It’s that time of year again! Get your home ready for the holidays with these tips and tricks from the pros. From decking the halls to trimming the tree, we’ve got you covered.
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How to pick the right Christmas tree
Christmas is around the corner, and it’s time to start decorating your home! If you want to make sure your home looks its best, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
First, you need to pick the right Christmas tree. If you have a small space, you’ll want to go for a smaller tree. If you have a large space, you can go for a bigger tree. There are also different types of trees to choose from. Some people prefer artificial trees because they’re easier to take care of. Others prefer real trees because they smell better.
Once you’ve picked the perfect tree, it’s time to start decorating it! You can use string lights, garlands, ornaments, and more. Be creative and have fun with it!
Finally, don’t forget the all-important finishing touch: a star or angel atop the tree. This will really make your tree stand out and show everyone that you took the time to decorate it like a pro!
How to make your own Christmas wreath
A Christmas wreath is a great way to add some holiday cheer to your home. Plus, it’s a fun project that you can do with the whole family. Here’s what you need to know to make your own Christmas wreath.
First, you’ll need some supplies. You’ll need a wire wreath frame, green Floral tape, green wire, scissors, and artificial greenery. You can find all of these supplies at your local craft store.
Once you have your supplies, it’s time to start creating your wreath. Start by wrapping the Floral tape around the wreath frame. Then, start attaching your greenery to the frame with the green wire. Once you have all of your greenery attached, use the scissors to trim any excess wire or tape.
That’s it! Your Christmas wreath is now complete. Hang it on your front door or in a window to spread some holiday cheer.
How to string lights like a pro
Are you ready to string lights like a pro this Christmas? Here are some tips to help you get started:
-Start by planning where you want to string your lights. Make a sketch of your plan or use an online tool to map it out.
-Choose the type of lights you want to use. There are many different options available, so do some research to find the best fit for your needs.
-Assemble the necessary tools and supplies. You will need things like a ladder, light clips, and extension cords.
-Start at the top of your chosen area and work your way down, attaching the lights as you go.
-Use light clips to attach the lights to gutters, eaves, and other surfaces. Be sure to follow all manufacturer’s instructions.
-When you’re finished, plug in your lights and enjoy your handiwork!
How to hang garland like a pro
One of the most essential — and show-stopping — Christmas decorations is garland. Garland can be hung on doors, windows, stair railings, fireplace mantles, and just about anywhere else in your home. But how do you hang garland like a pro? We asked some of our favorite décor bloggers for their tips and tricks.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when hanging garland:
-Choose the right type of garland. If you want your garland to last for years to come, choose a real evergreen garland made with fresh pine needles. Artificial garlands made from PVC or other materials can be just as beautiful, but they won’t last as long.
-Measure twice, cut once. Before you start cutting any branches or greenery, make sure you know exactly how much garland you need by measuring the area where you’ll be hanging it. It’s better to have too much than too little!
-Use the right tools. A good pair of pruning shears is essential for cutting branches and greenery to size. And if you’re using real evergreen garland, a steamer will help keep the needles from falling off.
-Create a plan before you start hanging. It sounds obvious, but it’s important to have a plan before you start randomly throwing garland around your house! Decide where you want the focal points of your decoration to be, and work outwards from there.
-Start with the tough spots. The easiest way to ruin a perfectly good piece of garland is to try and force it into a tight space without thinking ahead. If you’re having trouble getting the garland to lay flat against a doorway or window frame, start by stapling or tacking down the middle section first and then work your way outwards towards the ends.
How to make a mantelpiece festive
The mantelpiece is often the focal point of a living room, and it’s the perfect place to get creative with your Christmas decorations. Here are a few tips to make your mantelpiece festive and stylish:
-Choose a theme: Whether you go for traditional red and green, or something more unique like an all-white Christmas, decide on a color scheme for your mantelpiece decorations. This will help you create a cohesive and stylish look.
-Add greenery: Garland is a classic Christmas decoration, and it’s also a great way to add some color and life to your mantelpiece. Drape it across the front of the mantel, or wrap it around candles or other decorations.
-Include some sparkle: Christmas is the perfect time to add some sparkle to your decor. Hang shimmering stockings from the mantel, or drape garland with twinkling lights. Tinsel ornaments are also a great way to add some sparkle.
-Think outside the box: Your mantle doesn’t have to be traditional. Get creative with your decorations, and use items that you wouldn’t normally think of as Christmas decorations. Flower vases filled with evergreens, for example, make lovely centerpieces.
With these tips, you’ll be able to create a beautiful and festive mantelpiece that will bring holiday cheer to your home!
How to decorate your staircase
No matter how big or small your staircase is, there are plenty of ways to decorate it for Christmas. If you have a large staircase, you could string garland along the handrail and banister. You could also wrap the handrail in lights for a bit of extra sparkle. If you have a small staircase, you can still add garland and lights, or you could try hanging stockings from the handrail. Whatever you do, make sure your decorations are secure so that they don’t pose a safety hazard.
How to make a Christmas table setting
One of the most important things to consider when setting your Christmas table is the tablecloth. A Christmas tablecloth sets the tone for the entire meal, and can be a simple way to inject some holiday cheer into your home. If you’re not sure what kind of tablecloth to choose, try a festive plaid or a Snowman-themed design.
When it comes to choosing flatware, think about both function and form. For example, if you’re having a sit-down dinner, you’ll need forks, knives, and spoons. But if you’re just serving finger foods, you may not need any utensils at all. If you are having a sit-down dinner, consider using holiday-themed flatware, such as ornate gold utensils or red and green striped silverware.
Centerpieces are another important consideration for your Christmas table setting. A few well-placed candles can create a warm and inviting ambiance, while a festive floral arrangement can add a pop of color. If you want to get really creative, try making your own centerpiece using natural materials like pinecones or holly berries.
No matter what kind of Christmas table setting you choose, remember that the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the holiday season!
How to make your own Advent calendar
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas yet – we’re talking about advent calendar season. Making your own advent calendar is a fun way to add a personal touch to your Christmas decorations, and it’s also a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Here’s how to make your own advent calendar:
1. Choose your materials. You can use just about anything to make an advent calendar, from cardboard boxes to empty toilet paper rolls. Get creative!
2. Decide on a theme. Will your advent calendar be festive and colorful? Packed with holiday-themed activities? Filled with delicious treats? The sky’s the limit!
3. Create your calendar. This is the fun part! Get creative and have fun with it.
4. Fill your calendar with goodies. This is the really fun part! Choose whatever you want to fill your calendar with – candy, small toys, holiday-themed activities, etc. Just make sure that whatever you choose can fit in the spaces you’ve created in your calendar.
5. Hang your calendar up and enjoy!
How to wrap presents like a pro
Christmas is around the corner and you are probably already thinking about all the presents you have to buy and wrap. If you want to make your presents look extra special this year, follow these simple tips from professional gift wrappers.
Choose your wrapping paper wisely. Avoid patterns that are too busy or loud colors that will take away from the presentation of your wrapped gift. Stick with classic colors like red, green, gold, or silver.
Wrapping paper is not the only option. Get creative with fabric, burlap, or even old maps! Whatever you use, make sure it is long enough to wrap around your present and wide enough to tuck under the ends.
Tape is not optional. You will need a good quality tape to keep yourwrapping paper in place. Double-sided tape works great for this purpose.
Curl your ribbon. This step is optional but it will make your wrappedpresent look more polished. Use a pair of scissors to curl one end ofyour ribbon before attaching it to your gift.
Be generous with the ribbon. You want there to be enough ribbon so that it can be easily tied into a bow or knot without looking sparse. six inches on each side should be plenty.
How to take care of your Christmas decorations
Once you have your Christmas tree up and decorated, you need to take care of it to make sure it lasts through the holidays. Here are some tips on how to take care of your Christmas tree and decorations:
– water your Christmas tree regularly
– keep your tree away from heat sources
– don’t leave your lights on for too long
– clean your lights before putting them up
– take your decorations down gradually