1. Last-Minute Floral Arrangements
If you have some leftover cocktail napkins from Thursday’s turkey throwdown, use them to make pretty paper flowers you can put in vases on the mantle, add to a centerpiece, or string on your holiday tree.
2. Let it Snow
Even though we hate digging our cars out of it on cold mornings, we think warm climate dwellers are seriously missing out on one of the most beautiful parts of winter: snow! Grab some scissors and recreate the magic indoors for all of the beauty with none of the gross melting aftermath.
3. Door Decor
Everyone loves a good holiday wreath, especially my grandma. A fabric wrapped version is a cool way to shake up the traditional fake foliage and oversized ribbon combo.
4. Shake it Up
What’s better than a snow globe made out of a mason jar?! Not much, we say!
These rolled paper poinsettias are the perfect addition to your tree or the wrapping on the packages underneath it.
6. Trimming “Trees”
How do people go through toilet paper so quickly?! We wonder the same thing on a daily basis, but now you have a valid use for all those discarded rolls…
7. Spell it Out
You can’t deny that even in the midst of all the chaos, the holidays are still the best time of the year, so say it loud with oversized Scrabble tiles.
8. Fluffy Stuff
Because snow covered trees are only beautiful if you’re viewing them from the comfort of your temperature controlled home.
9. Light a Fire
No mantle is complete without a bit of gilded decor, and these mercury glass votives are way easier to make than you think.
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