This year, Christmas is likely going to be different from past years. You may not have time to shop around the mall to buy decorations or other items you need for the holiday season. There are many ways to decorate your home, including changing the furniture or accentuating some that you already have in your home. Since you can’t shop at the mall, you can do some of the decor yourself. It will also help if you can upcycle or repurpose some of your everyday items in your home for additional savings. Here are some ideas to help you get started:
DIY Christmas Bulb Napkin Rings
If you have old and busted bulbs in your home, don’t throw them yet. You can repurpose them into a napkin ring. Simply paint them over with festive colors and tie a red and white twine using hot glue. Roll your napkins and tie the Christmas bulbs around them.
If you received a salt and pepper shaker last Christmas and you haven’t used them yet, you can instead create a holiday shaker. Fill the quarter of the bottle with white powder and place green brush to serve as evergreens, and decorate it with toy deers for some holiday cheer.
Holiday Card Tree
If your home has limited space and you can’t put up a real Christmas tree, you can still make your family feel the holiday season by setting up old and new cards to create a Christmas wall tree. It will make for an Instagram-worthy backdrop for your family and friends.
Festive Red Throw Pillow
It only takes a pop of color to create a statement piece for your living room. You can transform a basic red pillow into something Christmas-y by adding an elegant white bow. Place a bit of greenery for added measure.
Lemon Candle Jars
If you have glass candle jars, place dried orange slices to achieve a citrus aroma in your home. It also adds a stunning pop of color to your home’s decors. You don’t have to spend much here since you’ll use what you already have in your home. Plus, it only takes a few minutes to make.
Upgrade your walls with your favorite holiday cards. Get an old hanger, place twigs and garland, and place your holiday cards or family pictures on it. Add decorative acorns to achieve a festive look.
Thread Spool Wreath
If you have empty thread spools at home, you can wrap them in decorative ribbons. Loop a wire in the holes and finish it off with a red bow. Place it on your main door to welcome guests.
If you are lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with pine trees, you can bring some outdoor fun into your home with a pinecone wreath. Gather pine cones and lay them in the shape that you want. Use hot glue to connect the wreath. You may use wire to secure the tips of the pine cones.
You can also collect twigs from your backyard to serve as your Christmas ornaments. You can use embroidery thread and glue to upcycle the twigs. It makes for a great bonding activity with your kids this Christmas season.
Wine Cork Wreath
If you have collected wine corks over the years, you can string them together to create a unique wreath. Try to space them out with red jingle bells to add a pop of color and holiday cheer.
Popsicle Tree Ornaments
You can grab a bag of different colored popsicle sticks, cut and make them look like a Christmas tree, add rhinestones, and glue a ribbon to get a unique tree on tree ornament.
These are just some of the DIY Christmas decoration ideas that you can choose from. Start making them now with your family.