Holiday Home Decor DIY

12/6/15

Okay this is the first and only time you will hear me complain about our home reno .. I have no where to DIY! Or, I really have no where to place my DIYs after completion. Typically your Christmas tree, strands of garland, and cute decorations are placed in your main living space.. which we are currently lacking. I have many DIY projects that will make that room feel very Christmas-y and cozy next year, but for this year we're livin' with what we've got.

So, I'm admiring other people's DIY's from afar this year but still wanted to share some of my favourites that I have come across. I find around the holidays, crafts tend to become a little bit cheesy but these DIYs are very tasteful for any home! Tell me what you think (and maybe even do one for me?!)

DIY Glittered Pinecone Ornaments:

Pinecones are such a trend in winter decor - and that's what I love about them. They really have nothing to do with Christmas, so decorate with pinecones throughout the entire winter season! This tutorial by Miss Renaissance is great. Put them right on your tree, or create a strand of garland for the fireplace mantel. 



DIY: Etched Snowflake Ornaments in Birch. So easy!   |   Design Mom

These etched ornaments by Design Mom are another multi-purpose DIY. Fill the tree with them, or attach them to your wrapped presents as a gift tag/additional small gift. Instead of doing snowflakes on all of them - I would spell out 'Merry Christmas' as well!



Rustic Pallet Wood Centerpiece Box by LennyandJennyDesigns on Etsy, $25.00:

This holiday centerpiece is actually an Etsy listing - so if you want to buy it, just click the photo! However this would be fun to make yourself. Part of DIYs is collecting all the ingredients. Go for a nature walk to find the pinecones & pine needle, nailgun together the rustic box, and fill it with chunky candles from the dollar store.



DIY Snow Globes with Lights - 20 Jaw-Dropping DIY Christmas Party Decorations | GleamItUp:

Pink Pistachio has put together the most beautiful winter scene terrariums. Apothocary jars can be found at most craft stores, then just simply fill it with some snow, trees, lights, and village pieces. I would even be willing to skip the village pieces and place one or two really special ornaments on top of the snow!



Decor: Create a winter forest! The kids could help make these for "night lights" for their rooms!:

Popsugar came out with these Enchanted Forest Shadow Boxes, and they look straight out of a fairytale. If you can't find a shadowbox, make one! Use any flat board for the backing and if you have scrap wood laying around, cut it to size for the frames edges. The fake snow, trees, and fairy-light strands can all be found at Michaels. Add some metallic paint and sparkles and place it on a shelf. You can also buy the lights here.



cedar pine cone and rustic bell swag, christmas decorations, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor, I purchased the rustic bells from the craft store and wired them onto the swag

This wreath-alternative from hometalk is a unique way to dress up your front door. To make this, I personally would cut out a 6" diameter circle from cardboard so I had a base to attach everything to. Be sure to use ribbon that has wire in it for the full bow structure :)



NOEL letters made from rustic wood plus a simple wreath. Love this presentation.:

I love the simplicity of this DIY. You can buy the large letters at Walmart, paint them with a vintage or natural feel, and use a cheapy wreath for the 'O'. 



Snowcapped Pinecones - 12 Magnificent Mason Jar Christmas Decorations You Can Make Yourself:

It wouldn't be the holidays without a mason jar DIY included. These snowy pinecone mason jar candles are perfect as a centerpiece, or just as a cluster on a console. Crafts by Amanda has a great tutorial to make this winter luminaries. 






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