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Festive table with holiday decorations and a wreath hanging above



There’s nothing like decking the halls with decorations come Christmastime. And when they’re your own, homemade decorations you’ve crafted with love and care, it’s even better. Read on and get inspired with these six festive holiday decorations you can make yourself.

Citrus Garland

Fruit holds a special place in Christmas decor – think oranges, cranberries, and other dried citrus. All you need is your citrus fruit of choice (we like oranges) and some twine to create this boho vibes dried citrus garland.

Wreath/Wall Hanging

Don’t let those tree clippings go to waste. Collect some clippings from your Christmas tree or forage some natural greenery in the wild to create a unique entry statement at your door: a fresh clippings Christmas wreath. Not only does it look good, but it will smell like Christmas everytime you walk through the door.

Dress Up a Doormat

Make a statement at the doorway of your cozy abode with a plain bristle doormat that you’ve added some graphics to. Whether you add some trees, or “Be Merry,” a personalized holiday mat is practical decor you can reuse every year.

Advent Calendar

An advent calendar is a fun way to count down the days until Christmas and add a little holiday cheer along the way. Create your own advent calendar and reward yourself with a sweet treat and holiday pick-me-up each day of the month leading up to the big guy’s arrival.

Craft an Unconventional Tree

Maybe you don’t have the space for a Christmas tree. That doesn’t mean you can’t get festive and think outside of the box! Make a pegboard Christmas tree using materials you can find at your local lumber store. It takes up minimal space and is easy to store when not in use.

Chalk It Up

Chalkboards are an easy way to create holiday decor in a pinch. Get into the spirit by drawing up a Christmas tree, a nativity scene, or even a fireplace setting if you lack one. It’s also east to add a countdown to Christmas.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on holiday decor to fill your home with holiday cheer. Get inspired and get creative with more tips from The Palmer’s blog.