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8 DIY Christmas Decorations


There are many things that define the perfect Christmas. However, you can’t have a Christmas without the right decorations. It’s probably the most important thing you need to do to set the mood for the festive season. Decorations don’t need to be fancy or expensive. They can actually be simple everyday solutions.

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” - Bob Hope

DIY Christmas decorations have been used in many homes during the holidays and they always work. It all depends on how you make them. In case you are sitting there wondering what DIY decorations ideas to explore, we have a full list for you.

Plaid Holiday Pillows

Always goes great with the holidays
Plaid pillows for any occasion. Source: etsy

Transforming ordinary pillows into gorgeous Christmas decorations is the basis of this idea. All you need is ten minutes of your time. The first thing you should do is to buy a fleece blanket which is a very cheap accessory. Use a sewing machine to create pillow covers with the blanket. Put the old pillows in the covers and set them on the couch.

Chalk Pen Galvanized Buckets

Buckets can prove to be interesting decor.
Buckets as decor. Source: House beautiful

Adding life to your decorations doesn’t require a lot of efforts. You can use galvanized buckets stuffed with beautiful flowers to set the perfect mood. Finish the decoration with a heartwarming Christmas message using chalk. Ideally, it should be a simple message where every letter goes to every bucket. If you have four buckets, for example, you can draw “Love” and set the arrangement in the house.

Other Things You Can “Chalk Up”

  • Walls
  • Vases
  • Ornaments
  • Mugs
  • Glasses
  • Desks
  • Mantels
  • The refrigerator

Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

Popsicle stick decor is easy
Fun DIY crafts for kids. Source: Kristen's creativity

You can convert popsicle sticks into amazing artwork. This idea is based on how well you can arrange stuff. The first thing you should do is to gather as many popsicle sticks as you can and then glue them together to create simple snowflake shapes. Spray paint the entire arrangement white and then stick them to the wall in your living room.

Planter Project

A nice planter can certainly help
Outdoor decor planters Source: NYC

The cold winter season can make us forget just how beautiful the outdoors is sometimes. But with this no-cost DIY project, you can bring the beauty of the outdoors inside your home. The only thing you need to do is to collect flower planters outside and bring them in the house. Fill them with shrubbery and you are done. It’s one of the simplest decorating ideas but the beauty it brings is outstanding.

Lantern Display

Most of the decoration ideas here have largely focused on the indoors but we have something to give your home a warm and charming outdoor scene. Take your old lanterns and fill them with beautiful ornaments all around. If you don’t have lanterns, you can buy them online for less than twenty bucks.

Neutral Burlap Wreath

Here's a great addition to your front door
Burlap wreath decor for Chrstmas. Source: House is Beautiful 

There is nothing wrong with adding some rustic décor to your home this Christmas. This simple Styrofoam wreath decorated with burlap will definitely get you there. Add a burst of pinecones and some sparkling snowflakes to make it more magical. Front door decorations are always crucial during the holidays. If you are looking for something simple and heartwarming, this wreath will definitely work.

Pallet Sign

Little pallet signs can also set the mood this holiday. It’s not really about the pallets themselves but the messages they give. You will need a few blocks of wood first. Cut them into small pieces and hammer them on a wall or any other surface you want. Write small heartwarming messages on each pallet and see everyone melt. It’s just simplicity at its best!

Glowing Garland

Light up the way to the holiday spirit
What Christmas is all about. Source: Houzz

Christmas lights will always be part of any decoration you want to do. However, instead of just going for the traditional Christmas lighting, consider adding the lights to a beautiful garland and let it glow all night. The garland can be simple or elaborate. As long as it’s beautiful, the lights will perfectly compliment it.

Decorating your home using simple DIY Christmas decoration ideas is possible. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to decorate your home this festive season. The simple solutions above will work just fine. All you need is an hour of your time.

Related: The 12 DIYs of Christmas for 2015

Like these ideas? Which ones are you going to take to heart? Let us know in the comments below!

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