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Last-Minute Holiday Decorating Ideas

Posted on December 18, 2014 in Seasonal Home Tips

holiday centerpieceThe holidays are right around the corner, and if you’re still working to get all of your Christmas shopping done, you may not have had time to decorate your home for your upcoming guests. Don’t worry – we’re here to help. Here are some ideas that you can put together in a snap:

Easy Centerpieces

Don’t have a centerpiece for your holiday table? Grab some glass containers and some sticks of holly and berries. Place the sticks at the bottom of the containers, then fill with water and top with floating candles. Or, find a handful of pillar candles in different sizes and colors. Arrange them neatly in the middle of your table, then lay a small wreath of evergreen branches around them.

Front Door Pizzazz

When it comes to holiday decorating, your front door is your biggest statement – it’s the first thing that your friends and family will see, so make sure reflects the personality of you and your family. Create a wreath from yarn, evergreen branches, pepperberries, fabric, and more. You can even hang garland around the door outline for a different take on a wreath.

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“Wrapped” Cabinets

Do something a little different and decorate your kitchen cabinets this year. If you’re feeling festive, you can wrap the outsides in wrapping paper and finish with bows to make them look like presents. Or, you can skip the wrapping paper and run a thick piece of ribbon down the center of each. Then, fasten a red velvet bow to the middle of the ribbon for a more simple “present” effect.

Homemade Window Clings

All you need to make your own window clings is some white glue, some dish soap, and some food coloring. Mix together four tablespoons of glue, a few drops of soap, and a few drops of food coloring. Then, paint your own holiday shapes onto a piece of wax paper and wait for them to dry. After that, simply peel them off and stick them on your windows!

Decorative Pillows

Dress up your couches and chairs with some “gift” pillows. Find some plain throw pillows in the colors you desire, then tie a piece of fabric ribbon around each one and end with a bow to make them look like gifts. You can even add mini pom-poms to the center of the bow and the ends to finish them off.

Warm Entrance Stairs

If you have stairs leading to your front door, make your guests feel cozy by placing small metal lanterns on each step and filling them with different colored candles. Then, tie a piece of ribbon to the tops of each for a finishing touch.

Mantel Spirit

For a holiday mantel, a good place to start is with a bunch of evergreen branches. Arrange them neatly across your mantel and after that, you can top them with whatever you want. Try a trio of white pillar candles with red ribbon around them. Or grab a couple large glass containers and fill them with shiny globe ornaments. You can even incorporate lights into your display to make it even cozier.

*Photo courtesy of paigespartyideas.com

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