Christmas is when you can push all the decor trends to their limit. ‘Tis the season to test run a new color scheme or take a risk on a DIY craft. Worst case scenario? It will only be around for a few weeks. But which one to try first? Rather than waste your time and wade through *all* the trends on Pinterest, we’ve vetted their top picks for you. You’ll be crafting up a glitter storm and looking for pinecones to turn into pineapples well before you hear those sleigh bells ring.
1. Pineapple Christmas Tree Decor: This fruit is still running laps around the decor and DIY world, and Christmas has not been spared. There are pineapple ornaments, pineapple-shaped trees, and even pineapples masquerading as trees. (via Brit + Co)
2. Oversized Ball Ornaments: Oversized ornament decor is playful and fun. Whether you make large ornament pillows for your couch or create some magical party decor with giant balloons, this larger-than-life trend is one that kids and adults alike will adore. (via Studio DIY)
3. Advent Calendar Treat Bags: Treat yo’ self this holiday season with a reward scheme that doubles as Christmas decor. Cute, colorful bags with fun washi tape patterns will brighten any corner of your home or mantel. You’ll experience the joy of gifting (and receiving) all month long with this easy and pretty craft. (via Fox and Star)
4. Snowflake-Shaped Wreaths: Instead of a classically shaped circular wreath, take a leap toward trendy door decor with one that’s shaped like a snowflake. This pinecone version will still look good well after the holiday season. (via Southern Living)
5. Fabric-Wrapped Gifts: The Japanese fabric wrapping technique is going to be huge this holiday season. Look for cute patterns on non-traditional colors for a fresh take on the office gift exchange. (via Julep)
7. Marbleized Ornaments: Each swirl of paint creates a unique marbleized pattern that’s perfect for gifting or serving as a new fancy add-on to your own tree. Use paint or try melted crayons, depending on what’s floating around in your crafting closet. (via Alice & Lois)
8. Rosemary Wreaths: These dainty creations not only smell amazing but can also be used in multiple ways. Use them as place card holders on the table or hang them on the tree for a personalized touch. (via Camille Styles)
9. Fun Gift Wrap Combos: Switch it up this year and choose unexpected patterns and colors to wrap your gifts. Don’t forget to throw in some one-of-a-kind stamped papers with lots of ribbons and ornamental accents. It will look like Martha wrapped your presents herself. (via Delineate Your Dwelling)
10. Pet Ornaments: Salt dough paw prints are an easy, pet-friendly way to help make Fido part of the holidays. Cover the ornaments with a healthy dusting of glitter to ensure that they’ll always catch the light, no matter where they are on the tree. (via One Little Project)
11. Kitchen Garlands and Greenery: Garlands don’t have to be relegated to the banister or mantel. Keep it simple and hang the pretty greens above or below your kitchen shelves by tying them with pretty ribbons or suspending from hooks. (via Oh Happy Day)
12. Glittery Gift Tags: The glitter queen strikes again! You’ll leave a trail of crafting magic wherever you go when your gifts are bedazzled with personalized gift tags. Monograms are fun, but you can also dip craft paper tags in glitter for a less intense cutting experience. (via Boxwood Clippings)
13. Pineapple Christmas Tree: Ditch the desktop Christmas tree and try a fruity substitute instead. Sunglasses, baubles, and a starfish make this one a seaside indulgence, but if you add string lights and a traditional tree topper it will look right at home in a more traditional setting. (via Completely Coastal)
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