7 DIY Holiday Decorations To Make Now

The holidays will be here before you know it, which means it is time to start thinking about how you plan to deck the halls this year. But before you break out the same old box of tinsel and paper snowflakes you pull from every season, consider trying out a few of these super cute and unique DIY Christmas decorations instead. Compiled by Hometalk, these simple projects are insanely easy to make, and will give your space a festive feel in no time at all. From outdoor ice lanterns to creative twists on the traditional holiday tree, here are seven projects you can start making now.

OK, so Christmas is still quite a ways away, but if Starbucks has already started celebrating, then so can we, right? After all, the song doesn't say "tis the month."

Planning your Christmas decorations now will give you plenty of time to get the supplies and materials you need before the lines become unbearable. Take a look at these incredible ideas from Hometalk bloggers, and plot your perfect Christmas layout, complete with clothespin snowflakes on the mantel, trees made from plastic spoons on the coffee table, and an actual ice lantern on your porch.

1. Outdoor Ice Lantern

That's right — we weren't kidding. Make your own frozen lanterns to line your porch or front walkway using empty tin cans and bits of greenery. This clever decoration costs you absolutely nothing, but guests will flip when they see it.

Project via Jessi @Practically Functional

2. Lighted Blessings Canvas

Turn an ordinary, empty canvas into sparkling decor for your mantel or desk, using a Sharpie and LED fairy lights. Put whatever message you'd like in the center of your canvas, so that it shines happily at your guests.

Project via Megan @Rhapsody in Rooms

3. Silver Plastic Spoon Trees

You can make shimmering silver Christmas trees from inexpensive plastic spoons! Separate the top of the spoon from the stem, and use both to make uniquely beautiful holiday decor that you can keep year to year.

Project via Laurie @My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies

4. Pool Noodle Birch Logs

Make a ribbon-wrapped bundle of faux birch logs using foamy pool noodles and ripped up brown paper pieces. These are so convincing, no one will know the difference — but they'll be easy to lift, and are 100 percent mess-free.

Project via Toni @Design Dazzle

5. Engraved & Lighted Ornaments

Turn last year's classic shiny ornaments into engraved works of art using a dremel tool. You can customize them with words, pictures, or fun patterns. The best part? These babies glow like crazy when you add lights.

Project via Kim @The Kim Six Fix

6. Clothespin Snowflake Ornaments

Buy a cheap pack of snowflakes, and turn them into glittering snowflake ornaments to line your tree, banister, or mantel. These sweet little stunners are so easy to make, you may find yourself surrounded by a flurry of wooden pins in no time!

Project via Laurie @My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies

7. Melting Snow Centerpiece

This cool technique shows you how to add faux melted snow to leftover tin cans to create a gorgeous centerpiece that perfectly fits your cozy winter look. Fill your jars with candles, cinnamon sticks, and bits of winter greenery.

Project via Amy @Stow & Tell U

For more outrageously awesome Christmas decorating ideas, come to Hometalk!