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Christmas seems far away but… in reality it is destined to approach on our calendar much faster than you might think!
This is why we wanted to dedicate an in-depth study to DIY Christmas decorations, in the hope that they can serve as a useful creative starting point for your needs of imagination and customization, in view of the magical atmosphere of the end of the year.
Let's find out the best Christmas creative ideas together!
DIY Christmas place cards
The first and simplest DIY Christmas decoration that you can create is certainly that of placeholders!
Very useful for beautifying your table, very nice and welcome to your guests, who will be able to see their name written on them and, therefore, be able to sit in the right place and at the right time, they are very easy to make.
Our suggestion is to make them using natural elements that you can easily find on the street or in the countryside at this time of the year.
So try taking a walk in the gardens of your city. You will probably find pine cones, twigs or sticks on the ground: nothing better than to collect them and transform them into practical place cards, to be integrated with pieces of cardboard on which you will write, by hand, the name of the diner.
If, on the other hand, you don't like these references to nature, but you want to use another typically Christmas symbol that you may already have in your home, try using old Christmas balls. We are sure that in the attic you will have some balls that you no longer use: what better opportunity to recycle them and turn them into a beautiful place card?
DIY Christmas lanterns
If you have obtained sufficient satisfaction through the creation of placeholders, nothing better than to continue in this creative vein by creating splendid DIY Christmas lanterns.
In this sense, anything that is an empty, transparent container can be a wonderful lantern for your ambitions.
For example, we recommend that you go and have a look in the pantry. Chances are you have old jam jars or old bottles just waiting to be carefully recycled. Just insert a candle inside, and maybe decorate these glass containers with some Christmas decorations on the outside, in order to have lanterns that - we are sure - will stand out in your living room or in the outdoor areas of your apartment.
DIY Christmas tree decorations
Let's move on to the DIY Christmas tree decorations. For example, have you ever thought that old light bulbs, sufficiently colored and embellished with some embellishment, could be decorations for your Christmas tree?
Maybe yes or ... maybe no. Nothing better, in any case, to take a look at some tutorials that you can easily find online, and that will teach you thousands of ways to create Christmas light bulbs of sure impact!
DIY Christmas trees
We conclude this brief glimpse of DIY Christmas decorations with the "prince" of home embellishments, or a DIY Christmas tree.
But how is it possible to make a DIY Christmas tree, especially if you have no experience in DIY & co.?
No problem. All you need to do is use your best creativity and imagination. For example, it might be a good way to use old books. Position them in a pyramidal way, perhaps embellishing them with some Christmas bow or ribbon, but without distorting their original characteristics.
Or, you can try to create a Christmas tree on the wall, fixing horizontal trunks on the wall, always in a pyramidal way, to give the impression of a real minimalist tree.
In short, try to untie your creative reference to the traditional Christmas tree, and we are sure that you will come up with fantastic alternatives that will allow you to show off a real design element in the living room, very useful for your furnishing purposes: whoever comes to visit you will only be amazed!
Read also: Alternative to the Christmas tree
As we have seen in the previous lines, the ideas for making excellent DIY Christmas decorations are truly endless. What we advise you to do is to draw on your creativity, and not be afraid to "dare": we are sure that with a pinch of practicality and dexterity, which you will be able to create as your experiments go on, you will really create creations extraordinary!