Spread cheer all around the house with six easy stylist tricks
1. Craft Upcycled Gift Tags
Some holiday cards are too pretty or nostalgic just to toss. Give them a second life by turning them into graphic gift tags (and keep the written note intact). Use a large circle punch to create the tag, then punch a smaller hole at the top and thread on a ribbon.
2. Cozy Up With Classics
Layering your bed with rustic-motif sheets, and bold pillows and throws makes a long winter’s nap seem like an even more inviting proposition. A buffalo-check wool blanket, pinecone-print sheets and plush rug put an emphasis on soft textures, and conjure up a wintry, log-cabin vibe.
3. Make A Guest Bag
Fill a mini sack with luxe toiletries for overnight guests. Buy a ready-made gift bag from a craft store, or sew your own with two squares of velvet and a satin drawstring.
4. DIY Custom Crackers
Craft some celebratory crackers to suit your home’s palette. Placing them casually in a bowl lets guests choose the cracker that speaks to them the most. For step-by-step instructions, click here.
5. Play Vintage Vinyl
Instead of setting the mood with an iTunes playlist, let your guests flip through classic holiday albums — the festive cover art alone is decorative — to choose their favourite songs or EPs.
6. Set Up A Hot Chocolate Bar
Display toppings in an array of glass vessels (canisters, footed bowls, jars) to capture the appeal of an old-fashioned candy store. Allow guests to take their drinks to indulgent new heights with a selection of peppermint and cinnamon sticks, bowls of whipped cream, chocolate chips, shredded coconut and classic mini marshmallows.