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04/12/2016

Innovative Christmas Decor Ideas: Pinterest Inspired

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The Creativity Exchange

... Welcome to Blogmas Day Four


There's a part of this Christmas that originally I was going to stay clear of writing about as I didn't want to sound complain-y and I also I was kind of embarrassed to admit it but then I thought more about it and and realised that I'm sure other people are in the same boat as me.

The thing is when you get the snap the parts of your day and edit them through filters you get to show the side of your life that you're proud of or show the kind of life you're striving for when you really just have no idea what's going on in their day-to-day life that they may not be showing. I'm not going to go into too much detail as I'm trying to keep all of my Blogmas posts as positive as I can but..
I can't afford Christmas.
There it is. I said it. Although we have some candles lit and a little Christmas tree, we simply don't have the money to decorate the way I would have liked to and to be honest, although it looks pretty, the more i think about it the more really insignificant the worry and embarrassment I felt really is. People are a lot worse off than me and not being able to decorate shouldn't be something that's a taboo subject... I don't want to be asked why I don't have decorations up or why I'm not spending lots of money on presents.. It's because I can't.

Instead of decorating I have, however, been obsessed with Pinterest. I've started a new Christmas board and began to pin the pictures of other people's decor and I find that it's put my festivities right on track. Maybe one year I'll be able to decorate my house in these ways. For those of you who do have the money and the means, I hope this compiled list of decorative ideas inspire you to do something a little different this year!
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House and Garden
I love the idea of this Christmas Tree. I've never seen anything like this before and I think it looks absolutely stunning. Definitely something for all you creative geniuses to try out. It gives more of a minimalist artsy look to the regular Christmas Tree and would also work wonders for people living in smaller homes where there isn't much space for a tree to be placed on the floor.
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DIY Network
Personally, I love the rustic feel of Christmas decor... I think it comes from my dream Christmas set-up which has always been spending a week (around Christmas time) in a log cabin with lots of blankets and candles. Unlimited amounts of hot chocolate and watching Christmas movies.
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TIDBITS
As soon as I came across this, I just had to feature it! How beautiful is this? All handmade too! If you want to create a countdown just like this one check the source below the photo where the lovely Cami from TIDBITS will talk you through the steps! You're welcome.
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North Story
One of my favourites so far that even I am tempted to attempt with the limited resources and money I have. It looks so simple and inexpensive to make and yet gives a really homely and rustic vibe to your Christmas decor. Again, you can follow the link to find out how you can make some of these! Of course you should use twigs that have naturally fallen to the ground. I'm not encouraging vandalism over here. 🙈
Let me know what you think of the designs and ideas featured in this post and if you're tempted to try any of these out!
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