In this winter period, moreover, forced to stay at home for a long time, think about Christmas decorations for the home it can represent a moment of relaxation for the whole family.
Although the most common thing in these cases is to buy ready-made decorations online or in specialized stores, I have noticed to my great joy that there is a return to make DIY Christmas decorations. In fact, creating handmade decorations and having fun decorating the house is not that difficult.
Indeed it can be a smart, ethical and economical way to decorate the house through everyday objects such as jars, paper, wool, fabric scraps, pine cones, woods and twigs. All you need is a little imagination and creativity to transform these objects into original Christmas decorations. In fact, homemade decorations are beautiful even if imperfect and if you have children you can get involved in this activity.
For further information → DIY decorations to do with children
Christmas decorations for the home: 10 DIY ideas
In the past I have suggested some great ideas to create decorations with the children, so today I would like to inspire you with ideas a little more “grown-up” by showing you how create beautiful Christmas decorations for the home. They are suitable both for those of you who have a bit of experience and manual skills but also for those who love creativity without having great manual skills.
DIY and low cost Christmas trees
Let’s start with some ideas to create the Christmas tree, the Christmas decoration par excellence that cannot be missing at home. In fact, Christmas trees are perfect for creating the Christmas atmosphere, to let our imagination fly and create a very original design at home. With a very low budget, both by recycling materials that you have at home and by using very low cost products, you can create them beautiful and original DIY Christmas trees that we can invent every year.
For example, if we have a corner of the house where we want to create a discreet and space-saving Christmas atmosphere, we can create a set of colorful saplings with polystyrene cones (which cost very few euros) and some leftover wool we have at home.
Tutorial here → Woolen Christmas tree
Another idea that is as simple and economical as it is incredibly scenic to decorate your home is to draw many on a wall Christmas trees of different shapes and colors with Washi Tape (decorative ribbon). Tutorial → Christmas tree on the wall
For those of us looking for an ecological tree, a good idea is to use old branches collected in the park or found in the summer by the sea to create a wooden tree to hang on the wall. With some holiday lights and some decorations, it will look great!
Here are some examples → Christmas tree with salvaged sticks.
Do-it-yourself garlands outside the door
Another Christmas decoration for the home that is very popular are the garlands outside the door. If you think about it, in fact, it is the first decoration we see upon entering the house and the first that welcomes our guests. We can create Christmas wreaths in many ways but above all using natural elements such as branches, leaves, berries, pine cones or materials found in the house such as wool, fabric, trimmings, bells, decorative balls.
For example, do you like this garland? I made it myself using a polystyrene crown and some thick wool I had at home. To do it you don’t need great skills but you just need to tie the threads. The result is a very impressive Christmas wreath, beautiful, cheerful and colorful, soft and fluffy as I like them.
Tutorial here → garland outside the door in wool
This type of wreath instead can be made using natural elements such as branches, pine cones, berries. To give it a more Christmas touch, we can add artificial elements such as balls, bells, fabric ribbons.
Tutorial here → natural garland
Decorations to decorate the table
Another thing that is usual during the Christmas period decorating is the table. The Christmas decorations that can be created and placed on the table (not just on Christmas day) are the most varied. You go by runner in fabric in the typical Christmas colors ai precious doilies made crochet, come on centerpiece created with natural elements to lanterns handmade with recycled material, from Christmas placemats to the colored placeholders. Everything contributes to creating a Christmas atmosphere and air in the room.
Here is an enchanting idea to create a centerpiece with a country flavor. A wooden board is enough to fix twigs, candles, pine cones, biscuits, dried oranges (even fake ones).
Tutorial here → country centerpiece
Do you have some hairy wool? Well, wrap it around a polystyrene wreath and add some handmade poinsettias on top (crochet if you know how to knit it or fabric if you know how to sew): here’s a splendid one DIY Christmas centerpiece!
Tutorial here → wool centerpiece
Another type of decoration particularly suitable for decorating the house and not just the table, are the do-it-yourself lanterns. They can be done by recycling glass jars of different shapes and sizes and decorating them with natural elements. A candle or artificial lights to put inside will create a magical atmosphere.
Tutorial here → Christmas lanterns
Placeholder cutlery holder
Here is a very simple and quick Christmas table sewing project and at the same time useful and colorful to brighten up the atmosphere at home. It is about cutlery tray to put on the table that can be used, customizing them a little, even as a placeholder.
Tutorial here → Christmas cutlery tray
Another type of DIY home decorating work that I recommend you do are these originals Christmas cork decorations, to be used as Christmas coasters but also as Christmas place cards or decorations to hang. They are easy to do, you just need to have a little dexterity with the drawing.
Tutorial here → Christmas cork decorations
You have seen how many beautiful ideas for decorating your home can you prepare this year? Choose the one you liked the most or the one you think best suits your abilities and get to work.
The decoration season is officially open! 😉
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