We all love an easy Christmas decor DIY, right? Well, today I’m showing you how to create a beautiful and oh so easy arrangement that you can create over and over in so many ways! This should be one of your go-to ways to add Christmas beauty to your home this year!
Today is the Christmas Pinterest Challenge! My group of blogging friends were giving an inspiration image from Pinterest and asked to recreate in our own style. How fun!
A big thank you to Cindy at 407 COUNTRY ROAD for organizing our group and choosing this oh, so pretty challenge!
This Christmas image is a Christmas crate from The Grace House Interiors. Thank you Jennifer!
What a brilliant idea of a Christmas arrangement. I like to think of it as Christmas In A Box!
MY INTERPRETATION OF THIS EASY CHRISTMAS DECOR DIY
Here’s my interpretation…
This year I’m feeling rather nostalgic and it is reflected in my Christmas decor. Lots of greens and metallics. Quite traditional. And tons of bling and shine!
I’ve had this copper box in my basement for years and when I saw Jennifer’s crate with the trees in it I went searching. I had really forgotten about the copper boxes. So glad I found them again!
This is the bigger of the two boxes and I thought it would be perfect to hold a Christmas arrangement.
HERE’S WHAT I USED
Really, you don’t need much to create this easy Christmas decor DIY.
I love to create what I call “decorating recipes”.
If you know the elements that go into a decoration and know tips on how to design them, you can create them! And you can create lots of them. All unique and different!
Here’s the recipe for a Christmas Box Arrangement
- a container (crate, box, basket)
- greens, berries, fluff
- several tallish items (like the tree and candle)
- one or two items that are smaller (like the burnished gold ornament, pinecones, smaller trees)
- a repeated element to use outside the arrangement
- things to add height inside the box that won’t be seen
This easy Christmas decor DIY is now even easier with a “recipe”!
One of the best decorating tips I can share with you is…
When you have to fill something up like a basket or create or box with decor… DON’T!
Use something other than your good decor to fill it!
Here’s what I mean…
The copper box is deep and filling the bottom of it with greens would be wasteful. So here’s what I did…
I added some pedestaled things in the box that became a perch of sorts for my decorations.
The first thing to go in the box arrangement was a gold glitzy tree. I sat it on the wooden candleholder.
The tree gave the arrangement height.
Next, I placed a battery operated candle beside the tree on the glass candleholder. The glass candleholder was balanced on top of a metal decorative pedestal.
The base of the tree and candle were higher than the top edge of the box. That’s actually good. My plan was to fill in with greens and I did not want those decorations to be hidden by the greens.
A large burnished Christmas ornament was nestled in between the candle and the front of the copper box.
It really does not look very pretty yet! But, it’s more important to get the items correctly placed in the box first!
ADDING THE GREENS TO THE CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENT
Here’s where the arrangement comes together.
Adding an assortment of Christmas greens will make the centerpiece look so pretty and finished.
I started with a spray of faux pine needles and draped them over the front of the box.
It’s really important to let greens or any “fluff” drape beyond the boundaries of the box, create or basket you use.
This will diffuse the hard lines of the box and soften the look of the arrangement.
I used an assortment of greens and leave for this Christmas box.
It’s important to tuck the greens around the items in the box and not hide them.
If you have been following StoneGable then you probably know one of my favorite designer tricks.
It is summed up in the children’s nursery rhyme The Farmer In The Dell
“THE CHEESE STANDS ALONG”
Think of this Christmas arrangement as the “cheese”.
Don’t let it stand alone. Add an element that is like something in the box … outside the box.
I added another gold Christmas tree and another smaller one too.
And of course, I finished it off with snow!!!
I’d love to see your Christmas creations if you make one following this decorating recipe! Just email me a picture!
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Please visit my blogging friends and see how they interpreted this fun challenge!