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Gingerbread Aesthetic Christmas decor

Gingerbread Christmas decor trend 2023 - gingerbread house plates, gingerbread welcome mat, gingerbread mugs and more

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I’m calling it – the gingerbread aesthetic is going to the Christmas decor trend of 2023. I’ve curated a list of some of my favorite gingerbread Christmas decor finds from Amazon and Pottery Barn. So grab a gingerbread latte (sharing my recipe here) and scroll down to shop them all.

Gingerbread Aesthetic Christmas Decor

Gingerbread welcome mat welcome guests in your home with this adorable mat. Mat measures 17×29.

DII Christmas Welcome Mat Outdoor Natural Coir Doormat & Porch Décor, 17x29, Gingerbread House

 

Gingerbread ornaments – a 20 piece set of gingerbread snowflake ornaments to adorn your tree.

20 Pcs Christmas Gingerbread Snowflake Ornaments Mini Tree Hanging Decorations Silicone Christmas Ornaments Xmas Gingerbread Ornaments with Ropes for Christmas Tree Winter Crafts (Classic)

 

Gingerbread candle – the cutest gingerbread man shaped candle and gingerbread scented too!

Gingerbread Man Shaped Scented Candle,65G Handmade Aroma Soy Wax Christmas Decorative Candle,Aesthetic Paraffin Candle for Table Photo Prop,Prefect for Christmas Eve Party Decoration and Gift (Yellow)

 

Gingerbread nutcracker – perfect for the person who has a nutcracker collection. And this one is currently 50% off!

Kurt Adler 16-Inch Wooden Gingerbread Christmas Nutcracker (Color May Vary),Brown/Beige

 

Gingerbread man garland – Add this gingerbread man garland to your tree or to your mantel. Measures 9 feet.

9 Foot Mini Gingerbread Man Christmas Garland | Cute Small 2 Inch Claydough Gingerbread Men Christmas Tree Garland | Gingerbread Cookie Candy Theme Trees | Garland Christmas Decorations For Indoor Use

 

Gingerbread throw pillows – Because you can never have enough throw pillows and this 4 piece set of gingerbread men is no exception.

 

Gingerbread house display this faux gingerbread village stands 16 inches and lights up. Would look beautiful on your shelves, mantel or as a tabletop display.

One Holiday Way 16-Inch Light Up Faux Gingerbread House Display Figurine w/Elegant White Icing – Decorative Lighted LED Christmas Xmas Tabletop Decoration – Winter Table Mantel Shelf Sitter Decor

 

Gingerbread fairy lights – These gingerbread fairy lights would be great for any kid’s room.

FLAVCHARM Christmas String Lights Battery/USB Operated, Gingerbread Fairy Lights with Remote, Christmas Decor Lights for Xmas, Holiday, Kids, Bedroom

 

Gingerbread mug – Because you can also have never too many festive coffee mugs.

 

Gingerbread house diffuser – This diffuser would be a great Christmas hostess gift for anyone. Runs 3-6 hours.

ARVIDSSON Christmas Essential Oil Diffusers, Gingerbread Diffusers for Essential Oils, Ceramic Aromatherapy Diffuser, Gift for Women Kids

 

Gingerbread plates – These appetizer/dessert plates from Pottery Barn are gorgeous aren’t they?

Alt image 1 for Gingerbread Snowflake Appetizer Plates - Set of 4

 

Gingerbread cookie jar – for Santa’s favorite cookies.

Alt image 1 for Gingerbread House Stoneware Cookie Jar

Gingerbread stocking holder – the most darling stocking hanger. And lights up too!

National Tree Company SM95-B8212339 Stocking Holder, Brown

 

For more Christmas decor ideas check out

this easy DIY garland

DIY salt dough ornaments

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9 In Christmas

13 Gift Wrapping Ideas

13 Gift Wrapping Ideas

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Are you ready for tons of gift wrapping inspiration? I’m teaming up with some of my favorite blogger friends to share 13 gift wrapping ideas for the holidays.

Now I am by no means a gift wrapping pro. I love me a giant gift bag as much as the next person, especially when I’m running late to a birthday party. And in our house, Santa usually wraps the boy’s gifts in some kind of dinosaur or character wrapping paper so we can distinguish who’s is who. But when it comes to giving gifts to family members or friends at Christmas time, it’s more special when you give a gift that shows you took the time to wrap.

Here are some tips and ideas to make your gifts look more creative and festive this holiday season!

1.) Kraft Paper Gift Wrapping Ideas – from yours truly, Our Tiny Nest

I love to use kraft paper, there’s so many options and ways you can decorate it, from stamping, or painting, or adding various toppers. I love how neutral it is.

I think my favorite way is to add some twine, dried citrus slices, and a sprig of greens to tie it all together. It makes it look a little more elevated.

Or if you love a more whimsical flair, you can draw a gingerbread or make a reindeer.

Click here to see all 4 ideas and how to make the dried orange slices.

Scented salt dough ornaments also are another cute DIY topper idea. Click here to see how to make them!

4 easy gift wrapping ideas

 

4 easy gift wrapping ideas with kraft paper

2.) Easy and Elegant Gift Wrapping Ideas from At Home with Kristy

Kristy is a professional interior designer so is always up to date on the latest trends. Her ideas are classically elegant! This woodland theme is adorable. But I love her color scheme for this year going off the coastal trend. Click to see.

Elegant Gift Wrapping Ideas

3.) 10 gift topper ideas from Kylie at Trueman’s Treasures

Kylie is showing you 10 of the best gift topper ideas from using monograms, to pictures or artwork, little Santa coats and more. Click here to see all of her fun ideas!

10 easy gift topper ideas

4.) 5 ways to use brown paper from Sweet Valley Acres

Crystal is a girl after my own heart! She chose to wrap her gifts with brown or kraft paper as well. She’s showing you 5 beautiful wrapping ideas and these are all stunning! Click here for her how to.

Brown paper Christmas wrapping

 

5.) Brown Paper Packages Tied Up in Strings from Jenny Wren Design

Rosy shows you how to make these whimsical gingerbread gift bags. This is such a cute way to gift some Christmas cookies or holiday treats. Check out Rose’s recipe for her homemade caramels, mmm. Click here.

Kraft paper gingerbread bags Christmas wrapping

6.) These creative ideas and tips from DIY Beautify

Cindy shows you how to wrap using things you already have around your home like a tea towel, chicken wire or scrap paper. They all look so cute! And I love how she used a cookie cutter as a gift topper! Click here for all of her ideas.

cookie cutter gift wrapping idea

7.) Colorful Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas from Sonata Design

Every time I think of Missy I think of bright, bold colors as that is what defines her style. And her gift wrapping is no exception! I love how she personalized her gift wrapping to her family member’s personalities, makes it feel that much more special! Click here for her ideas.

Colorful Christmas gift wrap ideas

8.) This Beautiful Brown Paper and Velvet Ribbon Idea from Hen and Horse Design

Susan used cookie cutters to stamp a decorative detail on some neutral brown paper and it is such a cute idea! Top it with some velvet green ribbon and it’s just elegant! I love the color scheme, it’s very rich looking and would looking pretty under anyone’s tree! Click here.

Brown paper and velvet ribbon gift wrap idea

 

9.) How to elevate Target wrapping paper from WM Design House

Wendy is so extremely talented. She likes to get her wrapping paper from Target since they have such a great selection but then she shows you how to embellish them! Click here to see her favorite wrapping paper picks and tricks. I love that ribbon tree.

Christmas gift wrap ideas

10.) How to tie a perfect gift bow from The Pond’s Farmhouse

Rachel breaks it down step by step and shows you how to make the perfect bow EVERY time! Because lets be honest, everything is better with a bow. I also love her fresh cedar and boxwood topper, so so pretty! Click here to see how she makes some other cute sustainable toppers too!

How to tie a perfect gift bow

11.) These Glamorous Gift Wrapping Ideas from Bella Grey Designs

If you like a little extra sparkle and glam, then click here check out these ideas from Jennifer. She used to wrap gifts at a high end department store, so the girl can teach us a thing or two! And that black ribbon is so chic!

Glamorous gift wrapping ideas

12.) Using fresh greens on gift wrap by Saved From Salvage

Regina shows you how to use fresh greens to decorate your gifts. They’re all so pretty but wait until you see the gnome!!!! Click here to see.

Christmas gift wrapping with fresh greens

 

13.) Unique and Fun Gift Wrapping from Savvy in the Suburbs

Sherri is a designer who loves a good DIY. She’s showing you some of her favorite ways to add a little festive flair to your packages with ornaments from the Dollar Store, and cute little stockings stuffed with a sweet treat. Click here to see.

Christmas gift wrapping ideas

 

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18 In Christmas/ DIY

DIY snowglobe tray

DIY snowglobe tray

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Ok are you ready for another easy holiday DIY?  Well I told you my theme this year was winter wonderland and I have been on a kick making snowglobes. (Check out these super cute snowglobe ornaments I made for the tree).

This DIY snowglobe tray is a pretty way to serve your holiday cookies or treats. Scroll down to see how I made it and re-create it for yourself!

DIY snowglobe tray

You will need: (linking everything towards the end of this post)

  • glass or plastic jar with a lid.
  • a large plate or charger
  • hot glue
  • faux snow
  • bottle brush tree
  • bell
  • rub n buff

DIY snowglobe tray

Directions:

1.) Start by heating up your hot glue gun.

DIY snowglobe tray

2.) Unscrew the lid to your jar. Add a dab of hot glue to the bottom of the bottle brush tree and place inside in the center of the jar.

DIY snowglobe tray

3.) Allow to dry for a few minutes and then fill the jar with faux snow.

DIY snowglobe tray

4.) Place in any other decorative items you want to use. I did some bells and a pinecone.

5.) I was using a gold charger as the tray and wanted it to match the lid to the jar. I squeezed a little rub n buff on the lid and rubbed it in using a paper towel then let dry.

DIY Snowglobe tray with Rub N Buff

6.) Screw the lid back on your jar.

7.) Again using your hot glue gun, draw a circle of glue on top of the lid then place the charger on top.

8.) Allow to dry then serve your treats.

DIY snowglobe tray

Voila!!!

And if you’re looking for some delicious holiday treats, I’ve got the recipe for my pistachio thumbprint cookies and 15 other sweets. Click here.

I love to see what you create. Be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

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26 In Christmas/ decor

Winter on a tray

winter on a tray decor

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Decorating with trays is one of my favorite ways to switch up the decor in my home. Sometimes you might also hear it referred to it as a vignette. Today I’m teaming up with 15 other bloggers to bring you some inspiration for creating your own winter wonderland on a tray. And a big thank you to Katherine from Katherine’s Corner for putting this together and inviting me!

If you’re coming over from Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate, welcome! I hope that you will stick around and come on over and follow me on Instagram!

Now how to create a winter tray

1.) Start by choosing your theme or look that you are going for.

My theme for decorating for the holidays this year was winter wonderland, with whites, greens, golds and snowglobes. (Speaking of snowglobes, I made the cutest snowglobe ornaments for the tree, you can see the DIY here). So I knew that I wanted my tray decor have the same neutral wintery feel. I especially love this theme as it is something that transitions nicely after the holidays and you can keep out during winter.

2.) Shop your home

I always start by going through my decor and shopping my home first and then selecting which items I want to use.

Winter on a tray

3.) Choose a focal piece.

Last year, I made the cutest little winter scene in a glass cannister and I loved the way it came out so I decided to do that again as my focal piece.

I filled my cannister with some sugar to make it look like snow. Then I added my little ceramic house and a bottle brush tree.

4.) Group items of different heights

Since the cannister was short,  I used this reindeer statue to add some height.

4.) Add some greens.

I always add a touch of greens, whether real or faux to soften it up a bit. I love this faux tree I picked up at our local garden center. I added a sprig of faux holly and pinecones too!

And then I added the beaded garland for some texture and I think it just adds some fun.

Super simple and it’s something I can leave out all winter long!

Winter on a tray

I’m linking similar items to everything I used below:

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Winter Wonderland on a Tray Tour

Winter Wonderland on a Tray Tour

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