Kristine Franklin

Home and family are things Kristine is most passionate about. This stay-at-home mom is a self-taught interior decorator on a mission to find the best ways to achieve awesome results while staying on budget. She finds fulfillment in the creative challenge of decorating with the least amount of spending and as much ingenuity as possible. Visit her on The Painted Hive.

Natural and Neutral

Achieve a laid-back, home-spun holiday feel with natural elements and a neutral rustic theme for Christmas this season.

The BH Fraser Fir™ is a classic favorite for its vibrant green tips and lush foliage and provides an ideal canvas for your handmade ornaments. Drape a wooden bead garland around the tree and add similarly styled wood ornaments. Bring the family together to create your personalized decorations, like handmade clay stars, to hang on the tree.

As an alternative to the traditional tree skirt, surround the base of the tree with “gifts” wrapped with black, cream, or brown paper tied with a red ribbon for a pop of color.

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