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DIY holiday decorations for your apartment

Now is the perfect time to add a touch of the holiday season to your space with these DIY holiday decorations. They’re easy and affordable to make at home and look downright darling!

DIY oversized balloon ornaments 

If you love the look of Christmas glass globe ornaments, you’re going to flip for these oversized balloon ornaments! Basically you blow up large balloons and add metallic cardstock around the ends to look like ornaments. You can stop there or take it even further by painting designs onto the balloons so they look even more festive! Get the step by step tutorial including steps for particular holiday designs. 

Holiday place settings

If you want the Christmas tree look without the tree itself, you’ll love this DIY holiday place setting for your Christmas table. Grab some green napkins and fold them into the shape of a Christmas tree (a narrow triangle). Position a short strip of brown or blach construction paper at the base for the tree’s trunk and use it to write your guests’ names.

Cactus Christmas tree

Not everyone loves winter and having a big real or faux Christmas tree can be a constant reminder that the weather outside is dreary. If you’d rather be anywhere else this winter so long as it’s warm, you may just love this DIY cactus Christmas tree! Cacti evoke anything but winter vibes, so this fun idea is a great way to add a touch of festivity without a blast of winter. All you need is string lights, PVC pipe, elbows, fittings and cutters to make the cactus at home and bring the heat. Follow this step-by-step guide. 

Log lights

Another DIY for those who don’t want a Christmas tree! Pick up some tree branches from the great outdoors or your local Canadian Tire (like Birch tree logs) and wrap them with white twinkle lights. Find an available power supply and prop them up to illuminate the area in a fun and festive way.

Gingerbread playhouse 

If you have kids, the holidays are all about magic. They’re going to freak out over this adorable and sizable DIY gingerbread playhouse. It’s perfect if you have leftover shipping boxes lying around to repurpose. The structure is easy to assemble with cardboard boxes, tape and glue and you can make a run to the dollar store for the festive accoutrements to decorate the outside.

Holiday pom pom wreath 

Knock your neighbours’ socks off with this colourful pom pom wreath! It’s made out of yarn with a yarn pom pom maker, a styrofoam wreath form, ribbon and ornaments. You can really personalize it to your taste with your choice of yarn and ornaments and make a statement out of your front door.

Gingerbread place settings

If you and your holiday guests love Gingerbread cookies, these Gingerbread place settings are the DIY decor you never knew you needed in your life! Basically you whip up a batch of cookies and cut them into your favourite festive shape. Once cooled, pipe on your guests’ names in hard frosting. The cutest way to mark their places at your holiday table this year!

Elegant mantel display

If you have a mantel in your home, it’s a great focal point for your holiday decor. There are countless ways to make them shine over the holidays. We love this simple yet elegant DIY display which incorporates a garland, Christmas stockings and candles for a cozy and sophisticated look that’s sure to turn heads. Check out the tutorial for multiple ways to pull it off to your taste.

We hope you give these fabulous DIY holiday decorations a try this year! Happy holidays to you and your family!

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