Unexpected Holiday Style in a Flash

BY CARLEY LINTZ ON DECEMBER 22ND, 2016

Christmas is only days away and New Year’s is right around the corner. Get creative to add additional festive elements to your holiday home.

1. Unusual Wreaths

A great wreath on your front door serves to welcome family and friends into your home for holiday festivities. A beautiful wreath can cost you a pretty penny, but luckily you can make one yourself out of just about any material – cotton balls, leftover tinsel, yarn, a feather boa or jingle bells – and a good hot glue gun.

2. Artsy Tape Designs

Bring out your creative side with a bit of painter’s tape and a lot of imagination. “We ‘draw’ on walls, mirrors, refrigerators, doors and more with the tape, writing holiday messages or drawing anything from Christmas trees to oversized candy canes,” says David Stark of David Stark Design. “Anything is possible as long as you let your imagination run wild.” The tape doesn’t leave marks and comes in a wide variety of designs. You can find it at craft, hardware and online retailers.

3. Candy Creations

Got a sweet tooth? Incorporate some of those holiday treats into your décor with a gumdrop garland, a candy cane chandelier or a tiny tree of peppermints. Get the kids involved in creating these tasty decorations for fun with the whole family. Overall it should be about creating a space that you enjoy. “Have fun and don't take it too seriously!” says New York interior designer Sara Story. “It should be enjoyable and not stressful. The holidays are about enjoying your loved ones.”

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