“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!“ – Theodor Seuss Geisel, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr Seuss couldn’t have been more right. No, you won’t find the perfect Christmas in a store. There’s no heart or spirit in factory made baubles. Readymade is so passé – generic and boring. Add a little extra sugar and spice to this Christmas with handmade decorations for your home and your tree.
Don’t fancy yourself as the creative type? Worry not! We have a bunch of easy and fun ideas to create stunning handmade Christmas decorations that will leave your friends and family in awe. Without compromising on the beauty of your decor, these DIY Christmas decorations will save you a pots of money too.
Here are our top DIY ideas to uplift your home this Christmas and take it to the next level.
A Designer Wreath At The Price Of Pasta!
A beautiful wreath outside the house looks warm and inviting. Break with tradition and make a stunning handmade wreath at home this year. Believe it or not, this one is made with pasta! All you need is a paper plate, glue, spray paint and some farfalle pasta! You can embellish it with ribbons and pine cones. It’s sure to garner you the envy of your neighbours!
DIY Show Stopping Homemade Christmas Tree
If you really want to make a bold statement, ditch traditional fir or pine and make your own Christmas tree this year. This easy to make tree, looks classy and rustic at the same time. All you need is scrap pieces of wood or small wooden dowels of varying lengths and a hot glue gun to stick them together. Decorate it with big bows and other handmade hanging trinkets and a string of fairy lights. And, voila! You have your own designer Christmas tree!
Minimalist No Mess Tree For Those Looking For An Easy Out
If you don’t have the inclination to go all out decorating a towering tree or face space constraints, try this austere DIY Christmas tree instead. Spray paint a branch and set it in a glass jar or vase. Decorate it with a few Christmas trinkets – simplicity is key here. It’s chic and in vogue.
Make Your Own Delightful Scented Candle Holders
There’s no need to bring out your glass or silver candlesticks this festive season. Make your own charming rustic ones with cinnamon sticks glued around a votive candle, wrapped in a lovely little piece of lace or ribbon. You can embellish them further with pine cones and a touch of greenery. These are easy to make and the warm nutty aroma of cinnamon will infuse the house with the beautiful fragrance of Christmas.
Show Your Tree Some Love With These Fun DIY Christmas Tree Decorations
Felt Is Fun: Say no to plastic bells, baubles and tinsel and make your own Christmas tree decorations this year instead. Felt is easy to work with and you can go as far as your DIY skills allow you. You can cut, stick, sew and embellish (or not) – whatever you come up with will look festive, cute and fun when made with brightly coloured felt! Trees, snowmen, candy canes, hearts, stars… the possibilities are endless.
Hang Those Cookies: Decorations made from salted dough or gingerbread cookies make for a super-fun holiday activity for the whole family. Not to mention the added advantage of making them will save you a whole lot of money! Get creative with cookie cutters and bake yourself some sprightly ornaments.
Use Citrus In Your Quest For A Homemade Christmas!
Tangerine Santa: This adorably cute snowman couldn’t be easier to make – a couple of tangerines, some spices and little scraps of cloth for the hat and scarf! Place him in the middle of your coffee table or make a whole family for your mantelpiece!
Citrus And Cloves: Oranges garnished with cloves make for lovely little tea light holders. They can simply be casually placed here and there as part of Christmas decor.
Pasta Cone Trees –A Striking Centerpiece And Eye Catching DIY Idea
These little pasta cone trees will make a pretty focal point for your Christmas festoons. Again, they are unbelievably simple to make and yet they look quite exquisite. All you need is a paper cone, pasta, spray paint and glue. You can embellish them with rolled up balls of golden wire, or beads and bows.
Basic Mason Jars Elevated To Make Christmas A Tiny Bit Brighter
A welcome addition to the window sill or side table would be these homely mason jars, simply decorated with a ribbon, lace, pine cones and a few sprigs of green. They serve as cheap but charming lamps to brighten up any corner of the house. And, putting a little Epsom salt under the tea-lights or candles gives a snowy effect!
Make Your Own Faux Fireplace For A Cozy Christmas
No fireplace? No problem! Fashion your own fake fireplace by placing a bunch of different sized pillar candles in rows. You will literally feel the warmth emanating from the hearth – an ingenious and elegant twist to the real thing!
Wealth Out Of Waste – DIY Cardboard Roll Home Decorations
If you want a project to do with your kids to get them in the holiday mood look no further. These cute and easy cardboard roll figures will keep them busy and happy too! All you need is cardboard rolls, paint and a little imagination!
Christmas is the season to spend quality time with family. What better way to do that than to join hands and create your own decorations to adorn your hearth and home. It’s time to get cracking and ring in the Jingle Bells! Infuse a little bit of your own character into your decor and see the magic of Christmas unfolding before your eyes.