Holiday Decorating Tips and Hacks

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.

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Photo Source: landeeseelandeedo.com

 

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.

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Photo Source: instructables.com

 

Aluminum foil

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.

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Photo Source: potlholesandpantyhose.com
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Photo Source: hometalk.com

 

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!

Photo Source: homelife.com
Photo Source: homelife.com

 

Written by Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance website content writer based in Toronto.

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