Christmas Decoration Ideas
20th Dec, 2016
With less than two weeks to go until Christmas Day, if you’ve not already decked the halls, now is the time to do so! If you’re looking for inspiration to do something a little different this year, we thought we’d share some of our favourite Christmas decoration ideas that you can make in the comfort of your own home. But, even if you’ve got your tree up, why not add a few of these extra touches here and there?
If you’ve done all your Christmas wrapping and find you have a few bows left over, make yourself a bow wreath for the door! All you need is a base – preferably polystyrene – some ribbon or yarn to wrap around it, a few pins, some glue and of course, bows. With a variety of colours out there, you can choose as many as you like for your wreath, or stick to a simplistic two-tone option.
Give your old Christmas ornaments a new lease of life by dousing them in glitter! Simply brush some glue on the old figurines and pour your glitter of choice over them, before shaking off the excess. Repeat until the entire ornament is covered. Why not get creative and pop your shiny new ornament inside a mason jar and sprinkle some glittery snow at the bottom?
A simple decoration guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, the snowman candle holder will add a little Christmas joy to any room. Get a hold of some small glass fishbowls – usually found in your local craft store – and spray paint them to create a frosted effect. This will ensure a warm glow when you put the candle inside. Dot a couple of eyes on and a big smile with black paint, before popping on a clay carrot nose and wire mesh hat.
Keeping with the snowman theme, this is a great way to rejuvenate old garden pots you may have lying around. All you have to do is paint the pots white and add a snazzy design to the rim, whether that be by gluing on patterned paper or painting on your own creation. Cut the fingers off old knitted gloves to make your snowmen some hats and paint on cheery faces. If you’ve got some pom poms at your disposal, why not make your new friend a pair of ear muffs instead?
Adorably original, try creating these wine glass candles to decorate your home this festive season. From the Grinch to Santa Claus, you can make your favourite Christmas characters with some spray paint and decorations. Get a hold of a few essentials like felt, pipe cleaner, googly eyes, ribbon and of course, a sharpie to draw on features. Then, pop some tealights on the base and watch your creations twinkle.
We love a good mason jar at Lovell Homes! This Christmas decoration is super simple and looks great on your front porch. Simply attach some rustic grapevine wire around the top of the jars, entwine some burlap ribbon onto the wire and tuck your fairy lights into the jars. Not only do these look great outside the house, they’d make an eye-catching addition inside, too.
You may have seen this one in your local bookshop, but it’s so easy there’s no reason not to do it at home! With no need for any crafts, all you need to do is arrange your books in the shape of a Christmas tree and entwine some lights throughout – the size of the tree depends entirely on how many books you own! Be sure to use LED lights that don’t get hot and check they’re turned off before you leave the house, just in case.
Perfect for little ones – especially if it’s your baby’s first Christmas – this craft is a great memento to keep for years to come. Simply get some paint and card, then take a print of your child’s feet. Dot some red noses on, paint some antlers and add some eyes – googly eyes optional – and put your masterpiece on display! You can also try making more reindeers with hand prints, instead.
We hope we’ve inspired you to try something new this festive season with our Christmas decoration ideas at Lovell Homes! We’d love to see your creations, so please share them with us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.