DIY Winter Decorating Ideas

DIY Budget Projects
Decorate for Christmas and keep it on display all winter long. Our favorite bloggers are sharing their favorite DIY projects, and we are loving their fresh takes on holiday decor. Bonus: We include easy-to-make homemade projects, such as shimmery gold-leafed vases and mercury glass.

Wooden Trees

These modern trees by Sugar and Cloth are perfect for all-winter-long decorating thanks to their nuetral color palette and unique shape. We think they'd look great on a mantel or centered on your holiday table. 

Gold Bowl

A shimmery gold bowl can go from your Thanksgiving table to your New Year's eve party with ease. Kelli Murray's step-by-step instuctions make these papier-mache bowls super simple to create. 

Birch Vase

Looking for a stunning centerpiece to take you from fall to spring? This birch base by Coordinately Yours is perfect for all seasons and can be filled with everything from branches to flowers. 

Add shimmer to your decor by learning how to gold leaf. This easy DIY technique can be used on many surfaces. See how it's done!

How to Gold Leaf

Create a beautiful (and unique!) glass vase with our easy gold-leafing technique. 

Twig Wreath

Put those dried twigs in the yard to good use! The Painted Hive created a rustic starburst wreath that's perfect for the front door, above the fireplace, or any place that needs a touch of nature. 

Gold Twinkle Lights

Take twinkly string lights from drab to fab with a can of gold spray paint. Then, use them year-round to add a bit of sparkle to your room. Get all the details from Bright & Bold.

Feather Wreath

Dress up a plain grapevine wreath with glittery paper feathers. Lia Griffith shares her template and tips for creating each fabulous feather.  

DIY Mercury Glass Vases

You can create DIY mercury glass -- all it takes is a few simple steps. Spritz the inside of a glass vase with water. While the vase's interior is still wet, spray it with a coat of Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. Let it dry and spray another coat. That's it! 

Birch Succulents

The secret to these stunning birch succulents? Tin cans (and birch-patterned paper)! The bloggers behind Lolly Jane share their simple DIY centerpiece idea, and it couldn't be easier! 

Gold-Dipped Feathers

A quick dip in gold glitter transforms basic white feathers into a sparkling piece of decor. Hang the feathers on your tree for the holidays, and then transition them to a unique wall hanging after the season. You Are My Fav shows you how.

Paper Stars

Decorate walls with a star-studded design that will brighten your home all winter long. Kate's Creative Space shows you how with festive papers and a brilliant star pattern. 

Wooden Tabletop Decor

Create a winter tabletop that's personalized for each guest with this charming DIY project. Using a woodburning tool, add each guest's name to a log section. For an extra special touch, have your guest sign her name onto the log and then use the signature as the burning pattern. 

Glittery Gold Votives

All that glitters is gold. Create these shimmery votive candles in just a few simple steps: Spray a light mist of water into a glass holder. While the water is wet, spray a light layer of metallic gold paint over the water beads. Let dry, then add a layer of gold glitter spray. 

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