Tis the Season…

To be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la!

Is your place known for the best holiday decorations in the family? Do your neighbors wait eagerly each year for your new garlands, lights, and wreaths? Get ready to wow everyone this holiday season with some easy and creative DIY projects. Here are our favorite picks to help get you and your apartment in the holiday spirit:

For your tree: HGTV
If you’re celebrating Christmas, you’ll love these creative and quirky themes. Maybe the live Xmas tree doesn’t fit your idea of apartment living. You can try something new this year by building your tree out of books or wooden logs.

Source: HGTV

Source: HGTV

For your wreath: Nesting Place
Explore this huge compilation of eclectic, homemade wreath ideas! The list is growing, so you’re sure to find a creative new way to dress your door.

Source: Nesting Place

Source: Nesting Place

For your kitchen: Camille Styles
Baking holiday cookies is not only a fun seasonal activity, but an easy way to spread cheer to your friends, co-workers, and family. From elegant sugar cookies to decadent meringues, classic gingerbread to cranberry bars, Camille Styles is sure to impress.

Source: Camille Styles

Source: Camille Styles

For your gifts: Martha Stewart
Martha is always a great go-to for holiday inspiration and easy DIY. No matter the gift you’re giving—whether it’s a bottle of wine or toy for a toddler—Martha has beautiful tags to help dress your presents.

Source: Martha Stewart

Source: Martha Stewart

For your hostess: Style Me Pretty
If your calendar is looking booked with holiday gatherings and soirees, you’ll be in need of some fun hostess gifts. Check out these adorable homemade boxes of goodies.

Source: Style Me Pretty

Source: Style Me Pretty

For quick ideas: Real Simple
If you’re short on time, but big on holiday cheer, Real Simple has you covered. Here are some quick and easy ideas to get your home in the season.

Source: Real Simple

Source: Real Simple

For your mantel: Southern Living
If you have a fireplace, your mantel can be the centerpiece of your place, so be sure to give yours a festive makeover. Whether you prefer simple and elegant or colorful and bold, these ideas will make yours pop.

Source: Southern Living

Source: Southern Living 

For everything else: Pinterest
Of course you can never go wrong browsing Pinterest. If the projects above were just getting you started, you’ll get lost for hours in the beautiful ideas and creative crafts on Pinterest. Search any idea you like—from snowflakes to twinkle lights to dreidels to candles!

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