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12 Days of Christmas Home Decor: Day 8 LED Candles

The final season of the year is here, and our Christmas home tour walks you through our new holiday house for the 12 days of Christmas.  Don’t miss the whole 12 Days of Christmas Home Décor series with pictures of gorgeous holiday interiors – subscribe for free!

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12 Days of Christmas Home Decor: Day 8 LED Candles

LED candles are also called wickless candles and flameless candles.  LED candles look just like regular candles, only there’s no fire inside.  They are made of real wax so they look, feel and smell just like normal wick candles.  They have an on/off switch on the bottom, which turns on the LED light inside.  The LED candles I bought even flicker so they look exactly like they have a flame flickering inside.

If you have children, these LED candles are a huge draw.  Now you don’t have to worry about burning candles with curious hands trying to get them down or play with them, and it won’t matter if anyone accidentally knocks them over or if you forget to turn them off before bed.  Some LED candles even have a timer on the bottom so they will shut themselves off!

LED candles are now available in LED pillars, tapers, tea lights, votives, and decorative candles of all shapes and sizes.  LED candles are a hot trend this holiday season because they’re inexpensive, eliminate the risk of fire, and look fantastic!

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Read more of our holiday articles before you go.  Plus, check out our check out our other eye candy here or specifically Winter Eye Candy here.  We originally published 12 Days of Christmas Home Décor: Day 8 LED Candles on Home Ever After on December 20, 2010.  It is linked to 11th Heaven, WordlessWednesday.com and 5 Minutes 4 Mom.

12 Days of Christmas Home Decor: Day 7 Wreaths on Inside Doors

Welcome to day 7 (Wreaths on Inside Doors) of our Christmas home tour, which walks you through our new holiday house for the 12 days of Christmas.  Don’t miss the whole 12 Days of Christmas Home Décor series with pictures of gorgeous holiday interiors – subscribe for free!

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12 Days of Christmas Home Decor: Day 7

You can never have too many holiday wreaths, and you don’t have to waste your time trying to decide which one to put on your front door this year.  You can display ALL of your wreaths using my holiday tip:  display Christmas wreaths on your inside doors!  Using this method, we’ve got wreaths up on the inside of our back door, which can be seen in the dining room (pictured directly below), as well as the kids’ bedroom doors on both sides, entryway doors and bathroom doors.

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Below, you can see the photo of the jingle bells wreath, which is one of my favorites.  The jingle bells wreath is on the outside of the guest bathroom, better known around my house as the holiday bathroom because its décor changes with the seasons and holidays.  (Remember when we showed how to do displays of Christmas towels in a holiday bathroom?)  The cool thing about this wreath is that it has real jingle bells on it, so you can hear when anyone goes into or out of the bathroom!

Using the ever-so-nifty double wreath hangers that are available in stores right now, you can hang wreaths on both the inside and outside of a door.  The plastic or metal hook just rests over the top of the door (as shown below) and doesn’t damage your door, but allows you to hang a Christmas wreath on both sides.

I also use magnetic wreath hangers (as pictured on the wreath above) on my metal doors, because they don’t do any damage or leave holes in the doors. These magnetic wreath hangers are so strong they can hold up to a 10 pound wreath!  You can see what they look like or buy the magnetic wreath hangers here with free shipping.  I love that the hanger is small and completely hidden by the wreath- you can’t tell how the wreath has been attached to the door.

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We originally published 12 Days of Christmas Home Decor: Day 7 on Home Ever After on December 19, 2010.  Read more of our holiday articles before you go.  Plus, check out our check out our other eye candy here or specifically Winter Eye Candy here.  12 Days of Christmas Home Décor: Day 7 Wreaths on Inside Doors is linked to 11th Heaven, WordlessWednesday.com and 5 Minutes 4 Mom.

12 Days of Christmas Home Decor: Day 6 Colored Stemware

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12 Days of Christmas Home Decor: Day 6

Now is the time of year to be watching for sales and coupons on stemware in all kinds of home and mass retail stores.  During the Christmas season, you’ll be able to find colored stemware available in a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and materials to stock up your tablescape dishes.Christmas 1 (10)-HEA

Be on the lookout for red, gold, silver, green, and even gold rimmed stemware now to use during the rest of the year as well as Christmas. 

Red wine glasses will come in handy for Valentine’s Day and all the patriotic holidays. 

Gold wine glasses work for Halloween, Thanksgiving and New Years. 

Silver wine glasses are great for Christmas, New Years, and graduations. 

Green stemware can mix and match into spring and summer tablescapes with a variety of floral designs.

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Colored stemware looks great displayed in a china cabinet, on a baker’s rack, or on a  display wall shelf next to your dining room table.  Feel free to mix and match between solid colors and those with clear tops and colored stems.

I prefer to go with the shatter-proof acrylic stemware to avoid any accidents that would cause me to break a set.  As you can see in the picture, you can’t tell the difference between the glass and the acrylic wine glasses.Christmas 1 (1)-HEA

Plus, you can even let your kids use the acrylic wine glasses for their water glasses or juice glasses.  They’ll feel special for getting to use your special occasion glasses, while you’ll feel at ease knowing they can’t break them!

Read more of our holiday articles before you go.  Plus, check out our check out our other eye candy here or specifically Winter Eye Candy here.  We originally published 12 Days of Christmas Home Décor: Day 6 on Home Ever After on December 18, 2010. It is linked to 11th Heaven, WordlessWednesday.com and 5 Minutes 4 Mom.Christmas 1 (12)-HEA

12 Days of Christmas Home Decor: Day 5 Leave Pretty in the Package

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12 Days of Christmas Home Decor: Day 5 Pretty in the Package

It’s no secret that many things look better when left in the package, like toys, candles, dolls, and especially Christmas candles and Christmas ornaments.  Why do you think the holiday aisles at the store look so appealing?  With their dozens of identical items side by side and the uniformity of placement and color up and down the aisles, the order in a world of chaos draws the eye instantly.

The picture at the top shows a small piece of one of my kitchen displays: gold ornaments, still in the box, and a poinsettia candle, still in the plastic wrap and tied with a red ribbon at the top.  Why are they still in the packages on my kitchen counter? Because they look so good!  Christmas Decor Pretty in the Packages

Directly above are 2 boxes of mini glitter ornaments in gold and red, plus a light green glittery Christmas tree candle.  They look perfect in the packages, so they stayed that way for this display.  The ornaments will have to come out soon though, because they’re the filling in one of our Christmas centerpiece tutorials coming up.  (Did I mention that you’ll want to get our free email updates now so you don’t miss these great holiday projects?!)

Directly below in the last 2 pictures are the gold poinsettia candles: 1 round ball and 1 pillar.  They are wrapped up like little presents already, with pretty clear cellophane and red satin ribbons.  These candles are packages so nicely that they could be given as Christmas gifts as-is.

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A good rule of thumb is that if something looks good as is, don’t change it.  If the manufacturer has gone to great lengths to make an item look so appealing that you can’t help but buy it, chances are that its holiday wrapping is just right already.

You obviously don’t want a price tag out for all your holiday guests to see, so make sure the tags are removed when leaving an decorative item in the packaging.

When you get ready to display your items the second time around out of the packages, they’ll almost look like new holiday décor!  Enjoy the new feeling and give them a completely different role in your Christmas décor and displays.  For example, these pillar and ball candles can be unwrapped, wicks trimmed, and put up on some beautiful tall metallic candle holders for a different look altogether.

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Read more of our holiday articles before you go.  Plus, check out our check out our other eye candy here or specifically Winter Eye Candy here.  We originally published 12 Days of Christmas Home Décor: Day 5 on Home Ever After on December 17, 2010. It is linked to WordlessWednesday.com and 5 Minutes 4 Mom.

12 Days of Christmas Home Decor: Day 4 Faux Present Boxes

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12 Days of Christmas Home Decor: Day 4 Faux Present Boxes

Decorative Holiday Faux Present BoxesGetting your house to look ready for the holidays quickly is a snap when you use faux  Christmas present decorative boxes!  I have a little secret – the gold box pictured is not a real present.  It’s not even really a wrapped box.  This decorative “present” is from a craft store’s day-after-Christmas clearance sale.  It cost about $2 if I remember correctly, but looks very expensive!

The lid lifts off the box and it’s empty inside.  The permanently placed ribbon never comes off the box, since it’s glued on, and always looks picture perfect.  Plus, as long as you take care of these decorative boxes, they can be used year after year.  What a little investment for a big return!Decorative Holiday Faux Present Boxes

This type of faux Christmas present decorative box has a lot of uses in your holiday home décor.  Faux present boxes are great for storage of little items out in the open.  They’re also deceptive when used as filler to make a pile of wrapped Christmas presents look even bigger and fuller:  just mix them in with your stack of presents under the tree, but don’t put any gifts inside or labels on the outside.

Faux presents can also be set out with holiday displays, which is what I like to do.   The gold box in the photos is currently on one of our holiday tablescapes as part of the centerpiece, as you can see in the photo below.

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Read more of our holiday articles before you go.  Plus, check out our check out our other eye candy here or specifically Winter Eye Candy here.  We originally published the 12 Days of Christmas Home Décor: Day 4 on Home Ever After on December 16, 2010. It is linked to Works for me Wednesday, WordlessWednesday.com and 5 Minutes 4 Mom.