Holiday DIY Ideas

Dec 10th 2021

It’s the holiday season, making it the perfect time to finish some DIY projects! Whether that means creating your own holiday decorations, completing basic home improvement, or getting a little crafty, there are plenty of activities you can accomplish during the winter months. Warm up the holiday season by gathering some materials and trying a few fun DIY creations!

Felt Wreath

Wreaths are always a classic holiday decoration. Unfortunately, needles can get a little messy. If you’re interested in hanging up a wreath for the holiday season without the clutter, consider making one yourself. Instead of using tree branches, gather up some felt and use it to create your own personalized wreath. Customize it for your holiday with any color, design, or layout.

  1. Order at least two different colors of felt.
  2. Use a circular object for reference and proceed to tie the felt together. Continue to tie them together in a circle to create the base of the wreath.
  3. Use hot glue to attach any decorations of your choice.
  4. Tie a ribbon at the top to hang up the wreath.

DIY Garland

A traditional holiday garland can be a fantastic way to bring nature into your home! They smell amazing and look beautiful when surrounded by other decorations. If you want to try and make one yourself, follow the steps below:

  1. Collect and/or order cedar branches, grapevine twigs, and green metal wire.
  2. Use the green metal wire to bind the materials together in any way you’d like. Make sure to secure them tightly.
  3. Hang them over the doorway using hooks or nails. You can also lay them out over a fireplace or table.
  4. Add decorations of your choice (berries, pine cones, tinsel, e.t.c)

Holiday Card Tree

While a holiday tree can be beautiful, it can also be messy. Even though artificial trees are available, they can be expensive. To save money and prevent pesky needles around your home, consider trying a DIY holiday card tree:

  1. Order as many cards or postcards as you’d like. These can be bought at a dollar store to reduce the cost of materials. Consider using old cards you already have to avoid wasting paper.
  2. Order or find an unused bucket to hold presents and/or decorations that attribute to your holiday.
  3. Paste your cards in a tree-like formation with the bucket serving as a “trunk.”

Seal Drafts With Caulk

Is your house feeling a little drafty? There may be holes letting cold air into your home. To detect draft points, light a candle and take a walk around the house. If there are areas that make the candle flicker or blow out completely, you may need to repair the leak with silicone sealant. To prepare the area for caulking, follow these steps:

  1. Place masking tape on either side of the area where you’ll be applying the caulk. Before repairing the damaged area, consider using a newspaper to test the caulking gun.
  2. Gently squeeze a straight, smooth bead of silicone sealant to the damaged area. Take your time and apply silicone sealant one side at a time. This won’t make you feel as rushed to finish applying before the caulk dries out.
  3. Smooth out the caulk by dipping your index finger in soapy water and moving it along the sealant. Use your fingertip to secure the silicone sealant near the edges of the tape.
  4. Let the caulk dry before removing the masking tape. Once the project is completed, use a utility knife or razor blade to remove any rough edges.

For more guidance, be sure to check Silicone Depot for all your silicone sealant needs.