Ready to enjoy the holidays with your friends and family in an affordable way? It is easy to go over-budget when it comes to holiday decorations, but this does not have to be the case. Creating DIY holiday decorations that are just as good as store-bought ones is not difficult. Plus, you will have an extra activity to do with grandkids and friends.
Read on to get started on these quality DIY holiday decorations for any home decor style today.
Using Existing Decor
You can reuse existing decor in new and exciting ways. We tend to place specific decorations in the same areas each year, but you can breathe new life into your home by changing the location. For instance, utilize suction cups with hooks to hang wreaths on sliding glass doors and windows. With this new-found wreath real estate, you may need to buy or craft more holiday wreaths for your home.
If you usually hang stockings above the mantle, try hanging them on the stair railing instead. Likewise, take the garland you typically place on the fireplace mantle and use it in a different area of your home, like over a doorway or as a table runner.
Use Fall Decor
If you are a big fan of fall and end up investing in many fall pieces that need to be put away, remember that you can place a holiday twist on them. For instance, gourds and pumpkins from Halloween and Thanksgiving can be easily spray painted a metallic color to coordinate with the rest of your December decor. Consider purchasing stencils and spray painting holiday phrases on them as well.
Decorating with throw pillows is one of the easiest and most effective ways to change up a room’s look, but the costs can add up if you switch them out each season. Instead, reuse any solid-colored pillows by wrapping them like a present with a thick ribbon and tying a bow at the front. You can use a little greenery like rosemary as an embellishment, but we recommend skipping this step if you have pets. You can also take inexpensive seasonal cloth napkins and make throw pillow covers (no sewing machine needed). Using “No Sew” and an iron, you can have a new pillow cover in a matter of minutes.
You can purchase advent calendars for almost anything, but creating them yourself makes them even more special. Find poster board at your local craft store and wrap it in felt. You can then mark each day with an elegant paper tag and a gold tack. Hang an ornament from each gold tack that matches your home’s decor or your holiday theme. There are multiple ideas for DIY advent calendars online, so take the time to explore them before selecting one.
If you have children or grandchildren, this is an excellent opportunity to go shopping (in-store or online) with them and choose some ornaments together.
DIY Holiday Decorations
Inexpensive DIY holiday decorations do not mean you need to skimp on style. By looking around your home, you will see that many items can be reused and repurposed. Even better, decorations such as an advent calendar can serve as attractive wall decor as well as another way to bond with your family and friends.
By thinking of holiday decorations as an experience instead of just a shopping trip, you are well on your way to opening up your creative mind and keeping reading our blog for more ways to decorate your home with a family-first mindset.