Elegant DIY holiday decor ideas

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the arrival of the holiday season by creating your own wonderful decorations. Here are some ideas for easy and elegant DIY holiday decor. 


Wooden house advent calendar


This cute and creative wooden house advent calendar is an elegant and fun addition to your holiday decor. Each hidden chocolate treat will taste even sweeter knowing you made the calendar yourself. The houses are made from balsa wood and a free printable template. You can paint each house, or keep them neutral and elegant, but they will look cozier with some fake snow on the roof.


Plaid throw pillows


Nothing says warm and winter cozy like plaid throw pillows. If you have an old plaid sweater or blanket lying around, this is the perfect opportunity to repurpose it for a whole new life. Otherwise, plaid fabric is relatively inexpensive to purchase. Once you have your materials gathered, the pillows take only minutes to make! For an even easier pillow project, simply tie a ribbon bow around an existing throw pillow to make it look like a wrapped gift!


Mini wooden Christmas trees


These simple and simply lovely Mini wooden Christmas trees are elegant and easy enough for the kids to help make. They can be made from wooden craft cones and painted in any way that you want! They make great decorations and can be used as table centrepieces. You can also arrange them on a table for a minimalist alternative to a full-sized tree! Your gifts can be placed underneath the table.


Hot cocoa bar


Holiday decor is even better when it's delicious. Set up a hot chocolate station in your apartment, complete with a thermal container of the hot chocolate, mugs, whipped cream, marshmallows and more! You can convert a bar cart or simply toss a plaid blanket over a small table. 


Elegant wreath


You can't go wrong with the understated elegance of a holiday wreath. This video will show you how to whip one up in minutes!


BentallGreenOak hopes these tips help you create an easy and elegant holiday atmosphere this year.


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