Sunday, November 29, 2009

Winter Wonderland Ideas

Since today is the official start of Advent, I wanted to gather some ideas for Christmas and winter decorating that I thought were "do-able" around the house. I searched the we for some ideas using easy to find objects & objects I already had around the home -- or ones that were easy enough to find in the yard....
Here are some goodies
Pine cones glued to fabric scraps or ribbon to form a door decoration. How fun and easy and it looks great. I love that it is a "nature" product and that it looks wintery but not necessarily Christmasy. This way, I can leave it up past Christmas!

Here is a very adorable front door/back door scene. It is a little out of place if you actually get snow, but the ideas are great. 1. They chose a color -- in this case red and went with it, the boots, the flowering amaryllis, the star, the shovel. Then they added winter touches - large pine cones, a sled (or is that a folding chair?) and added galvanized steel luminaries, watering cans, etc. I love the Christmas balls hanging off the rake! Too cute.

This is just precious. A wheelbarrow complete with evergreen tree, left in the field or garden. When nature snows, it only adds to the natural beauty...

Here is a window box with evergreen swags or branches. Again, the natural snow on top of the greens is a lovely touch.

Finally, this is an indoor thing - but I love the simplicity of the wood, cut from some firewood, the concentric circles in the wood - then a hole drilled into it for a tea light.
Very rustic, very outdoorsy...

2 comments:

mommy said...

The pine cone swag is awesome! My daughter just painted the tips of a pine cone white, then added glitter. I googled 'decorating with pine cones' and found your site. She's going to gather more cones and make a swag. Thanks for the idea.
from Alabama

mommy said...

The pine cone swag is awesome! My daughter just painted the tips of a pine cone white, then added glitter. I googled 'decorating with pine cones' and found your site. She's going to gather more cones and make a swag. Thanks for the idea.
from Alabama