The holiday season is upon us, and there's no better way to embrace the festive spirit than by adorning your home with DIY Christmas decorations. The best part? You can make these with things you probably have at home.
- Paper Snowflakes:
Unleash your inner child with these classic paper snowflakes. Grab some white paper, scissors, and use your imagination. Simply fold the paper into quarters, cut out small shapes along the folds, and unfold to reveal your snowflake masterpiece. Hang them on windows, string them together for a garland, or scatter them across tabletops.
- Mason Jar Lanterns:
Transform old jars into charming lanterns by placing a tea light inside. Tie a festive ribbon around the rim, and voilà – you've got yourself a cosy Christmas lantern. Cluster a few together as a centrepiece or line them along your fireplace mantel.
- Wine Cork Reindeer:
If you enjoy a glass of wine now and then, you likely have a collection of corks lying around. Turn these into reindeer ornaments by adding eyes, red noses and twigs for antlers. These can be hung on the tree or used as tabletop decorations.
- Sock Snowmen:
Lost a sock's partner in the laundry? Don't despair – turn it into a sock snowman. Fill the sock with rice or any leftover materials you might have, tie off sections with string to create a snowman shape, and then decorate with buttons, felt, and a bit of fabric paint. These little snowmen make charming additions to shelves, windowsills, or as a table-piece.
- Pinecone Ornaments
If you're lucky enough to have access to pinecones, bring a bit of the outdoors inside with these natural ornaments. Simply tie a ribbon around the top for hanging and add a touch of paint or eco-glitter for a festive finish. Cluster them in a bowl, hang them on the tree, or scatter them across the dining table.
- Scrabble Tile Ornaments:
Do you have an old Scrabble game tucked away in the cupboard? Put the letter tiles to good use by spelling out festive words like "joy," "peace," or "merry." Glue the tiles together, add a loop of ribbon for hanging, and you've got personalised ornaments that add a playful touch to your tree.
- Dried Orange Garland:
Bring a burst of citrusy cheer to your home with a fragrant dried orange garland. Slice oranges into thin rounds and bake them in the oven or air fryer at a low temperature until they are thoroughly dried. Once cooled, string the slices together, alternating with cinnamon sticks, pinecones, or other festive elements. Drape the garland along your mantel, weave it through the Christmas tree branches, or use it on your front door.
Embrace a bit of craftiness this holiday season by turning everyday items into festive decorations. Not only will you save money, but it’ll prevent you from buying plastic decorations too. So, gather your household items and turn your home into a DIY Christmas wonderland.