Friday, November 11, 2011

Homemade for the Holidays: Day 5 {Decorating with Christmas Tree Branches & Homegoods Giveaway}

I'm really excited about today's guest post by Brooke, from Inside-Out Design. She is an amazing designer, and her home is beautiful. You have to check out her recent DIY project.... she turned a fabric map/wall hanging into a pillow. It's fabulous! And don't forget to enter today's Homegoods giveaway {details are at the bottom of the post}.

Hi, I'm Brooke from Inside-Out Design and I'm so excited to get to take part in this fun series!! 
I am lucky enough to be living in a house with this huge, gorgeous evergreen in the front yard:


So this Christmas season, I'm going to be incorporating these pretty branches into as much of my decorating as possible. Here are some simple ideas that I've come up with:

Using them as an accent in a place setting:

Putting them into a frame. {I just used a paper grocery bag as the backing.}

Putting them into a shiny tin can. 
{I'm a little obsessed with this look right now.} 

Putting them into a mason jar. 

Making them into miniature wreaths. 

I made mine by taking small branches and wrapping them together with hemp cord.

Then I curved it into a circle and tied the two ends together with the cord. 
These look so pretty with a vase or candlestick set inside.

More pretty ideas 
{that aren't mine but that I'll be copying!}

As a swag on a window
At the top of a candlestick
As a Christmas card display
In apothecary jars
Laying across the table
Hung on a chandelier
Tied to a napkin
I'm starting to wonder if my tree is going to have any branches left by the end of the holiday season....these ideas are so easy that I want to try them all!

Thanks so much Holly for inviting me to take part in you and Adrienne's Homemade for the Holidays series! This was fun, and now you've got me itching to decorate for Christmas! Can Thanksgiving just be over with already?! ;)

Thanks Brooke! I can't wait to sneak over to my neighbor's yard and help "trim" a few branches :)

Since we are all getting so excited for our Christmas decor, we decided to help you get a head start with a $25 gift card to Homegoods GIVEAWAY! I seriously love that place. They have some really unique, beautiful holiday items for great prices. For each entry, leave a separate comment that includes your name.

1st Entry: Become a follower of My Sister's Suitcase

Additional Entries: (1 additional entry each)

(1) Become a follower at Inside-Out Design

(1) Grab our button and stick it on your own blog!

(1) Link up to this post/giveaway on your Facebook page

You can enter all the giveaways throughout our Homemade for the Holidays Series. Winners will be selected using Random.org and will be chosen the Monday following Thanksgiving. Winners will be posted and notified via e-mail.

47 comments:

  1. Yay! New follower, and liked your page on facebook, also a follower of Inside-Out Design! Fingers crossed!

    Kelli @ www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

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  2. liked your page on facebook
    Kelli

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  3. follower of inside out design!
    Hope I did this right!
    Kelli

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  4. Yes, Kelli you did it right :) Thanks for entering and becoming a new follower!

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  5. Brooke, all fabulous ideas. You are so creative!

    By the way, I am a new follower of your blog via GFC! Lovely giveaway!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  6. Already a follower on Brooke's Inside-Out Design blog!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  7. Liked my Sister's Suitcase on Facebook!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  8. Already linked and posted this giveaway on my Facebook!

    http://www.facebook.com/HueyYuann

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  9. I like My Sister's Suitcase on Facebook..

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  10. how great, thank you so much. I follow you via GFC!!!

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  11. Following Both, liked FB for My Sister's Suitcase, and advertised on my FB page. (4 entries). Crossing my fingers I win a giftcard to my FAVORITE store!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

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  12. PS I'm so envious of that HUGE Evergreen tree!!! Darling ideas!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

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  13. I like My sister's suitcase on Facebook

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  14. I follow you on fb as Tabitha Swain Klucking.

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  15. I just wanted to pop by and say hi. My name is Natasha (often called Nat) and I have 2 sisters, one named Stacey and one named Holly! We have a blog too but we haven't posted for ages. I must show them your blog and then they might want to start up again!

    Great to meet you!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  16. I'm a new follower!
    thelytles@hotmail.com

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  17. Love the ideas, Brooke! I love using fresh pine in my holiday decorating too. I appreciate the introduction. I'm a new follower at My Sister's Suitcase! Nice to 'e-meet' you Nat & Holly!

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  18. I'm a follower at Inside Out Design! ;)

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  19. yay! im a new follower :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  20. liked your fb page :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  21. following inside out design :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  22. Such cute ideas! I'm a new follower. :)

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  23. I'd love to win...I'm a follower oN GFC tcrowley122

    Patricia Crowley
    tcrowley122@hotmail.com

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  24. Patricia Wojnar Crowley
    tcrowley122@hotmail.com
    i like My sister's suitcase on facebook!

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  25. I am now a follower of Inside Out Design! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. I became a follower!
    michelle
    michwjoe(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. I liked your site on FB!
    michelle
    michwjoe(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. I am now a follower of inside out design. :-)
    michelle
    michwjoe(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. I'm also a follower of Inside Out Design :)

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  30. I'm a follower of My Sister's Suitcase!

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  31. I like My Sister's Suitcase on Facebook!

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