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Decorating for the holidays can be an enjoyable way to spend time with family and friends. Some of the best gifts we can receive and give are often homemade. With that in mind, we’d like to share with you some fun DIY decorating and gift ideas that will help make the holidays a little more festive and special this year.

As with every year, new holiday themed gadgets, trinkets and inventions for the kitchen spring up. Some of the more exciting ones included these neat chalkboard mugs. Along with those and in keeping with the spirit of the season, a lovely homemade bread and jam gift basket is a sure way to brighten up anyone’s day!

Have you spotted ‘Cake in a Jar’ yet? What a lovely take-away for your holiday guests! This is also a great way to say “Happy Holidays” to a friend, family member or neighbor.

Some decorating ideas for Christmas trees included homemade Scrabble ornaments. Of course, there is no limit to your creativity with these simple and timeless letters. In addition, check out Dodoburd.com for more nontraditional DIY holiday activities that include such things as making homemade gumdrops, spoon rings, and a candy topiary.

For simple touches around the house, check out these beautiful gold leaf paper mache bowls. Imagine some holiday potpourri or pine cones stacked high. These can be placed on any table – from the dining room to the front hall. In addtion, homemade wreaths are both festive and beautiful adornments . Look here for the top 35 Astonishing DIY Christmas wreaths.  Look for the do-it-yourself pillow kits that are around your favorite department stores these days. A fun and seasonal throw pillow on your living room sofa or in the bedrooms adds a memorable and cheerful touch.

Mason jars can be used in numerous ways for the holidays. Draw a silhouetted winter scene with a sharpie, stuff them with candies or evergreens, or add a candle and wrap them with mistle toe and string. These unquie and festive creations can be placed almost anywhere around the house!

Making homemade ornaments is a great way to get kids in the spirit and keep them entertained. Make such things as, sock snowmen, paper towl tube stars or cork reindeer ornaments. For that teenager or young twenty-something in your life, folded orgami-style dollar bills and rainy day jars make a great gift.

We’re really in the full swing of the season here at Brook Furniture Rental. We hope you’ve been inspired to make something special this year. And remember, if you’re looking to add some furniture to your home for the holidays, we offer a wide range of temporary furniture rental solutions and would be happy to help you make your home more comfortable and stylish this holiday. Contact us today at 877.285.7368!

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