Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fresh Christmas Ideas-Southern Living

Hang a Paper White Basket

"Greet guests with a bright arrangement of seasonal paperwhites, heather, juniper, and moss in a planter that hangs directly on your front door."

Theme Your Entry

"Stage a royal welcome by hanging lanterns from shepherd hooks anchored in galvanized washtubs planted with ivy. Topped with a faux cardinal, this seasonal lighting solution helps introduce your Christmas decorating theme right at the front door. For a red-carpet look, create a clever runner with tartan fabric and green burlap that spans from the door to the steps. Hold the runner in place with heavy-duty double-sided tape from the hardware store."

Group Your Silver

"Turn silver and mercury-glass vases and candlesticks into festive Christmas accents by arranging them in groups."