I'm Nadine – a wedding floral designer, event designer, holiday décor enthusiast, and fashionista based in Columbia, Maryland. Welcome to my blog, where I'll share recent weddings and events, as well as educational resources for my fellow wedding floral designers and freelancers!


Renew the ‌Holiday‌ ‌Spirit‌ ‌with‌ ‌DIY‌ ‌Christmas‌ ‌Decorations‌



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 ‌The‌ ‌holiday‌ ‌season‌ ‌is‌ ‌just‌ ‌a‌ ‌skip‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌hop‌ ‌away.‌ ‌You’ll‌ ‌be‌ ‌decking‌ ‌your‌ ‌halls‌ ‌and‌ ‌your‌ ‌rooms‌ ‌with‌ ‌Christmas‌ ‌decorations‌ ‌before‌ ‌you‌ ‌know‌ ‌it.‌ ‌Although‌ ‌that‌ ‌most‌ ‌wonderful‌ ‌time‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌year‌ ‌isn’t‌ ‌here‌ ‌yet,‌ ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌already‌ ‌started‌ ‌to‌ ‌bring‌ ‌out‌ ‌our‌ ‌pine-scented‌ ‌candles,‌ ‌stockings,‌ ‌wreaths,‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌classic‌ ‌Christmas‌ ‌icon,‌ ‌the‌ ‌pine‌ ‌tree.‌ ‌But‌ ‌‌fabulous‌ DIY Christmas ‌decorations‌ ‌can‌ ‌always‌ give your home holiday look a‌ ‌‌refreshed and creative style.

One‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌best‌ ‌ways‌ ‌to‌ ‌twist‌ ‌and‌ ‌change‌ ‌your‌ ‌decorations‌ ‌is‌ ‌by‌ ‌crafting‌ ‌some‌ ‌fun‌ ‌DIY‌ ‌Christmas‌ ‌decorations.‌ ‌You‌ ‌can‌ ‌use‌ ‌these‌ ‌crafts‌ ‌for‌ ‌both‌ ‌indoor‌ ‌and‌ ‌outdoor‌ ‌ornaments.‌ ‌These‌ ‌charming‌ ‌crafts‌ ‌would‌ ‌be‌ ‌an‌ ‌awesome‌ ‌addition‌ ‌especially‌ ‌if‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌not‌ ‌into‌ ‌the‌ ‌common‌ ‌explosion‌ ‌of‌ ‌red‌ ‌and‌ ‌green‌ ‌ornaments.‌ ‌There‌ ‌are‌ ‌so‌ ‌many‌ ‌color‌ ‌themes‌ ‌and‌ ‌quirky‌ ‌decorations‌ ‌that‌ ‌can‌ ‌fit‌ ‌your‌ ‌unique‌ ‌style.‌ ‌Plus‌ ‌there‌ ‌are‌ ‌other‌ ‌options‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌take‌ ‌advantage‌ ‌of,‌ ‌like‌ ‌paying‌ ‌for‌ ‌services‌ ‌like‌ ‌holiday‌ ‌decoration‌ ‌delivery.‌ ‌You‌ ‌can‌ ‌check‌ ‌out‌ ‌our‌ ‌award-winning‌ ‌services‌ ‌‌here‌‌.‌ ‌

Whether‌ ‌you‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌something‌ ‌festive‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌family,‌ ‌or‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌keep‌ ‌your‌ ‌holiday‌ ‌decor‌ ‌budget‌ ‌modest,‌ ‌try‌ ‌these‌ ‌DIY‌ ‌Christmas‌ ‌Decorations‌ ‌to‌ ‌explore‌ ‌and‌ ‌inspire‌ ‌that‌ ‌artsy‌ ‌and‌ ‌crafty‌ ‌side‌ ‌of‌ ‌you‌ ‌for‌ ‌this‌ ‌festive‌ ‌holiday.

‌ ‌Super‌ ‌Size‌ ‌It!‌ ‌

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Make a display that will surely stop people in their tracks. Swap out the traditional Christmas string of lights for this charming decoration with large wooden versions hung on your beautiful garland. You can read the full tutorial here at Sugar & Cloth.

Gingerbread House Advent Calendar 

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Change up your traditional advent calendar with this charming gingerbread house version from Sugar & Charm. The little houses might surprise you with how easy they are to craft. Plus, these little wooden houses are a lovely thing to add to your mantle.

Pom-Pom Stockings

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Do you want to make your Christmas stockings a tad different and charming? Try these lovely pom-poms made out of yarn to freshen up your stockings. They’re great for furry friends as well as hanging in your office. You can get the tutorial at a beautiful mess.

A Charming DIY Vignette

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Make a cute vignette to add to your bookshelf. You can fill a vessel in one afternoon with bold and unexpected pieces. Use this project as a filler piece for your mantle, your office desk, or even in the kids’ rooms. Get the full tutorial at Design Improvised.

Cool DIY Coasters

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Make your cocktails look even more beautiful by serving them on these snowflake coasters. These DIY Christmas decorations are made with white pipe cleaners. Safely bring a white Christmas inside with these cute coasters. You can learn how to make them on Sugar & Charm’s site.

DIY Holiday Garlands

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Installed over windows, or laid on tables and dressers, garlands are beautiful accents for the holidays too. These can be simple to make, and still provide unique and festive looks to the inside and outside of your home. It’s the perfect addition to your home décor and you can drape them wherever you want. This year skip the traditional fabric table runner and opt for something different and colorful with a tad bit of texture. Use your garland design that’s adorned with a string of lights and beautiful ornaments as your table runner. It’s for sure going to be a show-stopping holiday decor piece. You can get your wreath in 5 major designs: Burgundy & Pewter, Golden Botanical, Gold & Silver, Red & White, and Navy. heck out the DIY Holiday Decor Kit from Nadine De Leon HERE!

You can also make a faux garland from construction paper and faux berries. Especially, if you have extra scrap paper lying around. Or you can just cut them into tiny leaves and glue them on red and white paper straws. 

A Pretty Pegboard Tree

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Cats can be quite troublesome for your Christmas tree and young children can pull at the sparkly ornaments. Instead of the traditional tree for your office or small room, you can check out the geometric pegboard that’s covered in washi tape garland. Here is the tutorial from Sugar & Cloth.

Balloon DIY Ornaments

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Christmas is a big holiday and it’s a great chance to try out some oversized ornaments made from balloons. You can try it out and check the tutorial from Creative Heart Studio.

Balloon DIY Christmas Tree

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This is a fun take on the traditional Christmas Tree. It’s a dreamlike version of the classic and it’s a fun statement piece. You can get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

Upcycled Mason Jars 

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Do you have any old mason jars that are just gathering dust? You can now upcycle them and turn them into lovely holiday decorations. You can add them to your table with a little something that you can probably find in your medicine cabinet-Epsom salt. The salt makes the glass look like it’s sparkling with snow. Here’s the full tutorial from A Pumpkin and a Princess.

Another option for you to upcycle your old mason jars is by making them into votives. You can put them into good use with this handy and charming craft. All you need is to do is to tape out the Christmas tree design and paint the rest of it. When the paint has dried do the opposite by taping the edges and filling in the tree design with different colored paint. 

Poinsettia Flowers from Paper

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Pretty aren’t they? And they look quite real but they are made out of paper. No joke, just paper. You can make these beautiful poinsettia flowers from paper. Here’s the tutorial from The House That Lars Built, if you want to try it out.

DIY Mistletoe

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The mistletoe is one of the most iconic Christmas decorations. This ball of greenery with faux berries and a red velvet bow isn’t as hard as you’d think to make. You can look at the full tutorial from A Pumpkin and a Princess.

Tree-Shaped Advent Calendar

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Here’s another way for you to change up your advent calendar. It’s an awesome DIY Calendar from Sugar and Charm. You just need some plywood, tin cans, and a hot glue gun.

DIY Christmas Tree Collar

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If you’re not comfortable sewing and prefer to make something along the lines of sculpting, then this DIY craft is for you. You can make a tree collar with some thick rope, glue, and a tad bit of paint. Get the full tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.

DIY Christmas Tree Skirt

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If you have the knack for sewing, then this DIY could be for you. You can make your tree skirt the way you envision and want it. Plus, you can make into a family heirloom that you can pass on forward to generations to come. You can get the full tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.

Temporary Tattoo Ornaments

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Not everyone is gifted with the skill to paint with a brush. If you are one of these people then don’t worry. This craft is for you. All you need to do is stick a temporary tattoo on an ornament and poof done. But if you want to see a step-by-step guide then you can check out The Crafted Life.

Traditional DIY Holiday Wreath

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If you like the traditional pine wreath but want to add some chic, stylish flair to it, Nadine De Leon also offers special DIY holiday decor kits for wreaths. They’re sure to bring the old Christmas spirit and holiday cheer with a new, chic, and high-end design. You can order your DIY wreath kit in 5 different color schemes: Burgundy & Pewter, Golden Botanical, Gold & Silver, Red & White, and Navy. Nadine De Leon also offers DIY Christmas decorations kits for the kids! There are boy and girl options for the wreaths, as well as Christmas trees. Take a look at some of the incredible wreaths designed by Nadine De Leon here.

Snowflake Lace Ornaments

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Have you ever thought that lace looks exactly like those delicate snowflakes? Look at this tutorial from Little Yellow Wheelbarrow to make your very own snowflake lace ornament. They add a softer touch to your holiday decor, and can dazzle almost as much as an actual Christmas snow flurry.

Get DIY Christmas Decorations Delivered to You!

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There are hundreds of other DIY Christmas decorations that you can try for this holiday but if you don’t have the time, tools or creative skills for DIY crafts then you can always look into your other options. Nadine De Leon’s DIY holiday kits are easy, simple, fun, and festive. We offer DIY Christmas decorations for Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands. You can even get the kids their own Christmas tree to design, with options for boys and girls.  You can also purchase your holiday decorations from us or even hire us for holiday decoration delivery and set-up services (limited to the Washington D.C area). The choice is up to you on how you’ll make this holiday as festive and as authentically you as possible. To learn more about all we have to offer for this holiday season, visit our website at 



I'm Nadine – a wedding floral designer, event designer, holiday décor enthusiast, and fashionista based in Columbia, Maryland. Welcome to my blog, where I'll share recent weddings and events, as well as educational resources for my fellow wedding floral designers and freelancers!