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Fa La La: Best Holiday Decorations by Claudia

by Claudia, posted to Holidays

It's that time of year again! Dust off those boxes in the attic and bring out your holiday decorations. Find Holiday-related blog posts, DIY decorative ideas and fall inspired recipes. Add your posts or make a suggestion to get in on the holiday fun!

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Antique-Silver Snack Bowl

This look is functional and easy while using stuff that you already...more

What an easy and fun decoration. Fill the bowl up with holiday potpourri, ornaments, pinecones or some fall fruit such as apples.

SkinnyFaves: I just received this as a hostess gift, it looks even better in person and is the perfect size!

Claudia: That's awesome!!

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The Dinner Table

Fill several glass vases or silver mint julep cups with one type of...more

There's no need to put a dent in your wallet with expensive flowers. Allows for a nice touch on the dinner table without blocking the view of your guests across one another.

Tate's Kitchen: Really do not like when I see guests leaning this way or that to talk to someone across the way! Great reminder...thanks for sharing.

Claudia: No problem!

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Baking cup paper

Holiday decorated baking paper.

Did someone say school treats or a holiday party?

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Storage tin with lid

Storage tin with lid, set of 3, Suitable for coffee, tea and other...more

You can also use to create a personal gift basket with treats filled in the can along with various other goodies.

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Pastry cutter

Set of 6 Pastry cutter

I've personally bought these and have enjoyed making my holiday pastries and cookies with these. Easy to use.

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Decorated Bottle with stopper

Bottle with stopper

A great way to keep you and your guests hydrated during your holiday parties.

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Champagne flute

Champagne flute, Mouth blown; each piece is unique.

Perfect to use for Holiday parties and even a New Year's Eve toast!

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Snowflake Tray

Snowflake tray

Can be used for dinner parties or the occasional breakfast in bed mornings.

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Table decoration

Table decoration, Uses LEDs, which consumes up to 80% less energy and...more

A great and inexpensive way to decorate your side tables or office area.

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STRÅLA Floor lamp

STRÅLA, Floor lamp, Gives a soft mood light. Gives a warm, cozy glow...more

Great for kids who need a night light or just a lamp for their bedroom. Gives you a little holiday charm.

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Deck the Halls


Beautiful silver and gold inspired decorations. Easy to create with...more

A great way to decorate your tables throughout the house!

Krista, Try with all vase shapes, not just straight ones.

Jackie: I've seen this with a set of lights mixed in adorable DIY gift for the holidays.

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10 Candles For The Holidays | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest

Suggested by Jackie

A nice and simple decoration!

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Edible Snowman Favors


Suggested by Shindigz

There’s nothing like a delicious homemade favor to give your party a warm and cozy feel! These cute edible snowman favors also make great projects for school winter parties and all types of gatherings whether your guests are young, old, or in-between.

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Christmas Candy Topiaries


Suggested by Shindigz

This is a fun, candy inspired Christmas decoration that does not cost very much and will cost you very little time, precious time that is difficult to come by in the month of December.

Jackie: Yum! Will have to try these :)

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DIY Star Garland | The Handmade Home

When I got the west Elm catalog in the mail before Thanksgiving, I was...more

Suggested by Jackie

This is a cute DIY project...seems like it will take some time but this blog post breaks all the steps down for you.

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Folding Christmas Stars tutorial {Guest Post} | Skip To My Lou

Please Welcome Rena from The Cheese Thief who is sharing a great...more

Suggested by Jackie

This is a cute, simple idea for making a holiday garland...seems fairly easy too!

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Here's a twist to a holiday decorating tradition! Visit more

Suggested by Krista,

Ribbon garlands add sparkle to holiday decor and are just as easy to make as construction paper versions -- so the kids can have fun making them and you get a garland with some bling! Inexpensive glue dots are the secret to making these looped garlands stay together, plus they're mess-free!

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Egg Soaps & Soap Ornaments

Suggested by HennyPenny

These hand crafted soaps are all natural and use farm fresh free range chicken eggs! Available in a variety of scents, shapes, and sizes as well as gift basket arrangements these make great gifts, or indulge yourself with these spa quality soaps. There are even soap ornaments that will look gorgeous on your tree. Volume discounts available.

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Suggested by Wabisabi Green

Tara Teipel’s magnificent holiday tree ornaments are not only eye candy but contain healing properties. Hand crafted out of moss, real Apatite gemstones, crystals and peacock feathers, the ornaments are little artistic wonders. Considered to be an inspirational stone enhancing communication, Apatite promotes bone health and relieves arthritis.

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Suggested by Wabisabi Green

Enjoy hand crafted holiday cuteness! These Christmas Crabs are glazed in green crackle, planted with sedum tinged in red and topped off with an adorable tiny silver sand dollar for the perfect coastal living touch. The sea theme succulent planters make the perfect precious little hostess gift and/or festive tabletop decoration.

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WallPops Peel-and-stick Wall Art

WallPops from Brewster Home Fashions, the most design-forward and...more

Suggested by Wall Pops

Save funds and easily have stylish décor for the holidays or year round. Try Solid Dots, Blox and Stripes from WallPops that can be combined to create a “wow” overall look. Use red or blue along with white for the holidays, orange for Thanksgiving, among other color variations. Approximately $14.99 each set.

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Suggested by Cindy Sawyer

We all experience finding hand towels messy or on the floor after use. This is especially annoying when we have guests over for the Holidays. Our house is nicely decorated and ready to entertain but of course after people use the hand towels they usually are a mess afterwards. I decorate my hand towels with ToweLocs so they are secured with style

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Save precious time & memorieswith unforgettable gift wrapping by...more

Suggested by Sean Cuadra

Extraordinary gift wrap for any gift

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Company's Coming

Suggested by aspenhome

Holidays are such special times when we open our homes to friends and family. Getting the guest room ready for holiday visitors is easy and fun with tips from aspenhome. Click on the link then mouse over the image to find all 15 tips. Click to view them. Oh and don't forget to turn up the sound to put you in the holiday spirit.

Krista, These are fun ideas - I especially like putting small amenities - like individual shampoos, bath gels, and a toothbrush in the stocking, since those are the often forgotten items! Don;t forget to make sure the guest closet has a few spare hangers!

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Suggested by Skinnyem

ScentSicles scented ornaments make artificial trees smell fresh-cut, and also add the wonderful, nostalgic scent of fir, pine, or cinnamon stick to your home throughout the season. The fragrance-infused sticks can be hung from trees, tucked in wreaths or garland, or hidden around your home. They also make a wonderful gift!

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MyZaic is a custom tile mosaic kit containing everything needed to...more

Suggested by rob@ikre8

The best holiday decorations are handmade and filled with memories. MyZaic is a custom mosaic kit with lots of design options, including holiday themes, that you make as a gift or as a holiday family project. With art-quality ceramic tiles, your completed MyZaic will be a beautiful keepsake for years to come. Fun to make for all skill levels!

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10 Tree Skirts | Apartment Therapy

Suggested by Jackie

A simple decoration that adds a little extra holiday fun!

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Holiday Decorating Tips from the First Ladies | California Home + Design


When it comes to decking the halls, the White House rocks the votes...more

Suggested by Jackie

A fun little article to check out for some First Lady inspiration while doing some more decorating this week :)

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Gathering around a table to share food is an important ritual as old as civilization itself. At no time is this more important than during the holidays when we gather with family both near and far. Often neglected during the rest of the year, the dining room becomes center stage at this special time of year. The dining room generally has a more ...

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