Holiday Decor: A few of my favorite things (Part 3)

In spirit of all of the things merry & bright, I wanted to continue sharing some of my favorite holiday decor items to help spread that seasonal feeling throughout your home. This series will touch on different elements to embrace and sources of inspiration to seek out as you dig into decorating for this festive time of year. My 13 favorite decor ideas can translate to whichever holiday you may celebrate in your home and extend into wintertime, too!

Ribbon

An excellent way to add softness and texture to your holiday displays is with ribbon. It’s not just for accessorizing those presents! Add some movement to your Christmas tree by draping it around, top to bottom. Personalize a farm fresh wreath by wrapping it with a festive spool or topping it off with a homemade bow. Ribbon is also a great layering material to help add volume to your mantle arrangements. Matte, satin, solid or pattern; there are so many options at your fingertips and it’s an inexpensive way to elevate your holiday decor.

 {From:  Stone Gable Blog .}

Candy

The holiday season is one of nostalgia; the smells, sights, tastes and sounds bring out our inner child this time of year. Incorporating candy into your holiday decor adds a playful and whimsical knack. Fill glass containers with bright, foil wrapped sweets, use candy canes as ornamentation on your tree or toss some peppermint pinwheels among your seasonal vignettes. For a youthful statement use a tiered serving display or stack varying sized cake stands to layer copious amount of holiday candies.

 {From:  Pier 1 Imports .}

{From: Pier 1 Imports.}

Pinecones

Whether you collect from your yard or buy in bundles from the local craft store, pinecones are a foolproof way to bring a winter wonderland flair to your home. Their rich texture and organic shape makes them one of my all-time favorite items to accessorize with this time of year. Layer pinecones with other materials such as bunches of holly berries, light strands or ornament balls in containers or on trays, or tuck them into nooks and crannies on your buffet displays. For a fun DIY project with the family, paint your pinecones to match your choice color palette or dust your them with some glitter for a frosted, snowy effect.

 {From:  Country Living .}

{From: Country Living.}

Stay tuned for part four, where I’ll wrap up my final four holiday decor ideas to put to good use in your home. Happy holiday decorating!

April Pardoe