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20 Modern Handmade Holiday Decorating Ideas

June 15, 2015
If modern design is your thing, decking out your home for the holidays with faux greenery and plastic elves just won't do. Achieve a seasonal look that's sleek and sophisticated with our 20 ideas for Christmas decorations you can craft.
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Root, Root, Root for the Home Tree

Who says Christmas tree skirts have to be boring? Make a statement this season with a pennant tree skirt featuring assorted vintage team and souvenir pennants stitched together with a needle and thread.

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Minty-Fresh Tray

Put a new spin on classic holiday candy with a starlight mint serving tray. To create, simply lay peppermints side-by-side on a cookie sheet then stick into a warm oven until the mints have evenly melted. Remove the pan from the oven and set aside to allow the candy to fully cool. Once dry, the shiny, slick surface is perfect for laying out cheese and crackers or for holding cocktails.

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Cozy Up By the (Faux) Fire

No mantel? No worries — Santa will be sure to stuff your stockings when they're hanging from this clever faux-mantel wall hanging made from a drop cloth, drapery hardware and chalkboard paint.

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Take It From the Top

Add midcentury-modern flair to your tree with a Sputnik-inspired tree topper. All you need are our complete instructions (below), wooden dowels, a foam floral sphere and spray paint.

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