If you need help decorating your home after Christmas and don’t know where to start, here’s help! Here are 40 winter decorations you can DIY! Easy, budget-friendly, in cozy farmhouse & cabincore styles!
How Can I Decorate My Home in January?
That’s the big question, right? After all the Christmas decor comes down, then what? It can feel sparse and empty, and putting the ‘regular’ stuff out doesn’t feel quite right either, does it?
Well, I definitely have a few thought on this (are you surprised? lol). First, even though things feel more bare after Christmas, I kind of like it. Christmas is amazing, but sometimes… it’s so much. It feels like a winter cleaning once the Christmas decorations come down, and I sort of roll with the minimalistic feel. The removal of the alll the clutter and stuff feels likes a breathe of brisk winter air. So, I like my house to be decorated with that same feel. Less truly is more. I encourage you to embrace that.
Second, if you do your Christmas decorating right, it can easily transition into winter decor. What do I mean by that? Well, as a lazy decorator, I try to stream-line as much as I can. So, I intentionally do not do a lot of red because a lot of the other stuff that doesn’t scream “Merry Christmas” can be kept around. Of course, the signs, ornaments – things like that- should go away until next year.
But, the greens, the trees, the snowflakes, the snowmen … as long as they aren’t red, can stick around. So, it makes for an easy transition to winter.
How Do I Make My House Cozy in the Winter?
Before we get to the winter DIY crafts, I want to point you to two other posts I have that may help this whole winter decorating debacle. This post, Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Winter Decor Ideas, has all the tips and strategies to decorate for winter and make your home a snug haven and wonderland. This can be super-helpful for the overall feel you want in your home for a cozy winter. These winter crafts fit in with that decorating philosophy.
This post, How to Decorate for Winter after Christmas, Farmhouse Style (with Before and After Pictures), is where you can see it in action. I have lots of before and after pictures so you can see how I went from Christmas to winter decor right in my own home.
However, in all of my decorating, budget-friendly decorating for sure, DIYs are a staple. Not only are they fun for me to do, but it is a cool sense of pride to see your own handiwork displayed in your home.
Themes for Winter DIY Decorations
As you go through the list of DIY winter projects for the home, you’ll notice there are some ‘themes’ or trends. I’ve tried to group them together so you can see a progression. But basically, you’ll see variations of the following in the winter crafts:
Trees and Branches
Candles and Lights
Blanket and Sweaters
All of these work together to create a cohesive theme of winter without being ‘too much.’ You can use them sparsely, as a continuing theme through your house, or maybe just where you need a little something. Even the snow decor contributes to a cozy, hibernating vibe for the winter.
OK, let’s check out these amazing winter DIY projects!
35 Cozy Winter Decor Crafts (Farmhouse & Cabincore Styles)
You can create these projects for winter decorations – or you can even include them with your Christmas decor!
DIY Winter Room Decorating Ideas
Amazing, right? So many fun and festive ways to decorate your home for winter and make it as cozy as can be! I’d love to see what you came up with! Please tag me on Instagram @100affections or leave a comment on Pinterest!
If you’re planning ahead for Valentine’s Day or spring, I’ll link a few spring resources you can bookmark or pin!
Valentine’s Day Decor Inspiration
Spring Decor Inspiration
Thoughts? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment below!