Decorations

Creative Ways to Decorate With Pinecones This Season

Sometimes the prettiest holiday decorations don’t actually come from the store. We know: It can seem daunting to DIY, especially during a time of the year when your to-do list is filled with other pressing tasks. But creating your own trimmings is not only a fun way to take a time-out; it also means more flexibility to craft something that suits your home’s existing décor. You can swap out colors (think silver or gold if you don’t love the traditional red and green), use new materials (try your hand at a ribbon wreath instead of the evergreen variety), or even bring a little bit of the outside in (yes, we think pinecones make a great choice). Though the Christmas tree or a wreath on the front door is an obvious way to add natural elements to your home, these out-of-the-box ideas are just as beautiful. Plus, it’s likely the guests at your annual dinner party have never seen these upscale holiday crafts before, so you might even have guests asking where they can buy their own. Once the holidays are over, you don’t have to quickly retire these items. Most of these crafts will look right at home until the first signs of spring.

Take a Look at the White House's Holiday Decorations

The decorations honor the importance of service, friends and family, education, and good health.

New Year’s Party Decorations

Celebrate the countdown in style with these decorative party picks.

How to Bring the Outside in This Thanksgiving

Add some natural, rustic charm into your house with these 7 easy-to-make designs.

7 Small Decorating Tricks to Get Your House Ready for Fall

The coziest season of the year is here. There are plenty of things to like about fall—crisp weather, beautiful fall foliage, and the excuse to indulge in the season’s best food and drink (pumpkin everything, apple cider, and more). When summer changes to fall, everyone changes their wardrobes from shorts and bathing suits to chunky sweaters and warm scarves. So why not transform your home décor for a new season? Fall is the perfect time to experiment with different textures, thicker textiles, and a darker, dramatic palette.

DIY Halloween Decorations Made from Old Things

These creative repurposing ideas allow you to make your home frightfully festive without having to step foot into a crowded party store. (Because that would really be a nightmare.)

How to Make a Berry Wreath for the Holidays

A tail of evergreens with bright pops of color replaces the usual big red bow.

These Patriotic Mason Jars Are the Perfect Summer Craft

For a simple, festive DIY, paint a few old mason jars red, white, and blue. Then fill the jars with your favorite summer flowers and use them as a fun, themed centerpiece.

11 Easter Table Decorations You Can Keep Out All Spring

It’s time to break out of the winter blues. You can display these spring-themed accents all season long.