Homemade Holiday Décor
To create a dramatic wall fixture, Martha says she simply covered chicken wire with moss and hung a wreath for contrast.
For Santa's stockings, Martha recommends hanging clips underneath the opening of your fireplace. "You don't hurt the good wood," she says. "You'll never see a tiny hole, and if you worry, you just fill the hole with a little bit of wax after you take the things off."
And put away the tchotchkes! Instead, line your mantle with moss nestled with pieces of fruit (Martha uses pomegranates) for a fresh, uncluttered look.