A Dozen Favorite Creative Christmas Decorating Ideas!

 Creative Christmas Decorating Ideas - these are really unique! kellyelko.com

Have you taken the Holiday House Walk?

Jen Rizzo gathered 33 creative gals (including me!) and we open up our homes for a little yuletide cheer.

Here are some of my favorite creative Christmas decorating ideas and inspiration and general fun and frivolity …


I have a huge old crock and this vintage crock Christmas tree from So Much Better with Age makes me want to find more so I can make my own next year!

Vintage Crock Christmas Tree - this is such a cute idea and her entire Christmas home tour is gorgeous! kellyelko.com

This stunning Christmas mantel from French Country Cottage – no words!

Beautiful traditional Christmas mantel kellyelko.com

and this Christmas mantel – need I say more?  From Liz Marie Blog.

Festive mantel - love the pallet clock and the grain sack stockings kellyelko.com

and of course this mantel with the boxwood noel from Craftberry Bush whose Christmas buggy pillow is making the rounds around everyone’s houses!

Make a Noel Boxwood sign - what a stunning Christmas mantel kellyelko.com

When I saw this whimsical free Christmas village printable from Thoughts From Alice, I immediately printed it out and used it in my own house!

Love this free printable paper Christmas village kellyelko.com

Another fave from Thoughts From Alice is this adorable book tree.

Cute stacked Christmas book tree complete with shining star! kellyelko.com

You know I love bling so this mercury glass garland dressing up Jennifer Rizzo’s Christmas kitchen is right up my alley.

Mercury glass ornament garland - such a pretty Christmas kitchen kellyelko.com

From the festive popcorn strewn tree to the Santa hat tree topper to the sign over the mantel, Lilypad Cottage made Santa’s nice list.

Cozy Christmas house - love the flocked tree kellyelko.com

World’s coziest Christmas bedroom award goes to The House of Belonging.

Cozy Christmas bedroom - love the sign kellyelko.com

Love this festive entryway from Ella Claire and you’ve got to see her stunning flocked tree.

Festive Christmas entryway - love the fresh garland eclectiallyvintage.com

The Golden Sycamore had me at hanging some old barn wood on the wall and topping it with a wreath.

Love this simple Christmas wreath displayed on old barn wood kellyelko.com

Oreo the Christmas donkey who belongs to Laura at Top This Top That is definitely giving my Sushi a run for her money in the cuteness department!  Make sure to tour Laura’s festive country home.

Oreo the Christmas donkey! kellyelko.com

Take a walk down memory lane with me and see how I’ve decorated my house the past four Christmases!

Christmas House Tour 2014

Christmas House Tour 2013

Christmas House Tour 2012

Christmas House Tour 2011

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  1. Hi Kelly, I am so glad to have discovered your blog! It’s a treat every time!!! I loved the Christmas tour! I was wondering about the burlap Christmas tree sign over your fireplace. DId you make that or can that be purchased somewhere? I love it! Love the wooden stockings, too! I saw them last year and meant to get my husband to make me some, but we’ve have too many other projects to keep him busy. I should try to be a “big girl” and work the saw myself!!!

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