Sunday, November 11, 2012

Colours for Christmas

Corn husk wreath from Martha Stewart

Every year I look forward to creating a new decorating theme for Christmas. Last year I did a simple but chic grey, red and white scheme. My mother and I really get into this and whoever hosts Christmas lunch gets to choose a colour scheme for the big family gathering.

This year its my turn. I am having all my family to lunch in my not-quite-finished church hall so getting the kitchen cupboards and walls painted will probably come right down to the wire. Nothing like a deadline to get your renovation done...

Living in the country, as I do, there is not a lot of tasteful festive stuff available in stores so one is forced to fall back on ones own craft skills and what is available at local chain stores. This year it is looking like I will be going with a more bold and un-traditional colour scheme of hot pink and red, with a dash of gold.

This rag wreath is really easy to make and looks fun and festive. Start with a polystyrene form available from most craft shops and experiment with fabric strips.

What decorating ideas are you going with this festive season?


  1. Hot pink, red and a dash of gold, sounds perfect. I'm yet to decide on my colour scheme, tossing around a few ideas as to me this is the fun part of Christmas. xT

  2. The hot pink looks great! We're away for Christmas this year so no decorating for me. I'm glad actually! Sometimes it's too stressful!

  3. Very inspiring and unusual ideas, I love them!

  4. Gladioli. I've realised how maligned they are and while researching for my latest blog post, came upon this great idea from Martha Stewart - a lei/necklace, which I think will be lovely with red gladdies. Oh, and they're edible too, so will be putting some around the Xmas food.

  5. Oh that's funny - I was toying with doing red and pink too, but with silver rather than gold. And a splash of pale orange too, possibly. So many gorgeous colours, just as well we can change it every year. Anything but red and dark green is good to me! Oh so hot at this time of year.

  6. This is perfect...I love the red and festive. My holiday colors this year and my glassybaby votives in all different shades of red and pink arrived today.