Christmas Idea House 2013 – Part 1

Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Christmas, Decor, Holidays | 25 comments

2013 Christmas Idea House Part 1 The 2013 Christmas Idea House was filled with fun, unique items. I love that I always find some surprises of re-purposing old things in new ways. Once again, I was not disappointed!

The outside of the Idea House was so festive and colorful. The arrangements all featured bright reds! You could not miss the flower boxes and outside pots filled with greens highlighted with the red!

2013 Christmas Idea House


Christmas Idea House part 1



The porch was set-up as a Cocoa Bar!

Christmas Idea House 2013 Notice the cute snowmen made from log segments. These would be easy to do if you had access to the wood. The Christmas trees under the large pot are wooden tree ornaments.


Here’s a closer look at the wooden snowmen……


Christmas Idea house 2013

Sweets to add to your cocoa were displayed on this cute toboggan.


Christmas Idea House 2013



The porch windows were accented with Christmas dishtowels fastened with chalkboard clips.


Christmas Idea 2013


  The front ledge was decorated with luminaries lit with an LED candle in between bouquets of greenery.


Christmas idea House 2013


Now this is unique! Talk about re-purposing!

Christmas Idea House 2013

Anyone have access to a semi? Well, these truck tire rims stacked together sure make an interesting conversation piece. Adding a glass top makes a one-of-a-kind side table! The inside was filled with artificial greens and large pine cones.

Christmas Idea House   A display of Christmas trees! Christmas Trees

Wooden trees with thick nubby yarn give a great textured look.

Next, this is a simple idea, too!  

Christmas Idea House  

Which idea was your favorite?

More coming in Part 2!

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  1. LOVE the log snowmen!!

  2. Hi Phyllis…just stopping by to let you know you have been featured at Feature Me Friday at One More Time Events…

    • Thanks, I’ll stop by!

  3. Love those snowmen too…but I think I need that tire rim table!! Thanks so much for linking up on Made in a Day!

    • I agree, but haven’t found a semi-truck parts source!

  4. Some great ideas Phyllis! Love those little woolen trees.

    • Those woolen trees would be fun to try and make!

  5. Ok, I fell in love with wooden snowmen. Im going to my parents cabin this next weekend so if the snow is not bad im going on a hike to get some logs. Thanks for sharing at the create it or bake it, come back tomorrow and link up!

  6. What beautiful ideas! I love the snowmen. I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers.

  7. What wonderful inspiration your shared! Love the snowmen – and that end table out of tire rims. Very creative people in this world. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thanks so much for sharing on Tuesdays With a Twist. There are some wonderful decorating ideas here, which are simple and inexpensive. Pinning to my for the home board.

  9. I love the cocoa bar idea and the galvanized bucket full of candles with moss and ornaments! Thanks for sharing the great ideas!

    • Very fun for a winter party!

  10. Oh my, so many wonderful Christmas decorating ideas! I love those wooden snowmen!

    • I love them, too!

  11. This came out so pretty. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  12. Although I am inspired by the window box and may try to do something similar in my own, the snowmen get my vote. Beautiful ideas. Looking forward to Round 2.

    • The snowmen are my favorite, too!

  13. Great idea house. So many fun ideas and I love the red twigs in the greenery.

    • Very eye-catching, right?

  14. I love this! It looks so elegant, but doesn’t look like it would be that hard to recreate. I usually don’t do much decorating for the holidays because I never know what to do, but I will be trying some of these. I love that you used things, like the towels, that are inexpensive but still look pretty!


  15. All these ideas are terrific but i adore those wooden snowmen!

    • Yes, and don’t think they would be hard to make!

      • I love those snowmen!!!! Can you please tell me how they are attached together???? I’d love to make them!!!!! Thank you so much!

        • I think they are glued (wood glue). They are cute!


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