9 Unexpected Places to Add Holiday Decor

From your kid's sports equipment basket to your stairs, here are 9 surprising places in your home to add a touch of holiday. There is no place exempt from a little cheer this Christmas season!

A Holiday Stenciled Staircase

Holiday Stenciled Staircase

Welcome your guests as they enter your home with a holiday stenciled staircase! Choose your favorite reindeer names or holiday cheer to stencil on alternating steps. Lillian has created a such merry and bright atmosphere with a touch of whimsy in every room. Get your pad and pens ready to take note of all her clever decorating ideas. Prepare to be amazed!

Use Your Christmas Cards as Holiday Decor

String Tree craft

Forget the fridge! Spotlighting sweet holiday cards on a festive board gives them the "tree-t-ment" they deserve. Just staple neutral fabric to the back of an old corkboard then, using colorful string and a couple dozen gold pins, create a tree shape suitable for showing off.

Holiday Greenery in a Sports Bucket

Holiday Greenery in Sports Bucket

You know that catch all bucket that's filled with various sports equipment? Don't try to hide it. Instead embrace it with a little holiday greenery. This home tour is so special because every room is filled with holiday collectibles that have wonderful stories behind them, rich in tradition.

Hang Ornaments From Your Headboard

Ornaments and Ribbon Headboard Accent

Tie holiday balls in complementary colors on lengths of ribbon, and hang them from a headboard or in window frames. Opt for plastic ornaments to avoid late-night collisions.

Five Minute Front Porch Arrangement

5 minute holiday topiary

To create your own 5-minute front porch arrangement, crumble a paper bag & insert into the bottom of your planter for height & to act as a floral frog. Add your logs, leaning them out & alternating direction to show the different textures. Add branches of greenery inserting them into the nooks of the paper bag to secure them working around your logs. Add pine cones, stem down. "Latch" them on to your branches & logs at the base of your planter. finish the look with white string lights! Voila.

Don't Forget The Powder Room

Christmas Mirror Makeover

Instantly add Christmas cheer to your bathroom mirror with this simple decoration. Measure across your mirror, and cut a length of ribbon double that measurement; tie the two ends together. Hot-glue painted wooden letters and center them on the ribbon; slip the decoration over your mirror. Use small pieces of double-stick tape to hold the ribbon in place.

Dress Up Your Kitchen

Kitchen Holiday Decorations

Dress up your kitchen this holiday with fresh greenery and red ribbons. Adorn the backs of chairs with simple boxwood wreaths.

Decorate Your Chandelier

Ornaments on High

If space is limited, you might not be able to hang every ornament you own on a tree, but there's no reason to keep the leftovers boxed up. Look for unexpected places -- from a chandelier, at a window, over a doorway -- to dangle a few for sparkle and cheer.

Decorate Even the Smallest of Spaces

reindeer book cover

A coffee table book becomes a work of art with an easy felt cover. Open the book, then cut felt longer than the book's length. Wrap the ends around front and back covers; bond the edges and glue. Trace and cut out holiday-theme silhouettes like our reindeer. Glue felt cutouts onto the felt cover for an easy and fun decoration.

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