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.


P.S.He loves you.. said...

your ideas are so creative!

Amber @ Classic Housewife/ Modern World said...

Oh, the hurricane glass with the snow is my favorite. SOOO lovely. And those rub on decals have got me thinkin'. ;)

Nanna K said...

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

iMommy said...

Those are some seriously awesome ideas.... Might just swing by my local craft and dollar stores to try a few

Kasey Hunt said...

I like the shutter idea. What do you do with the Christmas cards after Christmas? Do you keep the photos and toss the cards?

Joan said...

I love the snow candle idea. Very pretty.

Blessings and Merry Christmas!

Amanda said...

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!

Nessa said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love all these ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

I love the snowy candle holder and the damask ornaments!

Kerri said...

The hurricane glass is beautiful!! Such great ideas~ thinking I might have to try at least one of them today.

Kim@ Forever Wherever said...

I really like the Christmas card holder....great idea! Merry Christmas!

One More Equals Four said...

Wow! YOu are so creative, what great ideas! Maybe someday I will actually do one instead of just saying how great it is!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

You had me gasping and OOHing and AHHing outloud!!! My 3 year old came over to see what all the fun was about. =) The damsak ornaments? Priceless!!! The snowflake candles? Gasp! Oh the joy.

Lorie said...

I LOVE the snow idea! Brilliant!

Amy from Texas said...

Great ideas!

misty said...

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!

Joy said...

I love you!