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18 Easy DIY Christmas Decorations

Use items you have lying around the house to make it beautiful for the holidays!
  • Ornamental ladder

    Turn an old wooden ladder into a beautiful display for ornaments! Wrap some of the rungs with ribbon, and use more ribbon to hang the ornaments. If you have more ornaments than your tree will hold, this is a great solution!

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Borrow the barrow

    Turn an old wheelbarrow into a temporary home for a real or artificial pine tree, and decorate with lights. Depending on the region where you live, you may be able to plant a small tree in a wheelbarrow, leave it there for the winter, and plant it in the ground in the spring.

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Joy ride!

    Turn a bicycle into a bright, cheery outdoor decoration. Wrap with colorful lights, and you have instant charm! Get fancy and wrap the tires with "moving" lights so it looks like the tires are turning! You can also use this idea to wrap pedal (or real!) tractors!

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Natural light

    Transform your dining room chandelier with pinecones! Have the kids collect some pretty specimens, then use flocking spray or white paint to give them a snowy appearance. Hang upside-down from the chandelier and enjoy!

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Snow fun!

    Turn your childhood sled (or any wooden sled or toboggan) into the perfect way to welcome guests! Attach greenery, pinecones, pomegranates, and a bow, and lean against the house, next to the door. If you have an old pair of ice skates in the closet, add them to the arrangement!

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Memories of Christmas past

    Just for the holidays, replace the photos around your home with pictures of past Christmases. After the holiday season, place the holiday photos in the frames behind your regular pictures, and they'll be ready to switch to the front next year!

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Comfy and cozy

    Turn cuffs and sleeves of old sweaters into cute cozies. Use pretty patterns and Christmas colors to cover vases, candle holders, and candy jars. When using these with candles, make sure the fabric goes on the glass, not the candle itself, and slide it down a bit so the flame won't come into contact with it.

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Game on!

    Scrabble racks and tiles look so cute when they spell out a holiday greeting! If you can find some extra games at the thrift store, you could use them to spell out the names of your guests, as place setting markers. After dinner, how about a game?

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Pine and pillars

    Transform plain candle holders into nature-inspired decorations. Clip flat sprigs of pine or fir from trees in your yard, spray one side with adhesive, and press them onto the glass. You can also decorate wine glasses this way, and use them to hold votive candles.

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Perfectly peppermint

    Surround a plain vase or candle holder with candy cane sticks and secure with a striped ribbon for instant holiday cheer!

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Cloche call

    Don't throw away those tangled up strings of Christmas lights! Pile them under a big glass cloche from the garden shed, and your porch is instantly festive!

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Simple table runner

    This centerpiece couldn't be easier. Place a mirrored tray or beveled mirror on the table like a runner, top with white pillar candles of varying heights, and surround with sprigs of pine, pinecones, and oranges. To make this arrangement look and smell even better, turn some of the oranges into pomanders by sticking whole cloves into them.

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Delicious dish

    Ribbon candy is as beautiful as it is tasty, so it makes the perfect centerpiece! Place a red candle in the middle of a pretty glass dish, and surround with candy. After dinner, guests can help themselves to a piece of pretty candy!

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Gorgeous gifts

    This is an easy way to add height to a display. Choose wrapping paper with different patterns but the same color scheme, wrap boxes of varying sizes, stack them on a cake plate, and use a pretty ribbon to tie it all together.

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Mixed merriment

    Stack mismatched goblets, wine glasses, vases, and votive holders on a cake stand, fill with assorted leftover ornaments and bulbs, and scatter jingle bells on the plate. Note how the snowlfake ornament is resting on the side of the glass, like a lime on a drink! Perfect!

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Dazzling display

    What a clever way to display your favorite ornaments! Line your mantel or tabletop with clear glass candlestick holders, and rest the ornaments on top.

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Cutting-edge decorations

    All you need is paper and scissors to make this classic holiday decoration! Coffee filters also make great snowflakes! You can find templates online, or just get creative and make your own design.

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018
  • Christmas family tree

    Twigs and sprigs of berries tied together make the perfect display for old family photos, or pictures of loved ones who have passed away. This is a wonderful way to make them part of your holiday!

    Date Published: December 4, 2012
    Date Updated: December 7, 2018

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