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8 Cheertastic DIY Holiday Decorations for Your Apartment

If you’re also a huge fan of Christmas, you’re already in full holiday season mode. The tree has been decorated for weeks, your apartment smells like cinnamon most of the time and lights twinkle in every corner of your living room. All that’s left is waiting… or, getting creative and making your own decorations! These DIY projects are easy, cheerful and will keep you in the holiday mood while you count down the days to Christmas. 

Cozy Winter Wreath


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This cozy yet stylish wreath by Blooming DIY-er is the perfect statement piece for your entryway. It’s minimalist and modern, but the natural textures add a rustic, friendly feel to the design. Plus, even though it looks like you bought it from a fancy home décor store, it’s surprisingly easy to make. 

Vintage Ornament Tree


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Inspired by Charm’s vintage ornament tree is another showstopping piece for your holiday home décor. All you’ll need is a bulletin board, some ornaments (we recommend hitting up some thrift stores), and pearl top straight pins. The result is a personalized, eye-pooping piece of wall art you’ll use for years to come. 

Rustic Miniature Trees


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When it comes to sprucing up your shelves, or, why not, your holiday table, these rustic trees by A Pumpkin & a Princess should be your go-to decorations. You’ll start with a papier-mâché cone as your base, and then decorate with nuts, mini-pine cones, and greenery for this lovely shabby-chic result. 

Snowy Mason Jars


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If you want to up your holiday lights game, these snowy mason jars are the perfect candle holders to give your home a dreamy, cozy feel. They’re easy to make, make use of household items and are also customizable. Your family will be wowed, and you’ll get to relax in a peaceful atmosphere begging for holiday relaxation. 

Candy Cane Mason Jars

These candy cane mason jars by Mason Jar Crafts will bring a serious dose of Christmas cheer to any room in your home. They’re fun and festive, so we recommend busting them out when you want to have a great time (and some holiday drinks). Just grab some paint and sealer, a few trinkets for texture, and get creative! 

Dried Orange Garland

It doesn’t get any easier than this DIY dried orange garland by The Ginger Home. Besides having a decidedly Scandinavian vibe, it will add a natural twist to your overall theme. Plus, you can use the dried oranges for wreaths, ornaments and any other cheer-inducing decorations around your home. 

Clay Stars Light Display

This cheertastic light display by Clean & Scentisible is perfect for parties and quiet nights in alike. The tutorial will teach you how to make air-dry clay stars quickly and easily and how to incorporate them into a playful light ornament. The best part is you can use them for anything from decorating your Christmas tree to arranging your dinner table.

Easy Gnome Ornaments


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If you’re looking for a fun activity with your kids that will also result in some lovely homemade decorations, look no further than this gnome tutorial by Happy Hooligans. These adorable little gnomes will add plenty of life to your Christmas tree, and your kids will love it that much more knowing their “hard work” is on display. 

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Irina Lupa
Irina Lupa is a creative writer for several Yardi publications, where she covers real estate market trends and industry news. Her work has been cited in Forbes, Globe St. and CNBC, among others. Irina has an academic background in journalism and media theory. You can connect with Irina via email.

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