The spirit of holidays is all around us, with hundreds of decoration choices to choose from at every corner of every mall. This Christmas, we offer you our favourite DIY tricks to help you make your own unique decorations, all under a budget with the help of some simple tools from IKEA. Make your home look the coolest in Dubai!
Make use of fruits
IKEA candles: 19AED/24 pack
Carve out the fruits with a carving knife and place one of the little candles inside it. It provides a very interesting source of light on your Christmas table.
Get creative with spice jars
IKEA assorted paints: 29AED/8 pack
Print out the shapes you want to stencil on glue-back paper, glue it on and color the rest of the jar. Once the paint is close to drying, remove the paper. Also works great with salt and pepper shakers.
Make personalized mugs
IKEA white mug: 3AED/piece
IKEA felt-tip pen, assorted colours: 9AED/12 pack
Writing funny/personal messages on the mugs, and add some Christmas drawings. This makes for a great take-away gift for your guests and doesn’t cost anything.
Christmas-up your glasses
IKEA glass: 9AED
IKEA fluorescent/glitter paint, assorted colours: 49AED/8 pack
Use glasses to serve candy, or even for beverages on the Christmas table. Depending on your abilities, you can draw as many shapes and ornaments as you want.
Get creative with decorative lights
IKEA cork bottle: 39AED
IKEA gift ribbon: 6AED/4 pack
IKEA LED lighting curtain with 12 lights: 49AED
Carefully drill out a hold at the bottom of the bottle and insert ribbon-covered LED lights. This can be placed on the table or even on the floor.
See more DIY pieces in our Guides section.