With the holidays swiftly approaching, it’s the perfect time to begin decorating your Sunday River ski home – if you haven’t already started. This year, challenge yourself to think outside the box. Instead of using disposable decorations around your winter rental, why not try your hand at some fun and simple DIY home décor? Holiday decorating can turn into a fun family activity, as these crafts are appropriate for any age level. Best of all, the decorations you create will be unique to your seasonal home – no generic pieces here!
Homemade Citrus Garland
This beautiful decoration is not only fun to look at, it also smells divine. Requiring only a few materials, stock up on oranges or lemons and you’ll have a stunning citrus garland to hang over the fireplace in no time. A perfect touch of color for a ski condo.
Pine Cone Penguins
This craft is perfect for you and the kiddos. Spend some time off the slopes searching for the perfect pine cone, and then head inside to warm up and build your own penguin friend. Bonus points if you use twigs to make it so the penguin is skiing!
Cranberry and “Snow” Centerpieces
Another simple-yet-striking DIY home décor project are these Cranberry Mason jar centerpieces. Utilizing nature once again, find a cedar bush that needs trimming or collect other fallen leaves that fit your vacation home theme. These come together quickly and add an elegant touch to your Christmas dinner table.
Tin Can Snowmen
This cute winter decoration is also a perfect home furnishing! Turn your old recyclable cans into snowmen with a few coats of white paint and some accessories for the eyes and scarf. You can use them to keep pens, pencils, crayons, or anything else that needs storage in your seasonal home. Go big and make a whole snowman family!
No matter how you decide to furnish your vacation home, if you and your family are spending the holidays together, it will be special. Sunday River is so grateful for the amazing families and friends who spend their holidays with us each year. Happy holidays and happy decorating!