Thursday, November 24, 2016

Christmas Decoration and Lighting Ideas: Keep it Simple Stylish

While fully aware of the design principle that LESS IS MORE, many of us still cant help going overboard when it comes to Christmas decorations. But lets face it: sometimes the best arrangements are those that take a few elements and make them look stylish.
If youre tired of putting up all those dazzling holiday ornaments, why not just try combining a few simple items with proper lighting to boost Christmas spirit this year?

Make the Best of your Jars & Bottles for Soft Lighting

Your jars are nothing but jars if they are only lying in your kitchen cabinets. Light them up with some crafts will make all the differences!
Snowy Mason Jars
Christmas and snow is no doubt a perfect match. Find some idle jars and a few other materials, then you get these beautiful snowy mason jars!
>>>Find tutorial here
Items needed: 
Mason jars; decoupage glue; salt; Christmas decors; candles or battery-operated string lights
>>> Get DecorNova String Lights for Snowy Jars
Or you can go different by adding snowflake elements to the jar like these.
Magical Mason Jars
If you still get some beautiful stickers left in the previous holidays, why not just make the best of them? The following magical mason jars are sure to add a fairy touch to your Christmas!
>>>Find tutorial here
Items needed: 
Jars of different sizes & shapes, spray paint, paint marker, bright white string lights.
Just get creative with the patterns and color combinations!
Lighted Jar Centerpiece
Christmas without green and red is not complete. But you need not to be too classic. This year, how about bringing a fresh atmosphere to your Christmas table with this mason jar centerpiece?
Or try this gorgeous centerpiece required only mason jars, floating candles, ribbon, and some fresh cranberries!
Glass Jar String lights
If you dont get any time for craft projects during this busy holiday season, simply put some string lights in your jar will make the magic happen! Besides, ready-to-use glass jar string lights are available to boost your holiday mood!

Light Creatively with your Christmas Trees 

If you want to surprise your guests this Christmas, its time to deviant from a traditional green Christmas trees festooned with tasteful decorations, garlands, golden bells and dazzling lights. Try something fresh and interesting!
A Christmas tree outlined by trunks and string lights will bring rustic sense to your house.
If youre a book lover, a Christmas tree stacked up by books or a photo wall in tree shape are sure to add Christmas flavor to your study.
A Christmas tree shaped by string lights pinned on a wooden panel will complement any minimalist setting.
>>>Find tutorial here

Personalized your Christmas with DIY Ornaments

Easy-to-make Pinecone Wreath

>>>Find Tutorial here
Items needed: 
Wire frame, glue, pinecones, evergreen cuttings, berries, LED fairy lights
Paper Doily Wreath
This paper wreath strung with lights creates the magical effect of candles flickering in the snow. It's definitely an elegant and delicate piece you cant miss for a romantic Christmas! 
Items needed: 
Wire frame, string lights, paper bouquet

Twinkling Gift Box
Since gift is an  indispensable element for Christmas, a twinkling gift box will certainly be the highlight of your holiday!
Items needed: 
Wood frame/ Semi Translucent Plastic Container, string lights, mesh ribbon
You can also wrap these gift boxes with fabric like these ones! 
Fairy Light Globe
Why should you buy those holiday ornaments from stores if you have the right materials in your hand? This Fairy Light Globe is a great addition to any outdoor environment!
Items needed: 
Wire basket from Home Depot (under $5), floral wire, mini string lights
If where you live has already become a snow wonderland, dropping a few lighted balls casting soft light is sure to make your outdoor environment warm!
Get into the Holiday Spirit without Going over the Top
I believe everything is good for Christmas except for climbing ladders to put up Christmas lights on the roof outside of your house, especially in the freezing weather. But do you know you can spice up your outdoor environment by simply adding a laser Christmas light to your house front?
With a simple unplugging of a cord, your house will become a Christmas paradise which envies your neighbor!
Its easy to be overwhelmed by all the Christmas ornaments piling up in the stores. But bear the golden rule that less is more in mind, and the best decorations are those that please but not dazzle your eye. Now, its time to get your project started!

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