Easy Holiday Decorating

Wreaths, homemade ornaments, homemade gifts, mantel decorations, tabletop ideas. Find more great holiday ideas at: http://www.midwestliving.com/tag/christmas-decorating/
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Ring in the season (or toast the new year) with a playfully sophisticated cocktail party: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/5-christmas-party-ideas/?page=7

5 Christmas Party Ideas

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Woodsy table setting for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Here's how: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/6-ways-to-craft-a-merry-little-christmas/?page=2

6 Ways to Craft a Merry Little Christmas

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So cute! Make your own woodland animals with moveable limbs to decorate place settings, packages and more. Details: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/6-ways-to-craft-a-merry-little-christmas/?page=4

6 Ways to Craft a Merry Little Christmas

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How to decorate an old frame for a pretty holiday accent: http://www.midwestliving.com/homes/seasonal-decorating/quick-easy-holiday-decor/?page=29

50 Quick and Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas

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Pinecones and sprigs of fresh or artificial greens fill a woodsy basket, making a totally totable accent. More pinecone decorating ideas: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/pinecone-crafts-and-decorations/?page=5

Pinecone Crafts and Decorations You'll Want to Try

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Create ornaments each year from the bottom inch of your Christmas tree, then hang the collection from the mantel. More holiday mantel decorating ideas: http://www.midwestliving.com/homes/seasonal-decorating/holiday-ideas/christmas-mantel-decorating-ideas/?page=8,0

50 Gorgeous Holiday Mantel Decorating Ideas

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Do you give your Christmas tree a fresh cut before putting it in the stand? If so, collect the cross sections and label the year and the species of tree used. It's a nostalgic and easy way to reflect back on Christmases past! More ideas for decorating with nature: http://www.midwestliving.com/garden/ideas/outdoor-holiday-decorating-with-natural-materials/page/7/0

Outdoor Holiday Decorating With Natural Materials

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Cut amaryllis lasts up to two weeks if you trim the stems every few days to assist water absorption. More tips for gorgeous amaryllis displays: http://www.midwestliving.com/garden/flowers/easy-and-elegant-amaryllis-displays/

Easy and Elegant Amaryllis Displays

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Trendy chalkboard tags give just the message you want: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/easy-christmas-gift-wrap-ideas/?page=2

Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

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Norfolk Island pines in ceramic pots make a pretty focal point when dressed with sparkly ornaments. More ideas for Christmas decorating with natural materials: http://www.midwestliving.com/homes/seasonal-decorating/nature-inspired-christmas-decorations/?page=13

Nature-Inspired Christmas Decorations

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Branch out! Hang Christmas cards, embellished tags and ornaments from a single evergreen branch tacked to the wall. More ideas for using natural decor in Christmas decorating: http://www.midwestliving.com/homes/seasonal-decorating/nature-inspired-christmas-decorations/?page=11

Nature-Inspired Christmas Decorations

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Group different types for a striking display. Find out more about these gorgeous flowers: http://www.midwestliving.com/garden/flowers/easy-and-elegant-amaryllis-displays/

Easy and Elegant Amaryllis Displays

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Clipped greens (in floral foam) displayed in egg cups make a mini forest when grouped on a silver tray. A strand of starry lights adds sparkle. More ideas for easy Christmas decorating with natural materials: http://www.midwestliving.com/homes/seasonal-decorating/nature-inspired-christmas-decorations/?page=9

Nature-Inspired Christmas Decorations

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Cookie cutters with a simple message make inexpensive party favors for a cookie exchange or other holiday party. More holiday party ideas: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/5-christmas-party-ideas/?page=4

5 Christmas Party Ideas

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Airy colors and versatile pieces make Michigan designer Kelly Ventura's party a refreshing reprieve from the usual holiday decor: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/chic-and-simple-holiday-party/

Chic and Simple Holiday Party

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Idea we love! DIY mini trees in mustard pots. (Teacups work, too!) Details: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/6-ways-to-craft-a-merry-little-christmas/?page=3

6 Ways to Craft a Merry Little Christmas

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How to dress up your kitchen window for Christmas: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/6-ways-to-craft-a-merry-little-christmas/?page=1

6 Ways to Craft a Merry Little Christmas

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Eye-catching amaryllis bulbs dipped in colored wax mark a new holiday trend. Details: http://www.midwestliving.com/garden/flowers/easy-and-elegant-amaryllis-displays/

Easy and Elegant Amaryllis Displays

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Kids will love choosing toppings at the pancake bar (you will, too): http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/5-christmas-party-ideas/?page=5

5 Christmas Party Ideas

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Cover your mantel with fresh evergreen branches and hang two types of ornaments on sheer white ribbon. More holiday mantel decorating ideas: http://www.midwestliving.com/homes/seasonal-decorating/holiday-ideas/christmas-mantel-decorating-ideas/?page=18,0

50 Gorgeous Holiday Mantel Decorating Ideas

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Clever tips for hosting a great cookie exchange: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/5-christmas-party-ideas?page=2

5 Christmas Party Ideas

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DIY Christmas photo display: how to create a photo lunchbox decoration. Here's how: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/6-diy-christmas-photo-projects/?page=3

6 DIY Christmas Photo Projects

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Cheap DIY Christmas Tree Decorations - use sticky notes to make a tree on your wall. More info: http://www.midwestliving.com/holidays/christmas/5-clever%E2%80%94and-cheap%E2%80%94diy-christmas-tree-alternatives

9 Clever—and Cheap—DIY Christmas Tree Alternatives

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Create a rustic Christmas feel by making plaid stockings the centerpiece of your mantel. More decorating ideas for holiday mantels: http://www.midwestliving.com/homes/seasonal-decorating/holiday-ideas/christmas-mantel-decorating-ideas/?page=2

50 Gorgeous Holiday Mantel Decorating Ideas

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Decorate a birdbath—and more ideas from Nell Hill: http://www.midwestliving.com/homes/featured-homes/holiday-house-tour-at-home-with-nell-hills-owner/page/14/0

Holiday House Tour: At Home With Nell Hill's Owner

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