Holiday Cheer Still Bright in a Treeless Living Room

Amy from <a href="http://modpodgerocksblog.com/" target="_blank">Mod Podge Rocks</a> shows how a living room can still shine bright and clean, even without a Christmas tree. With pops of holiday accents, she illustrates that holiday cheer is in the details! Amy from <a href="http://modpodgerocksblog.com/" target="_blank">Mod Podge Rocks</a> shows how a living room can still shine bright and clean, even without a Christmas tree. With pops of holiday accents, she illustrates that holiday cheer is in the details!
Amy from Mod Podge Rocks shows that a room can still shine, even without a Christmas tree. #BrightIdeas

Amy from Mod Podge Rocks shows how a living room can still shine bright and clean, even without a Christmas tree. With pops of holiday accents, she illustrates that holiday cheer is in the details!

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The challenge here was to create a great looking space with only a little bit of room. In a small loft, putting up a bulky tree was not an option. So making over the room in a festive style was the way to go. Plus, she said her living room had become a bit of a dog zone, so getting it spruced up was the obvious step 1.
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A trip to The Home Depot sparked her creativity. Did you know The Home Depot has decorations and ornaments? Surprise! She stocked up on supplies to bring her living room to holiday life.
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First step was to remove everything from the shelves and wash the ceramics, etc. with the Dawn. Which is awesome because it lasts two times as long as regular dish soap, and you just need a little bit. Then Amy charged ahead and fought off a year's worth of dirtiness with Swiffer!
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Then she created a simple, yet festive piece that brought the room together. First she started by buying 8 identical glass ornaments, some green & red spray paint cans, a canvas and some wooden trim.
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She hot glued the wood trim to the canvas, to create the frame. You can use any color to spray paint the wooden trim, but she used some silver, since it goes with most any decor.
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Spray paint the ornaments on some old cardboard. After the paint dries, hot glue them to the canvas in alternating red & green. Make sure to have some Bounty Paper Towels on hand, since hot glue can get messy and sticky!
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For more holiday room cheer, she added a holiday touch to some glass vases she already had; she used red acrylic paint and FrogTape to make a pattern. Filling it with wood acorns makes them extra seasonal.
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Even though she may not have a tree, she still uses string lights for some visual effect. And the final non-visual touch? Well Febreze Linen & Sky, of course!
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You don't need a tree to have your living room sparkling clean and holiday happy! For Amy's full article check out her blog Mod Podge Rocks.