The holiday season is upon us. This time of year is one of the best for sprucing up the interior of your home with seasonal decorations. Have you grown tired of putting up the same old holiday decorations, year after year? You might feel tempted to spend some cash at a nearby home goods store to get some fresh festive items. But you don’t have to. Consider some of these DIY holiday decoration ideas this holiday season.
A wreath on your front door is one of the most classic decorations at this time of year. But you might balk at the price tag of some of the more charming ones. These days, there has been a renewed interest in using natural, local, and free materials from the outdoors. It turns out that all you need to make a DIY wreath you can gather in the woods, or just around your neighborhood.
Now is one of the best times of year to go for a walk in the woods. You don’t have to deal with bugs, sweat, or overgrown trails. So bundle up and see what you can find. Pine needles and cones are a classic choice. Holly is, too. But the more creativity you use, the more unique your DIY wreath will be.
Last year’s cattail seed heads might be an interesting choice. Consider using acorns or rose hips as well.
Once you’ve gathered your materials, it’s time to assemble the wreath itself. If this is your first time doing so, you’re going to need a guide. There are a ton of different styles and methods you can use. Check out this resource for inspiration. They make the perfect DIY holiday decoration.
Dried Orange Slices
You may have noticed an influx in mandarin oranges at the grocery store recently. They tend to come into season this time of year. Oranges are great to eat, but they’ve also been a staple of holiday decorations for generations.
Dehydrated orange slices on a string make a timeless DIY Christmas tree ornament or a festive garland for your front door. Whether you have a food dehydrator or not, making these is as easy as can be. Just slice oranges as thinly as possible and—if you don’t have a dehydrator—lay them on a baking sheet in your oven at its lowest setting.
When your orange slices are fully dehydrated, they will snap when you bend them. Poke a hole through a wedge or the center and slide some string through. These will keep their color and charm through the years!
Make Your Own Sign
Here at Jennygems, we specialize in handmade home signs with funny or charming phrases on them. We have a few pre-made signs about the holidays here. But if you’re interested in a DIY holiday decoration, you might want to consider making one yourself!
This year, our manufacturing shifted from overseas to right here in Delaware. We learned quickly how to make these signs with our own hands, and we believe you can do it too.
We do offer custom orders, but one of the biggest perks of making a sign yourself is customization. The holidays mean something different to everyone, and your sign can reflect that.
If you’re feeling inspired and crafty, check out our guide on how to make a DIY home sign with materials you might already have lying around your house.
Visit JennyGems for Home Signs Today!
The JennyGems gift shop in Harbeson, Delaware, has specialized in home décor and accessories since 2016. If you’re visiting Rehoboth or Lewes Beach, our shop is just a stone’s throw away. We’re just a short drive from Dewey Beach as well. Our staff has created a friendly and inviting atmosphere while diligently following Covid-19 regulations. Browse our extensive selection of ‘fun happy stuff,’ and be sure to check out the heavily discounted items in our clearance section. To see what we’re up to, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn. You can also call us at (844) 967-3748.