It’s that magical time of the year again! The holiday season is here and it’s time to prepare your home for the festivities.
Whether you are hosting Christmas dinner for the first time or year, decorating a new space, or want to give your home that special cozy feeling this holiday season, we have 8 of the best DIY tips that will keep you busy and save you money.
1. DIY Candlelight
Candles are almost as essential as trees during the holidays, but they can get expensive. You can lighten up your home using inexpensive mason jars and add some twinkle, battery LED lights for a fun DIY lighting display. There are countless ways to make this look great without breaking the bank.
2. Turn Wooden Crates into Gift Baskets
A wooden crate is a unique and innovative way to wrap a gift, and you can easily turn them into something special for Christmas. You can purchase cute and affordable wooden crates from your local hardware store that you can decorate with chalk paint to give each one an individual touch. It’s not only a great way to save money on wrapping and boxes, but it’s also environmentally friendly since you can recycle your crates.
3. Repurpose Picture Frames (or, Make your Own)
You’ll be amazed at how you can repurpose upcycled picture frames into something new all season long by painting them, covering the frame with fabric, or even simply wrapping them in holiday paper. If you don’t have any frames, don’t stress. Make them yourself! Some small pieces of wood and a glue gun are all you need. Add some interesting nicknacks, pinecones, and ornaments to make them look even more festive.
4. DIY Wreaths With Flowers, Pine Cones, and More
Keeping your holiday decor simple is the best way to stay within budget and ensure an easy DIY project. Simply decorate a branch with leaves, pinecones, flowers, and anything else you can find in your local garden center in Columbia.
5. Faux Stacked Log Fireplace Decor
To get started on this project, first get the measurements for the length and width of your fireplace. Then, head to the hardware store for an appropriately sized board, hot glue, and thinly cut logs. Adhere the cut logs to the board to give the illusion of stacked wood resting within the fireplace.
6. Incorporate Nature Into Your Decor
Trees are the focal point of any holiday decorating display. You can take faux trees or real live evergreens and bring them indoors to be the backdrop for your holiday decorating. There is nothing quite like fresh garland and mistletoe to give your home that special holiday feel.
7. Make an Inexpensive Table Centerpiece
A little creativity and a few inexpensive finds from your local hardware store can turn your home into a show-stopper for any holiday party. Start this project with a base such as a tin tray or a wooden slab. Next, arrange your fairy lights, old glass jars, pine branches, ribbon, etc. to create a beautiful, personalized centerpiece.
8. A Ladder Christmas Tree!
Besides being a novel idea, this project also adds a great twist to the traditional Christmas tree. With some paint, sandpaper, and a dash of creativity, you can transform that old wooden ladder into a one-of-a-kind tree!