Hooray, the holiday season is here! And, if there is one thing we get excited about it’s decorating for Christmas. Holiday decor – no matter what you celebrate – adds a whole new element of coziness and instantly get you into the spirit of the season. And, while we certainly enjoy adding great new items of beach decor into the mix, we also love a great day of crafting. Not only does hand-crafted holiday decor make for a fun afternoon, they can also be great gifts too!
We’ve created a list that will save you tons of money while enjoying the process of doing it. So, whip out the glue gun, turn on the holiday tunes and get ready for some family bonding with this DIY decor for the holidays. Check out our list of ideas below.
DIY Holiday Decor
Wine Bottle Accent Lights
For a creative and festive idea for using those discarded wine bottles, you’re going to love this idea! These DIY accent lights are a joyful way to add a little extra ambiance to your space. Plus, they’re TOTALLY easy and fun to make. Check out the step-by-step guide at DIY Projects.
If you a parent, chances are you’ve got a lonely sock bin. Well, we have a cheery solution for those one-offs, that not only will make for super-cute decor but give those lonely socks a new purpose! Plus, kids will love making this craft with you. Don’t worry if the socks you find are not white, add another layer of fun with printed snowmen!
Get the instructions and Darkroom and Dearly.
It’s cute. It’s beachy. It’s easy. Those are just a few reasons we love this sea shell tree. What’s more, it’s a GREAT project with the kids and makes for a chic and unique gift, or even as a coastal Christmas decor piece for your own home.
Get the tutorial at Beach Combing Magazine.
Light Bulb Ornaments
No need to throw away your old light bulbs when they can be upcycled into adorable ornaments. The kids are going to love this craft project and chances are you have all the accessories already in your craft or recycle bin.
Find out how to make this at P & G Everyday.
Snow Globe Jars
Think you’re going to miss out on having a white Christmas? Well, you don’t have to when you incorporate these super cute snow globe jars into your holiday decor. They are the perfect countertop ornament for your kitchen, so you can enjoy the feel of the holidays (without shivering!)
Visit Liz Marie Blog for the instructions.
Coastal Holiday Wreath
There are so many festive ways you can customize an entry door wreath. Add letters, starfish or shells and a classic burlap ribbon for a calming wreath like this one from SandandSisal.com. You could also choose to decorate your holiday wreath with items that will match your color scheme or overall theme. There are so many ways to create a wreath you and your guests will love!
Beachy Holiday Mantel
With some twine, felt, and a hot glue gun, you can create an adorable beach-themed holiday decor piece for your mantel. In fact you can add as much or as little to make this uniquely yours.
More at sustainmycrafthabit.com.
Holiday Window Display
Wreaths are not just for doors, they can be for windows too! Especially when you group them together in complimentary colors. Cute idea, huh?
Check out the tutorial at Woman’s Day.
Make sure to find time to create these DIY holiday decor ideas for your coastal home, as it will surely get you into the holiday spirit! Be sure to check out Cottage & Bungalow’s seasonal Christmas decor for a piece you’ll love for years to come.