Tips & Tricks

DIY Christmas Elements

Quality time and fond memories are at the heart of the Christmas season. So, if you have to celebrate a “remote Christmas”, you might as well have some fun with crafts and make your house look like a scene from your favorite holiday rom-com! There’s plenty to do from the comforts of your own home—either by yourself or as a fun family activity. Here are four of our favorite holiday DIY ideas that you can get started on today! 

Dry Citrus Wheels

Choose your citrus. We went with oranges! Preheat the oven to 200° and line baking sheets with foil. Mist with cooking spray to prevent your citrus wheels from sticking to the pan. Slice your oranges into thin slices and place them on the pan with a sprinkle of sugar on top. Bake for 3 to 3½ hours or until the slices are dry. These dried citrus wheels are so versatile you can put them in cocktails and tea or on a cheeseboard. Better yet, we strung them together on a garland and used them as a bright and delightfully-smelling décor element. The best part is that they will keep for weeks!


Create Christmas Ball Place Cards

If there’s a DIY trick with ornaments, we are on it! Whether you make a special dinner for the family or have a few close friends over for a gift exchange, Christmas ball place cards are precious accents for your table. Get your hands on matching ornaments for the whole gang, such as this charming 4-Piece Ornament Set, and the same amount of metal rings from your local craft store. Write your guests’ names on paper, punch holes in the place cards and loop them through the ornament tassels. Sit the ornaments gently into the rings and use them to top your place settings. (This is fun for your guests to take home, too!)


Fashion Winter Floral Arrangements

The winter is your chance to be creative with floral arrangements and accessories in your home. During the chilly months, we get to see really gorgeous greens come to life. Pine, spruce, and magnolia are a few favorites of ours! Add an unexpected element such as white lilies—which will give your arrangement a warm touch—or add a pop of color with holly and berries for a centerpiece that screams Christmas. You can even hang mini ornaments for extra festive flare.

Build Your Own Christmas Village

It’s the most wonderful time of year to pull out your beloved Christmas village figurines. In order to create a festive village, we laid down a bed of faux moss and stacked various figurines on different levels. This can be as simple as elevating a couple pieces on shoeboxes that are hidden by the moss or a table cloth! Create a dreamlike, holiday town that you would want to live in, and light them up for an added, illuminated effect.

What DIY elements are you trying this holiday season? We want to see them! Tag us @Lenox on Facebook and Instagram.