DIY Christmas Decorations…RYG Style!


3 DIY Christmas Decorations - Redeem Your Ground

With Thanksgiving behind us…just barely…and with you know what just a month away, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. Which at the Scott house means pulling out all the Christmas decorations. So I thought I’d re-share 3 DIY Christmas Decoration projects. Hopefully they’ll help you bring an extra dose of Christmas cheer to your home this year.sidebar-vine

Lighted Christmas Balls

Without a doubt, our Lighted Christmas Balls provide the greatest impact to our front yard than anything else we do. If that’s all we did (and oftentimes it is) it would be enough.

How to Make Lighted Christmas Balls - Redeem Your Ground |

Here’s the post where you’ll find step-by-step instructions for making these Lighted Christmas Ball beauties out of chicken wire. There’s even a handy-dandy printable.

But if you don’t want to mess with chicken wire, here’s an alternative…using a folding wire ball.

Non Chicken Wire Lighted Christmas Balls - Redeem Your Ground |

Regardless of which approach you take, I’m sure you’ll be more than pleased with the final outcome.

Lighted Christmas Star (or Card Holder)

Here’s a super-easy, kid-friendly Christmas decorating project that will bring a little Christmas life outside – a Lighted Christmas Star. All you’ll need is 5 yard sticks, paint, a glue gun, and a strand of Christmas lights (and possibly an extension cord). How to Make a Lighted Christmas Star - Redeem Your Ground |

And if you want to display your Christmas cards in a creative way…lose the lights and bring on the twine. Scroll to the bottom of the post and you’ll find directions on how to make a Star Christmas Card Holder.

How to Make a Star Christmas Card Holder - Redeem Your Ground |

How to Make a Star Christmas Card Holder - Redeem Your Ground |

DIY Pallet Board & Red Ribbon Star

Finally…to keep the Christmas cheer rolling, try your hand at this DIY Pallet Board & Red Ribbon Star.

Red Ribbon and Pallet Board Star - Redeem Your Ground |

We made one for a DIY Christmas Gift Exchange for our Family Christmas Party several years back. And let’s just say…it was the first gift that was “frozen”.sidebar-vine

Alright, enough talk…it’s time to get to decorating. I hope that you’ve found these DIY Christmas Decoration posts helpful and that they will help you get in the Christmas spirit.

Be sure to check out RYGblog over the next several weeks as we share other Christmas-themed ideas.

Merry Early Christmas All,
Doug initial

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  1. Brenda on December 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I LOVE all of these beautiful decorations! They certainly got me in the spirit! And each one makes a glorious statement! Christmas is coming, Shine your light! Gorgeous!

    • Doug Scott on December 1, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks so much Brenda!!! Merry Christmas, D.

  2. Krent Cobice on December 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    These are incredible! I’m a big fan of all DIY stuff and have been looking for an awesome project for my family and me to take on. I think the lighted balls are going to look great in our living room. Thanks for the suggestions and Merry X-mas!

    • Doug Scott on December 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Hey Krent…Thanks so much for your comment and your oh-so-kind words. Please let me know if you ended up doing the lighted balls or one of the other projects…I’d love to see some pics!!! Thanks again and Merry Christmas to you and yours too!!! – Doug

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