Give your home a much-needed boost of comfort during the dark and cold winter days with these DIY Winter Decorations. These decor ideas will last long after the Christmas holidays are over.
As you begin to clean up from the holidays, discover new ways to add decor in your home that will bring a cozy winter style.
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Whether you’re drawn to wreaths, greenery, or centerpieces with glass and candles, these ideas offer inspiration for all styles.
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Living in Minnesota, I have to get extra creative to keep the winter blues away. I find that by having a hygge-style home atmosphere, it’s easier to actually enjoy the season (instead of counting down the days until March).
How easy are DIY Winter Decorations, really?
Take one scroll on Pinterest and it’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel intimidated about doing your own winter decorations. But with this roundup, I and a few other creatives show you just how easy it is to take a few supplies and create something that looks like it came out of a magazine.
The thing about most winter decor is the supplies are typically the same, just used in different ways. For example, I used the same type of yarn to create several different projects. This is also common for greenery, glass jars, and even wood pieces.
Another perk is you’ll most likely find much of what you need at your local Dollar Tree or Dollar Store. And if they don’t have, chances are places like Hobby Lobby and Joann’s will have what you need. There are other times when you may already have most of what’s needed already on hand!
DIY Winter Decorations
I searched high and low for some of the cutest winter decor, and here are my top picks. Let’s dive in!
1. WINTER YARN WREATHS
2. WINTER SWEATER WREATH
This warm winter sweater wreath is one of the best ways I’ve seen someone utilize old sweaters. Instead of letting your old sweater sit in a bag or collect dust in the back of the closet, grab them and make a wreath that says all things cozy to your visitors.
Not only is this an inexpensive way to decorate your door, but it’s also a style that can last before, during, and after the holidays.
3. DRIED ORANGE AND EUCALYPTUS WREATH
You can’t go wrong by combining the fruit and herbs of the season and creating a wreath your guests are sure to remember. If you’re looking for a unique – and inexpensive – way to use natural elements to decorate your home, then you’ll want to make this orange and eucalyptus wreath.
Not to mention, the dried oranges and eucalyptus will last for years!
4. WINTER WREATH WITH BELLS
Bells have always been a sign that the holiday season is near, but this winter wreath with bells is one that can be made and used to decorate your door for the entire winter season.
A few varieties of greenery, a grapevine wreath form, and a few gold (or silver) bells pair together nicely for a wreath that is chic, inexpensive, and easy to make.
5. WINTER FARMHOUSE BEDROOM DECOR
Creating a warm and cozy farmhouse bedroom is super easy. You may think it takes a lot to revamp a bedroom and make it farmhouse-themed, but a chalkboard painted sign, some farmhouse-inspired bedding, and a few wooden crates can upscale any room.
6. WINTER TIERED TRAY
An entryway table can be one of the toughest spaces to decorate for the holidays, or for any season. I love how The House of Silverado filled her entryway table space with a winter tiered tray.
The winter woods theme can easily be carried over after the holidays and be spruced up with lots of natural and thrift store finds. From pinecones and bird’s nests to brown paper-wrapped books, this is a centerpiece that is easy and creative.
7. WINTER PRINTABLE ART
Using winter printables is one of the best-kept secrets in the world of creative projects. I’ve scaled them down to create small Christmas tree ornaments or kept them the original size and simply added a frame.
The free ones I have for you are also perfect for creating a farmhouse theme in any room of your home. Simply download, print, and add it to a wall (or table) of your choice.
8. VINTAGE SNOWFLAKE SIGN
Grab a few blocks of scrap wood, a few sheets of newspaper, and just a few other supplies to create a vintage snowflake sign.
Once you see how easy (and fun) they are to create, you’ll want to experiment with other designs and styles. These add a nice touch of wintery vintage to any space.
9. WALL HANGING WITH PAPER SNOWFLAKES
If you have kids in the home, they’ll have a blast making this snowflake wall hanging with you. If you don’t have a Cricut machine, you can go the traditional route with making snowflakes (by folding paper and cutting designs) or use the templates suggested in the post above.
There is also a no-sew option that uses hot glue to secure the snowflakes to the fishing wire. This is a super cute wall hanging that brings the winter indoors, but without the cold temperatures.
10. WINTER SNOWFLAKE COASTERS
Five supplies are all you need to make these winter snowflake coasters! A snowflake stamp and white satin paint make applying the patterns super easy.
Once you’re done having a stamping good time, you’ll seal them with mod podge and they’ll be ready for use once dried. This is another one I think kids would enjoy helping create.
11. GLASS JAR TEALIGHT HOLDERS
Do you like candles? If so, then you’ll enjoy turning small glass jars into tealight holders that can be used to decorate a table or be given away as Christmas gifts.
I like the simplicity of this project and the personal creative touch that can be added to it.
12. SNOWY MASON JAR LANTERNS – DIY MASON JAR LIGHT
Continuing with the wintery candle theme, I couldn’t pass up on sharing these snowy mason jar luminaries. The combination of Epsom salts and glitter is what you’ll use the wrap the jars and give them the “luminate” glow (once you add the tealights).
And if you’re worried about candle safety, especially with littles in the home, the battery-powered flickering tealights will work just fine (and look pretty cool).
13. DIY ICED WINTER BRANCHES
These DIY Iced Winter Branches are probably one of the most expensive winter-themed decor I’ve seen! Literally, you’re grabbing sticks from outside – FREE – and Epsom salts with a spray adhesive.
This is a style that can be used to upscale any table, entryway table, or even be used to add a unique touch to your Christmas tree.
14. DIY WOODLAND SIGN
Signs made with wood have been a hit for quite some time, but figuring out new, creative ways may keep you from attempting to make one. Well, Marie of Blooming Homestead has shown us just how easy and simple it is to create your own DIY Woodland Sign.
One of the best things about this sign is its winter-themed versus holiday-themed, which means you can keep it up during the entire cold season.
15. CHRISTMAS TREE WALL HANGING
I wanted to shift into a more Christmas feel for the last few ideas. Although pine trees or evergreen trees are often seen as Christmas decor, they can also be used to create an overall winter theme.
One of my latest projects included a Christmas Tree Wall Hanging, which was so easy to make. A drop cloth and a few paints are all you need to create your own!
16. WINTER CLOCHE CENTERPIECE
There are a lot of things you can place under a cloche and this winter cloche centerpiece idea is inexpensive and cute altogether.
My friend Susan went with Christmas tree candles and a felted wood deer that she picked up at a previous holiday sale. You can create a special centerpiece using holiday, or winter-themed, decor you already have on hand.
17. PINECONE AND EVERGREEN CENTERPIECE OR VASES
Making a pinecone and evergreen centerpiece has never been easier, especially when you’re using tin cans. Wrap a can in burlap, add a few sprigs of evergreen and pinecones, then finish with a ribbon.
It’s THAT easy to create your own woodland winter-themed centerpiece that can stay out the entire season.
18. FRESH GREENERY IN VINTAGE ENAMELWARE WITH PINE CONES
Vintage enamelware has always been a universal piece of decor that can be used for any season. For the winter season, consider this idea of adding fresh greenery and placing them on a stairwell or table.
19. DIY WINTER GARLANDS
Yes, things lie pine cones and evergreen boughs are the go-to choices for winter garlands. But I’m pretty obsessed with this winter hat garland. Get crafting and make your own garland to decorate your winter mantel, a bookshelf, or any other area of your home.
How awesome are these DIY Winter Decorations?!
I don’t know about you, but I’m heading off to the craft store to get started on one of these crafts! I’d love to know which one of these stood out to you the most. Which one are you most excited about trying next?