Lighten your home this year using these easy-to-make and cost-effective Christmas home decorations. Remember, be creative and have fun!
1. Coffee-Filter Garlands for Living Room
This does not mean you cannot use popcorns, sure you can. However, if you got bored, replace them with coffee filters. Mix white and natural-colored coffee filters, use 20 stapled stacks to get 10-foot garlands. Secure them tightly, by knotting.
2. Toilet-paper and Toilet Tubes for Honeycomb Wreath
Use a knife to cut a tube into two. Lay a bowl and arrange the cardboard slices around the bowl. Glue the slices where their sides meet. Put jingle bells inside or pine cones, for instance. You can also use a decorative paper for the tubes.
3. Plain Glass Ornament for Feathers or Wooden Figures
Use affordable empty orbs, fill them with small wooden figures, or chips, peacock feathers, small Santa Clause figures, artificial snow, or with small branches and dried colorful leaves.
4. Bird Seed Ornament for Christmas Tree
Use a bird-shaped metal cookie cutter, lay it down on aluminum foil (two layers) and wrap the foil up to cover cutter’s sides. Use a pot, melt 1 cup coconut oil on medium heat, stir in ¼ cup chopped nuts and ¼ cup bird seeds. Let it cool to a thick but pourable mixture.
Use an 8-inch long twine string and place one end into the cutter, leaving most of the twine to stick from the top of the wing. Pour down the mixture, slowly, until it reaches the top. Let it harden at room temperature, then freeze for an hour. Pop the shape out, and hang it on the tree or outside.
5. Pinecones are Perfect Christmas Home Decorations
Use different sprays (usually white, but you can use anyone you wish) and spray pinecones.
You can use them for a Christmas tree or place them in jars.
6. Red and White Bows for Room Decoration
Although many place them on the tree, I also saw those bows used to decorate windows and curtains. Make eye-catching bows using red and white ribbons.
7. Vintage Baking Molds for Romantic Home Atmosphere
If a passionate cook, then you can find old baking molds. Use various ribbon loops and glue the backs of the baking molds.
8. Skeleton Keys for Christmas Tree
Use old skeleton keys to decorate your tree. With beautiful white, or gold spray, keys will inspire storytelling.
9. Photo Wreath for Family Atmosphere
Choose your romantic black and white photos, and make a beautiful memory-evoking photo arrangement. Hot-glue a selection of these photos to wire a wreath. Do not use the originals, make copies in case you are making this for the first time.
10. Card Tree for Winter Touch in Your Home
To craft it, you will need two wooden dowels. Cut them into five segments, start with eight inches wide and enlarge each piece by two inches. Use ribbon and fold two yards in half, place the shortest dowel six inches from the fold, and the rest space five inches apart from another. Hot-glue them between the two ribbons and attach your favorite greetings with small clips.
11. Festive Centerpiece for Beautiful Kitchen Decoration
Use an extra-long tree limb as a platform for ornaments. Choose various ornaments and hang them around the branch.
12. Eco-friendly Fruit Ornaments for Christmas Tree
Use seasonal fruits to make orange and apple ornaments.
For oranges, cut them crosswise into 2-4–inch slices to make a pinwheel effect. Lay them on a baking sheet or aluminum foil and put them in the oven at the lowest temperature (around 150 degrees F).
Bake them for about four hours and check them every hour to see if they are almost dry, but still with an orange color (they will also dry at room temperature). Create a tiny hole in the top of each slice, and string twine through each, then hang them on the tree.
To make lady apples, opt for those that are 2 inches across of even smaller. Use floral wire long enough to poke one-third of the way through an apple and leave enough wire to hook at the top.
13. Leaf Dishes for Christmas Table
Leaf dishes are available in many colors (17) and different kinds of foliage (lotus, sassafras and many more). Use them for serving.
14. Colorful Bulbs to Light the Room
Use a medium or larger glass apothecary jar for different light bulbs and top it with a dusting of artificial snow.
15. Colorful Candlesticks for Every Room
Use candlesticks of different shapes and colors (small ones are the best), place them in the corners of the room, or on the table for dinner.
16. Eco-Wreath for House Decoration
Use fruits and plants and make eco-friendly wreaths and place them around the house. You will need a 16-inch grapevine wreath and artificial apples. Use hot glue to fix the apples. Space them equally around the ring, and use seasonal flora (pinecones, juniper, and fragrant eucalyptus) and use them to fill the areas between the apples.
17. Candy Cane Vase for Sweet Christmas
Use a medium can or a jar, and glue the candy canes to it, tie with a red ribbon (or any other color as desired) and fill with artificial or real flowers (poinsettias, for instance).
18. Chocolate Jar for Delicious Holiday
Think about your favorite hot chocolate brands and toppings, use a mug or Mason jar, and start layering. Make sure to make many delicious yummy Christmas home decorations because they will undoubtedly draw everybody’s attention.
19. Mini Trees for Perfect Christmas
Use plain dry branches (from green firs or deciduous trees) and spray with silver or gold paint. Hang them, or tuck in a vase to decorate the dining room or the entryway. Add ornaments to the branches and make beautiful mini Christmas trees.
20. Sweet Glasses Decoration for Glamorous Holiday
This is probably the simplest way to decorate your home and create a glamorous ambiance. Use that beautiful steamed glassware for on-the-go candies, and enjoy.
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Last article update: 12/4/2019