Written by Mairead McGonagle
Living in Southie certainly isn’t cheap these days (see: real estate listings). That’s why, this year, we’re going the DIY-route for decking the halls. Perfect for a weekend project, girls night, or a fun activity for the kids, these easy creations will get you in the holiday spirit in no time.
Head to your local craft or hardware store (or backyard!) for wooden scraps, pallets, or slices. Paint the pallets for an entryway statement piece, or string wood slices together for a festive banner. For your out-of-the-ordinary hardware store needs, we recommend checking out Backstage Hardware on Dry Dock Ave!
No space for a tree? No problem:
Grab a holiday vase and a few evergreen clippings. Add your favorite ornaments and sprinkle a few small presents underneath for a Christmas centerpiece that doesn’t take up all your square footage.
Add some sparkle:
We LOVE mason jars. They’re oh-so-versatile and can make almost anything look rustic, trendy, and festive. Score a few in different sizes, apply glue to the inside of the jar, sprinkle with glitter, and pop tea lights inside for a shimmering candle. Check out the full tutorial here.
Freshen Up Your Wreath:
Give your go-to faux wreath a makeover by weaving in fruit (pears, berries, etc.), colored pinecones, or ribbon. Adding natural materials or textures to lends a more realistic look. Plus, the cold weather will keep the fruit fresh for a few weeks.