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‘Tis the season to make your home as cozy and festive as possible!
In the mood to DIY your own decorations? We found five genius ideas that will help you save time and money.
Use an old sweater to cozy up your couch pillows.
Take those chunky sweaters you haven’t worn in years (or buy some holiday-themed ones at a thrift store) and dress up your couch with this warm decorative touch. Bonus points: If the sweaters come with pockets, use them to tuck in some cedar,notes from Santa or even the remote. See the tutorial.
Create a faux fireplace out of cardboard boxes.
If you’re looking for a place to hang your stockings with care, consider this family-friendly project. This blogger claims it only took a couple of hours to complete, plus the materials are inexpensive, especially if you have cardboard boxes and art supplies lying around. See the tutorial.
Make a wreath using a plastic laundry basket.
A festive wreath is a great way to welcome the holiday spirit into your home. But there’s no need to spend a fortune on a store-bought one. This blogger shows you how to make one using your own botanical clippings, some natural jute twine and a plastic laundry basket from the dollar store. See the tutorial.
Spruce up your garland — for free.
You know how sometimes that garland you buy from the store can be thin and look very fake? Well, this blogger had a great idea for making it look more lush and fancy at no extra cost. She suggests using fresh clippings right from your own yard or heading to a Christmas tree farm and asking for scraps (they’ll usually give them to you for free). Then use them to fill in the fake garland for a beautiful effect. See the tutorial.
Decorate your windows with peel and stick snowflakes made from hot glue.
Want to look out your window and see snow every time? Try this fun trick! Create a snowflake using a hot glue gun on parchment paper. Once it’s dry, peel it off and stick it to your window. You can use a dab or two of hot glue directly on your window to secure them, and they should come off easily when you’re ready to take them down. See the tutorial.