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The holidays are just around the corner and it’s time to start decking your halls.
Ring in the holidays this year with some DIY décor that will help add a personal touch to your home and save you a few bucks for some extra presents under the tree. No matter your skill level, there’s a DIY project for you.
Whether you’re one to decorate as soon as the weather starts to drop or you prefer to wait until the last minute, these easy DIYs are sure to get your home looking merry and bright in time for the festivities to start.
1. Knit Stockings
Christmas stockings are an essential piece of Christmas décor, and they’re surprisingly easy to knit yourself. The pattern is quite simple and quick to make, so even if you’re not an expert knitter, you’ll be able to make them.
Thanks to there being a lot of yarns to choose from online, you can customize each stocking to fit your design aesthetic and the personality of whoever the stocking is for.
Make sure you consider the size of the stocking and how much room Santa will need when picking a pattern and buying your yarn.
2. Ice Lanterns
Outside décor is just as important as indoor décor during the holiday season for making your home look cheery and inviting.
To make an ice lantern, simply fill a mold with water and let it freeze outside. Once frozen, run the mold under hot water to loosen the ice. Once out of the mold, you can pop a tea light in the ice lantern and place it on your front porch.
Elevate your lanterns by adding cranberries or sprigs from your Christmas tree to the mold before putting it out to freeze.
3. Advent Calendar
If you love counting down the days until Christmas, then you’ll definitely want to have an advent calendar in your house. Not only can you customize the design of your calendar, but you can also decide what you want to put inside each day.
Chocolate is a classic for filling your advent calendar, but if you want to try something other than food, consider writing out holiday activities to do each day or daily positive affirmations and mantras.
The design of your calendar will depend on what you choose to fill the calendar with. For a simple approach, gather 25 small boxes, label them for each day, and then stack the boxes in the shape of a Christmas tree.
4. Felt Tree Skirt
When decorating a tree, people often put the most effort into the ornaments on the tree and neglect the tree skirt. Not only is a tree skirt helpful for catching any loose pines and making clean up much easier, but it also will elevate the appearance of your tree to the next level.
Once you’ve found a fabric that you love, making a tree skirt is incredibly easy. If you like waiting until Christmas eve to put any presents under the tree, consider choosing a brighter pattern to draw attention. Alternatively, if you collect presents under the tree throughout the holiday season, go for something more neutral so it won’t clash with your wrapping paper.