The holiday season, and more importantly, Christmas is around the corner, and what that means for most of us is a break from the regular facets of life and engross ourselves in the festivities and cheer that follow. Of course, half of the fun lies in the decoration and beautifying your living spaces that elevate the holiday spirit to another level. Although there is a wealth of ready to use options out there when it comes to decorating your home, that can be simply bought off a shelf and applied to surroundings, nothing beats the creative mind in coming up with DIY creations that lend the home exclusivity and makes it stand from the rest. Here is a list of the top 10 DIY projects you can take for Christmas home décor.
- Black Pepper Tablecloth
For the uninitiated, this is simply a black abrasive cloth that can serve as a backdrop for your Christmas creation. You can let the artist in you out of the box with drawings and paintings or even messages that lend your dining table that extra personality.
- Garland accents
Colorful construction paper has umpteen uses in the décor department, and in this case, you can make pretty garlands that can act as accents to your doors and windows. You can use green and red paper and cut them out in the form of triangles and leaves, and accentuate your home. Plus, paper cutting for art has never been a boring hobby.
- Use your string lights
String lights have found their way in the world of décor with unprecedented usage and diverse applications. Anywhere there is light creativity involved, string lights can do wonders if you use them the right way. For example, you can put them in glass containers and put them in a fireplace to simulate light from a fireplace. It doesn’t smoke and looks gorgeous.
- Canvas Fireplace
Doesn’t matter if you don’t own a house with an actual fireplace. You can still have one by simply drawing a fireplace if you have got a thing for drawing. Not only does that look good on your wall, but there are also many customizations that you can do to make it a lively experience. We’ll leave it up to your brain to figure it out.
- Make the ordinary extraordinary
Your pillows and sofa cushions have a lot of creativity potential for them to experiment upon. You can make plaid covers or covers you can design and sew yourself, or you can simply cover them in canvas and paint your imagination.
- Use trees. Or parts of them.
A strong tree branch can make a door. A strong twig can be a hanger for many things. Just find a sturdy enough tree twig, paint it with appropriate colors and use them to hang your other decorations at a table or a desk. It’s a wickedly simple idea with lots of potentials.
- Decorate your flower pots
Most people have already tried this, but if you are not one of them, you are wasting some of the best canvas your home has to offer to satiate your creative side. For starters, they can be used as a step by step messengers to convey a bigger meaning or just depict a continuous drawing of Santa Claus dashing through the snow.
- Leftover Popsicle sticks
These wooden sticks have amazing creative potential. For starters, you can join them together to form snowflakes or even a sleigh if you are good at the craft. In the right hands, these sticks can be used to create some of the most amazing and cute craft that you can have in a Christmas home.
- Use those lanterns
Lanterns have amazing craft potential simply because they are basically glass containers that can be used to fill in anything. Chiefly, you can fill them in with colorful ornaments, or better still, crystallized glass balls that reflect and refract light in a myriad of ways. These are just a couple of examples. The possibilities are endless.
- Don’t dispose of your disposables
As an example, disposable spoons have a tremendous potential to be made into very attractive Christmas trees. Just cut the stems off and they can be glued together to create almost anything. The same goes for your disposable glasses, bottles and of course plates. Plus, you will be doing a huge favor to the environment.
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