Decorating your space during the holiday season can be a great way to lift your spirits and mix things up in your décor. When else can you get away with having wrapped presents, or an evergreen tree on display in your living room?

 

Here are five DIY holiday decorating ideas that will easily add holiday charm to your living space:

 

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1. If you grew up with an Advent calendar or some sort of Christmas calendar to count down the days until a team of reindeer landed on your roof, you’ll love this idea. Just gather 25 old containers, and number them from 1 to 25. Then, paint them, and get as creative as you like. Don’t forget to stuff them with festive treats and surprises!

 

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2. Holiday wreaths are a classic decoration and smell great, but why not change it up this season? Keep an eye out for a wire wreath — or make one from an old fan, perhaps — and wrap it with any kind of lights you like.

 

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3. If you grew up with a toasty fireplace that kept you warm all winter but now live in a cramped apartment, this DIY project is for you. Follow the step-by-step directions here to create your own hanging chalkboard fireplace. It may not keep you warm, but at least Santa will have an easy entrance.

 

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4. You may already know and love the Frosty the Snowman with the button nose and two eyes made of coal, but wait until you meet the Frosty the Snowman made out of three multi-sized evergreen wreaths! This snowman will be the perfect addition to your yard and won’t melt on sunny days. Follow the instructions here.

 

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5. Kids will love building their own clementine snowmen, and parents will too; it’s all the fun of a gingerbread man without the sugar rush. All you have to do is layer three clementines with frosting and toothpicks and decorate your new pal as you wish!

 

How are you decorating your space this holiday season? Let me know below or on Twitter @ryanlawlessness