The holiday season is one of the best times of year. Whether you’re in St. Catharines, Pelham, or Grimsby, there’s no arguing that the landscape of Niagara region is beautiful when covered in a blanket of snow. When the days start to grow colder and the days grow darker, it’s only natural for us to want to make our inside space a little cozier. That’s where we come in.

McGarr has seen real estate listings come and go, but there’s one thing that never changes. As professionals in the market, we know that people love to buy and live in a space that feels warm, welcoming, and enjoyable. To spruce up your home for the holidays, we’ve put together this list of 5 DIY projects you can start to keep your spirits bright this holiday season.

  1. Eucalyptus Wreaths

Eucalyptus wreaths  are one of the quickest holiday crafts you can create. You’ll need scissors, eucalyptus, and a wreath base. If you want, add in some holly berries or twinkling lights to make it really stand out. The wreath will warm up your home with its unique look and the smell alone will be worth it! If you’re going to be putting your home up as a listing this season, a eucalyptus wreath is a must! If you’re looking for accessories to add to your wreath, or you want to get your hands on some other holiday goodies, check out the St. Catharines Farmer’s Market.

  1. Mason Jar Snow Globes

These mason jar snow globes are a perfect last minute gift idea, a cute holiday decoration, and a fantastic way to accentuate a desirable feature of your real estate listing if you’re selling your home this holiday season. Little snow globes on the fireplace mantel, kitchen counter or bookshelf will make your prospective buyers feel cozy and warm.

These snow globes are also fun for kids as a holiday craft to keep them busy. All you’ll need is a small craft tree, glitter, water, and a mason jar!

  1. Chocolate Stir Spoons

Adding a little something sweet to your coffee will keep things exciting on those chilly winter mornings. These holiday stir spoons are simple, quick and take your morning drink to the next level. They’re especially fun for kids too! You’ll need melted chocolate, candy canes, and a few regular kitchen spoons. Simply dip the spoon in the chocolate, sprinkle with crushed candy canes, and leave them in the freezer to chill. These are especially good for holiday parties as a warm-up drink or an after-dinner treat!

  1. Bells with Greenery

Silver and gold, what could be better for the holiday season? These holiday bells are a classic. You’ll need bells, string, greenery, and any extra accessories you’d like to add. There are plenty of holiday markets popping up all around St. Catharines, Welland, Thorold and the rest of the Niagara area where you can find these too. As for the greenery, you can use clippings from any evergreen trees you have right outside your door!

Tie your bells, bows and berries to the greenery with a. string and hang above your door, from the front tree, or above the fireplace, bookshelf, or kitchen cabinet.

  1. Gingerbread House

How could we forget this one? A DIY gingerbread house is as quintessentially Christmas as McGarr is quintessentially Niagara. There are plenty of store-bought kits for gingerbread houses but doing it yourself makes it extra special. This project will require a little extra cutting, baking, and crafting, but it’ll be the perfect addition to your home for the holidays.

McGarr wants you to feel in love with your home. We’ve been a cornerstone of the Niagara market since 1989, and we’re ready to help you find the home for you with our listings in St. Catharines, Welland, Thorold, Pelham, and beyond. Let’s set you up with the perfect realtor for your needs. Contact us today and we’ll get to work!

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