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Holiday Window Decorations!

POSTED November 19, 2019

🎵🎵 It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🎶 

We agree! And while we busy ourselves with decorating trees and wreaths, mantels and doors – we sometimes forget about the windows! Here are a few dozen window décor ideas for the holidays – from dollar store crafts (that look really cool!) to lights, candles, ornaments and garlands. These window ideas open up all sorts of Christmas and Hanukkah ideas for everyone who loves this time of year. And don’t forget the lights!

Hanging and Holding

Round, gold ornaments in various sizes and textures or finishes strung on satin ribbon and gold cording, are a simple decoration from Julia at Cuckoo 4 Design that takes a couple of hours to prep and hang. The shinier the balls the more reflective during the day, and we think a couple of wel-placed LED candles might make them glitter at night, too. Or gather up a bunch of glass ball ornaments with red polka dots for playful holiday style.

This idea sells at L.L. Bean for $60 as a centerpiece, but it’s pictured by a window and looks like it belongs there or on the sill, inside or out. You could make this beautiful Woodland Berry arrangement yourself, just find a mini, but extra-long, wooden trough like one from Home Depot (or this smaller one from Shop Wild Things), and stuff it with pine boughs, berries, pinecones and, dare we say – LED lights!

Here’s one more spin on hanging-from-ribbon ornaments. Take narrow, almost cylindrical pinecones and hang them with opaque, glitter ribbon tied in bows and leaning against a swag of pine garland. Check out the ideas for wreaths and lights with links to supplies at Christmas Decorations Lights.

Holiday Scenes and Displays

Digs Digs curated more than 55 imitable window décor ideas from a gift-wrapped boxes garland strung along the top of three kitchen windows, to an advent calendar made of translucent bags of goodies, hanging from ribbon-wrapped dowels. Two of our favorites are the giant craft-paper snowflakes and enormous ornaments and the moody light display reminiscent of Phantom of the Opera.

Christmas Snydle goes one step further with actual scenes perched on windowsills, like the seated and dancing elves surrounded by Willie Wonka-sized lollipops and the wooden and paper tableau, lit by a string of lights around a suspended branch.

Design Rulz has 40 Christmas decorations to inspire you, including one for a windowed door – a pine wreath stuffed with fir sprigs and pinecones with three over-sized brass cowbells handing from rustic rope.

For a picture window, a group of indoor wreaths adds a festive touch for a framed, well-lit display. This idea from Woman’s Day used a magnolia wreath with select leaves painted red, white and green and dusted with glitter, a feathery white wreath with two car houses secured by pins and a boxwood wreath with red ribbon and sleigh bells.

And finally, this is spendy and completely off-topic, but these Thousand Points of Light trees from Hammacher Schlemmer are just plain GORGEOUS. And no, you can’t put them in the window, but you can put one in front of a window and give your neighbors a little bit of Christmas bliss every time they look your way!

Christmas is Coming to Crystal Valley

Christmas is indeed coming to the master-planned community of Crystal Valley, and we have it on good authority, so is Santa on December 7! Stop by to whisper your gift list in his ear, and check out the new homes from Richmond American Homes, Kauffman Homes, Century Communities and D.R. Horton! Set in natural surroundings with easy access to nearby amenities, find the new home of your dreams here in either a ranch and two-story model, priced from the $300s. 

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