25 Fresh Holiday Season Decor + Entertaining Ideas

We were reminded yesterday that Christmas is just two weeks away, which has us freaking out a bit.  Are you ready? Time is flying! We've been collecting some inspiration though, some fresh stuff that's been on our radar lately and maybe (hopefully) will make it's way into our home magically; from pretty wrap ideas to decorating interiors.  Check them out!


1. Black Vessels
Loving this black vessel housing the Scandinavian-style evergreen branch we've grown to love.  We usually see this look with a clear jug or vessel, so the black is a fresh take. Via Medan Harmoniaa.

2. Chalkboard Advent Candles
A cute way to celebrate advent —drawing them on a chalkboard.Via Vintage House

3. Evergreen Roots
Another evergreen tree with roots peaking through a modern vase. Photo Livet Hemma via La Maison d'Anna G.

4. Put a cloche on it. 
This pine branch looks rather festive under a cloche.  From An-Magritt.

5. Upside Down Vases
No cloche? Try upside down vases. A nice tablescape idea.  By Jonas Bjerre-Poulson via Bobedre.dk Photo: Kristian Septimus Krogh.

6. Make a gift tree! 
No tree this year? This gift tree totally makes up for it. Photo: House Doctor via Marrianne Debourg

7. Make an Entrance
Create a warm and inviting entryway for holiday guests. Via Vintage House

8. Go Dramatic
A dark tree is refreshing and dramatic. From Daniella Witte.

9.  A Whimsical Tablescape
The bristle brush trees make this table special.  By Coco & Kelley.


10. Make a Christmas Pinata
We say, why not?  Christmas Pinatas seem fun! From Inattendu


11. Make a Gingerbread Garland
Decorate a tree, decorate a mantle.  A clever idea from Hello Wonderful

12. Mini Pinatas!
Silver and gold star pinatas would brighten up a space. From Oh Happy Day

13.  A Foraged Tree Star
A God's eye doubles as a tree star. From Gardenista.

14. Paper Ball Ornament
A fun paper tree ornament to make.  From A Beautiful Mess

15. Sequin Letter DIY
A glittery banner from A Beautiful Mess


16. Go Pink and Gold
Cute wrapping —a pinata-inspired gift wrap idea with a gold painted pasta bow from the November 2014 issue of Ideas Magazine.

17. Geometric
Ashley Goldberg started a personal project on her instagram this month where everyday until Christmas she will be sharing a creatively wrapped gift. All the how-to's and sources where she got everything is with each image on her instagram. We asked her if we could share a couple of them for this post - her ideas are so creative, fresh and unique!  Visit her instagram for details!

18. Paint a Muslin Bag
Get the how-to at instagram.com/ashleygoldberg


19. Pinks and Metallics
Get the how-to and sources at instagram.com/ashleygoldberg


20. Tissue Paper Flower Wrap
Get the how-to and sources at instagram.com/ashleygoldberg


21. Pink Swirl Meringues with Pomegranite Syrup
These look so good! From Drizzle & Drip

22. Christimas Cupcake Wreath
How cool is this? Impress guests with this cupcake display by Cakegirls for The Cake Blog


23.  Gingerbread Mittens
Swedish-style from Fine Little Day

24.  Cranberry Swirl Bread
The perfect Christmas morning snack while opening those presents! From Stier Aesthetic.

24. Easy Gingerbread Latte
from Call Me Cupcake

Jan Halvarson


Becky M said...

I wish I would have seen these before I wrapped all my presents! Love the DIY wrapping ones and the pinatas!


Jan Halvarson said...

Becky! Yeah - and wow you're organized!

Unknown said...

So many great ones!!

Unknown said...

What a lovely festive roundup! I love the cupcake wreath and the upside down vases are such a simple (but brilliant) idea x