6 DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas

There are many ways in which people celebrate Christmas and brining in the New Year, but between doing the Christmas shopping, planning a big lunch for the whole family and throwing New Year parties for friends, the arrangements not to mention the cost can become all a little too much. But by keeping things simple you may actually get through this year’s celebrations with a smile on your face. Continue reading for 6 simple and creative DIY Christmas decorations.

 

Tip 1 IconElegant Entrance

Christmas decorations aren’t only for indoors, start with your front door or gate adding a seasonal touch using a Christmas door wreath or ball balls hanging from the door handles. Sticking to Christmas colours will give you a traditionally warm and inviting entrance, or mix things up a bit using bright pink and yellow for an exciting electric look.

 

Tip 2 IconFireplace Fun

If your home has a fireplace then no-doubt you’ll be gathering round an open fire on Christmas day. Forget about hanging stockings and silver tinsel, go natural using sprigs of holly, red berries and cup candles placed on the mantel to give that warm and cozy touch.

 

Tip 3 IconCount Down the Days

A decoration that children will love and a festive decoration that has a purpose is a homemade calendar. There are many ways to make great looking calendars but our favourite this year is by using old cans or jars. Decorate them with coloured tissue paper and number labels one to twenty five, place a small toy or any surprise gift in in each and stack them into a pyramid with number one at the top.

 

Tip 4 IconLights On

While many people will have fairly lights for the tree tucked away in the decoration box, using oversized coloured bulbs twisted through a wreath wire frame and hung on the wall creates a fantastically bright and attractive seasonal decoration. Add to the wonderful lighting effect by hanging the wire frame over a mirror.

 

Tip 5 IconDining in Style

Christmas lunch for the whole family can easily turn into a stylish and elegant dining experience by using simple table decorations. Use metallic stars, candles, glitter and a few small ornaments along with the crackers and big bird in the centre for a wonderful Christmas lunch.

 

Tip 6 IconStyle your Stairway

If you’ve got family or friends staying with you this Christmas, or even if not, then a decorative stairway adds to the Christmas spirit. Use seasonal foliage, green ferns, red berries, pinecones and ribbons to decorate the banister and create a lasting impression.

 

Try making your own Christmas wreath, read our article on how to make a Christmas wreath for your front door.