DIY Christmas decor -blogmas day 1

December 12, 2018

Day 1 of blogmas: It’s finally blogmas on DIY Lifestyle and I am so happy to be blogging everyday for the next 12 days. I hope you all like the image that I created for my blogmas. I have 11 more to share with you for the next 11 days of blogmas so I hope you enjoy them.

With Christmas being just around the corner I wanted to make sure to upload one of my most popular types of posts, DIY Christmas home decor”. Are you looking for easy DIY’s that will add a special look to your home? Are you tired of store bought decor? Then you are in the right place. Today I will be sharing with you decor ideas that you can make with boring materials around your house and transform them into beautiful decorations for everyone to enjoy.


Tomato Cage Tree

Reduce Reuse Recycle! What an awesome way to help the environment and create festive and environmental friendly trees!
Head to your local garden center to pick up a tomato cage or use one you have lying around. Then cover it with shiny ornaments. Add greenery for a more outdoorsy/ nature look and a colorful bow on top for the perfect finising touch.


Shiny Brite Wreath

There’s no need to buy a wreath when you can make your own! Use hand-me-down ornaments or vintage finds to add a vintage look to your wreath. After covering your base with ribbon, use greening pins to attach baubles all over until your wreath is full.


Christmas Card Holder

Skip placing cards on the counter this year and instead create your own card holder! Go bold with bright colors, or keep it simple with pastels or muted tones.

Get the tutorial at A Kailo Chic Life.


Easy DIY Advent Calendar

Create holiday garland and an advent calendar into ONE decor idea with these adorable pails as trinket holders.


DIY Sweater Christmas Tree Decorations

Drape ribbon or fabric all over foam floral cones and you’ll have the cutest little trees to display on your mantel, hearth, dining room table, or anywhere that your home needs a touch of Christmas magic.

Get the tutorial at Bless’er House.


DIY Christmas Lights Wreath

Light up your front door with this DIY Christmas light wreath fashioned from vintage lights. (You can also use new lights for a brighter look.)

Simply hot-glue about 65 colorful bulbs in two rows on a flat, 12-inch craft or cardboard ring.


DIY Christmas Centerpiece

Piece together copper pipes into the prettiest Christmas centerpiece ever. Just add candles, and you’re done!

Get the tutorial at Pretty Handy Girl.


DIY Snow Globe Mason Jar Decor

Watch the video here

DIY Snowglobe

Capture the magical season that is Christmas with this wonderful snow globe, which also doubles as an awesome gift or decoration.

Wood Pallet Tree

Paint a tree on a shipping crate (you can find them for cheap on eBay), and embellish the slats with pom-poms (I bought mine from Michaels).


Holiday Shakers

Turn boring old shakers into these adorable mini pieces of wonderland that double as shakers and mini snow globes!


Coffee-Filter Garland

Dear popcorn, you’ve been replaced! This year, fashion a strand from a different pantry essential.

  1. First, stack 12 ruffled coffee filters, randomly mixing white and natural-colored ones, and staple the center. Repeat; 20 stapled stacks will yield a 10-foot garland.
  2. Poke a hole near the center of each stack with a small nail.
  3. Next, cut a piece of twine that’s at least a foot longer than the desired length of your garland, and knot one end. Thread on one stack and secure tightly in place by knotting the twine on the other side, then tie another knot six inches down. Slide on a second stack until it presses against that last knot. Continue tying knots and adding stacks until all are strung.
  4. Finally, scrunch the filters with your fingers to transform each stack into a full-fledged pom-pom.


Fashion vintage ornaments from a few amateur paintings. “I’ve always been inspired by the shape of vintage ornaments,” says the owner, who cut out the silhouettes using heavy-duty scissors.

Get the template.

Homemade Bird Seed Ornament

Attract blue jays and goldfinches in winter with this frozen birdseed ornament, adapted from Ernst Kirchsteiger’s Swedish Christmas Traditions.

Get the tutorial.

Honeycomb Wreath

Here is another Reduce Reuse Recycle! Wrapping-paper, paper-towel, and mailing tubes have never looked so fine.

  1. Use an X-Acto knife to cut each tube into two-inch slices.
  2. Then, lay a bowl (mine measured six inches across) rim down on a flat surface and arrange the cardboard slices around the bowl, using this photo as a guide.
  3. Hot-glue the slices where their sides meet. If you like, perch jingle bells inside.

Rustic Wood Candle Holders

Forget expensive candle holders, instead fashion your own with just a few simple ingredients.

Get the tutorial at Marty’s Musings.

I adapted these DIY decor ideas from Country Living. I changed her wording and used my own under the pictures.

Thank you so much for reading my first day of blogmas! I hope you all enjoyed it and will use some of these DIY decor ideas in your own home! If you do please comment below and tell me how they go!

I found these decor ideas on Country Living along with all the pictures.

Also, if you are new to my blog please make sure to read all about me and my uploading schedule.

Have a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow for another day of blogmas! 🙂

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  • cassie1128gmailcom

    December 12, 2018 at 8:06 am


    These are some of the best diy ideas for the holidays🎄❄️

    I love the tomato cage🎄tree.

    Your wreath ideas are wonderful, as is the advent garland!

    Thank you for inspiring me to do some more decorating!

    🎄Looking forward to tomorrow☃️

    1. DIYLifestyle

      December 12, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      Thank you!

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