‘Tis the season for holiday decorating! Here at HouseHunt, we’ve gathered some great decorating tips for your home this Christmas season. From using ornaments in places other than the tree, to creating decorations out of candy canes and making awesome holiday wreaths, we’ve got you covered! Read on to learn how to transform your humble abode into a winter wonderland and check out our Pinterest page for pictures!
Ornaments look great on the tree, but can be used for so much more! Take a trip to your local 99¢ store to buy lots of ornaments for cheap. Throw them in vases, lanterns, glass jars and bowls. For a neat effect, turn over wine glasses, fill them up with small ornaments, and place candles on the base of the overturned glass! Place bigger ornaments in potted plants to spice up your front steps and hang ornaments from the bottom of chandeliers to give your lighting some holiday flair. You can glue ornaments onto Styrofoam wreaths to create a little something special for your front door, or glue them to Styrofoam cones for ornament trees!
There’s a lot you can do with candy canes come the holidays. So invest in a big bag and get to decorating! You can throw them in vases, glass jars and the like with or without ornaments. Place them upside-down with the loops facing outwards and tie around a candle with some holiday ribbon to turn red, green and white candles into festive centerpieces. Or, you can tie ribbon around the loops and hang them from the mantle. Candy canes also make great name badge holders when setting the table: simply flip them upside down with the loops facing away from each other at about a 45 degree angle, tie ribbon around them, and place your name badge so it’s resting in the loops! Lastly, you can glue them onto a circular Styrofoam base to make a deliciously welcoming wreath!
Besides ornament and candy cane wreaths, you can create a reindeer wreath using brown tulle, a red ornament for a nose and brown or white card stock for antlers. Create a bow wreath by gluing big, plastic wrapping bows in different colors to a Styrofoam wreath, or get fancy by adorning one with a green feather boa and red ornaments. You can also glue different size Styrofoam balls onto the base and add a red ribbon for flair to create a snowball wreath. Glue peppermints and Red Hots onto a wreath base and wrap a ribbon around the top for a mouthwatering decoration, or create a Santa wreath by wrapping red ribbon around the wreath base and tying a wide, black ribbon around the middle, adorned with a silver buckle (easily made with card stock or a silver paint marker). For snowmen wreaths, tie three different-sized wreaths together (top to bottom, smallest to biggest) and adorn with a bow for a scarf and add a beanie or hat on the top! Lastly, you can paint clothespins green, glue them onto a red-painted wreath base, hang with a red ribbon and pin up all of the holiday cards you receive!
Do you have any additional holiday decorating ideas? Please leave them in the comments box below!