Simple DIY Holiday Decorations You Can Make & Keep Forever

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The holiday season is all about celebrating old memories while making new ones. What better way than to create some of your own, original holiday decorations with your family? When made with love, your holiday decorations will become an even more important tradition – one that you’ll include for years to come. Make your home look great for the holidays with these easy DIY decorations.

  1. Holiday Wreath

Wreaths are some of the most common decorations during the holidays. But you don’t have to buy plastic greens to celebrate the winter months – you can make your own DIY wreath. It’s just a matter of where to start!

Try a traditional approach: Wrap ivy, holly and strings of berries (artificial or real) around a wooden wreath. You’ll be singing Christmas carols in no time.

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Mix nature with your décor: Collect some pinecones from your yard and glue them together. Spray paint the collection silver or gold, and your wreath will add holiday sparkle to any room.

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Celebrate family ties: Who said a wreath had to be made of something living? Make one out of your favorite memories. Grab a collection of photos from storage. Voila, you now have a family-themed wreath that everyone will love.

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               2.Tree Topper

The years of stars and angels are over. Your Christmas tree is the focal point of your holiday decorations, so top it with something interesting and creative.

Add a monogrammed touch: Wood and ribbon are the only items you need to create this crafty topper. Make your family name stand out by cutting a large initial to sit atop your tree.

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Craft something cute: Popsicle sticks make the best crafts! If you’re looking to add a wintry touch to your decorations, create a snowflake out of painted sticks.

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Follow in Frosty’s footsteps: A DIY top hat is a great way to incorporate the family’s favorite holiday film. Craft one out of felt and cardboard, and your kids will be jolly, happy souls immediately!

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               3. Christmas Ornaments

Personalize your tree: Leave cards at the table for your guests to write merry holiday greetings and wishes that you can hang on the tree all season long. The best part? You can add more each year as your family grows.

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Print photos on wood: Memorialize your family’s past by gluing photos of your loved ones onto slices of wood. It’s an easy DIY that everyone will love.

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Let music speak to you: If your family is full of music buffs (or just lovers of Christmas tunes), use sheet music to create fun shapes like stars to hang on your tree and get you in the spirit.

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