Snowflakes, pumpkin spice lattes, Christmas music and turkey dinners. Believe it or not, the holidays are once again upon us.
As if the festive spirit of the season isn’t enough to get you excited for winter, it is also a perfect excuse to break out the paint and have some fun. If you’re feeling ambitious, there’s still plenty of time to refurbish your front door, spruce up your trim or add a lively accent wall.
But for those of you looking to make a big splash with a little less effort, there are countless ways a bit of paint can bring your décor to life this holiday season. Here are five.
Spruce up your wreath. Whether it’s hanging from your front door or the centerpiece of your table setting, the wreath is a classic piece of any holiday décor. To take your wreath to the next level, however, just brush the needles with a bit of white paint for a snow-glazed look that’s perfect for the winter months.
Paint some pinecones. Whether you go with classic white or a more festive color like green or red, painted pinecones (or branches) will add some pop to your holiday décor. Hang them from your tree, add them to a wreath or display them in a glass vase. Here’s a list of 10 great ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Terracotta Christmas Trees. Three different-sized pots, a bit of paint and some imagination is all it takes to create a perfect pint-sized Christmas tree. Simply paint the pots, decorate to your heart’s content (beads, sparkles and glitter are all great options) and stack. See detailed step-by-step directions and an example of a beauty here.
Decorative wall décor. Chances are you have some extra or unused picture frames lying around the house somewhere. Put them to good use by applying some paint and filling them with holiday-themed prints (either bought or homemade). In addition to spreading a little cheer throughout your home, freshly painted picture frames are a great way to add some accent colors to your décor.
Bring your Christmas tree to life. The possibilities with Christmas ornaments are literally endless. Whether you create your own Snowman ornament out of a jar or spray paint an existing ornament, a little bit of color will make your tree stand out. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, pick up some chalk paint and create an ornament with your own customized holiday message!