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Items found in nature are at the heart of
Rustic Christmas decor.
For me, greens are the starting place for all Christmas decorating
but especially for Christmas decorating with Rustic, Country, Primitive, or Farmhouse flair.
Once Halloween is over I'll be gathering greens and things from nature to use in my holiday decorating. I'll keep the greens in pots of water on the back porch to keep fresh until ready for use.
We'll take a moment here to talk about wreaths and garland and such.
I usually construct my wreaths, grave blankets, and any roping I want to use the week before Thanksgiving.
You will want to take the weather and when you hang your decorations into consideration. You'll want to avoid having to construct 40 feet of roping in the dark, bitter cold while your partner is standing on a ladder screaming, "I thought you said it was ready."
|Here is an identification chart. Know before you go. haha.|
Here are two great tutorials with clear, concise directions and good photographs by Brianna at Craft Thyme. I mean, why would I go to the trouble when Brianna has done all this work, right?
|Craft Thyme - Great wreath tutorial!|
|Making Evergreen Garland - Craft Thyme|
(While you are done checking out the evergreen tutorials, take a minute to check out her tutorial on using gold leaf and other methods of gilding. I have some Magnolia pods that are going to be freakin' awesome painted gold!
Okay. Now, Some Rustic Christmas Love.
In my Previous Life I embraced Primitive Style Decor. It suited the woodsy Pinelands area of New Jersey where I lived at that time, and it suited my old fashioned rural lifestyle.
Rustic Christmas Love Is . . .
homemade pine cone wreaths, old sleds decked out in greens and
wide plaid bows. . .
|All Roads Lead Home|
Old lanterns, galvanized buckets, barn ladders, and plenty of holly, ivy, and red ribbon.
Some tin, some rust, some strips of homespun fabric...
Old Ball jars filled with peppermint sticks.
|Christmas Around the Farmhouse|
Twigs, and sprigs of holly tucked amongst the jars.
A cozy hearth with a special glow.
A bit of Nature indoors.
|12 Days of Christmas|
And so much more...
Check out the sites below for some simple inexpensive ways to add some Rustic Christmas love to your holidays.
|Making Birdseed Ornaments|
Thanks for stopping by.
Wishing you lots of Christmas love.