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10 DIY Holiday Décor How-To’s


There’s something about the holiday season that makes you want to get crafty. Get inspired with our DIY holiday décor how-to’s. Scroll down to check them out and download the plans to build each yourself.

1. Anna White Blanket Ladder

Looking for a heartfelt holiday gift? Don’t buy it, DIY it. You can build this easy blanket ladder for only $10 in materials. Give it to a loved one for them to cherish for years to come (or keep it for yourself, no judgment). The options are endless, but this build is a MUST!

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2. Santa's Sleigh

Stack up the presents this holiday season in Santa’s DIY wood sleigh. It’s great for holiday décor or as a photo prop for the kiddos!

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3. Mantle Ornament Art

A fun change from the usual mantle decorations, this DIY project was inspired by those overly large ornaments you see hanging in department stores. For added effect, install battery-operated Christmas lights to the back of the front panel to give the ornaments a warm glow and feel.

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4. Simple Outdoor Bench

Easy to build and easier to enjoy, this DIY outdoor bench will make the exterior of your home as festive as the inside. Cozy up the bench with a holiday throw blanket and then add twinkling Christmas lights to bring the seasonal cheer to your front door.

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5. Simple Stocking Holder

Give your holiday mantle a rustic feel without the nail holes. Create these beyond-simple stocking holders with scrap wood and metal hooks.

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6. Monogrammed Snowflake

This holiday season, deck the halls in a big way by making your own giant snowflake monogrammed for your family. It sits perfectly on your mantle or hanging on your front door. You’ll love making this project, and the low cost of it all!

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7. Modern Tree-dition

It’s sleek. It’s modern. And it’s so easy to build. (The ideal project for the novice woodworker.) This sturdy 2x2 tree will survive years of holiday celebrations to come. We like the natural wood color, but feel free to finish it off as you please!

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8. Faux Fireplace

Where to hang stockings without a mantel? This freestanding faux fireplace is the perfect solution. Not only is it stylish and substantial, but the front panels also hinge open to hide everything from DVD players to TV controllers to boxes of DVDs! And when the holidays are over, it’s easy to move and store away for next year, although you may decide to use it as an entertainment console year-round!

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9. Wooden Wall Art & Magnetic Photo Display

Holiday cards piling up on your counter can get messy fast. This DIY wooden wall art and magnetic photo display is an elegant solution. In fact, it’s so beautiful, you may want to display cards and photos year-round.

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10. Hanging Coat Rack

When Santa gets home from his long night’s ride, he’ll be happy to hang his coat and hat here. You’ll also be happy with how much functionality it adds to your wall space.

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Check out our other gift guides to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

posted on November 25, 2020

by Gift Guides 2020

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