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Shabby chic and vintage-inspired, a kind of rusty decor is extremely popular today as old times have their own unique charm that leaves a lasting impression. Designers create adorable shabby chic and only vintage interiors, filling them with gorgeous worn furniture, textures and accessories, and many of us are following the trend too. There are several techniques that can be used to achieve an aging look: patina paint, aging and weathering solutions for wood and metal, and whitewash for all types of surfaces.

Whitewash is the most popular idea as it is incredibly easy to implement and there is no shabby chic interior without shabby whitewashed parts or surfaces. If you have brick or faux brick walls or a fireplace, whitewashing is pretty easy and only necessary for you. We’re going to show you some guides on how to do this.

First, cover any floor space around your brick with tape, paper, or whatever, or you will get whitewashed flooring too. Mix up your whitewash. For the first layer, mix 1 cup of latex paint (eggshell or satin gloss) with 1 cup of water. Just dip the tip of your brush (1 / 4-1 / 2 in.) Into the whitewash, blot the paint over a brick, and blot it off. Then, twirl them and work them into the nooks and crannies. In a few minutes the whitewash penetrates the brick and appears more translucent. If you really think you’ve put too much paint on, you can blot the paint off with a rag or add a little more water to the solution. For your 2nd layer, the ratio of whitewash should be 1 cup of paint: 2/3 cup of water. Apply the 2nd layer only to the areas that need it. Voila! You can find more tutorials and ideas below.

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way! There is nothing more Christmassy than these bells! So it's a good idea to incorporate these little cuties into your Christmas decorations to give a hint of tradition and give your bells a modern feel. We've already shared Christmas decorations with bells, and now I'm showing some DIYs to do other things. Find your tutorial here!


Add some serious cuteness to your Christmas tree or other rooms and items with this easy DIY jingle bell wreath! The idea is pretty simple: take some wire and attach bells to it to form a wreath of the shape, size, and color you want. Add a pretty bow and voila, your decoration is ready!

Jingle all the way with this bell-covered wreath! The piece looks very cozy, traditional and rustic at the same time: It is a wreath covered with a golden rope and a checkered ribbon, with large bells attached for a chic touch. The craft itself is mostly about gluing and spraying, doing it and using it to beautify your front door.

This funny and shiny Christmas wreath is made of bells! The cool and shiny Christmas wreath is decorated with a cool big red bow to give it an even more traditional look. You can skip the arch completely or do a little one or whatever, but when it comes to Christmas decorations and bows, I think it goes big or home.

Table accessories

A great hostess is all about the little details: They make sure that umbrellas are available when it rains, that a candle burns in the bathroom, that vases of fresh flowers are displayed and that Julie's husband does not eat garlic. You want your guests to be comfortable enough to sit on your couch, but especially enough to eat from your finest china. These DIY jingle bell straws are perfect for your holiday drinks this holiday season. The vehicle is slightly breezy and you can do it in five minutes. You could whip them while your guests walk from the car to the door! Have fun!

Equip your table landscape with pretty napkin rings made of large bells! If you have a ribbon, hot glue, and a few bells from the dollar store, you're good to go! The craft itself doesn't take much time and brings a strong holiday spirit to your table. Get smart!

Here is another version of doorbell napkin rings. It's pretty simple and is similar to a wreath craft that we mentioned earlier. Take some wire and attach jingle bells to it to make the correct napkin rings of the size and shape you want. Insert napkins and enjoy the festive look!


Create festive Jingle Bell Christmas frames for a simple and modern look in your home. Only a few craft supplies are required for production. It will add so much sparkle and glamor to your seasonal decor! Enjoy the easy setup and create a whole group of such frames for your mantelpiece or shelf. Share some of these with your friends to make them happy. You can also put in some pictures of everything.

Do you need an alternative Christmas tree? Check out these wire and bell bells! Use a variety of wire colors and sizes with beads or bells. These wire Christmas trees are great for a holiday table decor or a decorated mantelpiece. Metallic tones never go out of style, so you can use them for Christmas decorations year after year. Enjoy!

Nothing says so much about "Christmas" like bells! Here is a simple tutorial on how to make your own DIY Christmas decor jingle bell tree that is perfect for a mantle or table landscape. Such a tree will be a bold and catchy Christmas tree alternative to an ordinary one. It only requires three basic supplies and a lot of patience!

If you like monogram wreaths, you can make a sophisticated and personal gift - a monogram bell wreath. Create this peppermint monogram wreath, it's super easy to put together and the results are beautiful. Read the tutorial, do it, and hang your new holiday monogram or wrap it up as a nice personal gift!

This simple Christmas garland fulfills all kinds of holiday needs: simple, fun, cute and affordable. A quick trip to your local craft store and you have everything you need to make this garland for your own home. Not only can you use this on your Christmas tree, but it looks perfect over windows, mantles, and mirrors.

If you prefer a rustic Christmas decoration, you need everything rustic! I love the look of rustic bells! Not rusty, just rustic: the older, the more desperate, the better. Read the tutorial and make cool rustic bells with the usual shiny bells to decorate your home or use as a gift tag.

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Warwick Zach Godfrey is a farmer with a happy marriage. He also writes about plants on various blogs.

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