Believe it or not – Christmas is just around the corner. As a result, while Santa is checking his naughty or nice list, and the elves are getting the gifts ready – it’s time to bring the magic of the season into your home by putting up your decorations!
However, if you’re looking for some decorations that are a little more unique than those on sale online or in-store, now is the perfect time to DIY your own decorations! In fact, this can prove to be a fun activity for the whole family, and a great way to make long-term, magical memories.
Furthemore, with the proper care and attention, the decorations you make today can be used for years to come. After all, you can always store them alongside the rest of your Christmas gear in a Self Storage Unit in your local area, such as a unit at KeepSafe Storage Perth, when you are done. This way, they won’t get misplaced or damaged amongst the clutter of your house!
With that in mind, here are some of the best DIY Christmas Decoration ideas around!
The Best DIY Christmas Decorations.
As mentioned above, there’s no limit to what you can create when you put your mind to it. As a result, there are endless types of DIY Christmas Decorations for you to try your hand at. However, we’ve also put together a list of some of the most popular decorations to inspire you and get the creative juices flowing.
Christmas Wreaths have been a popular form of festive decor for centuries. In fact, there are reports of them being used to express yuletide joy as far back as 1833. As a result, you can honour tradition, while still adding your own unique touch to your decor by making your own wreath. This is also rather inexpensive, as the only thing you’ll need to buy is a wire frame and some string- the rest you can find on a woodland walk with your little ones!
Hand-painting baubles for your Christmas tree or festive garlands is another fun crafting activity that the whole family can enjoy. To get started, you simply need to invest in some white baubles and plenty of paint. You may want to encourage everyone to use the same colour paint each time so that your tree has a clear theme – or allow their creativity to run wild in order to create a Christmas tree that is bright, bold and eye-catching. By spraying varnish over your design, you can store them alongside the rest of your Christmas decorations and enjoy them for years to come.
Hanging paper snowflakes in your home can turn any room into a Winter Wonderland – which is great for those who are looking to experience a “White Christmas” (Something which doesn’t happen too often in Australia). They’re also incredibly easy to make – as you only need some paper, string and a pair of scissors. To make the snowflake shape, you should:
Fold the paper into the shape of a right-angled triangle.
Fold the triangle in half diagonally.
Fold the triangle in half again, ensuring that the corners meet.
Take your scissors and cut some shapes into the folded paper.
Do you have a budding artist in the family? Now is the perfect time to put their skills to the test by creating your own Christmas cards! Not only will they be a great way to put a smile on your friends and family’s face, but you can also frame them to create unique Christmas decor to hang throughout your home or display on your mantelpiece.
Turning dried oranges into Christmas Baubles is a great way to add a unique touch to your tree. They’re also a common fixture in many homes, due to the fact that they are rather traditional. This is because old fables state that St Nick himself (aka Santa Clause) once delivered oranges in stockings. To make these baubles, you simply need to slice and dry fresh oranges in the oven. You can then make a small hole in the surface to thread some string or ribbon through the orange, before hanging them on your tree.
DIY Winter Village.
A DIY winter village, made from tiny paper, card or wooden houses will look great if placed around the foot of your Christmas tree, or along your mantlepiece. You could even add lashings of fake snow for good sure, or use fairy lights to make the village glow when it gets dark. This is again a fun activity that the whole family can get involved in, and can also help encourage your children to be more creative. For example, you could ask them to imagine the people that live inside their houses.
Hanging a Christmas Garland in your home is a great way to round off your Christmas decor – whether you drape them along the staircase or through your living room. They also make a great backdrop for any photographs you take during the holidays – and like many other decorations in this list, can be enjoyed year in and year out when taken out of storage. If you’re not already convinced, they’re also incredibly easy to make. After all, you only need some paper, card and ribbon! You can use this to write out a range of holiday wishes, but if you don’t have the steadiest of hands, there are plenty of printable templates online that you can use to ensure your garland is as neat as possible.
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