Make it Glow

CRE­ATE A WARM CHRISTMAS LOOK WITH PER­SONAL TOUCHES.

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The Hands-on Ap­proach

Some­times the Christmas items you find just don’t fit your perfect hol­i­day home. “If you can’t find the right fit for a tree skirt, make your own,” Dawn says. “We of­ten just pur­chase sev­eral yards of vel­vet, linen or burlap to wrap around the base of the tree.” You can adapt this look for slim or fuller trees, with no sewing re­quired.

Light up the Hol­i­days

Can­dles can add a beau­ti­ful glow around any room. “I like to use can­dles on fire­place man­tels and cof­fee ta­bles,” says Dawn. “The flame­less bat­tery-pow­dered pil­lar can­dles and votives are great for th­ese lo­ca­tions.”

A Bright Fin­ish

Some­times, your dé­cor needs a lit­tle flash. Dawn ad­vises to add me­tal­lic fin­ishes, even if you don’t usu­ally dec­o­rate with shiny, fancy or lux­u­ri­ous items. “Bright, me­tal­lic items re­flect the Christmas tree lights and can­dle­light beau­ti­fully,” she says.

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