6 Easy DIY Christmas Décor Ideas to Boost Your Holiday Mood

December 14th, 2020

It’s the season to deck the halls and festive up your home! This year, make decorating extra thoughtful with homemade, DIY ornaments and projectsThis is the time to put your artistic skills on full display, so dress up your nook with your very own crafts that will surely boost the household’s holiday spirit. 


1. Mason Jar Snow Globe 

This cute handicraft can be done without even going out to buy supplies— all the materials can be found in your home! Mason jar snow globes can also be a delightful Christmas gift, plus you can personalize them for a touch of thoughtfulness. 


What you need: 


  • Mason jar  
  • Christmas tree ornament (Small enough to fit in the jar)  
  • Glitter  
  • Clear glue  
  • Glue gun  
  • Warm water 
  • Ribbon (Optional) 
  • Bells (Optional) 


DIY Instructions: 


Step 1: Using the glue gun, secure the ornament to the mason jar lid.  

Step 2: Pour clear glue into the mason jar.  

Step 3: Add warm water until the jar is full and stir.  

Step 4: Add glitter and stir carefully.  

Step 5: Seal the jar with the lid. Make sure there are no leaks. 

Step 6: Wrap the top of the jar with ribbon and bells. Enjoy! 



2. Glitter Soy Candles 

Nothing screams Yuletide vibes like the vibrant sparkling lights of candles! Turn basic white pillar candles from plain to jolly with the glimmer of glitters, then make it pop with bold Christmas colors using dye chips. This is an easy craft project you can also do with your family for a unique indoor activity this holiday. 


What you need: 


  • Soy wax candle 
  • Glitter  
  • Brush  
  • Sealer Spray  
  • Painter’s Tape  
  • Mod Podge 


DIY Instructions: 


Step 1: Prepare soy wax candles. (You can also make your own! 

Step 2: Use the painter’s tape to mark the candles’ area wheryou want to apply the glitters.  

Step 3: Using a brush, cover the desired area with Mod Podge.  

Step 4: Sprinkle glitters all over the Mod Podge.  

Step 5: Spray with a clear sealer spray to keep the glitter from flaking off. 



3. Christmas Chandelier 

Got a stack of wine bottles? Upcycle them into eye-catching, inexpensive Christmas chandeliers! Give any room a holiday spunk without breaking off a sweat. These upcycled bottles can light up any room, even after Christmas! You can place them in your wine bar, in the kitchen, or even in the bedroom for that touch of an enchanting masterpiece. 


What you need: 


  • Empty wine bottles  
  • Mod Podge Sheer Colors (Or mix Mod Podge with red and green food coloring) 
  • Wax paper or craft mat  
  • Craft knife/Glass cutting tool 
  • Hammer 
  • Pendant light kits 


DIY Instructions: 


Step 1: Place the wine bottle on a flat surface. Using a glass cutting tool, score the perimeter of half of the bottle. Knock the half bottom with a hammer—this should create a clean break.  

Step 2: Cover the bottle with a generous amount of Mod Podge Sheer Colors.  

Step 3: Place bottles on a non-stick craft sheet to dry.  

Step 4: Cut the wire, run the end up through the bottle and out the neck of each of the bottles.  

Step 5: Using wire cutters, bare the ends of each of the wires to peel away the coating.  

Step 6: Choose a room with a simple ceiling fixture. Switch off the fixture. 

Step 7: Connect the white pigtail of the lamp kit to the neutral wire from the ceiling 

Step 8: Push the wires up into the junction box carefully. Slide the fixture from the old light up into place.  

Step 9: Put bulbs in the lamps. Turn the switch on and bask in the glimmering lights! 


4. Fragrant Fruit Wreath 

Bring back the old practice of using fruit in wreaths with this traditional craft guaranteed to add a touch of elegance and charm to your home. If you want to make a high impact statement for your home, this fragrant fruit wreath will do the trick! 


What you need: 


  • Oranges and clementine  
  • Evergreen boughs  
  • Dried floral bits  
  • Floral wire  
  • Snips 


DIY Instructions: 


Step 1: Cut the citrus in a quarter of an inch slice 

Step 2: Bake the citrus slices at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours until dried and wrinkly. Let cool.  

Step 3: Make the base of the wreath with evergreens.  

Step 4: Using a floral wire, attach juniper boughs to create a circle. 

Step 5: Create dried orange bundles with the floral wire, threading the wire through the circles.  

Step 6: Poke the dried florals into the wire, holding the wreath together.  

Step 7: Fill the wreath with dried flowers and leaves for more texture.  

Step 8: Wrap with a silk ribbon and hang indoors. 


5. Festive Throw Pillows 

Boring throw pillows in your living room? Transform them into festive decorations using only a ribbon! This is perhaps the easiest project you can do, but the results will certainly make a huge difference in boosting your mood. Now watch your favorite holiday flick with a festive throw pillow on the side for a cozier movie night! 


What you need: 


  • Throw pillows 
  • Red and green pillowcases 
  • Ribbons 


DIY Instructions: 


Step 1: Put the throw pillows in plain red and green pillowcases. 

Step 2: Wrap with ribbons like how you wrap gifts. 

Step 3: Place on the corners of the couch. 


6. Minimalist Yarn Christmas Tree 

Set up a simple and minimalist Christmas tree using yarns! This would make an ideal decoration for you if you have pets who can’t help but play with the Christmas tree on the floor (fur parents know the struggle!) or you simply want a neat, fuss-free festive home décor. 


What you need: 




Push Pin 

Christmas ball ornaments 

Mini pompoms 


DIY Instructions: 


Step 1: Form a Christmas tree shape using push pins on the corkboard. 

Step 2: Follow the Christmas tree pattern with the yarn. 

Step 3: Decorate with Christmas ball ornaments and pompoms. 



Deck the Halls 


Decorating your home for Christmas is one of the most exciting parts of this Yuletide season. What’s more is you get to bond with your family while doing these fool-proof, easy to make crafts. Making your decor also saves you a ton of bucks while having fun in the process.  Now deck the halls and get into the festive mood!