15 usable holiday decorations that come from the grocery store
Published Nov 10, 2015 5:00 AM
Add metallic flair to holiday decor by spray painting pomegranates (we’re loving this glam copper hue) and displaying in a favorite serving bowl for a glam no-fuss centerpiece.
Yes, you will need a foam ball from the craft store to assemble these red jewel-like beauties, but it’s well worth the trip. To create these glam topiaries, simply use toothpicks to secure cranberries to the foam shape of your choice – we like spheres and cones best.
Everything need to create this edible wreath may be found at the local market, including the greenery – use fresh bay leaves to fill in any gaps and soften the overall look.
peppermint tree ornaments
Kids will love helping with these clever candy tree ornaments. Spray cookie cutters with nonstick spray, fill with peppermint candies, and bake at 350-degrees until just melted (3-9 minutes). Before the melted candy hardens, use a toothpick to create a hole for string, and remove from the molds as soon as they are cool enough to handle.
Simple craft glue and epsom salt creates this frosty effect resembling chunky ice crystals. If you can’t find pinecones outdoors, many grocery stores stock bags of cinnamon scented cones around the holidays – even better!
This beautiful presentation looks way more complicated to DIY than is actually is. Simply coat a selection of your favorite fruit with egg whites and sanding sugar for this jaw-dropping, glistening display of holiday centerpiece magic.
full instructions here.
This wreath is so fantastic, we’re tempted to paint our front doors red! Use hot glue to secure rows of peppermint candies to a base. Foam rings available at local craft stores work best, but any appropriately-sized ring will do the trick.
gingerbread cookie trees
Create your own winter wonderland-inspired tablescape with star shaped ginger cookies and powdered sugar. If your stacks of cookies are less than stable, dab a small amount of glue (or icing) between each cookie for added hold.
rustic citrus swag
This simple persimmon cutting makes a beautiful rustic swag, and would be just as stunning with citrus fruit and bay leaves.
fresh herb wreath
When simple greenery is in order, opt for fresh herbs for a look that is softer than traditional evergreens.
festive candy displays
When you have zero time to DIY, simply fill decorative glass containers with holiday candy for instant (and oh-so-edible) decoration magic.
elegant fruit bowls
Sometimes, simple is best. This beautiful silver bowl overflowing with clementines makes for an elegant and modern take on the holiday centerpiece.
old fashioned cranberry popcorn garland
Use a needle and thread to create this time-honored tree trimming that’s sure to add a touch of nostalgia to holiday decor.