23 DIY Holiday Decor Ideas to Deck the Halls With This Season
It's no secret that kids love the holidays! They love the gifts, the parties, and the collective joy that fills the air — and they can't get enough of all the twinkling lights and holiday decor. From wreaths and topiaries to snow globes and paper ornaments, there are lots of things mama can make to decorate the house.
Get crafting this season — and break out your glue gun! — with these creative DIY holiday decor ideas that the kiddos are sure to love.
Christmas Ornament Wreath
If mama's looking for an excuse to get new Christmas ornaments this year, here it is! Make a modern and festive Christmas wreath by gluing (with a glue gun) ornaments onto a styrofoam wreath. Tie a colorful ribbon at the top to hang.
DIY Temporary Tattoo Ornaments
This easy ten minute project can be customized according to your style and is a unique, child-friendly idea. To pull off the temporary tattoo ornaments, adhere your favorite designs to a white ornament and then seal it with a thin layer of decoupage.
DIY Snow Globe
A great way to repurpose old ornaments or figurines or even "wrap" a gift card! Mama can make snow globes for the entire family in just a few simple steps. Display your collection on the mantel or use them as little stocking stuffers for friends and family!
Simple DIY Geometric Wreath
For those looking for a more modern and minimalist look for their holiday decor, consider a DIY geometric wreath that you can make in less than 30 minutes. With just a wire wreath frame, metallic gold spray paint, and faux greenery, you'll be surprised with how chic-yet-festive your home looks.
Peppermint Topiary Tree
Decorating with candy is always so much fun — and cheap! Grab some peppermints, a styrofoam ball, and a flower pot and get crafting for the holidays. Use a long cinnamon stick or wrap the wooden dowel that will support the topiary with ribbon for a more festive look.
Holiday Card Wreath
Beautifully display all of the holiday cards you receive this year with a holiday card wreath! Clothespins, paint, and ribbon — and lots of holiday cards, of course! — are the main ingredients for a holiday craft that the entire family can help out with this year.
Christmas Window Tag Display
From drab to fab for the holidays! An old window frame can get a festive new look with tags, scrapbooking elements, and a little glitter.
DIY Cranberry Wreath
Not only does crafting put you in the holiday spirit, but wreaths made with real cranberries is a fun project that the whole family can get in on.
Santa Decorative Cones
Serve up some holiday cheer with Santa decorative cones! Red velvet-covered foam cones with bejeweled Santa belts — and a fluffy cotton ball on top! — are easy to make with a little glue and the right materials. Place them on an inexpensive tray surrounded by Christmas ornaments, and mama's got herself one cute Christmas display!
Hanging Craft Stick Snowflake
For those who love glitter! Check out this super cute and super easy holiday craft for the front door. This giant glitter-covered snowflake — made with wooden craft sticks, glue and some paint — doesn't have to live outside. We think this snowflake would look great in any room of the house!
DIY Paper Garland With Vintage Sheet Music
A fun project to take on with the kiddies! In grade school, children make paper garlands all the time, and now they can help mama decorate for the holiday season with this DIY paper garland kit with vintage sheet music ($10). There's no cutting involved, since the strips in the kit are all precut — just lots of gluing and fun!
Christmas Tree Ornament Mobile
With the risk of baby swallowing the Christmas tree needles (which seem to snow all over the floor every time you pass by the tree) or toppling it over, many new mamas are afraid of getting a tree for the holidays. We love the idea of a Christmas tree ornament mobile as an alternative! Just make sure you use shatterproof ornaments — for baby's sake.
Modern Paper Ornaments
Paper fun for everyone! Whether you hang them on the Christmas tree or use them to decorate for the holidays all around the house, these modern paper ornaments are easy to make and sure to impress!
DIY Christmas Tree Dress Form
Add a fashionable twist to your classic holiday decor with a unique Christmas tree dress form ($15). A 15 page tutorial with lots of photos comes along with this kit to show you step by step how to create this statement decor along with your family.
Felt Shingle Tree
A luxurious holiday decor DIY for mamas who don't have a lot of time to craft! This super easy and gorgeous shingle tree do-it-yourself project would add some glam to mama's holiday decor. Just make sure to keep it away from the kiddos, as it is all held together with pins.
DIY Blasa Wood Ornaments
Play up balsa wood's natural finish to give your tree a rustic vibe. After you use holiday cookie cutters to trace your desired shapes, the balsa wood ornaments are up to you and your family to decorate however you all see fit!
Large Honeycomb Tassel Ornament
With your opt for a monochromatic red display or choice to make a green tassel to contrast your red honeycomb lantern, these oversized honeycomb tassel ornaments ($19) add a festive pop to any holiday bash.