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Aug 4, 2008
Holiday Decorating Tips

I can think of few things more inviting than a home decorated all cozy and warm for the Holidays. There is something special about Christmas decorations that just makes people feel comfortable and at peace. Have you ever been to someone's home during the Holidays and just felt all your stress and cares vanish as soon as you walked in? I think that is what we would all like to accomplish with our own Holiday decorating. I have put together some of my own ideas which will hopefully inspire you to add your own personal touches to create the Spirit of Christmas in your home this season.

Ribbon Bows

Holiday Ribbon makes a beautiful accent for just about everything and everywhere. Make simple bows in various sizes, use wire edged Sheer Frost Gold Ribbon or Sheer Frost Red Ribbon and tie them to your door knobs, door knocker, chandeliers, candle holders, stair rails and mantle piece. You can get more elegant and use wire edged Sheer Pizzaz Gold Ribbon or Sheer Pizzaz Red Ribbon to tie around your crystal stem ware, around napkins as a napkin ring. A Perky Poinsettia Ribbon would dress up your vases and flower pots.

Decorating with Small Trees

Buy inexpensive 2 foot Mixed Pine Trees and put them in your guest room, guest bath, kitchen or family room, just about any place that could use a little touch of Christmas warmth. Decorate them in a theme with favorite Sports Ornaments, Nutcracker Suite Ornaments, Western Ornaments, Gingerbread Ornaments or candy. Why not decorate one for your hubby with Hunting Ornaments or Fishing Ornaments.

Using Table Runners or Sheer Drape Fabric

Easy decorations for the dinner table or any long narrow table, even your coffee table or fireplace mantle include using elegant Embroidered Table Runners. Or you can create your own table runner by using Sheer Pizzaz Drape Fabric down the center of the table or mantle. Add a pot of Silk Roses or a Beaded Fruit Swag in the center of the table or run a length of Pine Garland down the center of the fabric. Then decorate by scattering some decorative Glass Ornaments or create a special theme for your Christmas Dinner with a beautiful set of glass Holy Family Ornaments. Top your mantle piece off with a Santa Nutcracker or Dignified Nutcracker King. Adding whimsical Santa, Snowman or Nutcracker Stocking Holders with attractive Christmas Stockings adds to the festive mood.

Christmas Wreaths

Put a Christmas Wreath on your doors, fireplace mantle and windows. You can use fresh Wreaths that add a lovely pine scent or Artificial Christmas Wreaths. You can decorate your wreaths very simply by tying beautiful Upscale Satin Ribbon bows or Elegant Velvet Ribbon bows. You can add convenient Battery Lights or even small ornaments or other decorations that go with your theme.

Christmas Garlands

Use Artificial Garlands to dress up your doors, windows, archways and stair railings. Its easy and safe to put garland on your stair railings by using Bannister Garland Hangers. Hang your Garland around windows and doors by using small clear thumbtacks. Just wrap a tip around the thumbtack to secure it. Decorate them with ribbon bows or twine elegant Sheer Drape Fabric through the tips.

How to Make a Simple Bow

First decide on the size of your bow. This will include the length of the loops and the tails.

Cut a decorative "v" into both ends of the ribbon.

Lay the ribbon on a flat surface or table with the bottom side up.

Bring the right end over the middle and hold in place. This is the first loop.

Bring the left side over and hold it the way you did with the right. Now you have formed both your loops. Decide where the exact center is and adjust the loops on the left and right side so they are even.

Once the middle is adjusted gather the 2 ends and also the bottom side and pinch all the layers between your thumb and index finger.

Take a thin piece of floral wire and wrap it around the front of the ribbon.

Twist the wire closed on the backside. Leave the ends hanging.

You can tie a small piece of the ribbon over the wire to hide it if you choose.
About the Author
Deby has been a writer for Christmas Decorations and Gifts for several years. View our Christmas Decorations Ideas. We have a beautiful selection of Unique Christmas Ribbon.
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