DIY Your Christmas Décor

| December 6, 2012

DIY Christmas tree garlandLooking to put a little more merry in your Christmas by decking the halls, but not interested in a cookie-cutter look this year? Get out your tool belt and glue gun,and put together your own unique look with some DIY Christmas decorating ideas. Look to DexKnows for all the supplies you need to give your home some cheer or to spruce up for your Christmas party.

Use what you have

You don’t need to hit the store for Christmas ideas.The first step is to look around at what you already have. Recycle things you have around your house to make your home feel cozy and to make this holiday season a little bit greener. Look for old items, such as metal letter stencils with your family’s initial to add a personal and unexpected touch to your tree. Turn clothespins into a snowflake for the tree.

Upgrade old pillows like Country Living did by stitching on letters or holiday designs.

Or, check out this tip from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PDEP) on turning an old light bulb into a snowman ornament. According to the PDEP, Americans toss 25 million extra tons of trash during the holiday season. Reuse whatever you can to trim your tree and protect Mother Nature.

Look to your hardware store for inspiration

If you’re looking for holiday decorating ideas, head to the hardware store and get creative. Turn wire into a sculptural tree decoration, like HGTV. Or grab some bulbs, and slick on a coat of paint and decorative ribbons to make festive decorations.

Or, head to the paint section and pick up some paint chips to turn into artwork or gift tags.

Raid the kitchen cupboard

Sometimes the best Christmas decorations can be found in the fridge. String together cranberries or popcorn for traditional and beautiful holiday garlands.

Create a festive tray to serve up some holiday bubbly or snacks by placing mint hard candies in rows on a baking sheet and melting them slowly in a warm oven until they form a solid sheet to tote your Christmas treats.

And what’s better in the season of sugarplums than an elegant sugared fruit centerpiece, like this one in Redbook magazine with an accompanying recipe.

You can also bring a little fun to your holiday décor with a handmade gingerbread house with this recipe from Simply Recipes. And the kids can help with that project, adding its gumdrop roof or candy cane trees.

With some creativity and a little elbow grease, you can get your home ready for the holiday season and give it some unique flair. DexKnows can help get you find all the supplies you need to get your project started. And to see more holiday lighting ideas, check out this gallery of photos.

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