Ready, Set, DIY!
Ahh the Holiday Season! We look forward to it every year! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza or just being together, the Holidays are more than just one (or 8) days! We like to make a whole month out of it with lots of festive activities. One being decorating! Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit more than being in a decked out house filled with cheer! I’ve pulled together some easy DIY projects that you can do at home to spruce up your decorating without spending a bunch of $$ at Target!
I’ve narrowed these projects down to my favorite 10 that are very trendy this 2020 holiday! Each image is linked in a couple of places to make it easy for you to head right over to their website, instagram or tiktok so that you can get more information!
How to Make a Dried Orange Garland – The Ginger Home
My Ginger Home makes this Dried Orange Garland DIY look SO easy and fun! Imagine the delicious smell of the citrus and the garland can be placed in so many different locations and bring such brightness and cheer to your space!
Simple Hand Embroidered Gift Tags – A Wonderful Thought
A Wonderful Thought gives you every instruction needed to create the DIY embroidered gift tags and it looks so easy! She gives away FREE printable too! This is one project I’m definitely going to work on with my children this holiday season!
DIY Button Garland for the Christmas Tree – One Thousand Oaks
One Thousand Oaks has taken plain old buttons and created something really fun and charming with her Button Garland. Such an easy and fun DIY Christmas decoration! Buttons are a great item to find at a local creative recycling store if you can find one in your area! You can create a multi-colored garland or stick to one color or shade! The options are endless!
Felt Berry Branches – Lia Griffith
Lia Griffith gives the instructions you need to make these whimsical DIY felt berry branches to give a lighthearted feel to your holiday decor! What a fun addition to a wreath, garland, or all by itself to your mantle or in a vase, or as an addition to your table centerpiece.
Yarn Tree with Twinkle Lights – Hallstrom Home
Another great DIY Christmas decoration, Hallstrom Home makes these cozy looking DIY Yarn Trees come to life with baby twinkle lights! I love that she chose white yarn and think it really lends to a farmhouse look, but you could use any color yard including a different color for each tree in bolds or pastels. The sky is the limit!
Wooden Bead Star for Hanukkah and Christmas – Over the Ocean
Over the Ocean has created these beautiful DIY wooden bead stars that can be used as decorations for Christmas or Hanukkah! I love the natural look of wooden beads and we’ve been seeing them a lot as garland this year, so it’s nice to see them used in a different way!
DIY Extra-Long Wood Bead Garland, 3 Ways – Ugly Duckling House
Speaking of wooden bead garland, Ugly Duckling House gives us a DIY tutorial on creating these lovely strands with some variety! No need to stick with the classic unless that’s your desire. These days there are many styles of bead to use in your garland to honor the natural look of a christmas tree or mantle greenery.
DIY Kwanzaa Kinara – Damask Love
Damask Love has created a lovely DIY Kwanzaa Kinara. She makes this DIY project look easy and achievable with any type of tools or skill level! During the week of Kwanzaa, a new candle is lit on the kinara each day. The center black candle is lit first, and the lighting then proceeds from left to right, the new candle being lit corresponding to the principle of that day. In this way, each day of Kwanzaa is dedicated to the contemplation of one of the Seven Principles. <Kwanzaa Information Source>
DIY Decorative Winter Cloche – Oh So Lovely
Oh So Lovely has created a lovely DIY winter cloche that looks like it’s purchased from a store! What a fun project! What is a cloche you’re wondering? Well lucky for you, I looked it up! And it’s a French word for Bell. There are other definitions too which for houseware would be a silver dish cover. And if you’re thinking about trying to say it out loud, it’s pronounced “cl-ow-sh”. You’re welcome. 😉
DIY Framed Tassle Tree – At Home with T
Wow wow wow! I saved my favorite for last! Taylor has created a stunning tassle tree that looks gorgeous attached to a picture frame. It looks so shabby chic!. I’m definitely going to make one of these and hang it somewhere in my home this holiday season! You could even make the frame if you wanted! Plus, making tassles could not be easier, so it’s a perfect DIY!
I hope you enjoyed my round-up of epic holiday DIY decorations and that it inspired you to give one of them a try! I’d love to hear what your favorite one is, even if you won’t be attempting any! And be sure to check out my DIY Holiday Ornaments post and my DIY Advent Calendars post for even more delicious holiday decor!
This year is different from other years, but my wish for you is the same.. a very happy holiday!