6 DIY Holiday Decor Projects

With everything you have going on, you’re probably longing for the days when you could sit around and color. Breaking out a box of Crayolas and coloring a page with Mickey Mouse in a Santa outfit may seem like a bit of a waste of time right about now, but you could use a little stress relief. You’re in luck. For a grown-up version of arts and crafts, opt for a project that will pretty up your home and be a great conversation starter when you have guests over. I found six DIY mavens and asked them to share a favorite project. Trade your cell phone in for some florals and a hot glue gun for an hour. You deserve it.

Santa Hat Floral Arrangement

santa hat floral arrangement

image: 1-800-flowers.com

Julie McCann Mulligan, floral/lifestyle expert at Long Island-based 1-800-Flowers.com, created a Santa Hat Floral arrangement guaranteed to bring good cheer to any table. Make it.

DIY Menorah

diy Menorah

image: michaels

Your Festival of Lights celebrations just got a whole lot brighter thanks to this gorgeous, easy-to-make Menorah dreamt up by the experts at Michaels. Make it.

Simply Sparkling Ornaments

image: effortless girl

image: effortless girl

If you just can’t carve out an hour for DIY-ing but still want to get crafty, Effortless Girl has the solution. Dress up pine cones in under 20 minutes and put them all over your home because you can never have enough sparkle this time of year. One other piece of good news: you won’t break the bank.  Make it.

Earthy and Elegant Winter Holiday Centerpiece

Earthy and Elegant Winter Holiday Centerpiece

image: debi triola

Impress dinner guests at any winter holiday party with a sophisticated centerpiece from Debi Triola, owner of Fashions in Flowers in Northport and BloomNation florist. Make it.

DIY Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

image: abby larson

Satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping in mind the reason for your favorite season with an Advent Calendar. The hardest part of this four-step project, designed by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty and Style My Pretty Living, is not eating all the tasty treats in one day. Make it.

Monogram Grapevine Wreath

Monogram Grapevine Wreath

image: gild collective

Simple yet special, Gild Collective’s grapevine wreath is a little bit glitzy, a little bit rustic and totally festive. The oversized pine sprays add a little extra oomph so your wreath stands out on your block and wows guests before they even ring the doorbell. Make it.

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

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