One of the best things about the holidays is that it’s the perfect time to barricade yourself in your house, away from the hustle and bustle of last-minute Christmas shopping and slick roads, doing the things you never have any time for.For me, that thing is crafting — and I have a long list of projects I cannot wait to tackle during my time off.And if you’re planning on jumping on the DIY train this winter, feel free to take some inspiration from the collection of ideas below.

1. DIY Gilded Woodland Animal Ornaments

Creating a woodland themed Christmas tree doesn’t have to be expensive. You can easily transform a collection of plastic dollar store animals into timeless ornaments using gold spray paint and a chic roll of ribbon.

2. Paper Doilie Forest

I’m loving these doilie trees! They’re pretty, simple, and timeless — three characteristics you can never go wrong with when it comes to decorating your home, especially during the holidays.

3. Clothespin Snowflakes

It turns out, clothespins are actually the perfect snowflake-making material! All you need is some glue and a couple coats of paint, and you’ll have yourself a beautiful, rustic set of homemade ornaments.

4. Christmas Tree Tissue Tassel Garland

In my opinion, you can never have too much garland during the holidays, and this homemade set is definitely worth making. It’s by far one of the best designs I’ve come across lately.

5. Pom Pom Christmas Ornaments

You can’t have a fun, old fashioned Christmas without your child’s picture hanging somewhere on the tree. And if you make these adorable pom pom frames together, the ornaments will be even more special.

6. DIY Mini Wooden Christmas Trees

If you prefer a more modern, minimalistic look, these wooden trees are a must. You can paint them with any color + design combo you like, and they’re something you can use to decorate your home year after year.

7. Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

Who doesn’t love the smell of cinnamon on Christmas morning? Fill your home with the scent of the season by whipping up a batch of these simple, homemade ornaments!

8. DIY Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

If you love A Charlie Brown Christmas, this DIY will definitely be a hit. All it needs is an oversized Christmas bulb and you’re set!

9. Dollar Store Silver Spoon Christmas Trees

Who knew plastic spoons could be so pretty? This project pulls out all the stops when it comes to upcycling and creativity, which is why I love it so much!

10. Easy Burlap Angels

A set of burlap angels would be perfect as tree decor or even as table-setting accessories. You could easily add some sort of a name card to each of them for your guests!

11. Paper Christmas Lights Garland

Not everyone is able to decorate their living space with actual Christmas lights, but this garland idea is certainly a fun and easy alternative. The color combinations are endless, and you can make as many strands as you want!

12. Candy Cane Crescent Roll Pastry

Imagine waking up to one of these beauties on Christmas morning. Forget all of the presents under the tree — I want to stuff my face with this delicious breakfast treat!

13. Bottle Brush Trees

For those of you who can’t get enough of that timeless, vintage Christmas look, I’m going to suggest following this DIY so you can transform a collection of dollar store trees into the prettiest decorations imaginable.

14. Ribbon Christmas Tree

This cute craft may take a bit of time, but the steps are super easy, so your effort will be worth the wait. It’s also a great way to use any ribbon scraps you may have accumulated over the years!

15. Confetti Cone Trees

Again, if traditional Christmas decor isn’t your thing, that doesn’t mean you can’t cover your home floor-to-ceiling in festive accents. These confetti cones are super fun and would also transfer nicely into New Year’s Eve decoration.
Easy enough, right? Let us know which projects you want to try in the COMMENTS and then SHARE these festive ideas with others!