11 Holiday IKEA Hacks from the Winter 2016 Line
Ever since IKEA’s Winter Holiday Collection made an appearance, it’s been a major #strugglefest not to go out and buy every single ornament, wreath and garland. Fortunately, the holidays are here, and what better way to get into the spirit of things than with a few crafts and DIYs brought to you by IKEA? Whether you crave minimalist ornaments, sparkly garlands or small-space trees, IKEA’s winter wonderland is full of festive essentials that are begging to be bought and promptly hacked. Scroll down for Scandi-chic or full-on disco ball-glam hacks — these 11 IKEA pieces hold a variety of hacking options for any and every holiday soiree.
1. DIY Mod Wood Ornaments: The simplicity of these VINTER Wood Ornament ($10, set of three) natural wood baubles is refreshing, but it could also be fun to throw some color blocking into the mix and just dip a few of these ornaments into paint. (via Say Yes)
2. DIY Wall Tree: Wall trees are where it’s at this year. Skip the drama of hauling a messy tree up five flights of stairs and DIY a paper tree instead. Use black paper to cut out a tree shape and then stock up on IKEA’s VINTER Hanging Ornaments ($15, set of five) and a strand of string lights to make the prettiest li’l tree evah. (via Livet Hemma)
3. DIY Pom-Pom Garland: No time to make your own pom-poms? No worries, IKEA’s got ya covered. Pick up a few sets of IKEA’s VINTER Hanging Decoration Ornament ($8, set of three) and follow this DIY to make a fluffy garland for your mantel or workspace. (via Brit + Co)
4. DIY Tinsel Trees: Bring on the tinsel! When you can pick up IKEA’s VINTER Gold Garland ($3) at such an affordable price, what’s to stop you from making an entire forest of these sparkly mini trees?? (via A Bubbly Life)
5. DIY Ornament Dream Catcher: Steal that unused hula hoop from your kids and let them help you put together this gorg piece of decor. Use IKEA’s VINTER Ornament Set ($13, set of 32) to make this festive version of a dream catcher. You’re guaranteed to dream about better things than sugar plum fairies. (via Livet Hemma)
6. DIY Natural Dyed Napkins: It’s always fun to see IKEA hack their own products, and in this DIY they show you how to use fruit and tea to dye the GULLMAJ Napkin ($6, set of two) the loveliest shades of pink and beige. Load up your dining room table and kitchen with these beautiful cloth napkins, or make a batch for the lovely hostess in your life. (via Livet Hemma)
7. DIY String Light Garland: It’s not a party until the pretty fairy lights show up. Jazz up IKEA’s SMYCKA Artificial Garland ($13) by adding string lights for this two-minute DIY that’s just the thing for hiding ugly green wires. (via Homey Oh My)
8. DIY Advent Calendar: An advent calendar is a great way to get in the holiday spirit by counting down the days until you can tear open those presents. Use IKEA’s VINTER Gift Wrap ($6, set of three) to fold up a bunch of little treat bags for this easy advent calendar. Fill each bag with a small treat, seal with a strip of washi tape and attach to the wall with a clothespin. (via Livet Hemma)
9. DIY Mini Gold Mylar Letters: Letter balloons have been everywhere this year, so it only makes sense to make them mini. Because MINI, duh. Grab a roll of IKEA’s VINTER Gold Paper ($3) and follow this easy DIY to make tiny gold mylar letters to top your presents and desserts. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)
10. DIY Disco Ball Wreath: No longer reserved for New Year’s Eve or disco-inspired parties, disco balls are making this season *super* sparkly. Use the SMYCKA Artificial Wreath ($13) as a base, and then follow this DIY to turn that faux wreath into a glamorously chic piece of decor for your front door or mantel. (via A Beautiful Mess)
11. DIY Lazy Susan Tree: This awesome DIY will show you how to make your own wood dowel tree, but if you’re strapped for time, IKEA’s VINTER Decoration Stand ($25) will totally work. Attach this wood tree to a large lazy Susan and set it up as snack point HQ or as a pretty centerpiece at your hot chocolate station. (via Damask Love)
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