This viral cabinet decorating hack will make your kitchen look like something out of the coziest Netflix Christmas movie

It's festive, it's fun and a brilliant way to bring some Christmas whimsy to the kitchen

a kitchen decorated for christmas
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With Thanksgiving and Black Friday in the rearview, it's now officially Christmas season. So dust off those decor bins in your basement and turn on your favorite holiday music playlist because it's time to festive-fy every surface of your house, from your sitting room to your bedroom to your kitchen.

Most of us decorating our living rooms, but the kitchen doesn't always get as much love - despite the fact it's really the heart of the home during the holidays. That's why I was excited to spot this DIY decorating idea trending online. It's customizable, easy to scale up or down depending on your taste, and probably costs less than $15 to pull off - and an inexpensive Christmas decorating idea is probably my favorite kind of idea of all. 

The easiest Christmas kitchen decor


♬ All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

In this Instagram reel, @alondra.leneisha essentially wraps her kitchen cabinets with holiday ribbon the way she would wrap a present — one piece stretched horizontally, and one piece stretched vertically, so both pieces form a cross shape. At the intersection point, she then sticks a holiday bow and calls it a day. The end result? Her kitchen cabinets look fun and festive, not unlike a Christmas present, and her counters remain open and free from holiday decor clutter. Crucial when you're hosting!

Best of all, you can replicate this trend for as low as just $11. How easy is that?

What you'll need

Other festive kitchen decor

Brigid Kennedy
Style Editor

Brigid Kennedy is a style editor at, where she is responsible for obsessively combing the internet for the best and most stylish deals on home decor and more. She was previously a story editor at, where she covered both U.S. politics and culture. She describes her design style as colorful and clean, and in her free time enjoys reading, watching movies, and curating impossibly niche playlists on Spotify. She lives in New York.