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DIY Christmas Decorations

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There are so many ways to celebrate the holiday season. And between planning dinners for the family and throwing cocktail parties for friends, hosting can be overwhelming. It's actually possible to survive it (and enjoy it!) by keeping everything simple. And that includes your festive decor. Now's the time to let your creative instincts shine through as you watch your mantels, stairwells, and tables come to holiday life.

 

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Metallic Instinct

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Festive Trio

Create a fireside vignette with a trio of modern and metallic trees that add extra sparkle and spirit.

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Warm Welcome

Choose to shake things up on the front door. Skip the traditional wreath and greet visitors with ornaments tied with a satin ribbon.

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Fine Dining

A simple dinner party can easily turn into an elegant dining experience with the right touches like metallic placemats, silver embellished napkin rings, and a few ornaments scattered around the table.

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Grand Entrance

If you’re hosting the holidays and are behind on the décor, focus on making your entryway shine. Add seasonal flair (lush green garland, ornaments, pinecones) to your stairwell and front foyer for a wow-worthy first impression.

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Mantel Makeover

A plain white mantel gets a warm and cozy transformation with votive candles and seasonal berry wreaths.

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Lights Up

Sometimes you need to put things in bright and brilliant light to create the right amount of excitement. Start with a wire wreath frame and weave through strands of oversized bulbs for a cool holiday vibe.

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Count It Down

How many days until Santa's arrival? It's all in the festive display. While we all love the chocolate filled calendars, this stackable idea is so much more surprising. Gather and fill a bunch of containers (jars, soup cans, boxes) with holiday treats. Top them off with colorful tissue paper and label from 1 to 25 with number stickers.

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Elegant Entry

All great decorating stories start in the front foyer. Remember the holiday palette is yours to play with so you can stick to the traditional color scheme or mix it up. There’s something so inviting about this warm green, silver, and white combo.

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All Wrapped Up

If your tree is the shining star, then why not also make it your room's focal point. How to capture that picture-perfect moment? Presentation. Line gifts around the base of the tree and keep the wrap treatment monochromatic, minimal, and consistent. Shades of pink clearly steal this show.

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