Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Easy Handmade Holiday Ornaments and Decorations

Hi Friends,

Add a personal touch to your Christmas tree and home with these easy-to-make yet intricate holiday ornaments and decorations that will give your home a warm, joyful look during the holidays. Courtesy of Farima Alavi.

A Rustic Christmas

Marian wrapped small, empty jewelry boxes with vintage holiday sheet music and thick ribbon for a rustic holiday look. Write names on the ribbon and place them on the dinner table as place cards or tuck the boxes into branches of a Christmas tree for an extraordinary twist. Carry through the rustic theme by filling the boxes with treats and placing them in stockings.

Dimensional Ball Decor

To add texture to the tree, Emily cut and folded 12 circles in half from sheet music, and taped one side to another circle's side until a complete ball was formed. Add dimension to the rest of the home with this easy-to-make ornament by filling stockings and bowls and hanging it from the mantel and stair railing.

A Spoonful of Creativity

Don't throw away unused household items. Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room repurposed old spoons into ornaments for her dining room Christmas tree. She hung the spoons with jute to create the ornaments, which make a great conversation piece at the dinner table.

Fancy Holiday Spirit

This medallion looks intricate but is simple to make. To create this look, Emily Jones of Jones Design Company cut three strips of book pages and folded them accordion style. She then attached the three pieces together to create one long strip and glued the ends together to create a circle. After bunching the circle together and gluing it, she suggests adding a number to use the ornament as part of an advent calendar. Hang the ornament on the Christmas tree or anywhere in the house to spread the holiday spirit.

Sheet music is only one option for these great ideas. Use your creativity and develop your personal touch with items that speak to you and your family...

Happy Holidays from your friends at Interior Design!

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