Christmas, a time to get together with your family and enjoy the love and warmth in relationships and festivities in the air. Wall décor for any house during Christmas is a must to do thing, and has proven to be an unchanged tradition since centuries. From professional wall decors to decors with imperfect Santa Claus made by your kids, everybody is ready to decorate the wall in a way they can afford.
Let’s go through a few quick and easy DIY and other wall décor elements we can use to decorate our walls.
Decorative Figurines with Popsicle Sticks
Creating different things from Popsicle sticks is an excellent way of engaging kids and keeping them busy in the preparations of Christmas. These Popsicle sticks can be used in a variety of ways to create different designs for Christmas decorations on the wall.
Check literallyinspired.com for this amazing tutorial on how to make this.
Dye or paint these Popsicle sticks for making small decorative figurines. Use glue or tape to join them together. You can use a cutter to cut the sticks of various lengths for a Christmas tree. Decorate with beads, pearls or buttons.
You can also make snow man and other items from these sticks.
Make a wall with all these figurines attached with double sided tape or glue and enjoy with your kids. A great idea can be to create a story with these figures e.g. story of the movie ‘Frozen’ with all the characters made out of Popsicle sticks.
Candies, a sweet symbol of love, are the best thing to share on Christmas. Candy wreaths are an excellent way to decorate a wall for Christmas. Different types of candies which can be used for the wreath include candy canes, marsh mellows, peppermint candies, raspberry candies, cream filled caramel candies as well as homemade candies.
To make a candy wreath, cut a circle from a piece of hard board or Styrofoam and cut a smaller circle inside it to give it the shape of a wreath. Spray paint it with the colour similar to the candy wrappers and let the colour dry. Use the lightest touch of glue to attach the candies on the board and with each other. Now take ribbon and form a loop from the bigger to smaller circle that can be used to hang the wreath on the wall. You can also attach bows and other attractive things to this wreath.
Christmas Greeting Board
Christmas greeting board is an old tradition in English families. It consists of a special board hung on the wall where Christmas cards from peers and family are attached along with pictures of old Christmas celebrations.
You can easily get a simple soft board for this project and get it covered by some neutral colour cloth. Neutral colours are used so that the so that the cards and pictures pop out in front of the board and look distinct. You can also use a black board for this project and write important quotes and things on it with a chalk. Attach all the cards and pictures to the board with the pushpins or you can even hang them all on a string and attach the string to the two ends of the black board. You can also add different sorts of beads, pearls, ribbons or handmade figurines also to the board.
A wreath is basically a ring of assorted leaves, flowers or twigs. They form an integral part of ceremonial events and Christmas decoration. Considered as the symbol of strength and good luck, they have been used since ancient Egyptian era. The Etruscan civilization also has some evidences of wreaths in their celebrations. These wreaths, in older days, were made of gold and other precious metals.
This calls for a simply DIY Wreath to make your Christmas wall décor more fun and exciting. All you need is:
- A dry flower arrangement
- Spray Paint
- Ribbons or colourful soft paper
- Make a Styrofoam circle (the size of finished circle should be equal to size of wreath you want).
- Arrange the dry arrangement over the foam.
- Spray paint the arrangement along with the foam underneath. Classic gold or silver paints will give it a much beautiful and festive look.
- Optional: make beautiful bows and hearts out of coloured papers and ribbons. You can attach these before doing the spray paint to also give them the same look, yet new dimension. You can also add colour to the classic wreath by adding these accessories in contrasting colours.
Christmas Wall Decals
Decals are easy to use and are one of the trendiest ways of wall décor for christmas. You can easily give a festive look to any wall with the help of these decals. These decals are available in numerous different shapes and figures related to the theme of christmas.
For Christmas, you can get decals in the form of Christmas trees, snowflakes or reindeers with Santa Claus. They are easily available in markets and can also be custom ordered according to your preference.
Decals with quotes and sayings also give a very artistic and meaningful look to the wall. For kids on Christmas, wall decals of the animated cartoon ‘Frozen’ will be perfect this Christmas. Olaf, the snowman from the movie, along with snowflakes will be the perfect wall décor for the Christmas.
Canvas Prints for Christmas Wall Décor
Canvas prints on wall are an old and classic idea for decorating walls for Christmas. If the whole family is gathering on Christmas, you can create a wall with beautiful memories printed on canvas for all of them. Handmade drawings of your kids or grandchildren, visiting you this Christmas, can also be placed on the wall after being printed on canvas to show your appreciation and love for them.
You can also get meaningful quotes printed onto canvas that match the Christmas theme. You can even create a wall with canvases showing pictures of the previous Christmases you have spent with your loved ones. Every year you can display the same collection with an addition of a new canvas from that year’s Christmas Party. Canvas wall décor is surely an amazing way to decorate while staying well under your budget.
Pine Cone Décor
Pine cones are the traditional items used all over the year but are especially during the Christmas season for décor. A few ways in which pine cones can be used in décor include:
- They can be a part of potpourri along with other items after being sprayed with aromatherapy oils and placed on the centre table to spread out the beautiful fragrances.
- They can also be arranged in the form of a wreath on the wall
- They can be used for hanging on the Christmas trees
- A simple wall decoration can also be created with these by simply spray painting them with glitter paint and pasting them on the walls or hanging them with threads on the wall to give a cosy, warm and homely touch.
Tip: To paint the cones, first of all dry them completely. Use oil colours for spray painting or simply dab them gently on the edges with paint on foam. Let them dry in open air and sunlight.
Wall Décor with Christmas Stockings
What is Christmas without hanging a stocking with your name around the chimney from where the Santa Claus will enter your house ;). Kids are told to behave in the best manner to get good gifts from Santa in those socks or else they will receive a piece of coal.
Now a days with the new lifestyle and architecture a few houses have chimneys. With the changing trends and modern lifestyles, the stockings have now become more of a symbolic thing but to see old traditions live again is definitely warming to the heart. So this calls for a quick DIY to give the best festive and traditional look to your wall:
Get your sock or stocking handcrafted by your granny or mom but if that’s not possible then simply buy it from any store. Place the stocking in a slanting fashion on the wall with the help of double sided tape or glue. You can also add small eatables like chocolates and sweets in them. They can also be tied to a string and the string ends hang from nails in the wall. This will give your wall the real Christmas look you are looking for.
DIY Rain deer Head with hanging Lights
Reindeers are the traditional soul of Christmas along with Santa Claus and Christmas tree. In old times during the Christmas season real stuffed reindeer heads were mounted on the walls and different things were hung from the horns of it. You can still buy an artificial reindeer head or a reindeer head look alike from the market. Put some LED lights on the horns of the deer or hang baubles with threads or ribbons to make it look fun and festive. Twigs with flowers can also be hung from the horns.
You can also make a reindeer head by using chart paper and horns cut from a light coloured paper. The head can also be attached to a card board base or Styrofoam base and pasted on the wall with nail or glue.
LED Christmas tree on the Wall
An easy to hang and beautifully adorned Christmas tree can be made with a help of different things lying around the house and LED lights. They can be made by using flat cardboard as a base. A hook is attached on the back of the board to make it easy for hanging. Different sizes of sticks from trees are then used for making a shape of a Christmas trees on the wall.
Now, take some nails and put them on equal distance horizontally on the board. Put the sticks on those nails to give them support and shape of a Christmas tree. Now put red or green LED lights around them to give a Christmas tree look that is attractive and festive. Different things, cones or figurines can be placed on the sticks to make them look more special.
LED lights can also make other perfect wall décor elements for the wall including an LED Christmas Wreath as follows:
Glitter Balls or Bauble Tree on the wall
A bauble is a Christmas decoration or a trinket used for the novelty décor of the Christmas trees. It is usually a small ball like structure with glittery or colourful outlook. The trinkets or baubles have a hook or loop on the top and a thread to hang it with the trees or the walls. There baubles make excellent ideas for making Christmas tree on the wall.
You can simply create baubles yourself at home by taking a few plastic balls and making them into baubles by spray painting them in different glittery colours. You can also brush them with glue and then roll them in glitter for a rich look and the let dry. Ribbons and colourful cloth pieces can also be added to the balls to make them appear more beautiful.
Draw a Christmas tree on the wall and paint it. Attach the hooks on wall to hang the balls to complete the look. You can also use a wall decal of Christmas tree and add hooks with the help of a hammer at points on the wall where you can afterwards hang the handmade balls or glittery baubles.
Paper Quilling for the Wall
Quilling is the form of art in which a special Quilling paper is folded, turned, looped, twisted and curled to form shapes and then glued together at the end. It is also known as Paper Filigree. Quilling can be done separately or joined together with embroidery and other things to form beautiful patterns on the wall.
A few tools important for quilling include: A needle tool, tweezers and slotted tool. You can make beautiful Christmas trees and other patterns with the help of paper by quilling on the wall.
DIY Popsicle Stick Snow Flakes
This can be an excellent idea for Christmas for a family with young children. Get them involved and make this DIY project with your kids. Things you need include: 6 big Popsicle (1a, 2a, 3a, 4a, 5a, 6a) sticks attached at one point with each other with the help of glue.
Now attach other six strips (1b, 2b, 3b, 4b, 5b, 6b) with the series to form a hexagon.
Separately attach sticks with glue in a plus like pattern and attach two legs to it.
Spray paint these sticks and put shiny beads or ribbons to make the flakes look more beautiful. Stick these snowflakes directly to the wall or you can also attach them with some thread and let them hang in front of the window or wall.
Embroidered Pieces with Hoops
Handmade embroidery is a tradition since centuries where women of a family and friends used to sit together, stitch, sew and make different types of embroidery patterns for their loved ones for Christmas gifts and giveaways. These embroidery patterns on cloth mounted inside embroidery frame can be placed on the wall for Christmas wall décor. These frames present a very cosy, homely and warm look.
You can even do this at home with a cloth named Aida. First thing to do is to choose an image or pattern you want to make on the cloth. Mount this cloth inside the frame. Now trace the image on the fabric. Thread the needle and start stitching. You will observe that the cloth is in the form of grid spaces. Always insert your needle from the base and after leaving a little thread in the bottom, pull the rest of the thread up.
Then move the thread diagonally up or down and move to the next grid. Then again move it to the bottom and from there, again bring it up from another grid thus making a cross like pattern. The pattern is basically “X “stitched. Draw the figures of your own choice ranging from Santa Claus to reindeers and snowman.
When done arrange these frames on the wall and decorate the wall for Christmas
Luminaries are excellent for Christmas as they create the mood and bring warmth to your décor. They can be made by different methods at home. They can be made from empty jam bottles, used old glasses, cups and even empty tinned cans. There is a wide variety of things used to make luminaries for Christmas.
The best one is to make one from the glass jar. You can easily do this by taking glass jars and putting some pebbles or potpourri inside. Place the candle inside the jars in a way that it does not touch the potpourri or pebbles. Now make holes in the lids of the jars and pass the chain through the holes and secure it. Hang the chain on the walls to make the jars float in the air on the wall
Enjoy the soft light and warmth of the candles.
DIY Snow Flakes
Snowflakes are definitely an essential part of Christmas. Associated with the winter season, they surely indicate snowfall and Christmas time.
You will be amazed to know that the patterns of snowflakes are basically derived from images taken from photomicrographs. I know this is an awe moment so do stop for a second to appreciate God’s miraculous designs.
So it’s time to get involved into this fun project and lets DIY Snowflakes. All you need is:
- Take paper and fold it
- Cut the paper at different sides with scissors.
- Create the pattern as shown with the help of a pencil and create a stencil.
- Cut the stencil.
- Open the folds. Your Snow flake is ready.
Enjoy your DIY and add it to the arrangements of Christmas. You can paste colourful snowflakes on the walls, frames or hang them in windows on from the ceiling.
PVC Pipe Tree
A beautiful way to decorate your wall on a Christmas can be to make a Christmas tree with the help of PVC pipes. You can easily cut PVC pipes of different diameters with the help of a knife. You can also easily get pre-cut PVC pipes from the hardware store to make the process less cumbersome. All you need for this project is:
- PVC Pipes of same length but different diameters ranging 1, 2,3,4,5 inches
- Very strong glue
- Spray paint
Layout the pipes in the formation you want for the Christmas tree. Now mark the points where you want to attach these pipes. Attach the pipes with the help of high strength glue. Spray paint if required. When the pipes are glued and dried, pick the whole structure up and attach it to the wall. Put Christmas bells, light luminaries, small cars, flowers, trinkets, small figurines and other small photo frames inside the tree for a complete and detailed festive look.
DIY Paper Cup Christmas Bells
Christmas bells have been an integral part of Christmas decorations since the beginning. These bells, in folk lore, remind us of the arrival of Santa Claus. In churches, the ringing of bell is an indication of start of Christmas services.
These bells can be bought from the market and attached to the Christmas tree or walls. You can also create these bells with simple DIY projects
- Take a paper cup
- Make a hole in the base.
- Take a small ribbon with a bauble or sweet or trinket attached at the end.
- Pass the thread from that hole in the paper cup
- Now cover the paper cup with different types of ribbons, threads or flitter color
- Make a few more and form a whole strand.
Hang these strands on the walls and doors of the house, and then hang it on the wall.