The Throwback Holiday Decor Trend You *Need* to Know This Season
If ever there was a time to get nostalgic, it's the holidays. Between your family cookie recipes, the cherished ornaments, and all the knick-knacks you only get to see once a year, the magic of the season lies in its vintage charm. And lucky for you (and us), this adorable retro trend is #trending. To help you get the look in your home, we've rounded up the shiniest and brightest DIYs to get you started. Happy (holiday) crafting!
DIY Holiday Terrarium: It's just like the fancy snow globes from your grandma's treasured holiday collection, only trendier (and cheaper). (via Brit + Co)
DIY Paper Candle Christmas Tree Ornament: These look like the real thing, but with zero danger of setting your tree on fire. (via The House That Lars Built)
DIY Palm Springs Gingerbread House: There's nothing quite like a sweet desert oasis on your holiday sideboard. The best part? This one tastes as good as it looks. (via Brit + Co)
DIY Starburst Wreath: Wooden dowels + plastic gemstones = retro perfection. This wreath looks totally appropriate above your bottlebrush tree collection or nestled at the top of your tree. (via PMQ for two)
DIY Paper Bag Advent Calendar: While the advent calendar is not itself particular to a certain era, the shapes, bows, and colors here sure are! Hot pink was — and still is — totally in. (via Tell Love and Party)
DIY Carboard Christmas Trees: Don't these look just like the ceramic ones your grandparents had? Skip the fragile decor and recycle some boxes for this colorful project. (via Hello, Wonderful)
DIY Atomic Starburst Ornaments: Simple vinyl stickers and clear plastic ornaments have never looked so good. Top each one with a velvet bow for extra pizzazz. (via PMQ for two)
DIY Clothespin Snowflakes: Now that it's time to take down the clothesline for the season, you have everything you need to make these atomic age snowflakes. (via Design Improvised)
DIY Painted Jingle Bell Wreath: Bright and colorful bells create a charming and vintage feel. All that's left is to find the right place to display it. (via Handmade Charlotte)
DIY Modern Christmas Trees: Splattered with copper and full of bright colors? That sounds like signature '50s design to us. (via A Kailo Chic Life)
DIY Gingerbread Camper: Campers and flamingos are about as retro as it gets. You'll have a hard time not leaving this one up into the new year. (via Sugar & Cloth)
DIY Colorful Christmas Village: You don't have to worry about snacking on these as you make them. Plus, they'll last you for many holiday seasons to come. (via Studio DIY)
Learn how to Light It Up with our tips and DIYs that create new spins on old traditions. We keep the best but tweak the rest so you can have a memorable experience that’s uniquely you.
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