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Farmhouse ChristmasFarmhouse Christmas

Farmhouse Christmas

2019

This holiday-theme decorating magazine is packed with warm, inviting, personal houses that evoke the feeling of “home” on every page. In addition to these inspiring spaces, it delivers ideas for pretty garlands to make, festive wreaths to create, and other projects that make this magazine a practical guide to the season.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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IN THIS ISSUE

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merry christmas

We’re all perfectly imperfect. And that’s what farmhouse style embraces. Whether taking form as an antique that has been loved for centuries or a new item that looks old, farmhouse style represents comfort, calm, and authenticity. And what better time of the year to celebrate our farmhouse love than during the holidays? Turn these pages and you’ll meet wonderful homeowners who have graciously opened their doors to us for your enjoyment. You’ll also find Christmas wreaths (page 34), outdoor decor (page 58), and the cutest gingerbread cookies you’ve ever seen (page 42). Get inspired by Matthew Mead’s interpretation of farmhouse Christmas decor (page 4); he’s a regular contributor to our sister publication, Country Home. Pour a cup of something warm, and sit back and enjoy a few minutes of Christmas…

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farmhouse christmas

Editor ANN BLEVINS Designer NICOLE DEAN TEUT Contributing Editor LACEY HOWARD Contributing Copy Editor ANDREA COOLEY Proofreader MARTHA LONG Administrative Assistant KATIE MORT HOME Executive Editor SAMANTHA HART Group Editor ANN BLEVINS Senior Editor BRIAN KRAMER Senior Associate Editor NATALIE DAYTON Staff Writer JESSICA BENNETT Design Director KIMBERLY MORGAN METZ Group Art Director NICOLE DEAN TEUT Associate Art Director JESSICA ENO Assistant Art Director EMILY BUTTERWORTH Senior Graphic Designer BRITTANY MUELLER Administrative Assistants RENAE MABIE, SUE MILLER FOOD Executive Editor JAN MILLER Senior Editors JESSICA SAARI CHRISTENSEN, MAGGIE GLISAN Senior Associate Editor CARRIE BOYD Design Director STEPHANIE HUNTER Assistant Art Director RAE DANNEMAN Administrative Assistant COURTNEY BUSH Director, Meredith Test Kitchen LYNN BLANCHARD Culinary Specialists SARAH BREKKE, JULI HALE, COLLEEN WEEDEN Senior Food Stylist GREG LUNA Food Stylists KELSEY BULAT, LAUREN KNOELKE, SAMMY MILA GARDEN Senior Editor SUSAN APPLEGET HURST Design Director NICK CROW Administrative Assistant KATIE MORT Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden® Manager SANDRA GERDES EDITORIAL ADMINISTRATION Editorial Director JENNIFER DORLAND DARLING Deputy Director,…

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joyful tidings

Berry, Berry Christmas Greet guests with a boxwood wreath studded with festive red berries, opposite. Take a 12-inch real or faux boxwood wreath and tuck in clusters of fresh or faux Hypericum berry stems to create a lush, full look. Anchor stems in place using a hot-glue gun. ’Tis the Season Deck the halls with farmhouse-motif cookies, above. Bake gingerbread cookies in desired shapes. Use a wooden skewer to make a hole in the top of each hot cookie. Roll out ¼-inchthick black fondant and cut out matching shapes. Lay fondant onto the cookies and let dry. Use a liner paintbrush and white food coloring to create details. Hang cookies with twine. Goodness and Light Easily carry Christmas spirit room-to-room by dressing up a vintage tin votive tray, above—or a cupcake pan—with pinecones, glass votive…

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tidings how-to

PAPER WHIRLY ROUNDS MATERIALS □ Writing or scrapbook paper cut to 81½×11 for large rounds, 61½×9 for medium, 41½×7 for small (three pieces of the same-size paper needed for each round)□ Hot glue and gun□ Hole punch□ Twine□ Button INSTRUCTIONS Score each sheet of paper across the short-side center. Fan-fold each sheet (short side). Bend in the center and glue edges together to create one-third of round. Repeat steps, gluing the edges of two more fans to the first to create round. Punch hole and thread with twine. Glue button to cover center. EMBROIDERY HOOP ORNAMENT MATERIALS □ ½-yard fabric□ 5-inch square template□ Six 4-inch embroidery hoops□ Hot glue and gun□ Twine INSTRUCTIONS Place fabric flat on work table. Place square template over desired design, trace around, and cut out. Secure fabric square inside embroidery hoop. Trim extra fabric…

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all in the family

AS A KID, HOLLY BLAIN WAS BEYOND BORED tagging along with her mom to flea markets and thrift stores. “I sat in the car waiting for her—I wouldn’t even go inside,” Holly says. “She would come out with something I thought was silly at the time.” But as with so many things we grow to appreciate with age, mom’s penchant for tracking down treasures amid trash eventually passed down to daughter. These days, the duo enjoy outings to barn sales and thrift shops to pick up this or that for their homes. “She has a better eye than I do,” Holly says of her mom. “She will grab something that I think is just all right, but once she styles it, I’m like, ‘Why didn’t I buy that?’ ” Where Holly…

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red, white & festive

Holiday Twinery Nothing looks more festive than a tree and mantel decorated in crimson red and crisp white, right. Add in the deep green of fir or pine for a traditional farmhouse-style palette. The handmade treasures on these pages share one readily available ingredient—baker’s twine. Move beyond tying up goody bags and sweet confections, and use it for stylish accents in every space. FRESH OR FAUX, EVERGREEN ENJOYS A LIFT WITH A FEW ADD-ONS LIKE EUCALYPTUS AND BRIGHT RED BERRIES. Frosted Greens Wherever you live, you can enjoy the winter wonder of snowy branches when you choose flocked everlasting wreaths and garlands, opposite. Make the designs your own by adding berry picks and stems with leaves—such as fresh magnolia and boxwood—for a grand presentation. Tree Chic Whether you are a butcher, a baker, or a twine-tree…

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