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9 Bloggers’ Best Holiday Decorating Ideas You Should Try

Looking for Christmas and holiday decorating ideas? Wait until you see the festive home decor ideas you should try this year.


It’s Day 7 of the 10 days of Christmas where my friends and I are bringing you daily inspiration to get psyched up and ready for the holidays.

Can you believe it’s Day 7 already? Wow – and we still have so much to cover!

From Christmas decorating ideas to gift-wrapping ideas, these posts have you covered with lots of creative and budget-friendly ideas.

The 10 Days of Christmas lineup includes:

In today’s post, my friends and I are sharing our favorite Christmas decorating ideas. From kissing balls to decorating with Christmas bells and bows, you’ll find a slew of holiday decorating ideas that will fit your aesthetic for the season.

Wait until you see these 9 Bloggers’ best Christmas decorating ideas that will make your unique, cozy and beautiful for the holidays.

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The 10 Days of Christmas

I’m super excited to share each day with some of my favorite holiday ideas as part of the 10 Days of Christmas.

The ladies I’m sharing with are some of the best in the home decor business and I feel very blessed to be a part of something so fun with these talented bloggers.

If you are new here, I’m Stacy, a self-taught master gardener who lives and gardens in northern New Jersey, zone 6a.

We recently moved to a beautiful 1850 Farmhouse with 10 acres of gardens, sculptures, and statues.

I’ve been gardening for 20+ years and enjoy helping beginner gardeners find their inner green thumb, as well as discover a love for all things plants and flowers. I love to bring the outdoors inside my home too.

I hope you enjoy visiting my home today and hope you come back so we can grow stuff and create beautiful spaces together.

10 days of christmas

9 Clever Christmas DIY Ideas You Should Try This Year

Since we just moved to our vintage farmhouse less than a year ago, I’m looking for fresh ways to decorate our new home this year.

I’m not totally certain what’s going where or how I’m decorating for the holidays yet, so I need all of the Christmas inspiration I can get!

Our former home leaned rustic farmhouse but here? I’m moving more towards a boho vintage farmhouse vibe.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas decorating ideas with twinkle lights on the exterior of our center hall colonial
christmas dinner easy table decor ideas with neutral color palette, green linen napkins, lenox, cutlery pouches, rattan charges and vintage toolbox centerpiece idea for the dining table
Neutral Christmas Dinner Party Table

For the last year, we’ve been updating rooms because most of them were pretty dark and full of faux finishes.

If you are interested to see the before and afters, you can see all of the transformations here:

Aside from renovating rooms, we’ve been really busy shopping and thrifting to furnish the house too on a budget.

And now, I’m looking for some Christmas decorating deals on a budget too.

Have you found any good holiday bargains yet? If so let me know in the comments below.

Farmhouse Christmas kitchen with chalk paint kitchen cabinets, stainless steel dishwasher, holiday lights, garland and granite counter tops
Rustic farmhouse kitchen decorated with fairy lights and garland around the window with prelit mini trees - how many more months until christmas?

Some DIY Decorating Ideas I’m Doing This Year

But aside from shopping around, I’ll make a few things like these paperbag snowflakes that are so easy to make and look pretty with any style of Christmas decor.

I want to add them to our front entry hall with my new, never before seen King of Christmas tree.

And with all of the gardens here, we are blessed with plenty of evergreens. So I plan to pot up some cuttings to make outdoor winter planters for the porch.

Every year these planters look totally unique depending on the cuttings I find. One year, I planted them fresh cut greens around these small arbor vitae trees I had in my favorite urns.

And another year, I used the trimmings from our Christmas tree with some dried sedum autumn joy and some other goodies that I planted in my urns.

I’m sure I’ll a fresh centerpiece for the dining table too as we get closer to Christmas. That will be more of a last minute project so it’s fresh and beautiful when guests arrive to celebrate.

Do you have a favorite DIY Christmas decorating idea? If you do, I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Before I get started decorating this year, here are 9 of our favorite holiday decorating ideas you should try.

close up of kissing ball DIY hung outside on the porch

How to Make a Christmas Kissing Ball

Skip the mistletoe and hang a beautiful Christmas kissing ball that you made on a budget using fresh greens and some holiday decor. Learn how to make a Christmas kissing ball in a few easy steps!

homemade hot chocolate in a jar by the tattered pew with bottlebrush trees and christmas decor

Homemade Hot Chocolate In a Jar & Printable Gift Tag

Looking for a fun, quick and easy DIY gift idea? My good friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew shared this perfect gift idea to give to your neighbors, teachers or friends. It’s homemade hot chocolate in a jar along with some darling printable gift tags to give it that personal touch!

festive christmas cards in a basket to repurpose them for holiday decor by thistlewood farms

Five Ways to Repurpose Christmas Card

What do you do with all those Christmas cards that show up in the mail? My good friend KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms says ‘Don’t toss them!’ Try these creative ideas instead.

Learn how to make festive christmas window bows with simply 2 moms with fresh winter greens

How to Make Beautiful Fluffy Christmas Bows in 5 Easy Steps

Learn how to make the easiest fluffy bows in minutes with my good friends Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms because bows are a great way to add style to wreaths, gifts and other home décor. Wait until you see how easy these are to make!

Learn how to make these easy christmas village houses with cottage on bunker hill

Easy to Make Christmas Village Houses

Wait until you see how my good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill turned a few unfinished wood houses into very expensive-looking additions to my DIY Christmas village! All it took was a little paint and sparkle!

hot cocoa bar ideas with cottage in the mitten

How To Create A Simple Hot Cocoa Bar

Looking for a way to make your friends and family feel welcome this Christmas? My good friend Kim from Cottage in the Mitten shared how to create this simple hot cocoa bar that you’ve got to try this year!

learn how to make a festive dried fruit and herb garland with the ponds farmhouse that is hanging by a window beneath a farmhouse sign

How To Make A Dried Fruit & Herb Christmas Garland

See how to easily make a unique, sustainable dried fruit and herb Christmas garland with my good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse She’s made several dried fruit garlands for previous holidays, but this one is her favorite. Wait until you see how easy it is to make too!

learn how to use christmas bells diy with your holiday decorating ideas this year with robyn's french nest

How to Use Christmas Bells in Your Festive Decor

My good friend Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest thinks we should fill our homes with intentional purpose this Christmas and create a simple Christmas bell DIY idea to create festive beauty in your home! Wait until you see how easy and beautiful this is to create!

holiday decorating ideas in the kitchen with she gave it a go

Holiday Home Tour 2021: Kitchen and Master Bedroom

My good friend Brendt from She Gave It a Go is super excited to share her Holiday home tour where she enjoyed using farmhouse-style Christmas decor with lots of festive signs, faux pre-lit greenery, chunky blankets, and cozy twinkle lights. Wait until you see all of the beautiful inspiration!

I hope you found some amazing holiday inspiration today.

Is there anything on this list you think you’ll make or do with your holiday decor this year?

I really appreciate you dropping by the blog today and look forward to the next time we get together.

Want to Learn How to Decorate With Fresh Greens for the Holidays?

Sign up here for my email and get a discount on my ebook, 15 Easy Ways to Decorate With Fresh Greens for the Holidays that offers beautiful, budget-friendly, and sustainable holiday decorating inspiration using fresh greens from the landscape.

This 40-page guide is full of simple DIY holiday decorating ideas that includes how to cut, care for, and design with fresh greens, as well as tips to purchase and incorporate faux greens with your holiday decorating style to create a cozy, beautiful, and organic vibe.

From porch styling to cozy centerpiece and tablescape inspiration, wait until you try these budget-friendly holiday decorating ideas using fresh greens for every room in your home.

hanging planter for Christmas on the front porch

Looking For More Christmas Decorating Ideas?

Wait until you see these holiday decorating, entertaining, and food ideas to create a cozy home for Christmas.

scented gift tags for holiday presents for Christmas or Chanukah

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  1. I’m excited to see your house all decorated! It really seems like a million years ago when you lived in the other one…hard to believe it’s just a year!