Christmas Decor Ideas We Discovered on TikTok, From Epsom Salt to a “Self Growing” Artificial Tree

TikTok is a great source for all things cool (like gifts teens actually want), and it also happens to be an amazing place to get ideas for Christmas decorations! TikTok users love to get creatively festive — this year, the biggest trend is epsom salt “snow” — and they’re not shy about showing off their holiday home decor.

To help you elevate your holiday decor game this year, we’ve plucked the top decoration ideas seen on the app you can shop right now, from glamorous West Elm candle lanterns to a remote-controlled Christmas tree to a wintery flocked wreath. These decor ideas are sure to bring more warmth and merry vibes to your home this year; just make sure you place your order soon for a timely delivery.

Plus, be sure to check out extended Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and other discounts from our go-to retailers — as

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Pennsylvanians at the top for over-the-top Christmas decorating

Pennsylvanians are right at the top in planning for over-the-top, Clark Griswold, anti-Scrooge decorations this Christmas season.

According to the 2020 Holiday Home Trends Report from online interior design company Modsy, 69 percent of Pennsylvanians say they will be welcoming Santa with a fully decked-out holiday display.

That ties Pennsylvania with Washington state at third among most Christmas-cheerful states, behind Illinois at 71 percent and Texas at 70 percent, and ahead of Ohio at 67 percent.

“It makes sense many people are putting extra effort into their holiday decor this year so they can make their homes a place of joy and delight since they’ll be spending so much time there this season,” said Alessandra Wood, VP of Style at Modsy, which surveyed 2,000 people across the country to develop the trends report.

About 93 percent of respondents said it’s important to them that everyone is comfy, warm, cozy and

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Kris Jenner to reveal her Christmas decor tips via Airbnb experience



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This year everyone can celebrate Christmas Kardashian-style.

That’s because Kris Jenner is conducting an Airbnb ‘Online Experience’ in which she’ll share her personal holiday styling hacks and inspiration.

And she’ll be doing so with the help of famed artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris – Jeff Leatham.



a christmas tree in a room: Kris Jenner is conducting an Airbnb ‘Online Experience’ in which she’ll share her personal holiday styling hacks and inspiration


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Kris Jenner is conducting an Airbnb ‘Online Experience’ in which she’ll share her personal holiday styling hacks and inspiration

Airbnb says that their tutorial will include ‘over-the-top arrangements’ and the art of ‘understated charm’.

It adds: ‘Join the Queen of Kris-mas and learn how to build a design theme and create a joyful holiday space that truly sparkles.’

This Online Experience will be available to book on December 9 for up to 10 guests.

A livestream will also be available at youtube.com/airbnb on December 15 at 7:00pm

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Choose your own adventure: Art Museum interns design scavenger hunt

By Jennifer Micale

December 03, 2020

Like breadcrumbs, each clue — a rhyme, a snippet of a colorful image — led seekers further down a winding path.

The final destination: the Binghamton University Art Museum, a treasure trove of incredible art and the home of fun prizes, courtesy of its first-ever scavenger hunt.

The art adventure was organized this fall by a pair of museum interns: senior English major Samantha Marsh and sophomore psychology major Albert Zhang, who were drawn to the internship by a mutual love of museums.

With an art history minor, Marsh enjoyed the different events hosted by the Art Museum in previous semesters — last year’s reading and talk by poet Fred Moten particularly stood out — and jumped at the opportunity to help. Zhang, on the other hand, was originally a student in the School of Management when he toured the museum in one of

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Tips for making DIY ornaments from materials you have around the house

Decorating for the holiday season is underway. If you’re looking for something special to do, making homemade ornaments is both a fun thing to do with loved ones and a way to add meaning to your decorations.

“Gather your family or friends around the table, and spend a day making ornaments,” said Morgan Rublee, who runs the Etsy shop Designs by Rublee out of Dover-Foxcroft.

“Every time you put those homemade ornaments on the tree, you will be reminded of the day you spent with people you love.”

Here are some tips from professional crafters on how to make your own ornaments.

Pick a design (but keep it simple)

The first thing you will want to do is decide what kind of ornament you want to make. Tying the design to a memory from the year will help guide your search for materials and make the crafting project more meaningful.

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Galaxy Buds Pro design shown in first leaked images

Over the past two years, Samsung has delivered some of the best truly wireless earbuds on the market, with the Galaxy Buds+ leaving an especially good first impression. Now, the company is preparing to launch Galaxy Buds Pro, and leaked renders are revealing the interesting design.

@evleaks today posted on Voice a duo of images of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, giving us our first look at the design of the buds themselves. As previous reports had pinned down, these are silicone-tipped earbuds unlike the Galaxy Buds Live which Samsung launched over the summer.

Notably, though, Samsung is putting together quite a collection of designs with these earbuds. They’re not quite as simple as the Buds and Buds+, pulling in the shiny look of the Buds Live. But, they also retain silicone tips and the footprint those carry with them, like the older Galaxy Buds offerings. It sounds like a

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‘Cottagecore’ is 2020’s new holiday decorating trend

Along with bread-baking and closet reorganizing, another nesting trend on the home front is “cottagecore” style.

“The cottagecore aesthetic swarmed the internet this year with its revival of traditional ideals and the glorification of a simple yet charming cottage lifestyle,” says Amanda Brennan, trend expert for Tumblr.

Engagement on the social platform for cottagecore began spiking in early spring and hasn’t abated, she reports.

Now it’s flowing into the holiday season, she says, “with posts of farmhouse-inspired holiday decorations, homestyle seasonal recipes, warm winter décor, and knitting.”

Etsy.com trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson agrees: “The nostalgia-inspired movement is all about bringing back pastoral aesthetics and activities.”

Handmade and natural themes are prominent in cottagecore decoration.

Handmade and natural themes are prominent in cottagecore decoration.
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Tips for decorating in a contemporary environment

Holiday decorating can be a tricky game in the desert. Warm weather, stucco, Santa, it’s not always an easy mix.

A lot of homeowners also opt for hip, modern decor. Weaving traditional warmth into cool minimalist settings can be a challenge, too. Here, a few designers give tips — with some do’s and don’ts — when it comes to holiday decorating in modern interiors.

Tip No. 1: Less is certainly more. With your share of stark whites, grays and a cool, airy space, holiday decorating will most certainly be about pops of color — and probably small ones.

“Think of bold but simple statement pieces, such as small sculpture or a nice centerpiece,” said Kimberly Joi McDonald, owner and CEO of Designing JOI LLC, a Las Vegas-based interior design firm. “I also like elegant candles. You can feel the relaxation when you come in, and there’s a variety of scents

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Christmas Activities for Families – Holiday Season Ideas

A Full Plate is a column about family life and the home by contributing writer Laura Fenton, who explores the intersection of sustainable living and home design through a mother’s eyes.


I have a confession: In years past, my family’s holiday celebrations often started with Christmas Eve and ended with Christmas Day. In the rush of juggling work, parenting, and housekeeping, I never had the time to make the holiday spirit last all week, leave alone all month (even present-wrapping was left for the eleventh hour, after everyone had gone to bed). There was a lot more room for joy on my holiday agenda.

This year, with so much time at home, I’ve decided to stretch the season out and sneak a little bit of magic into every single day. This feels especially important because we missed Thanksgiving with family this year. So, I’ve got my joy-making scheme turned towards

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Show off your craft swag with themed decor | Lifestyles Columnists

The turkey dinner leftovers are all gone. The pies have all been gobbled up. The virtual Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping is complete.

It’s now officially time to start decorating for Christmas (unless, of course, you already have … no judgment here)! As I pull out the boxes and bins of Christmas decor and pick through what will deck my halls, I also love to check out what is new and trendy in the holiday decor world.

This year’s research has led me to three great themed Christmas decor ideas. I’m hoping to incorporate one or two of them into my design plans. And, with two Christmas trees and multiple rooms to decorate with holiday cheer, I have plenty of options. This year’s ideas are centered around classic vintage, rustic farmhouse and winter white. For more ideas, check out our Christmas Crafts, Recipes and More board on Pinterest.

Classic

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