We’ve got our tree up, stockings hung, and Christmas music playing here at the Amber Housley studio! It’s that time of year, and we love decorating as soon as December rolls around, because something about all of the tinsel and ornaments just puts an extra pep in our step.
So, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite holiday sweets and decor ideas so that y’all can begin to decorate and bake to your hearts content just like us!
Monograms are a must for Southern decor, and this peppermint monogrammed wreath is just the most darling thing we’ve ever seen! It’s even an H for Housley, how perfect! It is made entirely of peppermints and red hots, and would be a fun DIY project to complete with your family this season. Another holiday staple is s’mores. They make the perfect little gifts to give to all of your friends, and we adore the simplicity of this s’mores kit packaging.
How cozy do these gifts looked all wrapped up in sweaters? The sweater gift wrapping DIY actually uses canvases and old sweaters to create the look of a Christmas present. These candy cane fudge brownie cookies would be the most delectably divine sugar kick to fuel you up for all of the DIYs and decorating you will be doing this holiday season.
After eating a couple of cookies, you will be ready for one more fun DIY project. We think this one is simply ingenious – turning old Kleenex boxes into faux presents. You can cover them in peppermints or tinsel, or wrap them with wrapping paper. They are the perfect size for windowsill decor, or for fake gifts under the tree as you wait for the real ones from Santa. Once you have finished creating this DIY, we think it would be the perfect time to plop down on the couch with a big bowl of this peppermint puppy chow and a Hallmark Christmas movie marathon as your reward for all of the decorating and baking you have accomplished!
Do you like the holiday sweets and decor ideas above? If so, find more similar inspiration in our Happy Holidays Pinterest board!