Christmas Countdown #9: DIY Decoration Ideas

It’s coming to that time of the year again, where we celebrate Christmas. Decorations are getting more colourful and creative as the years go by, but one real way to keep this going is making them yourself. You can make ornaments out of anything, from recycled paper to plywood, the sky’s the limit when it comes to being creative. If you want some inspiration, we have some ideas for DIY Christmas decorations and gifts for Christmas this year.

Making a Wreath

It’s one of the oldest and most well known Christmas decorations. A wreath can be made with leaves, flowers and fruits. Although it’s been used for other purposes, the Christmas wreath is supposed to represent God and how he has no beginning or end, a perfect circle. Mistletoe sometimes gets added to the wreath to make it even more festive to signify the end of the month celebrations. You can use whatever flowers or brush that you can find, as well as faux plants so that you can reuse your creations for many other Christmases.

Christmas Banner

A banner will make Christmas seem like a larger presence in your home. It really shows how much you love the holiday and what it represents to you and your family. You can make this out of wood and paint them different colours if you want something that you will be able to use at a later date. You can also cut it from seasonal gift paper if you have some leftover from other Christmases past. This would be a great way to reduce the amount of waste every year after the holiday passes.

Glitter

One thing you can never get enough of is glitter. Even when the festivities are over, it still manages to leave traces behind, a constant reminder of what fun you’ve had on Christmas. You can decorate pretty much anything in glitter. Fill jars up with glitter and put candles inside to illuminate them and watch them sparkle in the month of December. It just adds a little more glow to your Christmas. Decorate all the Christmas ornaments you’ve made with glitter, whether it be in the glue or actual glitter particles you’ve chosen to use.

Making a Snowman

Despite it being summer in Australia, there’s no reason why you can’t make a snowman for Christmas. It’s about as close as you can get to real snow in the southern hemisphere at this time of year so you can unleash your Christmas spirit to include festivities for all seasons. You can use paper mache or even crepe paper in order to create the classic rounded shape of a snowman. Add little details as you like, which is not limited to an orange carrot-like nose and round black stones/beads for eyes. It’s the season to be jolly so create whatever makes you happy and it will be appreciated.

Pillow Time

If you enjoy having reminders dotted all around the house, pillows are a great ornament to decorate. If you have ribbon or tape leftover from last year’s bunch of decorations, you can easily use them to decorate your pillows. That way, whenever they are in use, you’ll always think of Christmas and the warmness of it.

Your own Christmas Tree

When you want to take a break from using your regular green Christmas tree as well as looking for a way to use your Christmas decorations from celebrations of years before, you can make a tree out of wrapping paper. Whether you make a 3D tree or stick a sheet of it to the wall, this will be a really creative way to make use of any wrapping paper, ribbon or sticky tape that’s Christmas themed from years of Christmases before. You can even make little presents to go underneath this tree in order to complete the whole aesthetic.

Yarn Ornaments

Sometimes you might have some yarn or wool leftover from making scarves for the winter months. If you have little use for it anymore, you can instead, make little Christmas ornaments for you to hang onto your tree. It’s a great way for children also to get to know how to knit, and it’s a creative way to keep you motivated and in the Christmas spirit. Ornaments can be snowmen, candycanes, Christmas trees and even little presents. You could even make a little loop at the top of the ornament so that it can be hung onto a sprig for this Christmas and future celebrations.

 

There are numerous other ways in order to create ornaments and decorations for the Christmas month. However, not everything can be used for Christmas this year. If you’re interested in making more decorations but Christmas has already come and gone, you can always store them away and wait for Christmas next year. Spacer has numerous spaces that you can look through and choose, based on the desired location and requisites. If, however, you’ve managed to conduct a successful spring cleaning and cleared away your garage or spare storage space, you can rent this out to an individual in need of space this Christmas holidays. Simply list the details of your space, including things such as measurements and what kind of space it is, and add pictures so that Renters have a good idea of what your space looks like. This is a good way to earn a little extra money during the holidays so that you can have good luck and fortune in the New Year. Have a Merry Christmas!

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