DIY DÉCOR

Easy, fresh and affordable décor for a festive holiday home. Holiday decorations don't have to be expensive or elaborate. You can create something beautiful with budget friendly items.

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MASON JAR CHRISTMAS TREE

Supplies:

  • 6 like-sized Canning Jars
  • Christmas Decorations
  • Ribbon

Instructions:

  1. Fill canning jars with ornaments, snowflakes, tinsel or any Christmas decorations that will fit in the jar.
  2. Assemble jars in a pyramid.
  3. Wrap them with ribbon, garland or lights and top with another Christmase decoration.

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Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

Supplies:

  • Popsicle Sticks (different sizes)
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Silver/Iridescent Glitter or rhinestones
  • Twine for hanging
  • White Spray Paint
  • Craft Glue

Instructions:

  1. Hot glue gun your popsicle sticks together, forming the shape of a snowflake. Put a small bit of glue in between each popsicle stick.
  2. Spray paint popsicle sticks white. Use multiple coats to ensure full coverage.
  3. Once dried, cover sticks with craft glue where you would like to apply glitter.
  4. Allow time for glitter to dry, then flip over and secure twine with hot glue gun for hanging.

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Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Supplies:

  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Metal or Plastic Cookie Cutters
  • Decorative Paper
  • Thread, ribbon or twine
  • Utility Knife
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Apply a few small dabs of hot glue around the edge of a metal cookie cutter.
  2. Quickly press the glue-covered edge of the cookie cutter to the decorative side of a piece of scrapbook paper.
  3. Use an utility knife to cut around the outside edge of the cookie cutter.
  4. Make a small loop out of a short piece of thread, ribbon or twine and secure on back of ornament with hot glue.
  5. Hang the ornaments on the tree, and step back to admire your work.

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Cranberry Place Setting

Supplies:

  • Votive Candle Holders
  • Fresh Cranberries
  • Small popsicle sticks
  • Hard stock paper or Place Cards
  • Marker/Pen

Instructions:

  1. Sprinkle cranberries into votive candleholders.
  2. Cut out paper circles or use pre-made place cards and write each guest's name.
  3. Hot glue place card onto small popsicle stick.
  4. Add each place card to each votive for creative Christmas name cards.

For more tips on decorating, visit our Fresh Ideas blog.

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