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8 Amazingly Festive DIY Holiday Decorating Tips and Tricks

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, December 2, 2015

Rachael Ray Show

Aired December 2, 2015

Thanksgiving has passed so that means it’s officially okay to commence your holiday decorating! Read on for advice from the experts on how to turn your home into a winter wonderland!

Tip 1: Make an Elegant Centerpiece for Your Holiday Table

Design expert Nate Berkus shares a mini-course in holiday centerpiece design! He says to start with a runner, then scatter vases of flowers and votive candles on top of it. Watch the video for more details!

Tip 2: Create a Floral Tabletop

Nate Berkus has some very simple advice on how to make your holiday floral arrangements pop. He suggest trimming your flowers, so only the heads show above the top of the vase. This will make it easy for you to pack a dense arrangement without using a lot of flowers, and will look instantly professional. Distribute several of these on your tabletop for an even more festive look.

Tip: Be sure to use short vases for the dining table, so that guests will be able to see each other across the table.

Tip 3: Choose the Correct Height Christmas Tree for Your Space

Nate Berkus says to be sure that your Christmas tree is at least 2 feet shorter than your ceiling, if you don’t want it to overwhelm your room.

Tip 4: Create a Christmas Tree Card Display

Organization expert Peter Walsh has an adorable idea for displaying your holiday cards. Take some kitchen twine and tape it to the wall in the shape of a Christmas tree. Then use clothespins to hang your cards from the twine. How cute!

Tip 5: Gild Your Champagne Bottles

This is so fun and festive for the holidays! Gather a couple empty champagne bottles, clean them, then coat with a spray adhesive and gold glitter – instant sparkly golden bottle that you can use for decorating!

Tip 6: Use Pine Cones as Display Stands

If you want to put out little signs to let your guests know what they’re dining on, just stand up an ordinary pine cone, and prob a little notecard on top! Easy peasy and totally festive!

Tip 7: Make an Edible Christmas Tree

This fun and festive appetizer is a Christmas tree made entirely of vegetables! It’s a great, fun way to keep your family eating healthy during the holidays.

Tip 8: Make a DIY Snow Globe

Tori Spelling shared this fun project with us – it’s a DIY mason jar snow globe! Watch the video and click through for details!

Do you go all out when it comes to holiday decorating, or are you more of a minimalist? Share below.