I’m really not sure what is happening around here….
….but I’m more excited about Christmas this year than I’ve ever been.
Maybe it’s the thrill of hope.
Or a weary world rejoicing.
But this year I’m all about decking the halls and Christmas candles and playlists and coffee in Santa mugs and putting together a stocking full of treats for a golden retriever named Buddy.
(total aside: let me know if you have any amazing dog stocking ideas)
And if your heart is weary?
And if you need a little encouragement?
You have come to the right place.
I have extra Christmas joy right now.
Just for you.
This week I’m sharing Christmas in the blue and white living room and my favorite Christmas playlists and Christmas decorating ideas outside. And today?
Here are 7 simple ideas to add a little Christmas to your home at the last minute.
1. Fill a dough bowl with Christmas
Hello Christmas easy 101.
Take a dough bowl (or a large basket) and place it in the center of your coffee table or dining room table.
Then open up one of the tubs in your attic and dump everything into it.
Just open and dump.
Then you can arrange it to make it cute.
That’s it. It will take you five-minutes and your coffee table will be decorated and everyone will tell you how Christmas decorating brilliant (and innovative) you are.
2. Make your vases cozy
Do you have an old sweater that you were going to donate?
It can live a new life on your vases.
This will take you five-minutes and a pair of scissors to make your Christmas decor a little cozier.
Then leave them up until February because winter needs cozy, too.
Here’s the step-by-five-minute-step for this DIY.
3. Make a mini tree
I bought these trees at IKEA years ago.
They are the cutest and easiest trees to decorate with.
But if you weren’t shopping with me all those years ago at IKEA, here’s a simple DIY for you:
- Buy mini flower pots
- Paint them white (or leave them terra cotta)
- Put a piece of styrofoam into the bottom
- Take apart an old garland or mini-tree and take the pieces and stick them into the pot
- Cover the styrofoam with burlap
- Instant mini trees
4. Make a DIY Christmas tree
This is the easiest Christmas tree DIY ever.
All you need is pieces of old garland.
And hot glue.
And a star.
You can see the entire 5-minute DIY here.
5. Tuck ornaments into drawers
If you have anything in your house with mini-drawers, this is a great decorating idea.
Just open the drawers.
And add ornaments.
This is the most commented Christmas decor in my house this Christmas.
I just added trees and ornaments to the drawers at different heights.
6. Put it under a cloche
This is one of my simplest, easiest ways to decorate for Christmas.
Just take a cloche and put something under it.
Instant merry and bright Christmas decor.
7. Scrabble Christmas Tree
This might take sliiiigggghtly longer than five minutes, but it’s SUCH an easy Christmas decor.
It’s the easiest of the easiest.
All you need are scrabble tiles and a chalkboard.
You can see the DIY how-to here.
You got this friend.
Simple and easy Christmas decor.
Sprinkled with joy.
Extra from me to you.
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