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Deck the Halls: Ideas for Prim Decorating

6 Dec

Christmas season is upon us.  One of my younger sisters loves decorating for Christmas so much, she can barely hold back until after Thanksgiving.  In fact, this year, her husband was clearing the Thanksgiving dishes, and she was hauling boxes of decorations out of the garage. Are you ready to decorate?

Here is some inspiration for primitive Christmas decorating.

  1. Use primitive items you already have, add one or two holiday decorations and viola, you have a beautiful Christmas display!
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2. Candles bring a very festive, old-fashioned look into any space, add them to a basket,

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or a more unusual holder.

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If you need some candles, consider beeswax, they bring a beautiful texture into your home, and are also excellent for those trying to achieve a prim look.

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3. Dress your Christmas tree using homemade or natural items.  How might you decorate if you didn’t have access to a big box store?

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4. Incorporate wooden toys into your display (and gift list).  Many craft stores sell unpainted wooden toys, which you can personalize with your own colors and patterns.  Our sample set of paints is perfect for these types of projects, because you get a small portion of many different colors!  Look at this creative toy set, made with wooden laundry pins!

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Happy decorating.  We’d love to see photos of your Christmas decorations.  Share them with us on our Facebook page!

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