10 DIY Christmas decorations to bring the holiday spirit into your home

10 DIY Christmas decorations to bring the holiday spirit into your home

Whether you’re looking to add color or create something more traditional, use these DIY holiday projects to channel the Christmas spirit.

Greg Sheidman

The cold weather outside gives us the perfect excuse to stay in and work on decorating for the holiday season. Invite the most wonderful time of the year into your home with these Christmas decor projects. These simple DIY ideas include traditional ornaments and wreaths but also projects like a citrus wreath and a fun advent calendar.

snow window

Carson Downing

Carson Downing

These winter decorations are so easy to make that the kids can help out while finishing up the party setup. Simply paint the craft sticks the shade of blue you want, then stick them in star or snowflake shapes. The best part about these Christmas decorations? There’s no wrong style when it comes to designing your own snowflakes. Once you’re done, hang them with fishing wire or tag them as your own ornaments on your Christmas tree.

Dried citrus wreath

Bree Bassano

Bree Bassano

Making dried citrus slices is easy and you can use them for many fun, nature-inspired projects. Use blood oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and clementines to make this wreath. You will also need cloves, bay leaves, greenery, paper punch, wooden beads, paint, cookie cutters, and twine.

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Place parchment paper on a large baking sheet. Cut the fruit into 1/4-inch slices. Arrange on the baking tray. Bake 2 to 3 hours or until fruit is almost dry, turning once or twice if necessary. Smaller fruits, such as lemons and clementines, dry more quickly (2 to 2-1/2 hours) than larger oranges. Totally cool.

  2. Press cloves into the fruit near the edges. Poke small holes in the bay leaves using a hole punch. Wrap one end of a string, rope, or ribbon with tape (any type will do). It will give you a solid end for easier stringing.

  3. Use a cookie cutter to punch stars out of lemon and orange peels, or paint the wood grain with acrylic paint. String beads, stars, bay leaves and dried citrus slices on strings.

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DIY Christmas wreath

Greg Sheidman

Greg Sheidman

Put a classic spin on traditional greenery with retro-inspired motifs. Glue colorful pastel baubles onto lampshades to create fake flowers. Attach the accents to the wreath using floral wire. your hang up DIY holiday wreath Using a velvet ribbon in an unexpected shade, like this dusty pink.

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Festive bar cart



<p>Jason Donnelly</p>
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This DIY Christmas decoration idea is perfect for the artist. Line up your bar cart with strings of garland and it’s ready to drink seasonal cocktails To prepare your house guests. Make an ice bar to cool wine by freezing water with sliced ​​oranges and cranberries. This bar cart is sure to be the topic of conversation at your holiday party.

Tiny Tannenbaums

Kritsada Panichgul

Kritsada Panichgul

How beautiful are the branches when they turn the collected branches into charming little trees? Make these DIY Christmas ornaments using budget-friendly craft supplies and some sticks from your yard. Start by gluing two 4- to 6-inch twigs to create the trunk. Cut additional branches in graduated lengths and hot-glue them to the trunk. Lightly spray it with gold paint and decorate it with a wreath of gold threads. Form a loop from the same twine and stick it to the top of the tree to hang it.

Hanging Poinsettia Plantations

Marty Baldwin

Marty Baldwin

Replace your succulents Macrame hanging planters With a more seasonal plant: poinsettias. Fill a glass vase with a few inches of water, then cut the cuttings from the plant. Place it in a planter for a floating effect. Be sure to replace the water often to keep the poinsettia fresh.

Christmas tree advent calendar



<p>Adam Albright</p>
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This is not your average advent calendar. Create fake trees of different sizes with the help of fun green paper. Simply roll the paper into a cone shape, and use double-sided tape or glue to seal it. Cut paper circles and write the date on each one, from 1 to 25, then attach one to each paper tree. Arrange each tree by date on a mantel or coffee table, and place small gifts or phrases under each day so the whole family can indulge in the fun of counting down the days until Christmas.

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Monochrome holiday mantel

Adam Albright

Adam Albright

Show off your gift-wrapping skills by displaying decorative boxes on the mantelpiece for all to see. Choose wrapping paper and ribbon in a Christmas color like red or green for a uniform, monochromatic effect. Finish the show with a stunning wreath made of DIY paper poinsettia.

Colorful coco decorations



<p>Alexandra Grablowski</p>
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these Fun pinecone crafts Make good holiday decor, gift wraps, or kids gifts to give to teachers or grandparents. Go on a nature walk to find the perfect pinecones and hot glue each one. Tuck them into an evergreen wreath on your mantel with some candlesticks for a colorful Christmas display.

Painted glass ornaments



<p>Matthew Clark</p>
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Transform your Christmas tree with an array of vibrant ornaments. Simply remove the top of the glass ornaments and dotting crafts you paint directly. Rotate until you get the coverage you want. Turn the ornament upside down in a plastic cup and let the excess paint drip off until it dries. Re-attach the top to the ornament and decorate your tree!

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