IKEA Holiday Hacks (It’s Time!)

10 easy and budget-friendly DIYs for the upcoming holidays!
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The holidays are upon us and what better way to get into the spirit of the season than with a few crafts and DIYs? Here, just a few of our favorite seasonal projects that have gotten us all into the holiday spirit. The best part? They’re all

ikea hacks

Take a look!

A Winter Mobile

Get the little ones into the mindset of the season with this seasonally-appropriate mobile, constructed from a rattan hula hoop!

Get the how-to on Livet Hemma.

Plant-Dyed Table Linens

An elevated table setting starts with quality linens, preferably in an inspired color tone. This year, we’re all for taking the organic route and DIY-ing our own with plant-based dyes. Note the captivating shade of blush that yields from a natural

beet dye

Get the how-to on Livet Hemma

A Gold-Detailed Menorah

Take to these classic taper candles with a gold leaf color block to create a chic yet understated menorah!

A Floral Centerpiece

Group an eclectic selection of vases and tall glasses together, and fill with a motley of winter florals, to form an effortlessly chic table centerpiece. Wrap the grouping of vases with a colorful ribbon or hemp string to solidify the piece.Get the how-to on Livet Hemma.

The Gridded Coffee Table

When it comes to the holidays and entertaining, it seems as if we’re always at a loss for space. An extra table here or there, wouldn’t hurt. Enter this ultra-chic DIY featuring IKEA’s signature Lack table, that transforms it into a style-focused coffee table.

Get the how-to on IKEA.

The Dining Centerpiece

The holidays are no time to hold back, especially when it comes to decor. Balance out the table’s centerpiece with an equally elaborate piece above. This clever hack takes on the Gaddis basket, transforming it into an eye-catching (and functional!) source of lighting for the dining table.

Get the how-to on IKEA.

DIY Advent Calendar

This advent calendar boasts all the charm of a streamlined Scandinavian aesthetic, seamlessly blending in within the decor of this monochrome space. All you’ll need for the DIY is a handful of gift wrapping essentials and clothespins. Yep, it’s as easy as that!

Get the how-to on Livet Hemma.

Holidays in a Jar

A more understated decor element that elevates the season’s best. Pair an oversized glass jar with a motley of seasonally-themed greens! Or, fill them with a color-coded assortment of dreidels like this clever take from Martha Stewart!

Learn more on PoppyTalk.

The Christmas Tree Alternative

For those who can’t afford to post up a tree due to a lack in square footage, consider this DIY version instead.vSmall-space dwellers, take note.

Get the how-to on Livet Hemma.

The Modern Advent Calendar

This modernized take on the advent calendar is so chic that we may just consider leaving it up all year.

Get the how-to on We Are Scout.

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Anna has a penchant for travel, fresh flowers, and books. You can usually find her on some sort of culinary adventure, seeking the best burgers or waffles in the city.