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We’re still in Europe for a few more days (you can follow along through my pics on Instagram @EastCoastCreative), but I’ll be honest that I’m itching to transform my house for Christmas!

Usually, we’re a Saturday-after-Thanksgiving kind of family, but this year we’ll decorate as soon as we’re back from our trip.  Last month I started perusing Pinterest for holiday inspiration and tons of bright ideas kept jumping out at me.  I thought I’d share a collection of awesomely merry & bright Christmas inspiration for you… so all the way from Paris- Enjoy!
Merry & Bright #1 I’ve done the present thing before. Just wrap some picture frames in bright colored paper, add some ribbon and voila! I also love the super cheery and bright ornaments on this mantle.
Merry & Bright # 2These felt trees would be really fun to make with the kiddos.  They’re simply felt, wrapped around a cone shape, and blinged out with some sequins.   
Merry & Bright #3Jess and I LOVE pine cone placeholders, but add a little paint dip in hot pink and man, it doesn’t get much cooler than this!  
Merry & Bright # 4Umm, Hello Whoville…this sock vase and painted branches is insanely awesome!  How fun would this be to make and then put in my kids’ playroom? I think it’s officially on the TO DO list (when we’re back from vacation of course!)
Merry & Bright # 5You all know I’m an anti-wreath kind of gal, and this is a super fun, non-traditional wreath.  It’s a ceiling medallion (which are really inexpensive at Lowe’s or HD) and some holiday ribbon.
Merry & Bright #6– Moo & Puppy has come out with an awesome Christmas line of digital papers.  I love using these papers because I can print out as many as I need.  I’m loving up these patterns and am planning to use these as part of my Christmas Countdown Calendar (tutorial coming soon!) Check out all of Moo’s awesome holiday papers!
Merry & Bright # 7- We’ve all seen some felt garlands, but this one takes the cake! Check out her post and you’ll see that she used a combo of store bought felt poms and she also MADE some of them too! I’m not sure I’m going that far, but it definitely turned out amazingly!
Merry & Bright # 8– I could almost turn from my wreath-hating ways because of this wreath.  I love the combo of shiny, matte, and glitter balls.
You’ve got to see the whole room…
Yup, that’s pure Merry & Bright Awesomeness people!
Who knows, this year I just might decorate my kids’s playroom for Christmas! Usually, they just get a little faux greenery, but after all this Merry & Bright Inspiration, I might go the extra mile and use some of these ideas!
How about you? Are what do you think of Bright,
non-traditional colors at Christmas?


The comments +

  1. runtspickins says:

    I actually just pinned that mantle with the presents a couple of days ago! (Well, I should say re-pinned.) I loooove it! I definitely love a traditional Christmas decoration but the pop of color here and there are pretty awesome too!

  2. I also have started preparing for the Christmas party. This year my main focus will be on using picture frames for decoration purpose. I have many of them purchased and some made at home. I think they can be used properly for home decoration. You can use them as well.

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