20 DIYs to Freshen Up Your Kitchen Decor for the Holidays
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20 DIYs to Freshen Up Your Kitchen Decor for the Holidays

If you’re looking for a way to liven up your kitchen decor and impress your in-laws with your stylish decor choices, DIYs offer a budget-friendly way to get your kitchen in tip-top hosting shape. There’s no lack of ideas to help you set the scene for a guest-ready kitchen with DIY wine racks, colorful dishware and a mini murphy bar — you just have to decide what swag will totally revamp your space. Whether you’re prepping for Friendsgiving or you’re in charge of the family holiday dinner, you’ll appreciate these super chic DIYs that’ll make you the hostess-with-the-mostest in no time.

1. DIY Murphy Bar: First off, the home bar. Because, #priorities. Conquer those small-space living blues with a wall-mounted murphy bar that folds down whenever you need a tasty adult beverage. (via Brit + Co)

2. DIY Gold Barware: Once you’ve got your home bar set up, you’re going to need some chic barware. And what better way to upgrade your plain wine glasses and decanter than with gold vinyl stencils and star stickers. (via A Beautiful Mess)

3. DIY Cacti Wine Glasses: Gold vinyl seem a little too complicated? Get the same sparkle in minutes, with nothing more than a gold Sharpie pen. Jazz up your wine glasses with this trendy cacti pattern, holiday stars or teeny Christmas trees. (via Brit + Co)

4. DIY Wall Mounted Bottle Opener: Let’s not forget about the beer lovers in the crowd. Instead of passing around a bottle opener that will inevitably get lost, mount one of these modern openers right by the trash so people can easily get their drink on. (via A Beautiful Mess)

5. DIY Chic Wine Rack: It’s time to really adultify your kitchen and take those wine bottles down from the top of the fridge. Give them a stylish home with this easy DIY rack that you can prop up on your counter or mount right on the wall. Then head to Trader Joe’s to stock up on all those inexpensive holiday reds. (via Brit + Co)

6. DIY House-Shaped Shelf: Not a wine drinker? Swap out the home cocktail bar for something equally comforting: a coffee bar. Make your guests feel right at home with an easy-to-find mug in this adorable house-shaped storage shelf. (via A Beautiful Mess)

7. DIY Coffee Filter Stand: Once you’ve stocked up on cute mugs, pretty tea tins and a stylish sugar bowl, you’re going to want to make sure those coffee filters don’t stay in their ugly cardboard box. DIY this sleek wood holder to keep your filters organized and get ready to impress everyone with your pour-over skills. (via The Merrythought)

8. DIY Gold Patterned Tray: Doesn’t matter if you’re serving mugs of hot chocolate or glasses of clementine whiskey, you’re going to need a sturdy tray. Keep a couple of these gold patterned trays in the kitchen so you can easily transport snacks out to the living room. (via Brit + Co)

9. DIY Pineapple Cutting Board: Speaking of snacks, how are your serving boards looking? If they’ve seen better days, it might be time to make room for one of these uber trendy pineapple trays in your life. Update your old cutting boards into a chic serving tray that’ll have everyone oohing and ahhing. (via Brit + Co)

10. DIY Pineapple Oven Mitts: Get your mitts ready for a season of baking with these awesome pineapple pads. And that pineapple shape isn’t just cute, it’s also totally functional, since the leaves help protect your wrists from the heat. (via A Beautiful Mess)

11. DIY Color Edged Hexagon Coasters: Protect your coffee table from beverage spills of all kinds with these DIY coasters. The best part about the colorful edge is that you can totally customize them to your holiday scheme, whether it’s red and green or gold and pink. (via A Kailo Chic Life)

12. DIY Wood Burned Utensils: Usually you don’t want to associate the word “burn” with kitchen decor, but you’ll want to make an exception for these cute utensils. Give your wood spoons a festive makeover with cheeky lettering and pretty patterns. (via Brit + Co)

13. DIY Color-Dipped Utensils: Burnt isn’t the only way to personalize your wood utensils. Dip disposable silverware into food coloring and water for a totally food-safe and chic makeover. (via Brit + Co)

14. DIY Pie Stands: Whether you’re throwing a pizza party or you’re putting together a fancy dessert bar for Friendsgiving, you need a set of these colorful stands in your kitchen. Since the stands aren’t touching food, all you need is a coat of spray paint to take your serving game to the next level. (via Sugar & Cloth)

15. DIY Cake Dome: Once you’ve got the pies set up, it’s time to make sure those layer cakes don’t feel left out. Cloches and domes can cost mega bucks, so DIY is definitely the route to go here. Upcycle glass vases with wood knobs and wood bases for a set of gorg domes you’ll want to use all year long. (via A Beautiful Mess)

16. DIY Color-Blocked Spice Jars: ‘Tis the season for sugar and spice and everything nice. If you’re planning on doing some serious baking, ditch those ugly plastic spice jars and treat yourself to this color-blocked set. Nervous about mixing up cinnamon and cayenne? Feel free to add a few labels by either writing it in with a gold Sharpie, or printing one from a label maker. (via A Kailo Chic Life)

17. DIY Paint Pen Kitchen Organization: While you’re giving your pantry a chic makeover, add these canisters to the DIY list. These would also make a gorgeous addition to your open shelving. Either way, your mom will be totally impressed. (via A Beautiful Mess)

18. DIY Fabric Wallpaper: If you’re dreading the thought of hosting in your dingy rental kitchen, this fabric wallpaper is about to rock your world. It’s SO easy to install — and remove — so you can go all out with a fab holiday pattern that’ll gain you mega decor points. (via Brit + Co)

19. DIY Ombre Bowls: Those plain white bowls feeling a little too drab for the holiday season? Time to bust out the spray paint and give your bowls an ombre makeover. The only downside here is that they’re not dishwasher safe, but if you’ve got friends to help with the dishes, it’s still totally worth it. (via A Kailo Chic Life)

20. DIY Serving Bowls: You know that bowl of pasta is going to be delicious, and now, thanks to this DIY, it’s totally Instagrammable. Spruce up your serving bowls with this decoupage technique that’s dishwasher safe, thanks to a gloss sealant. (via Brit + Co)

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