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Easy and Elegant DIY Holiday Decorating Ideas

Last Updated on December 8, 2015

Decking the halls and transforming our homes with cozy touches of the holidays can bring a sense of renewed joy and spirit. But since time is not usually on our side at this time of year, we wanted to share some easy decorating ideas that can fit into your busy schedule and budget that will add sparkle and elegance to your holiday home décor.

Cranberry Centerpiece

Add a splash of color and a touch of nature to your holiday table by filling clear vases with Epsom salts and fresh cranberries. Fresh cut seasonal greenery tops the arrangement for an easy and eye-catching centerpiece.

Cranberry Holiday Decoration or Table Centerpiece
Photo courtesy of Madigan Made

Ornamental Accents

Dress up any indoor plants and add sparkle to the dining room or den by simply filling the base of the planters with your favorite colored ornaments for a classy, festive look.

House Plants Accented with Ornaments
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Pinecone Garland

Dress up your mantle with this natural pinecone garland. Simply wrap the ends of pinecones with yarn or wire and attach to a clear string or fishing wire hung across the width of the mantle. You can make your garland chunky with several pinecones bunched together, or sparser, with some space in between each one.

DIY Pine Cone Garland
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Berry Sticks in a Vintage Bottle

If you have any old, vintage looking bottles lying around your house, put them to good use this holiday season. Collect some berry and pine tree branches for fun and put them into the bottles for a country rustic holiday vibe. This is perfect for a mantel, side table or credenza.

Country Style Berry and Pine Branch Bottles
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Repurposed and Decked Out Floor Arrangement

Repurpose an old pair of boots for this clever and eye-catching floor display. Line the inside of the boots with plastic bags and weigh them down with rocks to avoid tipping. Then, fill with twigs and fresh greenery and tie a festive white, green or red bow around each boot for a whimsical welcome arrangement that will add charm and character to any home and have your guests talking all season long.

Boots With Holiday Foliage Arrangement
Photo courtesy of Midwest Living

Pinecone Candlestick Centerpiece

Dazzle your guests with this elegant centerpiece of silver candlesticks and silvery painted pinecones arranged on a silver tray. Add coordinating glass ornaments for sparkle and shine. For a fun twist, use gold-toned or clear candlesticks with gold sprayed pinecones to suit your décor. Or, do a mix-and-match for a fun look.

DIY SIlver Holiday Table Centerpiece
Photo courtesy of Midwest Living

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