Teacups can be found by the dozen at yard sales and thrift stores. Pick them up to give as small gifts to those who enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Tuck some favorite flavors or blends inside the cup, tied in a bundle with twine or pretty ribbon.
For a holiday breakfast kit, wrap three cooled biscuits in waxed paper. Tuck inside the white pastry box with a jar of flavored fruit butter. Tuck a cinnamon stick or two inside, if desired, to add to the aroma of your gift. Cut one-inch-wide strips of burlap and tie on top of the closed box. Attach the faux greenery to the burlap knot with the raffia ribbon. Now, you're ready to present the gift!
Here's a fun holiday decoration the kids will love helping you craft. Just glue yarn to inexpensive foam topiary forms then add buttons in assorted colors and sizes. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions and check out 40 more holiday kids' crafts.
Pieces of a palette were reconstructed by interior decorator Krystine Edwards to create a blank canvas for a star (made out of a festive ribbon) on this rustic Charleston, S.C., porch. It's above a bar cart decorated with a nutcracker, Mason jars, wire bottle holder and ornaments. Her blog is Living Pretty Styled.
Looking for a more masculine way to decorate for the holidays? An excellent way to do this is by replacing flowers with cut greenery. Here, discarded soup cans were given new life as vessels thanks to a coat of black spray paint. To add life, simple cypress tree cuttings were placed inside to bring a pop of green to the mantel.