Now that the holidays are in full swing, it’s time to start getting your home holiday ready. Forget about pine scented candles, we’ve rounded up 11 holiday DIYs that will have your home looking like it’s straight out of the pages of Martha Stewart Living. So put on some Mariah Carey and grab a glass of mulled cider and get ready to feel inspired.
1. Start from the outside in
Create some holiday cheer before your guests even enter your home with this tree holiday doormat.
2. Break out the holiday dishes
When it comes to holiday dinners, the china makes or breaks your tablescape, so skip the ordinary plates and invest in some festive dishes.
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Thinking of a dreamy wreath to hang above your dining room table? Free People has got your covered with this DIY tutorial.
4. Decorate the table
Create a romantic dinner setting by using your old glass bottles as candlestick holders.
5. Create a dinner menu
Get your guests excited by adding a restaurant style menu board in your dining room. This DIY tutorial from HGTV is easy to recreate and will add some flair to your holiday meal.
6. Get cozy by the fire
Is there anything that says holiday cheer quite like a cozy night by the fire? If you have a gas fireplace and are missing the cozy feel of logs by the fire, this DIY tutorial will help you to create the illusion of a log fireplace without the hassle of actually having one.
7. Light up the mantle
Creating your own artwork to add some holiday charm to your mantle is as easy as grabbing a blank canvas from your local art store, some metallic paint pens, and a few lights. For inspiration, take a look at how Heather from The Decor Fix styled hers.
8. Have some fun with the decorations
It doesn’t get much cuter than these holiday salt shakers.
9. Get the kids in on it
The holidays are all about spending time with family, so why not let the little ones help with the decorations? We love this easy DIY project from Apartment Living. All you need is a few colorful magazines and some creative cutting.
10. Upcycle your way to a new holiday wreath
Upcycle your old paper towel cylinders into a honeycomb wreath with a few easy steps.
11. Set up your stockings
Make Santa’s job a little easier by making your own stockings.