Christmas is around the corner and we all want to make our home happy and beautiful during this festival. But the market is quite expensive, right? Don’t worry we are here with some DIY ideas which will help you to do the best Christmas decorations. All you need to do is be just a little bit creative and active and we will make your Christmas decorations pocket friendly.
Don’t you believe in us, just have a look on 8 DIY ideas we have given blow:
1. Go for paper chains, simple yet beautiful
With a little thought and attention, paper chains—a traditional, low-cost Christmas decorating idea—can be transformed into something truly remarkable. Instead of using plain card or leftover wrapping paper, why not try marbling your own paper with leftover nail polish for a more upscale, handmade appearance? Pre-made paper chain sets are also available on Amazon if you’re running a little behind schedule on cutting out enough strips to make a garland for your ideas for a Christmas mantlepiece. Once crafted, they can be encircled around trees to bridge the spaces between ornaments, creating the illusion of a fuller, more opulent tree. Alternatively, for a traditional holiday appearance, layer them over the mantlepiece or over doorways.
2. Create a different kind of advent calendar:
Alternative ideas for advent calendars are a great way to start the season on a budget-friendly note. Rather than purchasing expensive chocolate or beauty advent calendars, create a less expensive version using small candies personalised for the recipient.
Tiny toys, collectible figures, and crafty purchases are sure to delight young ones, while teens will be drawn to tiny hair and makeup accessories. Put the candies in paper bags and tiny boxes and label them with numbers ranging from 1 to 24. You can turn it into a hanging display by attaching a few wire scarf hangers to the wall and then hanging your packages with coloured string.
3. Assemble a terrarium for your table:
As a centrepiece for your Christmas table, fill a glass terrarium with winter flowers and foliage. Use tiny terracotta planters with ivy, potted cyclamen, or tiny bud vases with winter blooms such as narcissi or snowdrops. Incorporate colour by covering the terrarium’s base with a few festive red and green Christmas ornaments. For added sparkle, use a set of battery-operated mini lights; however, stay away from real candles as the heat may cause the glass to break.
4. Use greenery to add a festive vibe:
Using traditional winter flowering plants and evergreens, add a splash of Christmas colour to the entranceway to make it feel extra warm and inviting for guests.
In fact, Wilkinson Sword’s gardening experts encourage you to ‘go outside in your garden or nearby’ to search for evergreen foliage such as ivy, eucalyptus, or myrtle, which adds a touch of timeless elegance’ to any house during the holiday season.Alternatively, embrace a rustic vibe by incorporating willow, dogwood, or hazel branches, they say. And holly sprigs are a classic holiday addition to any house, with their glossy green foliage and vibrant red berries.
5. Make delectable table favours:
Decorate place settings at a lower cost by making cookies rather than going shopping. Each guest should have a heart-shaped or star-shaped gingerbread or shortcake biscuit decorated with white icing. If you are really steady with your hands, you could even pipe in the names of your guests.Arrange additional nibbles and candies on the table. Arrange seasonal fruits, like apples, pomegranates, and berries, in stacks on a central table runner decorated with greenery. This will not only look incredibly festive but also smell amazing.
6. Hang Christmas cards with leftover ribbon:
Make a hanging display to showcase your favourite cards if you don’t have enough shelf space. Use leftover ribbon from previous Christmases to create a creative Christmas card display.Use a variety of ribbons cut to different lengths, in a mix of colours and widths. Then just use tiny tacks to secure each length to a wall or picture rail. Cards can be fastened with tiny pegs, and as a final touch, finish each ribbon length with a tiny ornament or bell.
7. Decorative gifts with handmade labels:
Go through your Christmas decorations box and give gifts a posh appearance. There are always a few extra bits and pieces that don’t fit on the tree, so why not make good use of them before putting them away again? Gift toppers that look great include tiny ornaments, pieces of fake foliage, and broken-off berries. For a sophisticated appearance, wrap your gifts in coloured or plain brown paper. Then, add your fancy tag and tie with raffia or coloured ribbon for a stylish, customised finish.
8. Put ribbon around your front door:
Make a statement with your DIY Christmas door decor. A reel of ribbon is all you need to replicate this easy-to-achieve but highly effective look. Just cut two lengths of ribbon, a full-length vertical piece and a smaller strip that crosses the door horizontally. Just measure to the top of the door to determine how much ribbon is needed, then covertly fasten the ribbon with drawing pins to save money. When the door is closed, the pins won’t be visible. Once the season is over, it’s simple to remove and simple to do.
Although adding a floral wreath is a lovely touch for added flourish, if money is tight, you could just tie the ribbon in a bold bow. You must allow extra meterage in order to make a bow.