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25 Holiday Decor Ideas from IKEA’s 2013 Holiday Collection

The holidays are now just around the corner! It’s always fun to search out inspiration this time of year on how to decorate for the upcoming season. Sometimes it comes as easily as looking at local retailers and shops for ideas — with a few creative ideas in mind, it’s easy to bring a little festive flair to the home. This year I searched out the 2013 collection from IKEA and found a few budget-friendly ideas worth sharing. Check them out in the slideshow below.

  • Make a Wreath 1 of 25
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    Make a traditional looking wreath using some string, ribbon and a simple ornament.

    SMYCKA artificial wreath $9.99

  • Wrap It 2 of 25
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    Who says ribbon is just for gifts? Wrap up each place setting with a cute yet simple ribbon. Add a bauble for extra oomph!

    SNÖMYS , ornament, $9.99  / 2 pack
  • Table Setting from Planter 3 of 25
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    Using the SKURAR plant pot, a place setting is easy, simple, and can be made days ahead of time.

  • Cookie Cutter Table Setting 4 of 25
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    For a neat and budget-friendly place setting idea, use cookie cutters with a simple name tag. Or make cookies!

    SNÖKUL pastry cutters $3.99/set of 6
  • Ornament Setting 5 of 25
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    Use a cute holiday ornament for a pretty place setting idea.

    SNÖMYS decorations, horses $6.99/3pk

  • Simple Bauble Setting 6 of 25
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    A simple bauble can make a fun place setting statement.

    RÄTTVIK red wine glass $1.99/each
    SNÖMYS decorative ornaments, striped $5.99/5p
  • Decorate a Branch 7 of 25
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    With a few creative ideas it's easy to bring a little festive flair to the whole dining room. Give a branch some holiday flair, add a few baubles, place cutlery in fun pots, add a pretty tablecloth and you're set!
    SNÖMYS hanging decorations, birds $7.99/3pk

    SNÖMYS hanging decorations, cones $4.99/3pk

    SNÖMYS decorative ornaments $9.99/2pk

    SKURAR plant pots  Small $3.99/ea Large plant pot $5.99/ea

    RÄTTVIK glasses $1.99/ea, Snaps/liqueur glass $1.49/ea
    KORKEN bottle with stopper $3.99/ea
    SNÖFINT tablecloth, $19.99
  • Add Winter Bulbs 8 of 25
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    Adding winter bulbs to the equation makes for a beautiful vignette.

    GOTTIS serving bowl $9.99

    POMP lantern for block candle $14.99

     

  • A Whimsical Tradition 9 of 25
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    Add a little whimsy to the traditional setting with a mixture of cookie tins, winter bulbs, a decorated branch, and beautiful plates and fruit.

    ARV series Earthenware. Bowl $3/each, Grey Side plate $3/each, Grey Plate $4/each,

    POMP lantern$14.99

    ROTERA lantern for tealight $3.99

    Red GOTTIS serving bowl $9.99

    SNÖKUL tin with lid, set of 3,

     

  • Make a Bauble Chandelier 10 of 25
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    Create a holiday chandelier using assorted baubles.

    SNÖMYS decoration, bauble $9.99/4 pack.

    Assorted colours SNÖMYS decoration, bauble $2.99/6 pack.

    Assorted colours SNÖMYS decoration bauble, set of 50 $9.99

    Assorted colours SNÖMYS hanging decoration $9.99/2 pack.

    Gold/silver-colour SNÖMYS decoration, bauble $9.99/4 pack.

    Assorted colours SNÖMYS hanging decoration $4.99/4 pack.

  • Wrap with Fabric 11 of 25
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    Wrap things differently by trying furoshiki -- the Japanese art of wrapping with fabric.
    ANNBRITT fabric $7.99/yd
    LIAMARIA fabric $7.99/yd
  • Slipper Stockings 12 of 25
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    Turn slippers into stockings (and wear them afterwards)!

    LIAMARIA Slippers, assorted patterns, $12.99
  • Santa Gift Sack 13 of 25
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    Make your own Santa gift sack to carry your bundle.

  • Super Size It! 14 of 25
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    Sew an extra large stocking so it can be filled accordingly.

    ANNBRITT Fabric, red, multicolor $7.99  / yards
  • Real Life Countdown 15 of 25
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    Who says an advent calendar can't be real life? This is a truly awesome idea --wrap up each day's items with pretty papers.

    SNÖMYS gift wrap roll $2.99/ea

    EXPEDIT shelving unit, $139

  • Make Edible Decorations 16 of 25
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    Trim your hot chocolate with these adorable cookie cutters that have slots to hang on your mugs, or slip them inside each other to make 3D cookies.

    SNÖKUL Pastry cutter, set of 6, stainless steel, $3.99
  • Bake Your Decorations 17 of 25
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    A clever way to decorate, you can bake the decorations for your tree.

    SNÖKUL rolling pastry cutter, $4.99

  • Decorate a Wall 18 of 25
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    This is a fun idea from a few years back inspired by  designer Jane of All the Luck in the World. Create a tree on the wall using baubles and other holiday ornaments.

    SNÖMYS assorted decorations.

     

  • Mix + Match Wrap 19 of 25
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    Mix and match wrapping paper with 2 colors to make for a beautiful tree display.

    SNÖMYS gift wrap roll $2.99/ea

  • Two Wraps in One 20 of 25
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    Why wrap a gift with just one type of paper?  I love this idea of using two different wrapping papers. You can mix and match to make an interesting gift and show you care.

    Click here for gift wrapping options.

  • A Humble Bundle 21 of 25
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    Doesn't this bundle of packages look fun? Create a bundle for each person to make for a fun and exciting Christmas morning.

    Click here for gift wrapping options.

  • Go Dramatic 22 of 25
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    Make a dramatic statement (great for an entrance) with these simple pendant star lamps.

    STRÃ…LA pendant lamp, star, $14.99 and $9.99

  • Wrap Ahead and Surprise Them! 23 of 25
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    Wrap ahead! Save the stress by wrapping your gifts ahead of time, and then stashing away!

    Click here for gift wrapping options.

  • No Bake Gingerbread House 24 of 25
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    Create a winter scene with a pre-made gingerbread house.

    PEPPARKAKA HUS gingerbread house $3.99

  • Cut-Out Fun! 25 of 25
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    Make a paper chain of friendly elves and festive holiday tree decorations for a more traditional decoration.
    MÃ…LA Paper, assorted colors, assorted sizes, $3.99
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