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christmas decorations

Filling the house with Christmas decorations is a heartwarming way to bring the holidays to your home. While store-bought ones are lovely, there’s something a little more special about Christmas decorations you make by hand. Start a new tradition this year that brings the family together for DIY Christmas decorations. Using what you already have to create new themes every year is the perfect way to blend tradition and trends and save some cash in the process. Don’t forget homemade outdoor Christmas decorations, which can be more enticing than a few lights strung over the door. No matter what you do to decorate, your guests and families will notice.
Go Natural

Go Natural

Bring elements of freshness into your holiday decor with fruit and greens. Save the fruit and you’ve got a great source of fresh juice.

What you need:
  • Fresh citrus fruits
  • Large tray or platter
  • Holiday greenery
  • Ornaments
Make it
  1. Arrange fruits on platter.
  2. Add greenery and ornaments.
Always supervise and assist young children when they are working on Christmas decorations with scissors or small pieces of craft materials.
Instant Decorating

Instant Decorating

Holiday cards add instant color to any spot in the house. Try this clever way to use a fork to show them off.

What you need:
  • Ribbon
  • Glasses, vases or jars
  • Greeting cards
  • Forks
Make it
  1. Wrap ribbon around glasses, vases or jars.
  2. Place cards in forks and arrange in glasses, vases or jars.
Always supervise and assist young children when they are working on Christmas decorations with scissors or small pieces of craft materials.
Let Color Shine

Let Color Shine

Chances are, after trimming your tree you still have several extra ornaments left. Why not put them in a glass container that can showcase them in a sparkly way?

What you need:
  • Ornaments
  • Clear container
Make it
  1. Arrange ornaments in container.
Always supervise and assist young children when they are working on Christmas decorations with scissors or small pieces of craft materials.
Bring the Outside In

Bring the Outside In

Turn a large glass bowl into an encapsulated outdoor scene with faux natural elements.

What you need:
  • Large glass bowl
  • Artificial snow
  • Artificial bird’s nest
  • Holiday greenery
  • Artificial birds
  • Glass ornaments
  • Silk flowers
Make it
  1. Fill bottom of bowl with snow.
  2. Add nest and greenery.
  3. Fill in with birds, ornaments and flowers.
Always supervise and assist young children when they are working on Christmas decorations with scissors or small pieces of craft materials.
Welcoming Glow

Welcoming Glow

Outdoor lights are a cheery sight, but adding the flame of glowing candles makes your welcome even warmer.

What you need:
  • Large glass cylinders or jars
  • Pillar candles
  • Fireproof ornaments
Make it
  1. Place glass cylinders or jars in a safe spot away from house.
  2. Place candles and ornaments in jars
  3. Light candles at dusk.
Always supervise and assist young children when they are working on Christmas decorations with scissors or small pieces of craft materials.
Christmas Decorations
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