• Posts Tagged ‘Christmas decoration’

    Country moment: scented orange pomander

    by  • 09/12/2013 • Country craft, Country moment, Country style • 0 Comments

    It’s a bit of tradition to make these scented orange pomanders in our home at this time of year. They look and smell great and are really simple make…

    Just take a small orange and tie on string or ribbon to hang (you can use glue or pins to hold in place). Then, using a cocktail stick, make holes in the pith and push in your cloves. You can dot the cloves like randomly or match the line of the string or ribbon.

    Once complete, hang on trees, door knobs or give as fragrant presents…

    The fragrance of Christmas

    The fragrance of Christmas

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    Country style: Enchant with mini trees

    by  • 20/11/2013 • Country style • 0 Comments

    If you’re already thinking about your Christmas decorations then its worth giving thought to the mini tree. Fantastic for adding a festive touch to table tops and for cheering up dark corners and window sils they add so much enchantment to a home at Christmas time. Choose from real spruce ,  Scandi carved wood, glamorous glass or geometric woodcut. Theres sure to be one to suit your taste! For more decorating inspiration at Christmas time take a look at our December issue shopping feature, out now!

    treesBench, Lombok. Ornate tree, Rockett st George. Glass tree, Marks & Spencer. Pine tree, Bloom. Paper trees, Re-found Objects. Green 3d tree, John Lewis. White wooden tree, Retreat Home. Mini frosted tree, Dobbies.

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    Get in the Mood for Christmas day

    by  • 21/12/2012 • Country style • 0 Comments

    With Christmas celebrations very nearly upon us, don’t forget those last minute necessities! With a little help from my personally designed moodboard get inspired and create your very own stylish Christmas look for your home to impress friends and family on Christmas Day.
    Attention to detail is important so don’t forget enough crackers for everyone, stockings full of gifts and fun decorations (see my little spiky owl!) to put a smile on any little persons face.
    Merry Christmas to you all and don’t forget this time of year is a great excuse to get creative and show off your home in a festive, inviting way!
    Get in the mood for Christmas celebrations

    Get in the mood for Christmas celebrations

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    Colourful dining room

    by  • 15/12/2011 • Country style • 2 Comments

    When it is cold and dark outside, I love nothing more than looking at houses where owners have used colour to enliven a room and give it personality and warmth. This dining room, which features in Decorate by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick (£30, published by Jacqui Small), showcases colour so effectively. The room is a fairly blank canvas, but is given an instant lift through the colourful lampshades, cushions, and tableware. If you’re entertaining over the festive period, why not enliven your dining table by injecting splashes of colour through everything from your napkins to the Chrismas crackers?

    Colourful Dining Room

    Decorate by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick. Photographs Debi Treloar (£30, Jacqui Small).

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    Make a paper Christmas tree decoration

    by  • 27/10/2010 • Country craft • 3 Comments

    Here at Country Homes & Interiors it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas!

    To break you in gently, I’ve picked out this lovely Christmas tree make from our up-and-coming December issue. It’s made from plain card and patterned paper with button eyes and a ribbon hanger.

    It’s so easy to make, just follow the instructions and choose card and paper in colours and patterns that will suit your decorating scheme. Get the kids to help and you’ll have a flock of Christmas birds before you know it! For more lovely seasonal makes ideas have a look at our sister site House to Home.

    Pretty paper decorations make a lovely addition to a traditional tree.

    Concertina-fold a square of patterned paper and push through the cardboard bird template.

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    Crafty Sarah

    by  • 09/12/2009 • Country craft • 4 Comments

    As we have three Sara/Sarahs on the staff, when I found Sarah London’s blog I had to have a look. She loves her fabrics and patchwork, and also finds some inspirational Christmas ideas – following the paper snowflake I mentioned last week, check out this beautiful cut-out snowflake curtain:

    Sarah London's paper snowflake curtain


    Follow the link on her blog to find out how to make it.

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