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DIY Christmas Decorations for Your Home


Christmas is nearing and many of us are already taking out our Christmas decorations stored in the attic. Or your decorations may have already been set up. Here are some DIY Christmas Decorations that could spruce up your tree at home.

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Teddy bears and other stuffed animals take center stage in our Christmas tree this year.

Unique DIY Christmas Decorations

It’s just so much fun to put up your Christmas decorations and Christmas tree, especially with our young children. Christmas is kind of a big thing for our daughters because we have hyped up the holiday season for them over the years. We hyped it up as a big occasion because we point them to Jesus. to sharing with other people, and also to the receiving of gifts with graciousness.

However, like so many other families, I honestly don’t like having the same decors every year. The tree can be the same, but I would like to have a fresh look on the tree. Looks good in family pictures, too.

In the past, I would rotate the colors of the decors. There would be a predominant color among the baubles. But this year, we incorporated toys for a playful look on our tree. You may want to check this out: https://serp.co/best/squishmallows-hello-kitty/ if the idea of a toy tree appeals to you too!

Setting Up the Tree

Our daughters were super excited to set up the Christmas tree in their bedroom. And one Sunday, we did that. But since Papa and Mama have been very tired, we made a compromise. We did not want to disappoint them but we also needed to rest. Moreover, we wanted to do it with them because it’s another bonding moment for us.

So we took out the tree and the Christmas decorations. Their Dad set up the tree while I laid out the ornaments. Then we told them that they can already start decorating while Mama and Papa still rested. Then we went to sleep.

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Our Christmas tree of toys. We also used balls and other ornaments but the main attraction is the stuffed toys.

After more than an hour, we woke up to this. I was so happy with what they did to the tree and how they were able to pull it off without our help. The final touch that we helped them with is just to put the star on top.

Unique DIY Christmas Decorations  

Use toys

Since we already have two young daughters, we have amassed quite a collection of toys through the years. And some of them are average sized stuffed animals. These are mostly Teddy Bears that we have bought from the SM Bears of Joy program. The kids incorporated these toys into the tree along with baubles that they liked. They got to pick everything and they arranged them around the tree.

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Some of the toys included in our Christmas tree.

I am sure that as parents of young kids, you also have a lot of toys on hand. Use them as Christmas tree trimmings. You may own a different set of toys, especially if you have boys. You can just tie a string and hang them. What fun it would be for them to see their toys hanging from the tree! Our kids were so happy with using their toys as Christmas decorations.

Use collectibles

A lot of us ladies like to collect stuff, like cute trinkets and ornaments. A lot of times, they are not exactly related to Christmas but they still look good. You may use them as accents on the Christmas tree.

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Miniature Starbucks tumblers look cute as they are interspersed between poinsettia and baubles. Photo by Julia Javellana.

An example of this would be a collection of miniature Starbucks tumblers. A friend of mine used her collection as accents on her tree and it looks on point among the balls and poinsettia.

Use available materials

If you don’t want to put up the same Christmas tree, you can also create something new using available materials. A friend of mine used green-colored scratch papers and they put a big tree in their office using only that.

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A Christmas tree made entirely of paper. Ain’t that nice? Photo by Arlene Collado.

Yep, refreshing the look of your tree does not need to make a dent on your family budget. After all, what is more important is that we beat the inflation as it rises.

Be Inspired by Your Interests

Mamu Dahlia of Bags R Us likes designer bags and also sells them. For Christmas, she made these cute little bags using paper with logos of popular brands. She printed the logos on photo paper and cut them out into shapes of bags and attached these golden bead strands to become bag straps.

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Designer handbags as Christmas decors? Why not?

Beautiful Christmas tree embellishments and these totally reflect her personal preference!

Be Creative!

Creativity and lots of imagination can help you go a long way in creating fresh looks for your Christmas decorations every year. What I included here are the creative DIY Christmas decorations and Christmas trees done at home level.

I will keep updating this post for more fresh ideas that I see and create.

Christmas 2019

Updated: For Christmas 2019, we have already set up the tree in the children’s bedroom. They now have a bunk bed for kids, so we have more floor space in the room. It’s actually quite refreshing. But for Christmas, the set up would be different.

Related: Shifting the Sisters to a Bunk Bed for Kids

With that, we were able to take out the big Christmas tree. It’s adorned with many toys, including SM Bears of Joy 2019 and Seddy from Seda Ayala Center Cebu.

This is how it looks now.

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Noche Buena Menu

In another light, what are you planning to prepare for your Noche Buena? Here are some recipes from my homecooking adventures that I would like to share with you. Include them in your holiday feast this year. 🙂

Merry Christmas!


4 thoughts on “DIY Christmas Decorations for Your Home

  1. This is so perfect for Christmas 2020! ??? I have some toys that Dirk is not using anymore and I am sure that would be perfect as DIY Christmas Decor! And it will also serve as our bonding moment while making it. Thank you for this blog , Mommy Sigrid!

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