Home November 23, 2021

Creative Holiday Decorating Ideas

The holiday season is upon us! Add some spice to your holiday decorations with these creative ideas. We’ve even included local shops around Kitsap where holiday items can be purchased. And, some of these ideas can be turned into fun DIY projects with your family. 

Children’s Book Display or Advent Calendar

The easiest way to add some holiday spirit to your home is by using your children’s favorite holiday books as decorations. That way, they’ll act as decor and be within easy reach to read. Poulsbo’s The Curious Child is a fun place to look for holiday books and you may want to pick up a new toy or two. Looking for a more interactive decoration? Liberty Bay Books, also in Poulsbo, has a Disney-themed advent calendar that is perfect for the kiddos. They also have an excellent assortment of books and gifts for everyone on your list. 


Photo from Liberty Bay Books.


Holiday Card Wreath

Every year, our mailboxes pile up with holiday cards from relatives. Rather than stuffing them into a drawer, put them on display for the whole family to enjoy. We love this idea from Design Improvised for a hula hoop cardholder. Even better, you can grab some fresh garland and line the hula hoop for a more festive feel.


Fresh, Local Wreaths

A fresh wreath is such a nice touch for your front door.  Consider purchasing a locally made wreath from Kingston’s Thistle Floral and Home. You’ll find 24-inch Christmas wreaths made from pine, cedar, and other fresh greens. If you’re looking for a specific color palette, Thistle Floral and Home has the option of adding customizable water-resistant bells to your wreath. These wreaths can be delivered and also make lovely gifts. 

Christmas Lanterns

Brighten your windowsill or porch with these fun DIY lanterns. You simply need mason jars, blue spray paint, and a paint marker. Follow these step-by-step instructions from Adventure in a Box and you’ll have a beautiful display to enjoy every evening.

Festive, Cozy Throw Blankets and Maileg Toys

A throw blanket is perfect during cold winter nights. Incorporate them into your holiday decor by draping one over your sofa. We especially like this one from Better-2-Gether  in Poulsbo. You can even start a DIY project and knit your own. Another cute, cozy addition: Maileg toys. They’re Danish-designed toys that bring the whimsy of the holiday season to your home. Check out these fun ones from Dana’s Showhouse on Bainbridge Island. 

Holiday Candle Rings and Gnomes

Candle rings are an easy way to upgrade your decor. There are many different options and they will make your dinner table stand out. You can find some beautiful candle rings at Nordiska in Poulsbo. To really have fun with it, add a few of these cute gnomes, also from Nordiska


Photo by Nordiska.