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    Updated on Feb 8, 2019. Posted on Dec 4, 2012

    40 DIY Home Decor Ideas That Aren't Just For Christmas

    The holidays are so ephemeral. These stylish decorating ideas are festive, yet they also work beyond the month of December.

    1. Candle Pillars Made from Cinnamon Sticks

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    They'll make your house smell amazing. You could glue the sticks around a can for extra sturdiness.

    2. Starry Lights on Dried Branches

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    The tiny starry lights are from Restoration Hardware.

    3. Pine Cones on Wire

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    Shape into hearts, letters, or whatever you'd like.

    4. A Frosty Spray-Painted Wreath

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    Simply spray-paint a wreath of dried branches. For an added touch, hang a felt pillow or a pinecone in the center.

    5. Cozy Sweater Sleeves Reused to Cover Vases

    6. Glass Vases Filled With Salt

    7. Sparkly Spray Paint on Dried Branches

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    For the holidays, you can still hang ornaments on them.

    8. Paper Snowflakes

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    More information here.

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    Hang on a branch to make a winter mobile.

    9. Faceted Paper Vase

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    This vase was made using paper printed from a free template.

    10. Earthy Starburst Twig Wreath

    11. Rainbow Pom-Pom Garlands

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    These can totally be repurposed after the holidays.

    12. Paper Stars Threaded with Twine

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    These could easily be reused for a New Year's party.

    13. Star Ornaments

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    These can be hung from a canopy bed year-round.

    14. Modern Paper Porcupine Ornament

    15. Rosemary Trees

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    You can shape them to resemble small Christmas trees.

    16. Iced Branches

    17. Pine Cone Necklaces for Kitchenware

    18. Perforated Christmas Tree Cones

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    These are modern and sleek enough to be kept out year-round. Get the full directions here.

    19. A Rustic Candle Display

    20. White Triangle Ornaments for Your House Plants

    21. Geometric Paper Ornaments

    22. Tree Branch Hung from the Ceiling

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    For the holidays, hang Christmas ornaments. But you could also wrap string lights around it for a makeshift chandelier.

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    Or hang pretty colorful decorations for a birthday party.

    23. Neon-Dipped Pinecones

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    Use them at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's!

    24. A Simple Painted Clothes Hanger for Hanging Seasonal Decorations

    25. Triangle-Motif Doormat

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    Get the DIY here.

    26. Spray-Painted Metallic Leaves

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    Spray-paint leaves and attach wires to the stems. Add them to a Christmas tree or to a house plant.

    27. Fluffy Pom-Pom Ornaments

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    These could also pass as faux cotton when hung from dried branches. Directions are here.

    28. Pyramid Ornaments

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    These could double as New Year's or birthday party decorations.

    29. Glitter Votives

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    These votives work for pretty much any party situation.

    30. Faux Mercury Glass Cases

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    These are created from a mirror-like spray paint.

    31. Paperwhite Bulbs

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    Depending on how you decorate them, you could keep them around all year.

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    They also make awesome gifts.

    32. A Bay Leaf Wreath

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    This wreath could work for fall or summer too.

    33. Pom-Pom Garland

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    Get the tutorial here. The cool thing about making this is that you can reuse the pom-poms for a cute pillow after the holidays.

    34. Black and White Geometric Ornaments

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    Find the instructions and printable here.

    35. Twigs in a Jar

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    Sprinkle some balsam-scented essential oil over the wood.

    36. Himmeli Ornaments

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    Himmelis are a traditional Finnish Chistmas decoration, but they actually kind of look like cool prisms or diamonds. Get the directions here, but there are also many cool himmeli options for purchase on Etsy.

    37. 15-Minute Ribbon Star

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    Change out the ribbon depending on the holiday.

    38. Ombre Dinner Napkins

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    Choose a nice shade of green and you can use these for any occasion.

    39. Wine Glasses as Votive Holders

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    These could be used for any holiday, depending on what you want to put in the glasses.

    40. A Bowl of Clove Oranges

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    Use them when making mulled wine.

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