern decorating style. It’s popular here in Charleston to both bring a special touch to holiday decorating as well as trying to inspire thoughts of snow and cold weather that we don’t see as much as our friends and family to the north. Below are some fun ways to decorate for the holidays that encompass the best of both worlds.
Winterize your mantle. Using fishing line, tack up large Christmas ornaments or sparkly snowflakes at varying lengths above your mantle. This will draw attention to your mantel decorations and create a more festive atmosphere.
Dress up your windows. Accent your window fashions by painting holiday decorations on your windows. Purchase holiday themed sponge shapes at a craft store, and paint stars, snowflakes, snowmen, trees, and more onto your windows. Add a teaspoon of liquid dish soap to acrylic craft paint to make clean-up easy when the season ends.
Wall art. Switch out your main framed art with winter scenes, or take what you have and deck them out. Either drape them with silver, snowy ribborn, wrap them in stylish, high quality wrapping paper.
Outside baskets. Repurpose your hanging baskets for Christmas decorating. Place decorative evergreen in their base, then get oversized ornaments to fill them up. To go all out, decorate wire hanging baskets with spray paint and glitter.
Ornaments. Ornaments aren’t just for hanging from the tree. Make festive centerpieces by arranging ornaments with evergreens or tinsel on a glass cake plate. Or, fill clear glass canisters or large candle holders with sparkly ornaments.
Add to your wreath. Add color to an evergreen wreath by attaching small sparkly ornaments or metallic spraypainted pinecones.
Personalize your ornaments. Get clear plastic ornaments from the craft store and fill them with glittery garland, pine needles, or special trinkets.
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