Ho, Ho, WOW: Our Christmas Decor, DIY & Recipes Roundup

As we sit back and take in the spirit and magic of the holiday season here in the Cost Plus World Market headquarters, we can’t help but feel grateful for all of our contributors, who continue to floor us with their best, most inspiring work—which, lucky for us, happens to really shine during the holidays. This roundup is an homage to all of the incredible bloggers and creative thinkers, who keep coming up with the most Pin-worthy, need-to-try-that-in-my-own-home ideas for the Discover Blog, each and every day. We encourage all of our readers to try out the ideas below and make each one uniquely yours.

Happy Holidays to all!

How to Create a Cozy Winter Scene by Ashley Hale, house-of-five.com

A mantel-side space transforms into a place where loved ones can relax and unwind during the holidays. The crowning glory? A flocked, faux fur trimmed tree, seemingly plucked straight from Santa’s workshop.

How to Create a Cozy Winter Scene In Your Home - Discover, A World Market Blog

How to Create Your Own Small Space Christmas Tree by Lauren Lester, wickedspatula.com

Save a live tree and some space while you’re at it with this easy-peasy post. Complete the space with a comfy armchair, a pillow and a cozy throw, and voila! You’ve got yourself the best corner in the house in just a few easy steps.

Create Your Own Small Space Christmas Tree - Discover, A World Market Blog

Holiday Decor Style For Under $50 by Reichel Broussard, copycatchic.com

A chic, winter white look doesn’t have to break the bank. Behold, the power of hurricanes, pillar candles and votives, and a few rustic and natural pieces from the great outdoors.
Holiday Decor Style For Under $50 - Discover, A World Market Blog

DIY Christmas Mini Wreaths by Miranda Anderson, onelittleminuteblog.com

Don’t feel like going over the top this holiday season (or the next)? No problem. These mini wreaths are a great solution for adding beautiful fresh greenery and minimalist decor to your home in just a few easy steps. No stress required!

DIY Christmas Mini Wreaths - Discover, A World Market Blog

Easy DIY Gift: Rosemary Christmas Tree by Miranda Anderson, onelittleminuteblog.com

It’s not too late to make this DIY Christmas gift! They make excellent presents for teachers, neighbors, or friends that can be given throughout the holiday season and enjoyed well into the new year.

Easy DIY Gift: Rosemary Christmas Tree - Discover, A World Market Blog

Alpine Gingerbread Houses in a Jar by Kirsten Whitby, ellaclaireinspired.com

When you’re cooped up inside the house because of inclement weather (looking at you, incoming polar vortex), try this DIY and make your very own wintry alpine village centerpiece. It’s a great holiday project to do for the entire family!

Holiday Project: Alpine Gingerbread Houses In A Jar - Discover, A World Market Blog

A Coffee Lover’s Gift for Under $25 by Beth Hunter, homestoriesatoz.com

This under $25 gift basket includes an adorable DIY Sharpie snowman mug that is easy enough for even the novice crafter to create. Doesn’t it just warm your heart?

A Coffee Lover's Gift for Under $25 - Discover, A World Market Blog

Savory Christmas Pull Apart Rolls Recipe by Shanna Schad, pineappleandcoconut.com

If you are familiar with monkey bread (yeast rolls with melted butter and cinnamon sugar that bakes into a caramely, sticky, gooey delicious dessert), then you will love this savory version of it!

Savory Christmas Pull Apart Rolls Recipe - Discover, A World Market Blog

3 Easy Christmas Donut Recipes by Andrea Ament, saltycanary.com

Make these for Santa and see if you don’t get everything on your wish list (and maybe a few more that you were only dreaming about).

3 Easy Peasy Christmas Donut Recipes - Discover, A World Market Blog

Chai Whiskey Sour Cocktail Recipe by Kristin Guy, dinexdesign.com

Have you heard of the flip cocktail? It’s similar in preparation to the traditional nog, but lacking the cream and adding all the buzz. This class of cocktail is fabulously frothy in appearance and a breeze to create with just a shaker filled with ice. Try it, it just might be your next go-to holiday drink.

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Creme Brûlée Kailua Cappuccino by Kristen Guy, dinexdesign.com

By topping your caffeinated froth with raw sugar and getting your hands on a small cooking torch, you are moments away from delivering one of the most entertaining cocktails of the year. Click, be quick!

Christmas Cocktail: Creme Brulee Kahlua Cappuccino - Discover, A World Market Blog

And….if you are feeling especially courageous this holiday season, go ahead and try one of our amazing and truly unique recipes from our 12 Days of Baking bonanza!

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