Get crafty this holiday season and deck the halls! Here are some fun ways to make your home festive and ready for all of the activity this holiday season.
1. Decorate Your Mantel
There is an abundance of ways to decorate your mantel for the holidays. You can arrange pillar candles, evergreen, and winterberry for a simple but festive display. If you’re feeling crafty, you can buy or collect pine cones to create a garland that hangs from your mantel. From adding strands of lights to arranging holiday cards, use your mantel as a festive focus point in your home during the holidays.
2. Cut Out Paper Snowflakes
Making paper snowflakes is a fun way to decorate with handmade items. It’s a classic craft that yields unexpected results every time. Check out these clever patterns for making your own paper snowflakes. This is also a fun activity for kids–with their help, you’ll have your decorations ready for the holidays in no time.
3. Arrange an Ornament Centerpiece
Add a simple yet shiny touch to your dining table this holiday season. Use a silver platter or decorative bowl to hold a colorful assortment of globe ornaments. You can spruce up this DIY centerpiece with small pieces of evergreen or winterberry. This is a great way to repurpose any extra globe ornaments you might have in your stash of holiday decor!
4. Concoct a Festive Aroma
Whip together some vanilla, orange zest, water, and cinnamon for an incredible homemade aroma! Simply mix these ingredients together and let simmer in a pot on your stovetop for as long as you wish. This is a fun and easy alternative to buying faux scents that might not quite capture the essence of the holidays.
How do you make your home festive for the holidays? Comment below to share your crafts and ideas!