It’s holiday party season! Is your home ready to entertain family and friends looking for some seasonal spirit? If not, there’s no need to panic. Some fun and creative holiday decorations will do the trick in taking your home from saying “bah humbug” to “season’s greetings!” Even better, you can take a craft a day to get your home ready with 12 fun ideas. Check them out!
1. Iced Branch Display
What better way to express your creativity than with a custom display? Creating iced branches for your main room or foyer will help you make a bold statement with out-of-the box décor. This can be done by dipping craft store branches in glitter and/or adding crystal beads, then arranging these in a display around a large window, mirror, or wall in your home.
2. Custom Candles
Candles are a great way to bring a little holiday spirit into your home. Take things up a notch by creating your own festive candles using glitter and stencils. You can create your own designs or opt for simpler patterns like horizontal stripes and polka dots. Bows and gems could also be used to make your candles your own.
3. Mixing Lettering with Traditional Décor
We’ve all seen large, painted letters as decorations in a home. Use this idea, but make it your own by replacing some letters with traditional holiday décor. For example, replacing the “o” in “Noel” with a wreath or an ornament, then adding a little tinsel at the base of the letters will create a beautiful, unique mantel or end table display.
4. Ornament Bowls
Filling a metallic or clear bowl with ornaments and other crafty elements is a great way to represent your home’s personality while implementing a modern trend in home décor. You could also mix the bulbs with gems, tinsel, or even some large salt or sugar crystals.
5. Candy Dishes with a Spin
Candy dishes are common over the holidays. Make yours unique by using interesting vases, lids, tinsel, and surrounding decorations. Don’t be afraid to make yours a bit larger to fill up the space and make a statement.
6. DIY Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are often overlooked when it comes to holiday decorating, but their statement can be just as impactful as the rest of your creative décor. This holds especially true when you find or create pillows that fit perfectly with your theme. Custom pillows can be created easily by finding cute pillows at TJ Maxx or Ross, then adding your own flare with glitter lettering or beads. We recommend adding cute holiday quotes!
7. Cinnamon Scented Pinecones
Not only do cinnamon scented pine cones smell great, but they can also be used as decoration in end table displays, centerpieces, and door and window frame décor. Start by prepping and baking your pine cones to add the cinnamon scent. A simple recipe can be found here. Next, you can either leave them as is, or add a bit of glitter or white powder to the tips to give the appearance of snow.
8. Mason Jar Snow Globes
Store bought snow globes are gorgeous, but making your own adds a personal touch to your home. Homemade snow globes can be put together using a jar with a lid, super glue, glitter, water, and your figurine of choice. Check out ideas and examples here.
9. Festive Planters
This decorating idea helps you make use of the home décor you’ve already added. Fill planters with large ornaments and maybe some smaller sparkly branches from idea #1. Tying a festive bow around the planter also adds a little something special to the decoration.
10. Ornament Encrusted Mirrors
Sprucing up a mirror with ornaments is a great way to decorate for the holidays while maintaining a modern appeal. Purchase a standard mirror, then glue ornaments around the frame to make it festive.
11. Glitter-Filled Clear Ornaments
These are fun for the tree and for hanging around your home. Find clear ornaments at the store, fill them with gold or silver glitter, and tie a ribbon to the lid. From here, you can hang them wherever you choose. They look great hanging above displays and could also be rested on tables around candy dishes and candles.
12. Filled Stemware and Candles
Candles look beautiful when lit inside of glass. Purchase or repurpose stemware from home, then fill the glasses with large sugar or salt crystals and a few small ornaments. Place tea candles inside of these glasses with a tin candle holder, then light them up before guests arrive at your home!