9 holiday decor projectsSlideshow
Impress guests with a head-to-toe holiday dining room transformation, trimming everything from the window and chandelier to the backs of the chairs.
Easy, quick and simple – sounds like your kind of tree? Just place a miniature evergreen in a clear glass cylinder vase filled with pine cones.
Instead of draping your mantel with the typical cedar or pine garland, use silver-hued seeded eucalyptus. Artificial green apples provide just the right amount of punch.
Creamy, textural birch poles look stunning any time of year. To create the most impact, cut the poles to various lengths and display in a cluster. For a finishing touch, wrap them with a crisp paper cuff and embellish with a taffeta ribbon.
Balls of fun
A mantel isn’t just for greenery. Decorating it with glass cylinder vases filled with balls in different finishes and sizes lends a dramatic feel.
Paint the tips of pine cones white to give them a frosted look – or cover them completely for a striking effect – and display in a simple bowl.
An unadorned boxwood garland hung over an entryway mirror sets a subtly festive tone.
1 On the ball
Instead of creating the usual table centrepiece by placing balls in a bowl, nestle them in sprigs of greenery like boxwood.
In lieu of a front door wreath, hang a swag of giant pine cones. Wire the cones together at graduated lengths and prettify with a large satin bow.
Find more fun and easy DIY projects with our Festive holiday crafts guide.