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4 Last-Minute DIY Holiday Home Decor Ideas

4 Last-Minute DIY Holiday Home Decor Ideas

Are you feeling crafty as the holidays are nearing the final stretch? If so, here’s a roundup of Gardenista‘s own DIY holiday projects. “Simple” and “easy” and “dirt cheap” are good descriptors. Everything the editors have made—from a privet berry garland to tiny wall swags to gilt-tipped greenery—has turned out lovely and incorporates many natural resources.

Above: Justine made an advent wreath. See how at DIY: Simple Advent Wreaths Made from Foraged Flora.

Above: To recreate Alexa’s personal take on a traditional Scandinavian wreath, see DIY Video: A Scandi-Inspired Holiday Wreath.

Above: We recreated this simple and sparkly project from A Merry Mishap, to see how, go to DIY: Rope Light Strand

Above: In Brooklyn, Erin—the newest Gardenista contributor—turned a tiny apartment festive with wall swags fashioned from foraged greenery. To make your own, see DIY: Holiday Decor for Small Spaces. Photograph by Erin Boyle.

Looking for more do-it-yourself decor? See more than 200 inspirational Holiday Projects in Remodelista‘s DIY section.

Read more: Christmas, Conscious Consumer, Crafts & Design, Crafts & Hobbies, Green Home Decor, Hanukkah, Holidays, Home, New Year, Other Holidays, Reduce, Recycle & Reuse, Remodelista, , , , ,

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7:16AM PDT on May 5, 2013

cute ty

1:41PM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Good ideas,Thanks for sharing

9:03AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:46PM PST on Jan 31, 2013

I like these idea for decors. I also like just using my herbs as green home decors at my gilbert az apartments.

5:12PM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Thank you for sharing these

6:48AM PST on Dec 30, 2012


9:16AM PST on Dec 27, 2012


10:22AM PST on Dec 24, 2012

i like the rope with lights if in a fireplace. i've also seen lights put in wine bottles, which is pretty darn easy.

8:50AM PST on Dec 24, 2012

Pretty nifty ideas, thanks

5:05AM PST on Dec 24, 2012


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