DIY Christmas decorations: 5 truly irresistible ideas

5 irresistible DIY Christmas decoration ideas

The DIY Christmas decorations they are the most creative and personal way available for the restyling of the house in view of the December holidays. On the market, starting from physical stores of furniture items to online shops, we have a wide choice of what we like best and adapts to the style of our home. But, without a doubt, the handmade decorations have something more than their commercial counterparts.

If we use the imagination and let ourselves be inspired by the DIY trends dedicated to Christmas, we can in fact create nice and original decorations that are only ours. On the net there is everything, if we are looking for homemade projects. It starts from easy diy christmas decorations, to get to the more elaborate ones, also passing through options dedicated to iron enthusiasts.

It is in fact known that crochet Christmas decorations are the shabby chic decoration par excellence, when it comes to setting up the Christmas tree. But also lovers of creative recycling they can be satisfied. As there are also beautiful eco-green solutions to be inspired by.

But speaking of inspiration, here are 5 ideas to take inspiration from.

DIY Christmas decorations with pine cones

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the pine cones they are a “natural” decoration that we can find in the woods close to us, when they fell at the foot of their tree. You can use them together with pine twigs, holly berries and mistletoe and red candles to make beautiful ones centerpiece Christmas. Alternatively, using the polystyrene donuts that you buy in hobby shops, or by weaving branches into rings, they act as decorations for our wreath Christmas.

But that’s not all, because among the simple Christmas decorations and fast with the pine cones there are also placeholders. If we want a well-kept party table, these chic details cannot be missing. We just need to clean the pine cones and color them with acrylic spray paint in white, silver or gold, adding contrasting glitter powders, or leaving them simple.

In case we want to highlight the beautiful chocolate color of the pine cones, we just need to protect them with a pass of transparent flatting. At the base level, to prevent them from falling, glue them on a metal rod. In this way they will remain anchored to the table.

DIY Christmas decorations for children

Salt dough Christmas decorations
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the diy christmas decorations they are even more fun if we involve the children in their realization. But in this case, the projects must be simple and appropriate to the age of the little ones in the house. A good way to get them involved is to use the modeling pastes, like salt dough, for simple and beautiful decorations.

On the market we can also find ready-made pastes, such as clay and DAS, so it is up to us to decide whether we prefer a homemade or commercial model. But let’s get to the ideas for using it. A nice way to decorate the Christmas tree is, for example, to make the handmade decorations with these products, choosing the typical subjects of this period.

The gingerbread men, the little angels, Santa Claus or his reindeer, the bells and the candles made of salt dough, are delicious objects to decorate the fir tree in the living room. But we can also use the mouldable in another way, perhaps to make the characters of the Nativity scene or for a three-dimensional Christmas village.

If we wanted to avoid dirtying the house too much, paper and cardboard are other materials that are friends of the imagination of the little ones. And even in this case, perhaps using stencils as a guide, we can make very simple two-dimensional or 3D decorations for the tree. On the net you will find easy tutorials for paper snowflakes to hang or ideas for very cute and original paper garlands.

Adult supervision is always important, but here the children’s imagination can run undisturbed and without limits.

Christmas decorations: DIY illuminations

Christmas decorations lights
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But let’s also move on to illuminations do it yourself, perhaps one of the most original and highly effective projects. In this case the suggestion is to focus on the creative recycling of old glass jars or exhausted light bulbs. These are materials that we all have at home, to which to give a second life.

the old large bulb glass bulbs, can be stripped of the internal filaments and repainted with a common glass paint. In an electrical shop we buy a set of white outdoor lights and place each light inside the bulbs. After that we fix them with insulating tape so that they do not come off.

Et voilà, ready a string of colorful lights for our balcony or to beautify the garden during Christmas. Easier still to make lantern with old jars. In this case we buy LED lights with batteries and put them in the jars: here are sparkling Christmas decorations for shelves and shelves.

Elegant DIY Christmas decorations

Christmas decorations bows
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One thing that shouldn’t be missing around the house during the holiday season is a set of ribbons. In particular, those in stiff fabrics, such as starched cotton, raffia, velvet or heavy organza, are great for our Elegant DIY Christmas decorations. For lighter fabrics, the task instead of closing the packages.

But using the ribbons in the materials indicated, you can make bows, useful to give a chic touch to the Christmas tree, centerpieces, garlands or door and window handles. We just have to cut the ribbon to size, making sure that the width is adequate for the size of the bows we want to obtain.

Once our bows have been made, we can decorate them with glitter glues or 3D markers, with which to make decorations in the shape of stars or ice crystals. In this case the gold, silver and red colors are the best to enhance the beauty of our decorations.

DIY Christmas Wreaths

Christmas decorations wreaths
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the DIY Christmas wreaths they are another great classic of the period Christmas decorations, easy to make even with few materials, or very complicated if we focus on elaborate projects. An easy way to make them is to use a thick cardboard to carve and paint, creating eyelets to pass the thread and hang our works.

If then we liked the idea of creative recycling of aluminum cans of soft drinks, there are other solutions to inspire us. The light metal is in fact practical to cut out with a scissors or a cutter. We can extract stars, bells or other Christmas subjects, also in this case making an eyelet, helping us with an awl, to pass the thread.

And if we have small plastic tree balls left, which we can’t place, we can use them to make beautiful Christmas wreaths or cascading curtains.


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