You’ll be the envy of your friend group with these festive decor hacks!
Get ready to elevate your home into a winter wonderland with our festive decor hacks! Transforming your space into a holiday haven can be a manageable task. The magic begins with simple yet effective tricks to infuse festive spirit into every nook and cranny of your home.
You can turn ordinary items into extraordinary seasonal accents. The festive decor hacks included in this list are not just about aesthetics. They’re about creating a warm atmosphere that captures the essence of the holidays.
Whether you’re a seasoned decorator or a joyful novice, we want to ensure that these tips we’re about to share are accessible to everyone. From clever lighting solutions to DIY wreaths, we’ve got you covered.
So, buckle up for a sleigh ride through our top 10 Festive Decor Hacks and make this holiday season a truly magical experience that will have your home twinkling with holiday charm in no time.
Festive decor hack: Need an idea for place settings? Transform your Scrabble pieces
Double-stick tape allows you borrow your board game supplies as neat place settings for your dinner table. You can spell out a guest’s name or a greeting, then set it on top of the plate for a kickoff to the night’s conversation.
Festive decor hack: Create a thoughtful advent calendar
This festive decor hack has two purposes. You can create a lovely advent calendar that also gives back.
All you have to do is print out some acts of kindness instructions and fill up mini envelopes with a good deed for each day of December. Hang it on your wall and encourage the spirit of the season.
Festive decor hack: Use frozen cranberries to chill wine
Your wine bucket just won the spotlight on your dinner table. Simply lay some cranberries on a shallow tray and add enough water to cover them. Pop them in the freezer, and when the ice has hardened, break it up into pieces.
Add a few bunches of fir cuttings to your ice bucket, and impress your guests by popping some bubbly!
Festive decor hack: Make a festive wreath using cardboard
Yes, you can make a gorgeous DIY holiday wreath out of an old piece of cardboard and dollar store ornaments.
This dollar store festive decor hack is easy, inexpensive, and, best of all, no one will know! You can add some classic elements like lambs’ ears, evergreen, and white berries for a look that will last all season.
Festive decor hack: Transform a mason jar lid into an ornament
This festive decor hack is as easy as gluing some faux greenery to the lid of an old jar. You can finish the look with some tiny jingle bells and use them to add a farmhouse glimmer to your Christmas tree. We also love using these mini wreaths as holiday gift toppers.
Festive decor hack: Use fir trimmings instead of buying a wreath
Put your wallet away! Don’t go all out on an expensive wreath that gets displayed for a couple of weeks and then dries out. You can make your own by using the trimmings fresh from your tree.
Simply fan them out as a star, and maybe include a few touches from the dollar store to dress it up.
Festive decor hack: Build a cookie Christmas tree as a display
You’ll undoubtedly be making a ton of Christmas cookies this year. Why not WOW your guests with an edible cookie tree? It’s simple! All you have to do is stack a bunch of your sugar cookies, one tier at a time until it takes the form of a tree.
You’ll be left with a showstopping display. We’ll show you how to make the best sugar cookies. Simply read to the end for the delicious recipe!
Festive decor hack: Label your Christmas presents with family pictures
Add a little bit of extra Christmas cheer to this year’s presents by using your family’s snapshots instead of name tags. All you have to do is print out digital photos on white cardstock, cut them into festive shapes, and attach these adorable pics to your presents.
Festive decor hack: Use your favorite pics of your family to make an everlasting garland
Put your favorite holiday memories on display year after year with a lovely DIY photo garland. Since you’ve printed out a bunch of pictures from our last festive decor hack, use some of the snapshots taken during the season and mount them onto pieces of cardstock.
Then, add scrapbooking label holders as IDs. And hang the photos from some beautifully colored twine using wooden clothespins. You can reuse the same garland yearly and even switch out old images with new ones.
Festive decor hack: Use scissors to cut cookie dough into holiday blossoms
Get ready to impress everyone with these unique holiday blossom cookies. All you have to do is roll up your sugar cookie dough into balls, roll them again through some colored decorative sugar, and cut them through the middle in a cross pattern to form some pretty flowers.
But with all the sugar cookie recipes out there, which one should you follow? Don’t worry! The Home Team has got you covered! Get ready to have delicious sugar cookies ready for your friends and family in about an hour with our recipe.
It’s made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Just use the step-by-step directions below to bake a perfect batch of cookies every time.
Try the holiday blossoms technique or make traditional versions using cookie cutters you might have around your house. And once you have a batch baked, follow the recipe’s royal icing steps. You won’t regret it!
-⅔ cup of softened butter
-2 cups of all-purpose flour
-¾ cup sugar
-1 tablespoon of milk
-1 teaspoon of baking powder
-¼ teaspoon of salt
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
For the icing:
-4 cups of powdered sugar
-½ teaspoon of cream of tartar
-3 tablespoons of meringue powder
-½ cup of water
-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
-Extra: 2 to 4 tablespoons of water
-Optional: Assorted colors paste food coloring(optional)
1. Beat the butter in a larger bowl using an electric mixer on high speed for about half a minute. Add baking powder, sugar, and salt. Continue mixing until combined well, scraping the sides of the bowl periodically.
2. Add in and continue mixing the milk, egg, and vanilla until combined well.
3. Add as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in the remaining flour using a wooden spoon.
4. Divide the dough in half. Cover and chill for about 30 minutes or until it’s easy to handle.
5. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Roll your dough onto a slightly floured surface half a time until it’s about a quarter of an inch thick. Using two-and-a-half-inch cookie cutters, cut the dough. Place the cutouts about an inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with the remaining dough.
6. Bake for about 7 minutes or until the edges have turned very light brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
1. In a larger-sized bowl, mix the meringue powder, powdered sugar, and cream of tartar.
2. Add the vanilla and half a cup of water. Mix with your electric mixer on low until blended, then on high speed for about 7 to 10 minutes or until the icing becomes very stiff.
3. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons water, a teaspoon at a time, to make the consistency of icing you desire.
4. Divide your icing into separate bowls and tint each one with food coloring if desired.
Be sure to let us know what you thought about these festive decor hacks, or if you have any of your own you’d like to share with our readers.
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