10 Of The Coolest Christmas Decorations You Can DIY
Cheap and chic af.
Whether you love a bit of crafting or just want to add a festive little somethin’ somethin’ to your home, it’s time to think Christmas decorations.
Not only do these bad boys make awesome, personalised gifts but they look great too, so check out 10 DIY decoration projects we’re loving right now and prepare to feel more festive than Santa in a jacuzzi filled with tinsel.
1. Origami Christmas light bunting
These card fairy lights will look good aaaaaall year long, but especially at Christmas so get that Stanley knife at the ready and score some coloured card to create this nifty, origami-style garland.
For detailed info on how this one’s done, check out Stubbornly Crafty’s tutorial here: stubbornlycrafty.com/blog/paper-christmas-lights-garland/
2. Giant holly garland
This is SO EASY. Just cut out holly leaves and berries from green and red card then attach to a twisted brown paper vine.
3. The festive af phone case
If you want to feel extra Christmassy then pimping your phone case is gonna sort you right out. We’re obsessssssed with this kawaii Rudolph tutorial that involves glue, glitter and some polymer clay to create the nose and antlers.
Check out the full vid at youtube.com/acupofcaketv.
4. Splatter trees
One of the easiest but most WOW additions to a festive table are these modern interpretations of the traditional Christmas tree. All you need are papier mache cones in a range of sizes (although you could easily DIY your own with card circles turned into cones), some bright spray paint and metallic copper paint to splatter over them.
Full tutorial at: akailochiclife.com/2016/12/diy-it-copper-splatter-painted-modern.
5. Gingerbread house
Nothing smells better or looks more festive than a gingerbread house. The classic ones are simple but we’ve fallen head over heels for this townhouse version by @MoeOfSweden.
6. Mini wreath
If the idea of making a full wreath is a bit much, these chic mini versions are easy as pie and will smell Christmassy af.
You’ll need a metal ring, greenery and flower wire, but check out the tutorial Gather have put together to see how it’s done at gathershop.nl/blogs/gathershop/diy-christmas-wreaths.
7. DIY antlers
Remember the red felt antlers we all wore as kids? Well the slightly chicer option is to craft your own using headbands, raffia and painted card.
See how it’s done at instagram.com/jcatelyns.
8. Clay shard ornaments
If your style is all about simple and modern elegance, decorate your tree with nothing but these amazing asymmetric baubles.
To make, you’ll need plain white baubles, coloured polymer clay, a glue gun and the tutorial by the amazing Kara at Kailo Chic here: akailochiclife.com/2016/11/diy-it-colorful-and-asymmetric-clay.html
9. The edible decs.
You could hang these on the tree by their antlers or you could just shove them all in your gob and leave it at that. Either way it’s up to you – but they are a Tanya Burr recipe you’ll find in her cookbook, Tanya Bakes.
10. Twiggy star
So simple but perfect for anyone with rustic themed decs. It’d also look great hanging over a window or in place of a wreath.
Simply wire and ribbon your twigs together – but check out the full post on how it’s done at fairytaleprettypicture.co.uk.
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