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5 DIY Holiday Decorations

By Blog Author on Tues. Sept. 4th, 2017

Everyone loves the holiday atmosphere, but spending a fortune on decorations is not the fun part. Here are 10 DIY Holiday Decoration ideas!

1. Snowman Front Door (credit The Creative Stamper Spot)

Snowman Front Door

This super festive Snowman Front Door will make you smile every time you pass by. It's also easy to make! Draw and cut out your circles using black construction paper - a circle maker helps, or tracing a lid from the kitchen! The nose is made from orange construction paper and the scarf can be cut from your favorite holiday wrapping paper. If you have children, this one is perfect for them to help with!

2. Decorate a wooden crate (credit


There are so many different things you can do with your crate. You can paint it or write a holiday-themed message on it. The final step is to just fill it with whatever you want - garland, lights, tissue paper, poinsettias!

3. Dollar Store Snowflake Door Hanger (credit Staying Home Sawyer)


Stop by any dollar store during the holidays and you're sure to find some beautiful snowflakes. Grab as many as you want! When you get home, arrange them into an appealing pattern and hot glue them together. That's it!

4. Wine Bottle Crafts (credit Daily DIY Life)

Wine Bottle

We're not saying you have to drink three bottles of wine, but if you don't have any empty ones around then do what you have to do!


  • Empty wine bottles - cleaned!
  • Spray paint - any color you want that works well on glass
  • Vinyl decals or acrylic craft paint
  • Ribbon
  • Glitter


  • Clean and dry each bottle
  • Cover each bottle with 2-3 coats of spray paint
  • Begin decorating with the decals, or freehand with the acrylic paint
  • Finish off with some ribbon around the neck and some glitter
  • Fill the bottles with festive flowers, plants, or berries (like in the picture)

5. Porch Signs (credit The Happy Scraps)


How cute are these?! They're fairly simple as well.

If you plan to put these outside, be sure to do the reverse vinyl method as traditional vinyl is not meant for outdoor use.


  • 3 wooden arrows
  • 1 sign post
  • White paint
  • Red paint
  • Green paint
  • Brown paint
  • Vinyl lettering
  • Ribbon
  • Wood glue
  • Fine sand paper


  • Paint each arrow white. You may need 2-3 coats for complete coverage.
  • Once dry, stick on your vinyl letters.
  • Paint over the whole arrow and letters with the color you want (red, green, brown). You may need 2-3 coats.
  • Allow to dry completely!
  • Peel off your vinyl letters.
  • Distress LIGHTLY with the fine sand paper.
  • Attach to the sign post with wood glue - apply weight and allow to dry for about 30 minutes.
  • Once dry, add ribbon if you'd like!
  • Put it outside and enjoy!