Create a holly-jolly home 🎄 8 Christmas decorations and ideas

From Moda All-Stars: Merry MakersThe time is near for Christmas cheer!

Soon many of us will be unpacking those boxes and bins filled with tinsel, ornaments, and memories that make the season bright (oops, how did that candy cane get in there?). Today we’ve rounded up fun ways to display your handmade pieces from the past . . . and ideas for creating new ones for Christmas 2018! Either way, we hope you’ll find a few tips below to freshen up your holiday home.

Mini Stockings
Don’t have a mantel—or maybe it’s reserved for displaying other holiday treasures? Try hanging your stockings on a ladder for a fun twist on tradition. We already talked to Santa, so he’ll be on the lookout for ladders this year! Get the pattern for Joanna Figueroa’s Mini Stockings in
Moda All-Stars: Merry Makers.

Winter Fest Table Runner
Add a little glitz to the holiday table with a collection of glistening ornaments arranged among sprigs of pine or holly—perch the container of your choice atop a runner you’ve made from scratch. Get the pattern for Kathy Schmitz’s Winter Fest Table Runner in
Stitches from the Yuletide.

Merry Christmas to All quilt
Got a little Christmas quilt—and a little wall space? Turn a knotty tree branch into a quilt rod for a rustic country look. Hang the quilt with two lengths of jute as shown, pinning the jute to the quilt with small safety pins. Get the pattern for Robin Kingsley’s Merry Christmas to All quilt in
Just Be Claus.

Twilight Star Medallion Lap Quilt
It takes just 10 seconds to bring the season to a bedroom or guest room—if you do it Kim Diehl style! Simply drape a holiday-themed lap quilt over existing bedding for an instant fa-la-la-la-la feel. Get the pattern for Kim’s Twilight Star Medallion Lap Quilt in
Simple Christmas Tidings.

The Stockings Were Hung
Another inventive Christmas stocking idea—display them along the staircase! Lengths of ribbon tied around balusters will keep each stocking in place. Get the patterns for Bonnie Sullivan’s The Stockings Were Hung collection in
A Change of Seasons.

Snow Days Book Weight
This practical book weight does double duty—it keeps your cookbooks open while you make your favorite Christmas cookies, and it adds a dash of the Christmas spirit to the kitchen when not in use! (Not to mention it’d make a perfect gift for a foodie.) Get the pattern for Robin Kingsley’s Snow Days Book Weight in
Snow Happy.

He’s Making a List quilt
Hang a tiny quilt from a Christmas wreath you already own—the quilt has a message that’ll give your visitors a chuckle. Ho ho ho! Personalize tags for family and friends you’ll be spending the holidays with; then watch to make sure your tag ends up on the right side come Christmas! Get the pattern for Anni Downs’ He’s Making a List quilt in
Season’s Greetings.

Vintage Cherries
Is your dining-room table used for special occasions only? Drape a favorite holiday quilt over the table, add a pine-bough centerpiece, and enjoy that quilt in a whole new way—at least until Christmas Day! Get Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks’ Vintage Cherries pattern in
’Tis the Season.

When do you put up your holiday decorations?

  • The day after Thanksgiving
  • Early December
  • Christmas Eve!

Tell us in the comments!

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