Nothing fancy, one or two candles slipped in here & there
amongst some of your favourite things and add a few pine cones
Candles are always my favourite ways to decorate.
Now for some country style ways to decorate,
taken from this French magazine I sometimes treat myself to.
I'm sure it will give you a few ideas with a different twist .
A window and steps leading to the entrance, decorated with
just a few branches of pine, with pine cones and a splash of colour from some apples.
For those who find it daunting to make their own wreath,
this is an easy way to make the front door welcoming
Use some of the branches from the bottom of the tree, some twigs covered in lichen,
tie it with some thick red cord and attach a few pine cones.
If you live in the country these are all easy to find.
Bring a little of the outside into your home
to spruce up a shelf or window ledge.
This is my country style decoration for my window ledge during the week-end .
A wreath using a straw base and then covered with pieces of pine
from your Christmas tree, small stems wired to the inside
and the the larger stems on the outer edge.
I love this angel made from red stems of wood
and bits of spruce pine.
A basket of cones and presents wrapped in brown paper
tied with simple cord with a sprig of dried berries.
This candle is wrapped in bark from a silver birch tree.
On my next walk, I'll be looking for fallen branches to peel off some bark.
Some pretty ways to wrap those special homemade gifts for friends.
I hope I've given you a few ideas from France for you to try.