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Tinker Christmas decorations: DIY, ideas & instructions!

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Whether advent wreath, advent calendar or festive table decoration, there is nothing that you can not tinker with Christmas decorations with a little patience. Christmas is the Celebration of Love. So why not just invest a little time in designing your own winter decoration? Not only the Christmas cards can be designed yourself, but also many other things. Our interior experts have put together the most beautiful DIY ideas and instructions for the upcoming Christmas. There is only one thing left to say: Ho Ho Ho!

Make Christmas decorations & make them yourself

Make your home a nicer home by becoming a little creative yourself on festive occasions. To match, we have the most beautiful instructions for Christmas decorations for you to craft. Whether mistletoe balls or starlight – our ideas should inspire you and make you want to do the Christmas decoration yourself.

Tip: Our Christmas decorating DIY ideas also make great decorations for sleds!

Fir trees made of paper

The fir symbolizes life – it is always green, even in autumn and winter when other trees lose their leaves. The message: hope, joy and a new life. That’s why we want fir trees everywhere, not just in the living room. We’ll show you how to make Christmas paper fir trees for Christmas decorations.

You need this:

  • Construction paper in different shades of green
  • A scissors
  • hot glue
  • Pearls
  • Wooden sticks
  • Spools of thread

That’s how it’s done:

  1. Cut circles out of construction paper in three different sizes.
  2. Now fold all circles eight times lengthways, crossways and diagonally.
  3. Then fan out the folds like an accordion.
  4. Put a wooden stick in a spool of thread and fix it with hot glue.
  5. Pull the fir pieces onto the chopsticks and fix them with glue.
  6. Cut off the excess piece from the wooden stick.
  7. Attach a pearl to the top – done!

The bell jar

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to create a Christmas atmosphere. We show you how you can easily conjure up a cool winter decoration with the help of a glass bell. With just a few tools, the wintry chic works immediately.

Christmas balls

You need this:

  • A large bell jar
  • Christmas balls of different sizes
  • A wooden board

That’s how it’s done:

  1. Fill the glass bell with the Christmas balls.
  2. Now put the wooden board on.
  3. Turn the glass bell over and place it decoratively in your apartment.

Dried flowers

You need this:

  • A large bell jar
  • Dried flowers of your choice
  • A wooden board

That’s how it’s done:

  1. Cut the dried flowers to an appealing length, paying attention to the height of your glass bell.
  2. Place the dried flowers with the stems towards the opening.
  3. Put the wooden board on top and turn the bell over – done!

The decoration landscape

You need this:

  • A large bell jar
  • A wooden board
  • moss
  • Decorative nuts
  • Two small figures of your choice (e.g. deer or deer)

That’s how it’s done:

  1. Cut or tear the moss to a suitable size and place it on the wooden board.
  2. Then decorate the nuts and figures on the moss.
  3. In the last step you place the glass bell on the landscape.

Mistletoe balls

If you are in the mood for a bit of Christmas romance, then we have just the thing for you. Whether over an entrance door or anywhere else in your home – this DIY mistletoe ball definitely creates a romantic Christmas mood.

You need this:

  • Mistletoe
  • Gift ribbon
  • moss
  • Moss ball
  • Floral wire
  • Pins with pearl head
  • Roman
  • A scissors
  • A pair of secateurs

That’s how it’s done:

  1. Form the ribbon into a bow and fix it with a piece of flower wire.
  2. Now insert this wire through the ball of moss, so that the loop is on one side and the wire on the other. Bend the wire so that it cannot be pulled out.
  3. Cover the ball with moss using the Romanesque.
  4. Cut the mistletoe into smaller pieces. To cover the ball, you need around 100 small branches.
  5. Now just put the mistletoe in the ball.
  6. Insert the pins and only so far that the pearl heads are still visible.
  7. Hang the ball on a nylon thread, done. Now it’s time to kiss someone under the DIY mistletoe ball!

Starlight

Do you love to decorate for Christmas and still want to keep your clean style? Then we have just what you are looking for! With our DIY starlight you can create a Christmas glow in your home.

You need this:

  • 5 wooden sticks of the same length
  • Wood glue
  • White spray paint
  • Newsprint
  • tape
  • Fairy lights with small LEDs
  • Old newspaper

That’s how it’s done:

  1. Spread the newsprint generously on a smooth surface.
  2. Now lay out the five wooden sticks to the star.
  3. Now glue the rods together at the ends with the wood glue and wrap them with the tape. You may need a second pair of hands to help with this.
  4. Let everything dry well and then remove the tape.
  5. Color the star with the spray paint and then let it dry well again.
  6. Wrap the fairy lights around the star, plug it in, done!

The Christmas tree

Would you like something different and not always the same Christmas tree as every year? Then we have two simple, modern and glamorous alternatives for your Christmas tree.

Christmas tree number 1: the ladder tree

You need this:

  • A cool vintage ladder
  • Nylon thread
  • Christmas baubles
  • A pretty decorative piece for the “tree top”

That’s how it’s done:

  1. Make sure the ladder is secure.
  2. Now tie the Christmas tree balls individually to the nylon thread.
  3. Place the first ball in the middle of the ladder.
  4. Place the remaining balls evenly so that a tree triangle results.
  5. Attach the pompous decorative object to the top. Your DIY Christmas tree is ready!

Christmas tree No. 2: a tree made of branches

You need this:

  • Tree branches
  • Parcel cord
  • Christmas baubles
  • A string of lights

That’s how it’s done:

  1. Sort the branches by size and lay them in the form of a tree.
  2. Cut a long piece off the package tape. It should be 4 times the length of the “tree”.
  3. Knot the shortest branch in the middle of the ribbon and form a loop from which the tree will be hung later.
  4. Fasten the other branches one after the other under the first, the branches getting longer and longer towards the bottom.
  5. Hang the “tree” on the wall.
  6. Place the lights between the branches.
  7. Decorate with Christmas tree decorations, done.

The advent wreath made of eucalyptus

Would you like an individual yet stylish Christmas wreath for this Christmas? Then we have the perfect DIY for you: this advent wreath is modern, stylish and easy to imitate.

You need this:

  • Eucalyptus branches
  • Green wire
  • A pincer
  • A pair of secateurs
  • A wreath of straw
  • 4 candle holders
  • 4 candles
  • Golden stars

That’s how it’s done:

  1. Cut the eucalyptus branches and form small bouquets on them.
  2. Now tie the individual bouquets with the wire around the straw wreath.
  3. Cover the entire wreath with eucalyptus and fix it with wire.
  4. Let there be light: attach the candle holder and put on the candles.
  5. Now decorate with the golden stars for Christmas – done!

Christmas tree tea bags

You haven’t got all the Christmas presents together, but don’t feel like a hectic, crowded Christmas shopping tour? Then we have the right instructions for you here: Our shopping-free and super personal DIY Christmas tree tea bags.

You need this:

  • Tea filter
  • Knitting yarn
  • A needle
  • A scissors
  • Tea leaves of the variety of your choice
  • Glue
  • Construction paper of your choice

That’s how it’s done:

  1. Design a Christmas tree stencil and transfer the shape to the tea bags.
  2. Now cut out the saplings on both sides.
  3. Sew ¾ of the two halves together with thread at the edges. Leave the underside of the tree open to fill in the tea.
  4. Add the tea through the opening. Then sew the rest together.
  5. Leave a longer piece of yarn on the tea bag.
  6. In the next step cut a small piece of construction paper and fold it into a small square.
  7. Then put the end of the cord with the glue inside the square and glue the square together. The cutest tea bags in the world are ready.
  8. Very important: do not put the piece of paper in the tea.

DIY eucalyptus Christmas garland

Festive, modern and beautiful: the special Christmas garland for your festive table at Christmas.

You need this:

  • Eucalyptus branches
  • A string
  • A scissors

That’s how it’s done:

  1. Put individual eucalyptus branches together with the cord by tying them together.
  2. Tighten the knots so that everything stays in its shape and nothing slips later.
  3. The DIY garland is particularly pretty when you use lush branches.
  4. Ready – for a nice Advent season!

Christmas balls

Christmas balls simply make the Christmas tree (and life) more beautiful. In addition, this particularly important Christmas decoration can also be easily made.

You need this:

  • A lantern
  • Pillar Candles
  • Wall mirror with an opulent frame
  • Candlestick
  • Small gold vases
  • White amaryllis
  • Fragrance sticks
  • White dishes
  • Fairy lights
  • Different Christmas baubles

That’s how it’s done:

Create a cozy ambience around your fir tree by setting up lanterns with flickering candles or arranging opulent candlesticks on a side table. The scent of homemade cookies and a Christmas smell from your scent sticks envelop the room in warmth and cosiness. Fresh flowers ensure liveliness and in combination with the Christmas tree appear simply noble and beautiful. In order to create a harmonious overall picture, the Christmas balls on the tree should come from a color family, but can have different surface structures. A string of lights rounds off the Christmas flair.

Christmas decorating crafts: That is why homemade is simply much nicer!

Do you also think that off-the-shelf Christmas decorations always look the same? Then design your advent wreath and glowing light objects yourself this year. DIY decoration for the Christmas season is as individual as you are! Stars, pine cones and the like not only look unique, they are also lovingly tied to personal arrangements. Let your creativity take over your mind and body! Cozy Christmas decorations are lots of fun – and arouses the anticipation for the Christmas season.

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