If you’ll be welcoming family and friends into your home this holiday season, you probably want it to feel festive, warm and welcoming. But if your decorating budget is slim, the best way to get the most bang for your buck is to create your own decorations this year. Holiday decor doesn’t have to break the bank if you break out your creativity and roll up your sleeves. Let DexKnows help you find all the local craft supplies you need.
Pick your flavor
A holiday home can have sparkle or a natural earthy style. Whatever your preference, there are a host of easy projects that you can customize to your taste.
One way to warm up a wintery homestead’s holiday decor is to get it glowing with candles. Whatever holiday you celebrate, candles add warmth to any household. There are many ways to use candles, and you can even make them yourself if you’re feeling ambitious with this guide to making beeswax candles from Martha Stewart. Or you can reuse old candles that you already have and give them new life by recreating them, according to TLC.
Once you’ve got your candles ready to go, use them in any combination of ways from lighting up your entry with homemade jar luminaries from HGTV to nestling pillars of various heights in greenery for a fresh look, according to Midwest Living.
Want a little reminder of summer in these winter months? Bring the beach inside by incorporating shells into your holiday scheme this year. Coastal Living incorporates them into wreaths and dangles them from indoor trees.
If you want to give your guests a good first impression, consider creating a wreath for your front door. Winterberry branches can bring a bright pop of color on a gray winter day, such as this DIY wreath from Good Housekeeping. But wreaths aren’t just reserved for the front door; break tradition and hang one over your table like this one at Houzz to make a festive setting for holiday party guests.
If you have kids, delight them with a DIY snowman for your front yard this holiday season. DIY Network has an easy plan for this wooden Frosty who can delight your children even when the snow refuses to fall.
Another festive touch is to create a wintery scene at your home by making wooden snowflakes that can light up the eves of your home.
Whatever you choose for your holiday decor, make sure it speaks to you and creates a comfortable environment for your family this winter. Turn to DexKnows to get all the supplies you need to get your project started. And to see more holiday lighting ideas, check out this gallery of photos.