DIY Holiday Decorations: 2 Easy Projects to Try

‘Tis the Season! Deck the Halls with these Winter Holiday Decorations that Can be Easily Made at Home

terrarium & snow globe holiday decorations

Homemade holiday decorations help personalize your holiday decor. Here are two ideas that are easy to make with a wide variety of materials. The terrarium can be kept out throughout the winter season.

Make Your Own Winter Terrarium

Step #1: Select your terrarium

These glass containers come in a variety of shapes and sizes (we love this faceted version from West Elm). You can even use a clear drinking glass.

Step #2: Set the scene

Fill the bottom of your terrarium with faux snow from your local craft store (here is an option found at JOANN Fabrics) or salt. Then layer moss and more snow to fill your terrarium ~⅓ of the way. Reach deep into corners by leveraging both the flat and round edges of your Scrigit Scraper.

Step 3: Plant your objects

Deck out your snow scene with miniature pine trees, tiny deer, or even snowmen made with cotton balls. Rearrange each object carefully with your Scrigit Scraper.

Step 4: All done!

Showcase your new terrariums on your mantel, dressers, or anywhere else that could use a bit of homemade holiday cheer.

Make Your Own Mini Snow Globe Ornament

Scenic terrariums aren’t your style? Make an ornament or snow globe instead as one of your holiday decorations! The ornament version looks just like a miniature snow globe. Both are almost as easy to make as buying one. Here’s how to make your own.

Step 1: Grab the glue gun

Insert a small amount of hot glue to the bottom of a large, clear plastic ornament or snow globe glass container.

Step 2: Set your trees or other items

Use the same miniature pine trees we mentioned above or other decorative items. Delicately insert them into your ornaments so their trunk is firmly set in glue. Hold the tree in place until the glue dries by using your Scrigit Scraper.

Step 3: Grab the glitter

Using a funnel, fill the ornament ⅓ of the way full with course white glitter.

Step 4: Close it up!

Secure your ornament by adding a few dabs of hot glue gun to the lids, then hold securely until dry. Finish off by trying a small piece of twine on each lid!

Happy crafting! Light a fire, grab the kiddos, and make a cup of warm hot cocoa while you make these beautiful holiday decorations.

Contributed by guest blogger Cyndi G.

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