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Thanksgiving is over and now winter is on it’s way, and that means it’s time to start decorating for Christmas. Whether you’re hosting a big holiday event, or just want to add a little Christmas cheer to your home during the season, here are 7 clever, crafty or just Christmas-y ideas to get you inspired:

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Want to welcome the holidays into your home, but not quite ready to commit to a full sized tree? Check out this sweet and simple trio of mini trees, or…

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Craft your own adorable felt trees!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
These little fir tree ornaments also make for a subtle but seasonal decoration.

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Feeling crafty but want to keep things simple? Try this cute, rustic stick ornament DIY!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or, for a more involved rustic look, use an old door to create a makeshift mantel!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Adorable AND edible? Impress everyone at your next holiday gathering with these deliciously wintery snowy pine cone snacks!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
For a more sustainable celebration,  wrap gifts with a reusable cloth and gathering flowers, herbs, or leaves to embellish with! You can find more zero-waste holiday ideas here.

We still have just over a week until Christmas, so if you’re not quite done with your shopping, consider bookmarking some of these DIY projects to give to your loved ones:

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Repurpose pretty teacups with this teacup candle DIY!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Here’s a sweet nest necklace DIY for the jewelry lover in your life!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Possibly one of the sweetest succulent DIYs we’ve seen — succulent magnets made from corks!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
This delicate looking wax luminary is an easy project.

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
These photo coasters make for a very personal gift.

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
A simple personalized wire bracelet can be worn with any outfit!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Hey, #treatyoself with this sumptuous lemon sugar scrub!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
Edible gifts are always appreciated! How about some festive caramel popcorn?

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love these metallic accented concrete candle votives!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
For the friend that’s always behind the camera, turn a pretty scarf into a custom camera strap!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
All you need to make these fabulous etched wooden spoons is an etching tool and a little creativity!

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
We’ve all seen this cute sharpie mug DIY floating around the web…

Crafty Christmas via Abbey Carpet of SF
But you could take it to the next level with some porcelain chalkboard paint to make this adorable chalkboard mug!

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You can pretty much use chalkboard paint to make anything awesome, like this chalkboard serving tray.

This winter, we’re in love with bare branches! Here are some creative way we’ve seen branches incorporated into home decor:

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Sweet and simple, bare branches add a lovely natural element to any holiday display.

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This display is still wintry but uses a fun purple color to mix things up. The geometric ornaments are a great addition.

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A horizontally suspended branch makes a striking centerpiece for the holiday table.

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Here’s another great horizontal branch; the pom poms add a touch of whimsy, perfect for a kid’s space.

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You can even use a branch to create a warm, rustic lamp.

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Want to avoid a bulky tree this year? Decorate a branch instead to recreate this minimal look.

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This silver branch sconce adds some wintry elegance to any home.

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The red berries on these branches look great with the green recycled glass vases.

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Birch is the perfect wood for winter decorating. We’re in love with these birch stump side tables.

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It looks gorgeous in a simple frame.

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Or worked into a decorative centerpiece with simple white candles and pine cones.

Branching Out via Abbey Carpet of SF

Want to bring something totally unique to your holiday table? Check out these glasses, molded from oak branches.