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9 Divine DIY Christmas Home Decorations

It's all about the little festive touches! 

As Christmas fast approaches, we all want our home to sparkle like a magical winter wonderland. But getting your house homely for the festive season doesn't mean that you have to spend a fortune on luxury Christmas decorations. Try these 9 magical DIY decorations to give your home a rustic festive vibe - without the price tag!

1. Winter Luminaries 

With the charming appearance that they have been lightly dusted with freshly fallen snow, these winter luminaries are ideal for creating cozy lighting in any room of your house! To create, wrap fine lace around the rim of a mason jar and secure with twine. Tie the ends of this to the stems of two pine cones, which can be collected when they fall in the spring: if you haven't got any available to you, try using slices of dried orange or a sprig of holly with vivid red berries, instead. Once attached, smooth a layer of snow textured paint, such as Snow-Tex, onto the edges of the pine cones and along the rim of the jar. Alternatively, mix white glitter with white acrylic paint to create the same effect. Finally, fill the base of the jar with an inch or two of epsom salts, set the candles in place, and light!epsom salts, set the candles in place, and light!

2. Festive Feature Candle Holders

Taking inspiration from the fresh feel of Scandinavian decor, these sleek festive holders for long, tapered candles are ideal for decorating your Christmas dining table, or for creating a festive feature for your windowsills. To create your own set, buy plain white plant pots and roughly decorate them using a permanent marker pen, as demonstrated above. Placing the candles into the base of the plant pots, densely pack the pots with reindeer moss - which you can purchase from Hobbycraft - so that it supports the candle, holding it upright. Take glossed black and white pebbles - or marbles - and scatter these onto the top of the moss; drop pine cones around the candle holders to complete the Christmassy look.

3. A Hint of Gold

Ideal for hanging around bannisters, door handles, and even for decorating your Christmas tree, these golden-topped acorns are a striking yet unbelievably simple festive creation. To make your own, cover the lid of two acorns with glue and sprinkle with fine gold glitter; once dry, repeat this step to ensure that you get a dense covering. Tie or glue some festive red and white string to the stem of the acorns, tie in a bow, and hang as desired.bannisters, door handles, and even for decorating your Christmas tree, these golden-topped acorns are a striking yet unbelievably simple festive creation. To make your own, cover the lid of two acorns with glue and sprinkle with fine gold glitter; once dry, repeat this step to ensure that you get a dense covering. Tie or glue some festive red and white string to the stem of the acorns, tie in a bow, and hang as desired.

4. Christmas Name Cards

With Christmas dinner being a busy affair for many families as loved ones come together for the merriments, these noël name cards are an ideal way to ensure that your guests know where to take their seats when it comes to the festive feast. Quick and easy to create, simply cut out rectangles from a sheet of white card and, using a black ink pen, write the names of your guests in bold capital letters. Pierce a small hole in the top left corner of each card and decorate with a small pine tree sprig.

5. Glittering Branches 

With the look of a winter morning's frost covered tree, these glittering branches are a striking festive decoration for your home. Making a bold statement when placed in glass vases beside your mantle piece, get the look by collecting some fine branches which reach upwards as opposed to outwards. Once these have fully dried out (place them in an airing cupboard for several days), cover the branches with a coat of silver spray paint: do this in a well ventilated area. Next, cover sections of the branch with spray glue, sprinkle with silver glitter, and repeat until the entirety of the branch is covered. Complete the look by tumbling silver baubles into the glass vase, and light candles nearby to make the branches glisten.

6. Christmas Tree Snow Globes

Quaint and rustic looking, create these Christmas snow globes using screw-top glass jars, false snow, and bottle brush miniature trees. Simply attach the trees to the lid with glue and fill the jar with a small amount of the faux snow. Once the trees are secure screw on the cap, shake the jar to ensure that some of the faux snow settles on the bristles, and place them lid-down onto window sills and kitchen counters for a festive vibe.

7. Wish List Bauble 

Unique and precious, a clear glass bauble can be used to display personalized messages from family members. Whether a wish list, recount of memories, or simply a note for someone special, creating your own special bauble is easy. Carefully remove the cap from the body and, after loosely roll up the piece of paper, slot it inside the bauble; it should open out on its own, but you can use a pair of tweezers to straighten it up if need be. Replace the cap, add a relevant illustration to the front of the bauble using glitter pens (if desired), and hang from your Christmas tree.

8. Berry Burst Wreath

A vivid and bold decoration for your front door, decorate this Christmas wreath in under ten minutes! After purchasing a cheap, plain grapevine wreath (saving you the effort of making this base!), start by spray painting a bunch of four eucalyptus branches gold. Once dry, wrap these around the center of the wreath and secure into place using malleable wire or a black zip tie. Finally, weave artificial holly berry stems of various sizes to the outer part of the wreath: this contrasts the golden inner section brilliantly.

9. Festive Heart

A rustic Christmas decoration to embellish mantle pieces, Christmas trees, and every nook & cranny that you can think to hang a decoration from, this wooden heart is easy to create! Dry out branches of varying different thicknesses, and cut into pieces that each measure one inch in length. Using a heart template to guide you - which you can either draw or print out from a computer - stick the pieces of wood side-by-side until they fill the template. Leave to dry for a few hours, attach a piece of woven string to the top of the heart, and hang it up!

Get festive inspiration for your Christmas tree, and get the perfect Christmassy living room, too!

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