Get your home ready for the holidays with these festive and affordable décor ideas from the fine folks at Real Simple.
Family Holiday Cards From Christmases Past
This DIY project is perfect for your mantel. First, collect all the holiday cards you’ve sent out over the years. Then, attach them in chronological order to a stick connected to two vases using a clothespin.
Magnolia Leaf Wreath
Welcome the holiday cheer into your home this season with a beautifully-painted magnolia leaf wreath. Magnolia leaves have a coating which makes them a perfect medium for spray painting. We recommend spray painting with “Santa Red” or “Christmas Tree Green” colored spray paint.
Step Up Your Christmas Game
Create a festive holiday atmosphere on the railing leading up the stairway in your home using leftover ornaments, ribbon, and Christmas stockings. Simply attach to the handrail using ribbon. It’s official, you’ve stepped your Christmas decorating game up to the max.
You’ll Be Smitten By These Mittens
Who knew that your old mismatched mittens could be repurposed to make beautiful holiday decorations? Simply pin the mittens, paired or stray, along a mantel or bookshelf. It doesn’t matter if they are mismatched, but it is better if they are still attached by knitted wool for hanging.
Oh My Darling, Clementine
Using heavy gauge wire and a jingle bell, pierce a clementine orange with the wire. Connect the wire to the jingle bell and then send the wire back through the orange. Repeat this process with six or seven oranges. Next, twist the oranges together in a cluster with the bells visible. Finish with a bow and hang from a post on your staircase or the front door.
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