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Our 10 Most-Pinned Christmas Decorating Ideas

Christmas decorations for your steps, mantel, tree and backyard are among our most-repinned Christmas decorating ideas on Pinterest.
  • Cranberry candles

    For a simple yet stunning centerpiece, place five votive candles (in a variety of Christmas colors) in a line down a red rectangular serving dish. Fill the rest of the dish with cranberries, garnish with a few pine twigs and dust with artificial snow.

  • Country chic

    Create a rustic Christmas feel by making plaid stockings the centerpiece of your mantel. Accent them with pinecones, carved wooden statues and simple candles. 

  • Snowy vista

    A flurry of snowflakes floats above a forest of pines. Simply hot-glue together trees cut from foam-core board. Lean the unit against the window or secure with double-faced tape. Thread or hot-glue pom-poms onto fishing line then attach to the window frame with invisible tape.

    Resources Foam-core board, craft pom-poms and filament Michaels Crafts Stores. (800) 642-4235; michaels.com Wall color SW6706 Off-Beat Green. Sherwin-Williams. (800) 474-3794; sherwin-williams.com

  • Vintage glamour

    A foam cone becomes a sparkly miniature tree when covered with pearls, rhinestone earrings and vintage crystals.

  • Burlap wrap

    Burlap ribbons reflect the other natural elements in this room. Brown paper wrapping on presents anchors the look in nature. Words on the tree skirt pick up the writing above the mantel. 

  • Sticker style

    Cover your package with kraft paper, then wrap with white raffia. Embellish with purchased scrapbook stickers in any shape you like.

  • Christmas centerpiece ideas: paper trees

    Row of paper trees

    Turn holiday-theme scrapbooking papers into an inexpensive tabletop display. Cut and fold papers to create simple cone "trees" of different sizes. Secure seams with double-sided tape.

  • Yard finds

    Bring garden urns or pots inside and fill with finds from the yard: evergreen branches, pinecones and twigs. Top with spray snow and ornaments for yuletide shimmer.

  • Christmas centerpiece ideas: lantern

    Lantern light

    Surround lanterns with fresh greenery and pinecones for a classic, elegant centerpiece. 

  • Beautify a birdbath

    Fresh greenery, a large red ball, red-painted pinecones and a bright bow look festive in this wintry scene.

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