Christmas 11.30.09

A Very Pretty Craft-Store Christmas

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crafty Christmas decoration ideas

I’m in love with the crafty-meets-contemporary style of these “Craft-Store Holiday Decorating” ideas from Real Simple!

Pictured above: clever ideas like wrapping blank art canvases with ribbon for mantle decor, using sheets of red felt as place mats and wooden beads & yarn for a table runner, and creating a pretty candle arrangement or modern Menorah from unfinished candlesticks.

And that cool, wooden floating chandelier? It’s made from wooden quilting hoops, which really do resemble the look of a holiday ball ornament when criss-crossed together!

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crafty Christmas decoration ideas

Pictured above: knitting needle place card holders, wooden gift tags, jolly, happy styrofoam snowmen, a jingle bells door ornament, and holiday “stockings” made from canvas tote bags.

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

7 responses to “A Very Pretty Craft-Store Christmas”

  1. What simple and clever ideas! Makes me look at my craft supplies in a whole new way!

  2. Wow, i am completely in love with the canvas art…

  3. Jene says:

    Love the simple decorations. I figure if you have ribbon and fresh flowers you’re all set for the holidays. A home doesn’t need to look like someone “threw up” Christmas to look decorated.

  4. says:

    omg! I completely love your site! great ideas!

  5. Julianne says:

    Oooh I love the chandelier, so beautiful!

  6. Debra says:

    I am a animal lover…so…I like the Eco-Friendly and Recyled holiday cards. Puppies and kittens would soften anyones heart !

  7. down pillow says:

    Love the ‘”packages” on the mantel – great idea :)