There are so many different Christmas themes that you can opt for when decorating for the holidays. Lately, I’ve been really inspired by the outdoors and décor themes which bring nature inside. These theme pair so well with the holidays, and are great if you’re on a budget. Nothing beats the charm of a DIY home. You find yourself walking around in awe at all the little detail and thought put into each element, and you just think to yourself “wow, this is dedication!” For me, the extra effort is always worth it; the look is beautifully unique, and quite frankly, nothing beats that sense of accomplishment!
I’ve rounded up my favourite rustic DIY holiday décor ideas and tips so you can add a little extra magic to your home. Christmas may only be a couple days away, but these ideas are quick, easy, and affordable!
Infuse your home with delicious holiday scents: Air fresheners are cool, but they are chemically and a little overpowering. There are many DIY scent infusions that you can easily make yourself with those left-over Christmas recipe ingredients. Here are some of my favourites (click for recipes).
Ways with pinecones: Pinecones are so versatile. Yes, seriously. And you either have some lying around at home, can easily find some outdoors or you can pick up a bag at the dollar store. What can I say; they are just effortlessly Christmassy!
Pinecone mini Christmas trees (great for place settings!)
Easy rustic table settings: Setting your Christmas dinner table does not need to break the bank! Here’s some ideas that your guests will appreciate much more.
Twine wrapped napkin: You can use some very basic table linens, fold them in a rectangular shape, and loosely tie some twine around it. Add a tiny snippet from your wreath or Christmas tree in between the linen and string, and write your guests name to loop through the twine. Tada!
Oranges as a center piece: Get yourself a long piece of fir (real or fake) and place it in the middle of your table. Scatter some oranges or clementines along the piece of fir with a few tall white candles and a couple of pinecones. You probably already have most of this stuff anyways!
Bow-tied curtelry: Tie a small piece of a red and green plaid fabric around your guests’ cutlery and place it either a-top their napkin or off to the side.