25 Christmas Ideas That Will Make Your Holiday Merry & Bright
Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Bar
We love this idea for a “build your own” hot cocoa bar. Stock up on marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, candy canes and any other hot chocolate topper you like, and set them out with some decorative garland or twinkle lights. Invite guests to make a custom cup of cocoa with all the fixin’s. Check out these Christmas kitchen decor ideas from our stylists.
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Christmas Pull-Apart BreadLooking for a snack that’s as much a decoration as anything else? This pull-apart bread is ideal for Christmas breakfast, brunch or a snack after the presents are opening.
Wood Pallet Christmas Tree
This DIY Christmas tree is a chic and elegant way to repurpose old wood pallets. Just fashion garland, ornaments and lights or streamers in the shape of a tree and top with a gold star for a rustic Christmas decoration. This piece would be right at home on your porch, front entry or back deck. Here’s the best Christmas lights to buy according to our Test Kitchen.
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Burlap Place Settings
These easy-to-assemble place settings will elevate your Christmas table. Burlap can be decorated with anything from red ribbon to rosemary sprigs or cinnamon sticks. You can even stuff them with chocolates or cookies that guests can take home at the end of the night. This roll of burlap is perfect for crafting ($15).
A rustic, woodland theme is perfect for a DIY Christmas. This mantle uses pine cones, holly, mason jars and a homemade wooden sign to harness the holiday spirit. Hang some burlap stockings with twine and bring in some springs of rosemary or evergreen for color.
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Rustic Christmas Crate
This homemade Christmas crate is the epitome of holiday DIY decor. Filled with birch logs, greenery, holly berries and burlap, it’s a welcoming addition to any entryway, porch or front door. We love the addition of vintage Christmas bulbs for extra flair and more light, too. Also check out these stunning nativity sets to celebrate the season.
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