DIY Christmas decoration ideas you MUST try

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


Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 1.10.05 PM 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


Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 2.49.47 PMIKEA glass spice jars: 15AED/4 pack

Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 12.56.18 PMIKEA 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


mugIKEA white mug: 3AED/piece

penIKEA 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


Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 1.06.45 PMIKEA glass: 9AED

Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 3.06.32 PMIKEA 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


bottleIKEA cork bottle: 39AED

ribbonIKEA gift ribbon: 6AED/4 pack

lightsIKEA 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.

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