10 Easy Holiday Decor Ideas That Take 5 Minutes or Less

February 15, 2023

10 Easy Holiday Decor Ideas That Take 5 Minutes or Less

If you're a fan of glitter, plaid decor, nature, and twinkle lights, the holiday season is the perfect time to put them all to work. When it's time to decorate your house this festive time of the year, you have many different options of decorating — from sprucing up with centerpieces that standout to decorating the dinner table or a mantel. Whether you would rather stick with the traditional color palette of red and green, or try something a bit different, there are many ways to decorate your home — and each project takes five minutes or less.

Decorations don't have to be big either. Anything can transform a room, even small changes. By using a tad bit of color, nature, and crafts to your advantage, you can quickly and easily create decoration masterpieces. And, they're inexpensive projects, too. Below are 10 easy decor ideas for you to try.

  1. Make It Sparkle

You can give your rooms that holiday glow by adding just a little bit of shine and sparkle. Spray-paint silk flowers, leaves, or pinecones in radiant gold or silver.  Then you can show them off in different size vases, and group them in threes or fives.

  1. Trim a Staircase

Wrap garland and lights around the staircase rail. Hang colorful ornaments with ribbons, too. This one is definitely quick, but offers so much festivity.

  1. Write Holiday Sayings On a Chalkboard

Whether you list the names of Santa’s reindeer — Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph, of course —  or write out  the lyrics to a beloved Christmas song, such as “Have yourself a merry little Christmas”, or “Although it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you”, these words written on a chalkboard emit a nostalgic feeling, and can remind us to reflect on holidays gone by.

  1. Embellish a Silver Platter

Use silver ornaments to decorate a serving tray to create your own simple DIY tablescape. Tuck in some evergreen boughs for an easy but graceful centerpiece.

  1. Opt for an Ice Skating Wreath

Instead of hanging the traditional wreath, this year why not try something a bit different? How about creating a wreath out of ice skates? Stuff the ice skates with greenery, and decorate them with silver ornaments and pom-poms. Hang over your fireplace mantle.

  1. Hand Make DIY Citrus Garland

Use nylon thread, twine, or wire to string dried citrus into garland. Then decorate your Christmas tree with it.

  1. Use Berries for Garland

Here's another garland idea: wrap garland in red berries, which you can then turn around and frame your door with. Pull the look together by hanging a wreath with the same design above the door.

  1. Create a Merry Bar Cart

Decorate your bar cart with different seasonal touches, such as a vase with winter flowers, metallic accents, or foliage. Keep the glasses out, and all the basic cocktail essentials to allow your guests to help themselves. This is ideal for both indoors or outdoors use.

  1. Decorate a Makeshift Mantel

If you don't have a fireplace, not to worry. You can use open shelving in place of a mantel. Use decorative accents like:

  • Snow globes
  • String lights
  • Miniature trees
  • Pinecones

Hang up some stockings from bookshelves.

  1. Make Festive Brown Bags

You can use brown bags you have right in your kitchen for this decorative idea. Add some trimming and a colorful note on them, and finish the openings up with decorative scissors. Use a gingham pattern to tie them closed to create a casual country feel.

Quick touches like these can transform your home into a festive, and magical abode. Starting decking its halls today. Remember, “there’s no place like home for the holidays”, and this year that famous saying rings more true than perhaps any other year in history.

Patrick Gunther

Patrick is an accomplished writer. He has been in the retail mattress space for the past 13 years, and more specifically in the natural mattress niche. He blogs on the subjects of natural mattresses, sleep, health, fitness, and green living.