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As much as I adore the holidays, I’m pretty lazy about putting up my own decorations. I’m down to watch Christmas movies any day of the month, and I’ve definitely already played Mariah’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” more than a few times (…starting in July), but there’s something about decking the halls that I can take or leave because it calls for actual effort.
In an attempt to be a bit more festive and a little less Grinch-y, I decided to put together some decorations that require very little work, but still end up looking stylish. What’s even more fun about these decorations is a bunch of the items I used were FREE. The hangers featured in one of the wreaths came from a local laundromat that was super willing to donate a few when I explained they were for a DIY, and the pine branches were spare clippings from a nearby Christmas tree shop! Y’all, my heart felt so full after receiving DIY donations, I can’t even write it out, but I’m gonna chalk it up to holiday spirit.
Easy minimalist DIY holiday decorations.
ASSORTED ITEMS USED:
to make: mason jar trimmings
So you wanna make a corner or shelf just a little more festive? All you need for this is to snag an empty mason jar and throw a few tree clippings in. Add a metallic ribbon (and some star garland if you’re feeling extra) to finish it off. Simple, yet chic.
to make: straight wreath
Find a branch (or dowel) your desired length, and start gluing your tree clippings down! I found it helped flesh out the “wreath” by gluing in layers on both the front and the back of the branch. Once you’ve reached your desired density, tie twine to the branch ends and finish off with a well-placed bow. Tada!
to make: glass globes
These are too dang fun. Carefully pull the metal top off the glass globe and fill with whatever simple garnishes you’re interested in. I alternated between fir clippings, eucalyptus berries, and pieces of the gold star garland. Whatever you choose will be front and center, so get creative! Carefully replace the cap, tie off with metallic ribbon, and you’re set to hang these stylish ornaments!
to make: asymmetrical round wreath
This DIY took the most work, and that’s honestly only because I had to bend the hanger. Laundromat hangers have a removable bottom “rung”, so pop that out, and bend your hanger into an open half-circle. Take the tree clippings and hot glue them across the bottom of the hanger. Flesh out to your desired density by layering the branches on the front and back of the hanger. Finish off with a few bows, and you’re done!Chic and easy minimalist Christmas decorations you can DIY in no time!Click To Tweet