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    Default Holiday Decorating Tips

    Tell us your best holiday decorating tips. This Old House users want to know!

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    Arrow Re: Holiday Decorating Tips

    I try to decorate with natural items, like pine cones dipped in a cinnamon oil, or use candles to give the smell of fresh baked cookies (which I always fake out our guests).

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    Arrow Re: Holiday Decorating Tips

    And along with the decorating tips, I always try to have my cd player on with Christmas music in the background, to give the all over Christmas spirit feel in the house.

    And when we get natural decoration like snow, that is a bonus.

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    Default Re: Holiday Decorating Tips

    A great way to improve atmosphere in a home during the holidays is to create festive aromas. The ancient tried-and-true method of inserting cloves into an orange is a great choice. Baking cookies runs a close second. See more San Diego Home Buyer Tips

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    Smile Re: Holiday Decorating Tips

    I have 3 4-ft. planting boxes on my front porch and I fill them with fake holly and fake poinsettas, then I put two silver tinsel-wrapped tree outlines in the center planter.

    I d**** pine garland over my mantel & down the sides, put **** garland in it, red lights (the kind with the little bitty ball lights), and then put about a dozen crocheted snowflakes my grandmother made on it.

    Another thing is to fill a large glass bowl or tall wide vase with old Christmas balls and it doesn 't matter if they're showing age, and work a string of lights in as I fill it. that's very pretty on a table with some greenery or a large pine (fake works great!) candle ring around it.

    ... and of c ourse, the wreaths on doors and stuff like that. SOmetimes a giant sparkly snowflake instead of a wreath.

    Last but not by any means least, the manger scene with some glass angels and tinsel icicles for the hay.

    Oh, and baking the cookies, definitely baking!

    THis year, I might try swags over a couple doorways.

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    Default Re: Holiday Decorating Tips

    we have started to decorate, here I upload picture. My wife has decorated our main door. we will buy Christmas tree on the next weekend. As we have seen many variety of Christmas Trees on the site named Balsam hill but we are thinking to buy this tree,

    what do you think? how is it? I'll use dark red and light bule light to decorate the tree.
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    Default Re: Holiday Decorating Tips

    Beside the Christmas tree is the PG Gundam 00 Raiser 1/60

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    Default Re: Holiday Decorating Tips

    We love bringing nature inside. If we buy new items we wait until after the holiday and then buy them half the cost. We bought our 10 FT pre lit tree for 30$ when the original price was 250!

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    Smile Re: Holiday Decorating Tips

    Most holidays I do home swap hence I normally decorate with nature. Mainly flowers and leaves. Sounds weird but its true

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    Default Re: Holiday Decorating Tips

    Investing in a collection, something that can continue to grow through the years and can be passed on to the next generation. Check out auction sites for vintage decorations.

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