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6 Winter Decorating Ideas to Get You Through the Post-Holiday Blues

Just because you packed up your holiday decor doesn't mean that's the seasonal winter decor.

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Mason jar chandelier

Those Christmas lights can still go to good use after the holidays are over. Stick them in a Mason jar chandelier to add a welcoming glow to your porch without looking like you’re behind the times. Find out how to make your own at All Things Heart & Home.

Here are more tips to make your home feel cozy.

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Pinecone glow

Luminaries can last all season long if they look wintery instead of Christmassy. These pinecone candle holders have a convincing-looking dusting of faux fresh snow. Visit Crafts by Amanda to get the instructions.

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Grown-up craft sticks

Popsicle sticks aren’t just for kids anymore. With a coat of spray paint, these craft stick snowflakes are a perfectly mature, handmade project you’ll be proud to display. Make a collection to hang up for an indoor blizzard. Head over to Making Home Base for the full directions.

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Keep it evergreen

Keep a few clippings before throwing out your Christmas tree. Those branches can transition into an outdoor entry display without screaming “holiday.” Just add a few more outdoorsy touches like pinecones and logs. Learn how to recreate this look from Julie Blanner.

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Wreath switch-up

A few additions can spruce up a plain wreath for the season. Add fresh fruit, like oranges or berries, to give your door décor a pop of natural color. Get the instructions from Julie Blanner.

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Lantern lights

Winter tablescapes designed by Natalie Bradley and Magdalena Williams get a rustic touch when set with lanterns. Add evergreen branches and burlap to finish the look of vintage simplicity. Head over to Bradley’s website to learn more.

Marissa Laliberte
Marissa Laliberte-Simonian is a London-based associate editor with the global promotions team at WebMD’s and was previously a staff writer for Reader's Digest. Her work has also appeared in Business Insider, Parents magazine, CreakyJoints, and the Baltimore Sun. You can find her on Instagram @marissasimonian.