From Festive Paper Bag Stockings to Scented Cinnamon Ornaments

By: Katherine Pendrill - Dec 22, 2015
If you have yet to prepare your home for the holiday season, these DIY holiday decor ideas are perfect for last-minute decorating. While there are many places to buy holiday decor, there is nothing more satisfying than filling your home with the fruits of your own labor. These fun DIY projects are perfect for those who are looking for a crafty alternative to store-bought decorations.

One DIY project that can be enjoyed for years to come is a homemade advent calendar. These Christmas countdowns can be refilled with different items each year to mark the days of December. Some creative advent calendar DIYs include ornamental bucket countdowns, crystalline paper calendars and alcoholic Christmas counters.

If you're looking for something more creative than an advent calendar, there are a number of DIY holiday decor ideas that can help turn any home into a winter wonderland. For example, there are string light tree tutorials that can be used to replace an actual Christmas tree. There are also Christmas cookie-shaped piƱatas for those who like the party hard throughout the holiday season.