10 Ways to Make Your Holiday Party Shine

Whether you're hosting your first or tenth holiday dinner with family and friends, fabulous decor is a must -- and you don't have to break the bank to make it golden! Less is more and here are 10 beautiful gilded DIY holiday decor projects you can make and #sparkle at your next gathering.  

1. Gilded Branches: Scour your backyard or nearby park for branches and using a can of spraypaint, you can make some of the most elegant centerpieces ever. some text

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2. Sparkly Snow Jars: Fill apothecary or candy jars with fake snow or batting and silver or gold glitter ornaments.

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 3. Golden Apple Placecards: These aren't your regular Golden Delicious apples! Dip apples in gold paint and voila you've got elegant place card settings for your guests.

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 4. Gold Glitter Candle Holders: Add a bit of #sparkle with glitter and glue.

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5. Gilded Glitter Christmas Trees: Instead of tossing the inner cardboard tubes of paper towel or toilet paper, repurpose them as the foundation for a glittery ribbon wrapped Christmas tree.

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6. Welcome Mat with Gold Ink: Share a thoughtful message with your guests right on their plate. You'll just need black paper, a gold metallic gel pen, and a Martha Stewart circular paper cutter.

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7. No-Sew Burlap Runner: Delight guests with this modern and rustic table runner.

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8. Glittered Hostess Shoes: You're likely to be running around making sure food is hot, drinks are poured, and everyone is entertained. Give your feet a rest by ditching the heels and opting for comfy but fabulous sneakers!

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9. Dazzling Wine Bottles: Roll empty wine bottles in glitter and mod podge to create beautiful centerpieces.

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10. Gilded Frame Menu Board: Instead of printing individual menus, create a menu board with chalkboard and gold spray paint. You can find a frame at your local thrift store and glam it up.

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