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8+ Christmas Decorating Tips For A Warm Holiday Atmosphere

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Have you ever struggled when decorating for the holidays? Hannah Leichtenberg and Steve Johnson of SCHEELS Home & Hardware shared their holiday decorating tips with Design & Living at their lunchbox seminar. Here are just a few of their great tips on creating an atmosphere that you and your guests will be able to enjoy this Christmas.

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Have you ever struggled when decorating for the holidays? Hannah Leichtenberg and Steve Johnson of SCHEELS Home & Hardware shared their holiday decorating tips with Design & Living at their lunchbox seminar. Here are just a few of their great tips on creating an atmosphere that you and your guests will be able to enjoy this Christmas.

Hannah Leichtenberg and Steve Johnson

Tip #1

Decorate garlands and trees with lights before you add the ornaments so you won’t have to restring the lights if you want to move ornaments.

Tip #2

Use wire or pipe cleaners to fasten wreaths, swags, garlands or ornaments to the banister.

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Tip #3

Fasten decorative candle rings to your stair railings or banister and then run a garland through the candle rings.

Tip #4

Put heirloom ornaments in a bowl with pine cones and lights. Showcase it on your ottoman.

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Tip #5

If you still want to decorate but are trying to save money, pay more for a good tree and garlands so it’ll last you a long time. Then you can always purchase more as time goes by.

Tip #6

For a dash of shimmer, hang an ornament from a lampshade.

Tip #7

Do you have bigger ornaments that sit oddly because branches are in the way? If so, don’t be afraid to take some branches out. You can also do this to one side of the tree if you want to put it up against a corner of the wall.

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Tip #8

Ever thought of trying something different with your tree topper? Place some dogwood, birch or glittery twigs into the top of the tree.

Tip #9

If you have flowers sitting out all year round, winterize them by adding an icicle flower pick.

How To Create The Perfect Holiday Centerpiece

Step 1

Get some decorative balls, ornaments, pine cones and lights. You can really add anything that would look nice.

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Step 2

Arrange the loose objects in a decorative bowl, dish, long basket or tray of some sort.

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Step 3

Add candles.

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Step 4

String lights around the objects and viola! You have a gorgeous Christmas centerpiece for your table.

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For more information, contact:

SCHEELS HOME & HARDWARE

Hannah Leichtenberg

3202 13th Ave. S, Fargo

701-232-8903

scheelshomeandhardware.com

 

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