4 Simple Holiday Decorating Ideas You Can Do In 5 Minutes

At this time of year, I like to ease into holiday decorating, taking my time and above all, keeping it simple. Incorporating natural elements and using what I have on hand, including my collections of vintage ornaments and jars (I have a lot of those too) keeps things simple and easy to live with.

Here are three easy holiday decor ideas to incorporate - that you can pull together in about 5 minutes, depending on how much you fuss over things.

A jar filled with fresh greenery is a great way to display pretty ornaments.

A simple bunch of greenery from the grocery store looks festive in an oversized jar placed on a console table, buffet or kitchen island. It's also a great stand-in for a holiday tree if you are short on space. Just add ornaments. 

A cocktail station gets the holiday treatment with a jar full of fresh greenery.

I love adding different size versions of this throughout my home. Be sure to add fresh water often to keep your boughs healthy.

A holiday cocktail bar.

I like to fill glass jars with pinecones, bells and ornaments to create a little holiday vignette. 

A simple holiday vignette.

Make your own dipped pinecones with a little white paint.

A simple holiday wreath made using stems of eucalyptus and a wreath form purchased from a local florist. I sprayed the wreath form with gold paint, let it dry and then tied a bunch of eucalyptus to the form with jewelry wire. If you are painting the wreath form this diy will take a little longer than 5 minutes, but it's so quick and easy!

You'll need:
  • A wire wreath form. Ask your local florist if you can purchase one from them. 
  • Eucalyptus
  • Gold spray paint
  • gold jewelry wire

DIY eucalyptus holiday wreath

Tie the eucalyptus branches together with the wire and secure to the wreath form. Add a velvet ribbon if desired.

A minimal holiday wreath using eucalyptus.

It's easy to swap out the eucalyptus for another type of fresh greenery, dried flowers or berry branches to change the look.

Spray paint a metal wreath and then add fresh eucalyptus.

A modern holiday wreath made with fresh eucalyptus.

Deck your halls, mantle or tree with a Scandi-inspired garland made with unpainted wooden beads. The easiest of projects, that needs no instruction.

You'll need:
  • Wooden beads
  • String

These are simple diy's that are easily customizable. Paint your wreath form a different colour and get creative with the botanical toppings. Fill your jars with your twinkly lights, holiday cookie cutters or one of your holiday collections - cardboard Putz houses would look great too.

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