Easy DIY Ways to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

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WATCH DIY Ways to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

If you’re decking the halls for Christmas but worry your home won’t look festive enough, don’t worry.

Jenni Radosevich of ISpyDIY.com appeared on “Good Morning America” today with some projects to help you spruce up your home for the holidays.

She even got “GMA” anchors Sara Haines and Rob Marciano in on the fun.

The Projects

1. Don’t have a fireplace? Don’t worry! Radosevich says faux fireplaces are all the rage right now and you can create your own using a used mantel, AirStone/faux brick, lumber, plywood sheets and birchwood.

Attach the mantel to your frame, then customize it with materials, such as real or fake brick or reclaimed wood. Stacked log inserts are functional because they can be removed and won’t take up a lot of storage space. The faux fireplace will create a big visual effect and can become a display for your decorations.

2. Make an ornamental wreath. Buy a straw wreath and some ornaments. Use a hot glue gun to attach those ornaments to your wreath. Start by placing the larger ornaments along the inner and outer edges of the wreath until the wreath is covered. Fill in any gaps with smaller ornaments.

The finished item will create a pop of color in your home and you can customize it to match your room’s color palette. You can even re-purpose your old ornaments.

3. You can also use the same technique to create a mini Christmas tree using a decorated traffic cone. Spray paint the cone, then, starting at the base, attach ornaments using a hot glue gun. Once you’ve run out of room for large ornaments, fill in the gaps with smaller ones.

4. Candy cane pipes. Decorate your mantel with candy canes made using PVC parts and velvet. First, attach pieces to create a candy cane shape in this order: Drain on bottom, 2-foot PVC pipe, P-trap, elbow. Then, use a hot glue gun to attach the velvet ribbon as you wrap it around the pipe to create a candy cane-like pattern.

Using a cordless drill, drill a few holes on the white portions and insert Christmas lights into the fixture you’ve created. Attach a bow to the front of the candy cane and place the cane on your mantel.