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11 DIY Winter Wonderland Decorations That Just Exude Holiday Spirit

‘Tis the season of giving and crafting! Nothing quite makes a house a home like personalized holiday decor. And, well, it’s hard to get more personal than decorations you make yourself.

Do you want to make your house into your own personal holiday haven? Check out our list of 11 awesome DIY winter wonderland decorations for inspiration!

1. Weave a Wreath

One of the best ways to add a personalized touch to your holiday decor, indoor or outdoor, is by weaving your own wreath rather than purchasing one pre-made.

Whether you weave a live or artificial one is up to personal preference, skill level, and budget. Whichever way you choose to go, you’ll have a door or window piece that will draw discussion for ages to come!

2. Scent Your Centerpiece

Whether you entertain a large family or a smaller, more intimate gathering, having a festive seasonal centerpiece can add a touch of holiday flair to your dinner.

One of the best ways to do this is by making your own with scented outdoor or kitchen elements, like pine cones, pine branches, or cinnamon sticks. It’ll make your home smell festive and warm all season long.

3. ColorfulCandlemaking

Nothing says winter like the twinkling of candlelight in every window. Making your own candles, be they jar, tea light, or tapers, is a wonderful way to customize your holiday decor. You can either make them in festive reds and greens or scent them with festive smells.

4. Sew a Stocking

Even if you’re not fortunate enough to live in a house with a fireplace, you can still have fun hanging stockings for good old Santa to come and fill.

While you could buy your own, sewing your own is easy enough for beginners. Not only that, but you’ll have a lovely heirloom to keep with you every holiday season.

5. Pop on a Popcorn Garland

Looking for something fun, easy, and relatively cheap to help your tree pop this year? Get together with the kids and pop up a popcorn garland.

This vintage tree decoration adds a touch of traditional flair to any Christmas tree. Just be careful not to eat the garland ingredients!

6. Make Memories With a Memory Quilt

Memory quilts are a beautiful way to memorialize things you hold dear and a great way to use up old fabric or shirts you have lying around. Not only is every one highly personal, but you can keep it laying on the couch as a decorative element year-round.

However, if that massive quilting undertaking sounds like far too much work, you can go to websites like www.visionbedding.com/ and find any number of personalized quilts, pillows, and other home decor products. Whether that’s a picture or a personal pattern, they have something that will work for you.

7. Cozy up a Candle Holder

So, you have some nice, colorful candles that you’ve made, but nowhere to put them. All it takes is a mason jar, some hot glue, twine, and ingenuity, and you’ll have a festive little candle holder in no time flat!

Pro tip: if you can use it as a candle holder, you can use it to hold other things too, like treats. Don’t hesitate to get creative!

8. Snake a Chain of Snowflakes

In the realm of DIY winter wonderland decorations, nothing is more classic than a paper chain of snowflakes! Schools have used this simple craft project to let kids get in on making holiday decorations for years, and with good reason. It’s fun, it’s easy, and you’ll never get the same results twice.

Alternatively, if you want a snowflake chain that will last for more than the season before melting away, you can use pipe cleaners to craft your flakes. They’re sturdier than paper and will hold up in storage if you’re careful.

9. Frosty Faux Fruit

Do you have some faux fruit lying around from a summer decoration or centerpiece? Then you already have one of the base components for this simple wintry update!

Using either faux spray-on snow or glitter, you can turn your summery delights into frost-covered winter delicacies fit for any festive feast.

10. Welcome in a Tiny Village

This one can involve a more significant investment than most, but the end result is always an eye-catching microcosm of the holiday spirit. Whether you purchase the tiny houses and bottlebrush trees or make them, it’s the arrangement that makes each tiny village feel unique. 

Browse through some ideas and find which small spirit of seasonal cheer suits you best.

11. Burn Some Personalized Wood Ornaments

Purchasing ornaments for your tree can get pretty pricey unless you only buy the generic packs they have on sale in stores. While you can get some gorgeous looks for your tree from those, wouldn’t you rather have something more you?

If you know your way around a wood-burning tool, you can craft some personalized, wood-burned ornaments for a touch of rustic flair. Not only will these mountain-chic ornaments adorn your tree for this year, but they’ll last for decades if well-stored.

Your DIY Winter Wonderland Decorations Only Stop With Your Imagination

The ideas we have listed above are just a few of the hundreds of DIY winter wonderland decorations floating around the internet. The possibilities for making your own, personal yuletide bliss are as endless as your imagination. Browse around, get creative, and let us know what you come up with!

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