It’s the most creative time of the year! Whether you are a DIY-er year round or seasonally, we’ve rounded up our favorite decorating tips and hacks to help you get your creativity gears cranking and ensure your decorating experience this year is a jolly one.
Spray paint string lights
Don’t love the dreary shade of green that Christmas light cords usually come in? Spray paint them! This is a particularly good idea if you plan to use lights inside your home or on your tree.
Put your tree trimmings to good use
Fir trimmings can make a beautiful and rustic wreath. All you really need to complete this craft is hot glue and fix-ins from the craft or dollar store. This idea is two-fold: first, you won’t be needlessly wasting your trimmings and second, you won’t be needlessly wasting your money on a store-bought wreath. Find a tutorial here.
Shiny, moldable and easily attainable, wrapping a boring ornament in foil is a clever idea to give it new life. There are also countless crafts you can make using not much more than foil. Learn how to make a stunning wreath entirely out of aluminum foil here.
and pretty mini aluminum foil trees here.
Integrate your cards into your décor
Rather than overcrowding your fridge, your mantle or your odd-things drawers, why not display those pretty Christmas cards in a fun way, like this tree idea. As an added plus, when your guests come over they will see that you’ve put their well wishes to good use!