5 DIY Holiday Decor Ideas


These simple DIY projects will deck your halls with some holiday cheer.

Coffee Filter Garland & Wreaths Create a romantic wreath or garland with the most unexpected material: coffee filters. Drape this airy festoon over your banister or across your mantel as a lighter alternative to the traditional pine or cranberry garland.

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Geometric Paint-chip Christmas Tree Modern art buffs—or apartment dwellers with limited floor space—will love this geometric Christmas tree. Made up of diagonally cut paint samples, this colorblock beauty is the minimalist’s ideal holiday decoration.

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Paper Pine Tree Cut up sheet music or recycled papers to create a cool stacked-paper pine tree. Use as a table centerpiece with hurricane candle votives for a rustic tablescape.

Full how-to guide on Wonder Forest.






Wintry Vases Dress up inexpensive vases with a stencil brush, painter’s tape and textural Snow-Tex paint. Fill with cranberry branches, pine cones or metallic ornaments—a cool festive and seasonal alternatives to flowers.

Full how-to guide on Design, Dining + Diapers.






Snowflake Window Garland A former 1950s household staple, the doily gets a fresh and contemporary makeover for the holidays. This ornate window treatment is remarkably easy to make and so pretty you may even keep it up all winter.

Full how to guide on Martha Stewart.