17 Christmas Decorating Ideas We Bet You Haven’t Thought Of
It’s time to go beyond the mantle
It wouldn’t be the holidays without twinkly lights and candy canes. But the ones you’ve had in boxes since Y2K? They could use a little refresh. Here, 17 ways to bring new light to your beloved (but well-worn) decorating staples.
Make baby Christmas trees by placing branches in simple jars--then trim them, of course.
Skip the credenza display and tuck holiday cards into an evergreen garland.
Speaking of garlands, why not place one somewhere unexpected--like across a window?
Or go for wreaths on a cake stand surrounded by candles.
Take festive fruits out of the bowl and onto the table.
Or go for gold by making them the focal point of a gorgeous place setting.
Outfit boring old votives with pretty greenery.
Glam up basic white candles with metallic paint.
Fake an outdoor Christmas tree with a well-placed twinkly light silhouette.
Use holiday ribbons as a chic accent on the tree.
...or tie them onto your favorite jewelry (just for fun).
Or put them out on display in a pretty bowl.
And always remember that pets can get decorated, too.