Are you finding that shopping, card sending and party-attending has left you with very little time to create holiday magic in your home? Then, here are a few ideas you can try.
Ribbon is definitely your friend, in a pinch. Below are a few photos (I took in a store) that demonstrate that idea perfectly, and they highlight both indoor & outdoor items. Obviously, stores can’t afford to completely switch out merchandise for each holiday season, so they learned a long time ago that adding (holiday-appropriate) ribbon to an everyday object creates an instant holiday feeling!
Don’t have any ribbon handy? Head outside and trim some greenery from the garden. You can add that to anything – OR – simply place ornament balls on top of candle holders or in any container, like I did in this bowl –
The ribbon idea also works great for outdoor decorating –
And finally, here’s a cute outdoor “CANDY” idea.
There is something special about gumballs, so I rolled out a (apx.) 2 ft. length of plastic wrap and placed a ball at one end, in the center (I found these leftover last year at Michael’s Craft store…
I don’t think anyone knew what to do with them… lol).
Next, I rolled the ball & plastic wrap forward.
I cut an apx. 12″ length of ribbon and tied a single knot around the plastic wrap, at each end of the ball.
I took some additional ribbon and created 3 loops, then placed the center of the loops in the center of the tied length of ribbon and tied a 2nd single knot to secure the loops.
This created a bow on each end, which I fluffed and finished by trimming the excess plastic wrap on each end.
Below is the finished look. I used them in my goat cart in the front yard.
Enjoy the Creativity!