30 Nov

A Very Pretty Craft-Store Christmas

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!

A few more favorites:

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.

For full details, check out the gallery on RealSimple.com.

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Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor SAYS:

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

November 30, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Prachi ( purplehomes) SAYS:

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

December 1, 2009 at 5:02 am

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.

December 1, 2009 at 6:45 am

CreamyLife.com SAYS:

omg! I completely love your site! great ideas!

December 1, 2009 at 10:00 am

Julianne SAYS:

Oooh I love the chandelier, so beautiful!


December 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Debra SAYS:

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

December 4, 2009 at 1:02 pm

down pillow SAYS:

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

December 6, 2009 at 9:38 pm
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