11.11.2008

Holiday Spotlight: Wreaths & Candles

Here are some fun holiday decorating ideas from Better Homes and Gardens:

~Wonderful Wreaths~

Click HERE to learn how to make these wreaths & others.


Whimsical Star Wreath

Snowflake Swag
Created from six pine bough tips. Sprayed lightly with artificial snow.


Berry Wreath


Country Pine Cone Wreath


Are you into Apples?


Or Maybe Oranges?

Cookie Cutter Wreath
Bargain cookie cutters are hot-glued together to form an interesting wreath for a vintage kitchen door.

~Creative Candles~

Click HERE to learn how to make or display these candles.

Candles grouped together to make a stunning fireplace display.

Red snowflake candle made using embossing ink.

Got Tissue Paper?
Tissue paper shapes and a little decoupage medium can go a long way.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...
Berry floatful (get it? Very Hopeful?)-I digress.

Candy Cane Candle
Use heavy-duty double stick tape to adhere candy to the candles.
~Evergreen~
Evergreen pieces tacked on with spray adhesive.
Beeswax Ribbon

Evergreen and Berry
Simply tuck pieces of wet floral foam into two pots, add a bit of greenery and some hypericum berries...


Stay Tuned For More Holiday Decorating & Craft Ideas~♥

53 comments:

  1. Robin!! You have outdone yourself! What a beautiful post! Now I need to get out my Christmas music and start making it Christmasy around here.:) Thank for the ideas and the motivation, Sweetie! Lori

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  2. You know Robin all those looks are FABULOUS!!! I am really getting ansy to dig into Christmas but I am really trying to hold off till at least the weekend before Thanksgiving!

    Oh, and you know I am ALL ABOUT lights! I think it is some kind of sickness!!!...lol

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  3. I love them all. I want to do them all. But I can't do it all. That's the problem. Believe it or not, I love the oranges one. That is so pretty in the rectangle shape. And I love the berry float alot. And the swag with the hanging icicles. Delightful. Great great ideas. I probably will visit this often to decide what to do. So many great choices. Thanks Robin once again.

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  4. Hmmmm nice!

    Some even so simple I could make them ;-) hehe

    Monica

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  5. I am going bonkers over those gorgeous wreaths and those candles!! Love, love, love them!!! Wait...hear that...it's Micheal's calling!!! :) Glue gun...here I come!!

    Thanks, Robin...great ideas! You never disappoint!

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  6. Wowee Kazowee...I love this...gets my creative juice flowing. Can't wait to get started! Time to get some new candles too!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  7. These are all so beautiful. I wish I had had you around when I was running my gift shop! M

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  8. You really are inspiring me to get a decorating!!

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  9. Oh man... love all the ideas!!! THANKS! I love decorating for Christmas!!!

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  10. All of these ideas are wonderful! Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures and the ways to do these sarrangements! :)

    Have a great day! :)

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  11. Hi again!
    Sorry, but I just have to correct myself here! I meant to say "arrangements" above. (I really can spell, but obviously didn't double check my message!) :)

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  12. I love all of these...may try the cookie cutter one because I have MANY cookie cutters.

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  13. Hi Robin
    WOW what a lot of beautiful ideas for Christmas. I loved them all but my favorites were the cookie cutter wreath (really unusual) and the embossed patterns on the candles (very stylish). Really enjoyed your post. You are making me feel all Christmassy.
    Lindsay

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  14. Hi Robin, I love this post! Thanks for sharing the info! Nancy

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  15. Oooh... I love the orange wreath. And the evergreen would smell sooooo good with candles. Great inspiration!

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  16. Such great wreaths! I can't decide which one is my favorite. The snoflake swag is genius!

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  17. That floating candle with the cranberries is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Well, the most beautiful candle I have ever seen anyway : )!

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  18. Robin, you are just too smart! I'm afraid I'm going to have to borrow an idea or two from you for displays for my shop!

    Pam

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  19. I love all of those, especially the cookie cutter wreath. I cannot seem to pass up an inexpensive cookie cutter. I could do that.
    Elise

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  20. They are all so pretty & very inspiring. I am going to try a couple of things I see here. Thanks for sharing.

    Pam

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  21. Oh my... where do I start. I loved so many things... All I can say is that your post put me in the Christams decorating mood. It is so hard to wait until Thanksgiving night.

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  22. I adore the cookie cutter wreath!!

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  23. I have said this before, but, I am so grateful you have these ideas. I am what you would call NON crafty, HOWEVER, you give me hope I can do this! I want you to know I AM making a bow for a gift I MADE.. never before would I have had the courage

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  24. Pam, your comment put a big smile on my face...You go girl on that bow! Show them what your made of~♥
    LOL!
    Thank you for being so sweet.

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  25. One word.... WOW! I love all of these ideas! The wreaths are lovely!

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  26. Oh WOW! I loved this! Great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  27. Sooo beautiful...I have a few of those saved myself. Thank-you sooo much for coming by and lifting me in prayer. Means soooo much. cherry

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  28. Great stuff!! I really love all the candles. I just love candles I guess.

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  29. Talk about eye-candy! Wow...thanks for all the inspiration!
    LOVED the Christmas photo shoot from last year. What a great time everyone had, including the little pup. : )
    And...I'm so excited for you to become a 'Nana' or what ever name you choose. You're in for the thrill of your life. I can't wait for you to share it all with us.
    Take care,
    Mary Lou

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  30. I love that star wreath! How do you do the tissue paper candle?

    You're so creative! I'll be back!

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  31. What great ideas! I had to check out the profile picture owner. I loved it.

    My fav is the yellow apple wreath.

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  32. The orange wreath was my favorite! All of them were beautiful though.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Hi Robin.
    Thanks for the reminder on the stocking. I need to get out & do something.. I have been looking but I think. Oh what if she doesn't like that.. But I'll do it!!
    I love all your pictures of Christmas ideas. Have you made them all?
    You are just so talented..

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  34. Hi Robin, I just wanted to let you know that I mailed my partner, Lori, her stocking a few weeks ago!...She loved it! I had a fabulous time in this swap of yours!!! Thank you so much for hostessing!...Your friend, Heidi XO

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  35. Hi Robin, I just wanted to let you know that I mailed my partner, Lori, her stocking a few weeks ago!...She loved it! I had a fabulous time in this swap of yours!!! Thank you so much for hostessing!...Your friend, Heidi XO

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  36. What great ideas...love them!

    I sent out my stocking last week and today I received MINE!!! So we are both good and loving our stuff!
    -sandy toes

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  37. Wow! Lots of great ideas there. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Your getting me excited for Christmas! I love these ideas. :-)

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  39. Robin dear,
    First all I want to say "THANK YOU" for hosting the Christmas Stocking Swap!! I had soooooo much fun participating!! :D And to tell you that thanks to you I have a really good jump start on my Christmas gifts!! (I can't post to many of them... both of my daughters read my blog... and I can't let them know what they are getting!! :D) lol But doing this has been such a blast! I didn't realize how much fun it could be!!

    These ideas for the wreaths... and candle centerpieces!! OH how awesome!! I am going to have to try some of these!!! :D

    I hope your having a wonderfully blessed day my dear!! You are such a sweet lady to do all you do!! Looking forward to seeing some of your holiday decorations!! :D

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  40. Those are beautiful decorations.
    Bye bye.♥☺♥

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  41. Those are all such great ideas, it's hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  42. wow! those are allllll so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i bet you could make every single one of them!!!!!!

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  43. Shoot. You're right about not by Christmas, hu? But, he doesn't leave for his six month until February, so we might be o.k.!
    Happy Friday hun! Les

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  44. What beautiful wreaths and candles. Thanks so much for sharing. Thank you so much for you sweet words of kindness and prayers. I appreciate them so much. Grandmother is still hanging on and told my aunt yesterday that she was going to heaven on the 22nd of this month. She said God told her that so we will have to wait and see if it was God or the morphine. Again thanks so much for your concerns. Have a great Friday! Blessings, Karen

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  45. Morning!

    And I thought the ringing in my ears was because of the darn cold I think I am getting. DH developed the snuffles and didn't tell me and came home from work yesterday and planted a big one right on my lips. This morning, UGH!! Ain't he a nice guy??!!

    Oh how EXCITING (I wish I could underline and enlarge the font here to make that word Ginoromous!LOL) - a new baby to hold and cuddle and smell and hold and love to bits and pieces before Christmas?? Oh what a blessing. What a special Christmas it will be indeed!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I best get back to making the card tags for the Knit your Bit project over at Summerstead while I still have some energy.

    hugs, Linda

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  46. All those wreaths are great...love the apple one and the cookie cutters! Love all the ideas you share.

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  47. Hi, Robin, I have been asked to do a presentation on home decor for the holidays to our church's MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. My theme is going to be "Using What You Already Have"- you have given me more great ideas. Thanks!

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  48. Have something for you on my blog :)

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  49. Hello Robin dear.... I would like to see if you could stop by my blog soon to see what I have over there for you!!! ;-)
    Congrats by the way!!!

    http://whatscookninjunk.blogspot.com/

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  50. Hi Robin
    Just stopped by to let you know there is an award for you on my blog!
    hope you had a good weekend.
    Lindsay

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  51. WOW!!!!!!!! You have got a lot of comments on this post. I'm just one more. So far counting me you have 51 comments. I have never got that high before. Maybe its because you have such pretty decorations. Have a great day.
    Bye bye.♥☺♥

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  52. I just want to say HOW GORGEOUS all of these are! Thanks for posting pictures. It makes it so much easier to copy :-)

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  53. Because of this post, I started to follow your blog!! Great stuff!! :)

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