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Homeowner How To: DIY Holiday Decor Ideas

Home & Garden

Beautiful decor doesn't have to cost a lot; here are a few ways to bring some holiday sparkle to your home.

Beautiful decor doesn't have to cost a lot; here are a few DIY ways to bring some holiday sparkle to your home.

Garland: Dress up a simple garland for the fireplace mantel or stair railings
Use various style ornaments all in the same color. Use gold, silver metallic ornaments and details for a more subtle sparkle, or use a single color like red, lime green or blue for a bold, eye catching focal point.

Use fruits, feathers, pine cones and mini glass ornaments in your garland for a designer look. Or try a preserved boxwood garland for a new take on the traditional evergreen garland. Intersperse with pinecones, lime green ribbon and bronze or silver ornaments.

For a show stopping mantel display, remove your everyday framed prints or artwork and put a beautiful holiday wreath or a large mirror up instead. A mix of vintage metallic items with organic greenery makes for a nostalgic, classic look. Intersperse various candle holders, vases or bowls that are the same color and fill with ornaments, holly, evergreen. Safely place candles or use flameless candles to complete the look.

Table Décor: Dress up your holiday table with these great ideas
Gather up some of your favorite metallic or glass ornaments, or colors that match your décor, mix with pinecones and accents in a clear glass bowl, plate or vase for the table.

Paint mismatched candleholders with gold, silver or black paint or try your hand at goldleafing for a vintage, gilted look. Group them in sets of three and finish them off with matching candles for your holiday dinner table.

Try black and white table décor accents for a clean, modern take on holiday style. These can be paired up with any metallic tone and accents in any color to suit any holiday meal or special occasion.

Lights and Candles: Lights to brighten up your holiday
Try using bright “forever “ LED lights in your decor and on your tree that will last for many years. These are both cost efficient and energy efficient.

You don’t have to spend a fortune on specialty, vintage candleholders; find inexpensive clear glass votives and paint them with silver or gold paint for a gorgeous look at a fraction of the cost.

Chandeliers can look festive too! Try dressing up the base of your table’s chandelier with golden leaves, holly and mini-ornaments.

Try hanging a few large pinecones or a large bunch of glittery ornaments from some pretty ribbon and let them hang from the wreath on your front door for a little extra special DIY designer style.

 



Credits: Menorah Photo;photographed by Chayim B. Alevsky

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