It’s time to deck the halls friends! The holidays are upon us and much of the season’s joy comes from rediscovering treasures of Christmases past. From the ornament-laden tree and decorated mantel all the way to the front porch, below are some ideas for making your home merry and bright all season long. The best part is they are all DIY, which means you can make them until your heart’s content.
Cardboard Christmas Trees. These life-size trees make a festive statement, and the best part is they store flat. Not for the crafting faint of heart but these upcycled trees can be left “natural” depending on the cardboard or a great decorating project for the whole family.
Butcher Paper Table-runner. Change up your table-scape this year and use butcher paper instead of that fussy tablecloth. For a dramatic effect use black. Paint pens allow you to draw decorative elements and fun place cards, and it makes cleanup easier which is a win win.
Cut Out Snowflakes. Bring the magic of snow inside with some paper flurries. Whether you have card stock or some old magazines laying around, this is great way to show your creativity. Hang them with fishing line and wall-friendly tape and let the snowstorm begin. Keep in mind that if you are cutting by hand you might want to space it out over several days and keep them safely stored so you can add to the mix year after year.
Silver Seed-Pod Ornament. Martha Stewart’s website offers up an idea for stylish DIY ornaments that bring Nature indoors in an upscale way. A decorated tree is one of the most enduring holiday emblems, and some of the most treasured memories can be evoked from ornaments handmade by everyone in the family, young and old.
Rustic Twig Ornaments. Simple As That offers up some great ideas for a more natural and inexpensive way to bring elements of nature inside. With some simple tools, supplies and Christmas Spirit this is an easy way to spend the afternoon.
Tea Light Snowman Ornament. These fun, festive ornaments are great crafting option for kids and adults alike, and they are adorable.
We hope these ideas have inspired you to start your own holiday tradition in your dream home on the Albemarle Sound, click here to view current listings in Albemarle Plantation. And be sure to book your visit to find out why we think our community is like no other. Guests enjoy a 3-day/2-night stay with access to world-class golf, fitness facilities and other one-of-a-kind amenities offered at Albemarle Plantation. Take this opportunity to explore the area, we are just minutes from Elizabeth City and historic Edenton, NC, where you can take in the stunning sights of the Albemarle Sound.