8 Easy DIY Winter Decor Ideas

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By: Heather Boag
Published: November 28, 2014
Last Update: February 25, 2023
As the holiday season approaches, you’ll be doing lots of entertaining. Of course, you’ll have plenty of other things tugging at those purse strings - so while you want your home to look nice, you probably don’t want to spend a lot on decorations. That’s where we come in! We’ve found eight easy do-it-yourself winter decor ideas that are very affordable, too.  See our list, and get ready to be inspired! 7

Very Berry Centerpiece

Add some berries to two large glass containers, and you’ve got the beginning of a stunning winter centerpiece. Some water and a floating candle later, and you’re ready for entertaining! Yes, it really is that easy. Get the tutorial at 33 Shades of Green. 1

Cinnamon Candles

If you love the smell of cinnamon in the winter months, you’re going to want to make this cinnamon-wrapped candle. Just A Smidgen tells you just how to get that perfect rustic look with your candle. If cinnamon isn’t your thing, there’s a birch option, too! Either way, you’re adding a wonderful aromatic accessory to your home. 2

Paper Polka Dot Garland

This DIY isn’t just great for its simplicity. It’s also something that can be done year-round, for various parties and holidays, depending on the colors you choose. All you need is some card-stock, a punch for your circles, a roll of string, and some craft glue. Choose red and green for a traditional Christmas look, or play with other colors that match your existing decor to compliment your space. [via Glorious Treats] 3

Glittering Fruit

Look for some fake fruit at your local dollar store, find some glitter that coordinates with your home decor, get out the modge podge and you’re good to go! Perfect for centerpieces, hurricane vases, or table settings, one thing’s for sure: that partridge is going to be super happy in it’s sparkly pear tree. 4

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

With it’s already round shape and thin paper, a coffee filter can be turned into a snowflake with a few simple cuts. It’s easier than regular paper for small kids to manage, plus you can choose between the traditional white snowflakes, or a more natural, rustic look by opting for light brown coffee filters.  Spend an afternoon getting creative with the kids, and hang your work on your windows!  [via Mom.me] 5

Popsicle Stick Ornaments

It may be a little too cold outside for popsicles, but winter is a great time to put those leftover sticks to good use. Whether you’re thinking about making popsicle stick Christmas ornaments with the kids, or something a little larger and more modern for your home, you’re probably going to want to add popsicle sticks to your holiday shopping list this year. 6

No-Sew Pillows

A great way to update your home for the season is by changing some accessories - and these no-sew holiday pillows are perfect for winter. With some gold glitter iron transfer paper, a few basic craft supplies, and this ‘Let It Snow’ template from Style Me Pretty, you’re well on your way to updating your home with some chic winter decor. 7

Pinecone Wreath

We love this wreath because it’s something that won’t look out of place once the holiday season is over. Plus, you can easily make it yourself.  All you need is a plastic foam form, some pine cones, jingle bells, and a hot glue gun. Make your wreath in an afternoon, with this tutorial from Better Homes and Gardens. 8