These 11 magical DIY ideas for Christmas decorations are what you need to plan your festive season decoration as you unleash your creativity.
Tis the season to be jolly… bright, merry and magical! Christmas season, with all the magic it folds, is about creating memories and traditions that last over years. And nothing feels best than adding a personalized touch to the house with homemade Christmas decorations. These 11 magical DIY ideas for Christmas decorations that I’m pulling in this year, are the cornerstone that you can build on your décor plan for the festive season as you unleash your creativity.
As you and your family gather at the beginning of the season to plan your home decoration ideas and put them together, it’s essential to think of creating sentimental personalized ornaments and decorative items to hang on the Christmas tree or place around the house. Whether your house style is bohemian, rustic, modern, traditional… endless options are available to fit perfectly everyone’s style to celebrate the season in style.
DIY-ing Christmas ornaments and decoration is both meaningful and rewarding. The memories you create around these crafts are priceless, and the quality time you spend gathered with your family around the workspace is to cherish. Kids will love contributing to these festive masterpieces that will add a charm to the house year after year.
So, let me elaborate further on these 11 magical DIY ideas for Christmas decorations that you can implement this year.
The decoupage on wood round serves as a wonderful Christmas ornament to hang on your tree. You will need a decorative napkin, and mod podge as an initial stage. First, start by slightly painting the wood round with acrylic paint or mod podge, depending on the color of the background you want. Next, cut around the design of the decorative napkin, and peel apart the layers, keeping only the pattern layer. Place the napkin over the wood round and apply a layer of mod podge. Finally, when dry, use a cutter or a sandpaper to remove any napkin excess. Now you have a beautiful wood Christmas round.
If you are into rustic style, then these burlap balls are your way to go. Blow balloons to the desired ball size that you want. Then, soak the twine with white glue or mod podge.
Next, with your fingers press to remove the excess of glue as you wrap the twine around the ball.
Hang these balls outside to dry using clothespins. Once they are dry enough on the second day, pop the balloon and pull it out carefully.
This is by far one of the easiest and most rewarding DIY decorations you can make at home. Flip the lid of a mason jar. From the inside, stick small Christmas trees, snowman, Santa clause, or even pine cones. Next, add snowflakes to the jar and close it with the lid. Now flip the jar upside down and your snow globe is ready What you can do with these jars? Check out this tutorial video on how to make a Christmas table centerpiece with snow globes.
Do you have a tray that you feel like decorating for Christmas? Here’s a creative DIY trick. Try measuring the space needed to place 3 flipped wine glasses. Next, pour 3 tablespoons of snowflakes separately in the tray in the place of the wine glasses. Top the flakes with small Christmas trees, Santa, snowman, penguins… Next, place the wine glasses to cover the snow and top the glasses with candles. Here you go. You have a beautiful set of Christmas chandeliers made with wine glasses!
I know. You are maybe asking yourself, what you could possibly do with clothespins for Christmas. Frankly, the list is long. Although you can craft many ornaments that fits different home décor styles, ornaments made with clothespins fit best the farmhouse or rustic style. Check for example this star made by chaoticallyyours.com. You can even paint it with a color of your choice depending on the color palette of your Christmas decoration. And finally, kids will love hanging trees they have crafted with clothespins such as the one created by iheartartsncrafts.com.
Dried citrus is your next big thing if you want to add a unique touch to your Christmas decoration. Slice the oranges into rounds. Then transfer them to a tray over a parchment paper. Next, take them to a preheated oven to 100°C and bake them for 3 to 4 hours flipping them half way through.
Once fully dry, allow them to cool. Finally, poke them using a toothpick and insert a twine thread and tie it. Your next ornament is ready.
Back to wood rounds and clothespins. This Christmas tree ornament is so simple to make, and the materials needed are very few. Get a slice of wood round, and stick on it two eyes using glue. Then with a brush and red paint, create Rudolph’s red nose. Next all you need to figure out the way to hang it. An easy way is to stick twine string using double side tape and your Rudolph will be ready.
To prepare air dry clay at home, read well the instructions on the link. And when your clay is ready, start rolling it using a rolling pin. Next, pick the snowflakes cookie cutter and cut the clay. Then you need to use a toothpick to make a hole where you will insert the hanging thread. Wait until the clay is well dry and hard then start painting. You can cover it with mod podge instead of paint and sprinkle some glitters on top. Finally insert a thread or ribbon to hang it and you are off to go!
Making boots does not differ in process from making the snowflakes. Once you cut the boots and let them dry, you can improvise with the design. For example, you can keep it white and cover it with glitters, or add fine strips of gold or silver depending on the color theme of your house. You can as well make rays or red, white and green to best reflect the Christmas spirit.
This cute bottle cap snowman is a staple when it comes to crafting ornaments with kids. First, you need to paint the inside of the bottle caps with white. Next, stick the bottle caps to each other from the side and stick them on a nice elegant ribbon from the back. Then paint the eyes, nose, mouth and buttons and tie a ribbon between the top and middle caps to form the scarf. Here you go!
To make a Christmas wreath, get first a round thin wood. Then cover it with the material you want, be it burlap, tissue, or fir sprigs. Next start hanging or sticking the motives of your choice. Cranberries pair well with green. So, if you decide to go for fir sprigs, cranberries is a perfect choice. You can use as well red Christmas flowers instead. Pine cones make a great addition to any Christmas door wreath, so do not miss adding some. And finally, if you are placing dried citrus ornaments on the tree, then making a link with a nicely decorated citrus doo wreath will take your house décor to another level.
Decorating the house on Christmas is an activity that all family members join with pleasure. Nothing beats the charm and magic that the Christmas season adds to the household. So, may you have a charming Christmas time and a merry Christmas season. If you are planning a Christmas dinner at your place, then you must check these 13 merry ideas for an elegant Christmas dining table décor.