Favorite Bohemian Christmas Décor Ideas

10 Favorite Bohemian Christmas Décor Ideas

Guest Post by Debbie Blair

It seems crazy to me that Christmas is right around the corner! Time to put up the tree and haul out the boxes of lights and ornaments and knick-knacky things from the crawl space.

While my own Christmas decor is considered more or less traditional, with the greenery and lights around the mantel, Santas and angels on the tree, and the nativity scene on prominent display, as an artist and graphic designer I’m drawn to the farmhouse-inspired trends and boho-chic style of decorating that are so popular right now.

Here I’ve rounded up an assortment of boho Christmas decorating ideas that embrace the carefree, relaxed, and unconventional style that defines the bohemian look, combining colorful or simple harmonious patterns in a mix-and-match style that are sure to awake your inner gypsy!


Place of My Taste Holiday MantleCombine layers of textures, like a wooden wreath and greenery with beaded garland, and add unexpected details, like the skull that decorates this mantel from the design blog, Place of My Taste.

Hey Wanderer Blog Holiday MantleNot that I’m promoting a “skull” them per se, but I do love this eclectic mix of a skull with lanterns, ornaments, and stockings—even disco balls—on this mantel decorated by BFF bloggers over at Hey Wanderer. They even offer up a list of the items they used so you can get the look yourself!


Dream Big Live Inspired Dream CatcherThis beautiful dream catcher by Dream Big Live Inspired on Etsy will liven up any space, with its golden stars and sparkly red, green, silver, and gold ribbons.

Made in A Day Blog Painted Feather Ornaments

Kim from the Made in a Day blog provides instructions for making your own glitter feather ornaments using wooden feather cutouts and metallic paint pens. Head over to her blog for the how-to and to catch her boho Christmas tree reveal.

One Kind Designs Burlap Wrapped Ornaments

Create rustic-looking ornaments by wrapping old ornaments in burlap or frayed fabric, as shown at One Kind Design.

Bast + Bruin Dream Catcher Ornament

I love the deep jewel-tone colors and feather accents on these mini dreamcatcher ornaments from Bast + Bruin.


Patchwork Tree SkirtThe mix of colorful patterned fabric on this patchwork tree skirt will definitely lend a true gypsy feel to any room.

Advice from a 20 Something Tree Decorations

From the tassels, faux cotton stems, and mini dream catchers, to the unique peace sign tree topper, this tree by Advice From a 20-Something has an eclectic look that feels well put-together. I would add a few more colorful items instead of sticking to such a monochromatic palette, but the elements themselves represent a boho feel. And who doesn’t love the jute rug and faux fur pillows in lieu of a tree skirt!


Harpers Bazaar Table SettingHarpers Bazaar offers up rustic décor ideas for the ultimate Christmas soiree. My favorite is this table runner topped with live evergreen branches, wood slices, and candles. Easy peasy!

Gypsy Jule MugsAnd after you’ve decorated your perfect boho-style home, you’ll want to sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee by the fire in this cool gypsy mug from Gypsy Jule.

Whatever your style, I hope you enjoy a warm and wonderful holiday season with your loved ones!


Candie Cooper on Etsy


Blank Butterfly CuffHave you checked out the Candie Cooper Etsy store?

For the last two months I’ve been loading the shop with unique DIY jewelry components.  There’s a whole lotta rustic charm and sparkle.

Speaking of sparkle.,,,Sparkle Bracelet-Blue Jean LouiseOne of our faves right now is the Blue Jean Louise Swarovski bracelet kit.  It goes together in a snap and packs some mega sparkle.  Good for gifts.  Amazing for bridal accessories.  Honestly, we can’t get enough of them around here.

Check out all 12 Swarovski DIY crystal bracelet kits here. 

Message in a Bottle Party Invite

This post brought to you by ACTIVA-makers of colorful sand and air dry clay.DIY Party Invitation idea Message in a bottleMessage in a bottle party invitation idea  Add a handwritten noteThis is one of my absolute favorite projects to make with kids and adults!  You can write an invite, a love note, words of encouragement or a wish.  Whatever your message, roll it up, keeping it as skinny as you can.

Message in a bottle party invitation  Seal up the note with washi tapeSeal with washi tape or string.Message in a bottle party invitation idea with ACTIVA Scenic Sand and Republic of Tea bottleFor this bottle, I’m using a recycled Republic of Tea bottle.  You’ll also need some colorful ACTIVA sand, shells, glitter, aquarium stones, and ribbons or yarn.Message in a bottle party invite idea using Republic of Tea bottleThis is the Republic of Tea bottle I mentioned.  I love the curve and height of it (and the tea that was once inside). Message in a bottle sand craftUse a funnel to pour the Scenic Sand inside.  I put about an inch in the bottom.
Message in a bottle party invitation idea  don't for get the glitterNothing adds a bit of magic like retro glitter…or any glitter that you have on hand.  Shake the sand and glitter together after you pour.
Message in a bottle party invitation idea with ACTIVA sand and glitterDrop in the aquarium stones, shells, marbles, gems (Ooo!  Gems!) or whatever you like.
Message in a bottle party invitation idea using ACTIVA sandMake a message in a bottle party invitation ideaThe letter goes in next followed by the cap.  I’ve also used antique bottles and topped them with an old wine cork.
DIY Message in a bottle invite with recycled Republic of Tea bottleTie on bits of ribbon, yarn, crystals etc…
Message in a bottle party invitationAnd it’s ready to give.
Message in a bottle party inviteOr hang on a mailbox…or to drop in the ocean and make a wish!Message in a bottle party invitation idea from Candie CooperP.S.  I really think these would make the coolest wedding invitations.