For both adults and kids, the holidays are by far the most celebrated time of the year. When the season changes and the weather gets cold, our hearts brim with warmth with the unbridled joy of the season. Xmas is also a great time to let your imagination run wild and express yourself through creativity by investing your energy in crafting flashy decorations and displays.
So, what’s better than trimming the tree and hanging lights? Nothing, of course, but you can add a little flavor to your Christmas holidays by getting creative with holiday season DIY decorations. This are some fantastic Christmas decoration ideas you can use to give your house a Christmas vibe this year.
There are different ways in which you can personalize a Christmas wreath, and one of the prettiest ways to do it is to adorn it with flowers. Well, who doesn’t love a flowery decoration on Christmas? You’ll need the following to get started:
Since the wreath is ridiculously easy to make, start by laying them on top of each other and folding the bottom around the metal frames. Make sure you’re putting the flowers in the middle, then use a flower wire and weave through the flowers to help secure the ends so that they don’t fall off.
Color-pop Christmas Décor
If you have solid-colored furniture lying around the house, or you have a darker house theme, you will enjoy a pop of color against the theme of the house. The ideal Christmas decoration should centre around introducing brilliant bursts of intense hue to help your dark fireplace or chairs stand out without offending the concept of the house. You’ll need the following to get started:
The garland can be strung above the mantle or on the wall, along with Christmas ribbons made of multicolored papers or string, and the tree should be decorated with huge lights and a striking ornament.
DIY Ornament Tree
What’s better than a shiny little tree made entirely out of Christmas ornaments? That’s right! This super easy fun to make decoration will leave you and your kids feeling the Christmas spirit. You’ll need the following to get started:
All you need for this DIY is a poster which you’ll need to bend in a conical shape securing it with tape so that the shape does not appear undone.
Next, you need to grab shatterproof ornaments (use the plastic ones, so they don’t weigh down the cone) and a glue gun. Next, glue all the ornaments to the tree in a circular fashion. Make sure you’re using a variety of differently sized ornaments for this project. As you arrange them around the cone, make sure you’re gluing them to one another as well. Finally, fill in the remaining gaps with small jingle bells, and voila, you’re done!
You can add a little pop of color to your project by dry brushing over the ornaments.
DIY Wooden Christmas Tree Forest
Give your home a warm Christmassy vibe with this little wooden tree forest. All you need to do is look for wooden supplies. You’ll need the following to get started:
- Hot glue gun
- Wooden eggs
- Wooden beads
- Wooden trees
- Wooden stars (optional, but they’ll add a cute look to your mini forest)
- Mod podge
Take the tree pieces and paint them in different shapes of green while leaving the lower part bare. Next, you can paint the stars yellow and set these pieces aside to dry. Next, you’ll want to add ornaments to these miniature trees—for that, just use any paint and add little puffy dots all over the trees. Next, apply a layer of mod podge to the trees and sprinkle some glitter on top of it liberally. This will make your trees look sparkly. Finally, layer it again with mod podge to ensure that the glitter does not come off.
DIY Holiday Card Tree
With so many holiday cards hanging in your local stores down the road, it wouldn’t be a bad idea actually to put them to good use. Here’s one fun thing you can do with these cards, you can make a holiday card tree out of it! That’s right, look for the vintage-looking cards, or you could rummage through your own collection and pick out the ones that match the idea that you have for the wall.
All you need to do is start with the bigger cards and build your way up to the top part of the tree with smaller ones. It’s going to look super pretty. When you’re done pasting the cards against the wall, place a galvanized bucket underneath it for the gifts, holiday mail, and party favors.
Curtains looking a little too boring for the holiday season? Well, don’t worry because you can easily add a little flair to them by simply making DIY shiny curtain tiebacks. All you need for this project is:
Simply use the ribbon to wreath through the loops of brites. Once this is done, tie the ribbon to your curtain tieback. This will give your curtain an instantly fresh look for the festive season!
DIY Candy Cane Door Décor
Create an interesting candy wreath welcome for your guests and kids that they’ll love for sure!
All you need for this project is:
Start by arranging the candy canes in a circle, ensuring the hooks are facing in the same direction. Next, you can fix them together using a hot glue gun. In the end, top the center part using peppermints. You can arrange them however you’d like, but it is preferred that you do it in a way that they overlap each other. Finally, threat a ribbon through one of the hooks and out of the other to hand the wreath. And you are done!
You can try and make a different wreath too. For this one, you will need a foam wreath which you’ll have to cover with a white ribbon by tying it around the foam. After that, attach small candy canes and peppermints to the wreath using a hot glue gun to hide the foam entirely. In the end, just loop a broad red ribbon around the top of the wreath to suspend.
DIY Staircase Bows
You do not have to put in excess effort into DIYs just to make your home look more festive, but what you can do is upgrade it by simply adding low-effort DIY ornaments. This way, you’ll be spending less time and energy into preparing decorations and more time trying to elevate your house’s entire vibe.
For this project, you can either invest in store-bought ornaments or make them yourself. If you DIY, make sure you are using a wire ribbon and a cluster of shiny ornaments.
Using the ribbon, form two large loops and cross the right loop over the left and bring the left loop under and through. Place a cluster of ornaments in the center or simply hot glue gun them on top of the ribbon once you’re done with the looping process.
Do you have a bunch of candles lying around in your house? If so, this is your chance to put them to good use. For this project, you will need the following:
Candles are a perfect way for you to add a festive touch to your boring fireplace or the dining table. All you need to do is hot glue the ornaments to the candlesticks, and you’ll have your very own Christmassy candle ready.
If you’re looking to explore DIY Christmas Decorations, following the 9 methods listed above would make your decoration stand out. So, if you have family visiting, explore your inner creative side and see what the end result looks like.
- Metal wreath frame
- Red flowers
- Hot glue gun
- Wooden eggs
- Wooden beads
- Wooden trees
- Wooden stars
- Shiny brites
- Candy canes
- Candlesticks (assorted sizes)