Do-It-Yourself Holiday Decorating Tips and Ideas

We’ve scoured the web for the best tips and ideas for decorating your home this holiday – and we’re sharing our favorites with you!

Feeling Crafty? Make-It-Yourself Holiday Decorating Ideas

Do-It-Yourself Christmas Decorating Ideas from Martha Stewart:
Martha Stewart is the queen of the homemade holiday. Here are three of our favorite do-it-yourself holiday decorations by Martha Stewart:


A festive garland that showcases your favorite holiday cards.



Festive wrapped gifts make an attractive and unexpected wreath.



Glass ornament balls add holiday cheer to this striking wreath.


Do-It-Yourself Holiday Decorating Ideas from HGTV:
HGTV is one of America’s favorite go-to’s for home design and decorating ideas. Here are a few do-it-yourself ideas from HGTV that caught our eye:


Sparkling silver letters make these holiday placecards shine.



A safer alternative to paper-bag luminaries makes a striking entry statement.



Peacock feathers and a purple ribbon make this wreath stylish and fun.


Real Simple’s Holiday Decorating Do-It-Yourself Ideas:
Real Simple offers an easy, laid-back approach to holiday decorating. Check out these do-it-yourself ideas from Real Simple, featuring items you can find around the house!

Fresh clementines make for fragrant citrus-inspired swag.

Pinecones nestled in glass vases make an easy centerpiece.

Cookie cutters make a whimsical window decoration.


Do you have a favorite do-it-yourself decor project for the holiday season? Share it with us on Facebook!

BONUS: Holiday Decorating Tips – Maximize Your Home’s Holiday Cheer in Style

Now that we’ve shared a few favorite holiday decoration projects with you, here are a few tips to maximize your decorating style:

Work With Your Home’s Best Features
Be sure to maximize your home’s features when decorating. Do you have agreat sight line from your front door to your living room? Consider centering your Christmas tree or a festive wreath so that it’s visible when you enter your home. Is your dining room or conservatory full of windows and natural light? Think about placing decorations near these windows to cheer you (and your neighbors) before you even enter your home! Have an open tread stairway? How about placing small decorative items (say, present boxes or nutcrackers) between the stair rails to make a dramatic entryway to your second floor.

Stay tuned – lots more decorating tips and ideas coming soon!