DIYP {Last Minute Christmas Decor & Ideas}


I’ve saved some good ideas just for that last-minute burst of inspiration:

Impromptu Centerpiece

I love taking dollar items and things I have and creating little Christmas inspirations!
Small wreaths from the Dollar Store and glass plates can make a really cute centerpiece:

The options are endless. Just stack a cake stand (or plate on top off glass) and add the wreaths. You can add red berries or small ornament balls around the wreath to make it even more festive!
A Spot of Color

Inexpensive glass/plastic ornaments in a bowl add a splash of color against my white dishes. 
Bring the Snow Indoors

Grab a glass jar, hurricane or vase. I’m using the one from my dining room table.
Buy a can of spray snow.  I got mine at Wal Mart for .99 cents.  
Put stickers around the base of your glass jar. I used snowflake stickers. 

Spray the snow on the bottom half of the glass, covering the stickers.
Carefully remove stickers after the ‘snow’ sets up some.

I added a candle and red berries and pretended that it’s snowing again in my part of Texas.

Personalizing Ornaments
I saw these rub on decals at Wal Mart for a couple of dollars. I loved the damask design.

I thought they would make really elegant ornaments. I cut out a design (I had to use the small ones on the ornaments) and taped it to the surface. 

I love the elegant feel this inexpensive project gave my funky silver tree in my dining room!

Adding fancy stickers to a plain ornament can really personalize it too.
Christmas Card Holder
I’ve never had a great place to stick my holiday greeting cards. I thought the little thrift store shutter propped on my dresser might work. I used screwed small cup hooks into the wood, punched holes in my cards and hung them! 
I love how it looks.  I think it will be a great place to feature my kid’s latest artwork after the holidays.


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    Kym-Anne says

    Great ideas and so thrifty, excellent for this time of year when there isn’t much $$ left in my purse.
    Merry Christmas,
    Nanna K

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    once again Kristen you have out done yourself! LOVE the snowflake candle but the black and white damask ornaments ROCK!!! What a great idea. You need to have your own little DIY magazine seriously!

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    this is a super cute idea! i’m going to be on the look out for one of these!
    love all your creative ideas – thanks for sharing them week after week!

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