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10 Rustic-Chic Holiday Decorating Ideas

Rustic-style decorating, whether year-round or holiday-based, is achieved through a heavy use of texture, neutral hues and natural materials. Incorporate modern, rustic elements into your holiday decor with these ideas.

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Mason Jar Lights

Blogger Hannah Slaughter brings understated elegance to this disparate grouping of Mason jars and discarded glass containers by covering the interiors with metallic paint to evoke the look and feel of mercury glass.

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Birdhouse Vignette

From architecture and interior decorating to furniture and lighting design, yellow pine is a popular material used in country and farmhouse homes. To add a touch of country pine to holiday decor, blogger Emily Fazio updated basic wooden birdhouses with spray snow, faux cranberries and decorative sisal.

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Pine Tree Planters

Mini junipers are an excellent way to bring rusticity and wintry aroma to a tabletop or mantel. To give them strong, rustic appeal, plant them in reclaimed box planters. These can be made by cutting planks of reclaimed barn siding to size, then attaching the pieces together with nails or wood screws.

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Yarn-Wrapped Trees

Hannah Slaughter uses a trio of floral foam cones wrapped in off-white yarn to add simple, understated elegance to a mantel or tabletop.

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