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Whether you look forward to this time of the year or whether you find Winter dull and dreary, finding the perfect decorations to liven up your house is important.

The Danish have a word called hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) and it’s that feeling you get from taking pleasure in making everyday moments beautiful or special. In particular, you can get into that hygge mood by indulging in some Winter coziness and adding the perfect decorations to your home.

Nowadays the shops are flooded with different kinds of ornaments, fairy lights, figurines, and other decorations. We clearly don’t lack the variety anymore.

At the same time, people keep looking for something else — something to make their homes memorable and cozy. That special something can easily be found in a shop, but just in case you haven’t found the perfect way to decorate we are here to help. If you feel like trying something different this year we’ve got the following amazing DIY decorations we found on social media that will make this year’s Winter special.

Are you a DIY expert? Or maybe your idea of a DIY decoration is buying something off Etsy? Below you’ll find options suitable for everyone.

With DIY becoming more and more popular, some of the decorations found on the internet might seem difficult to make and even overpriced sometimes (ironically). We picked the best simple decorative solutions that won’t take too much money, effort, or time to make.

For Book-Lovers

Have you been given so many books in the past years they could literally fill the space of your living room from the floor to the ceiling? Do you have a collection of the books that you’ve read and absolutely loved but now they just sit there on a bookshelf? Give them a new life by putting them together into a book nook and have yourself a private space to curl up and read.

Reading in an alcove of books

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Snowmen Made of Socks

Talking about “collections”, what about socks? Did you know they are also the snowman material? White socks make some particularly cute snowmen. Head to Pinterest to find out how a pair of socks, a few buttons, and a bit of rice can become a cute little snowman perfect for your windowsill.

sock snowmen diy

Other items you probably have at your disposal which you can use to create snowmen ornaments include plastic cups, wine corks, and simple bottle caps.

snowmen ornaments

For Wine Lovers

Do you happen to have a spare string of Christmas lights? Put them inside the empty wine bottles and add a little paper bow for a romantic evening with your other half.

romantic wine bottle lights

Snowy Decorations

If you’re not limited on space and want to decorate not only the living room but the whole house, you can do so by using these innovative DIY ideas from Pinterest. Create a snowman fridge for yourself and turn it into a fun family activity.

snowman refrigerator

Snowflakes

This one is old but gold. Paper snowflakes come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Stick them on the windows or make a Winter wonderland chandelier. The sky is the limit.

paper snowflakes

Repurposed Baubles

Got some old Christmas baubles that don’t match your tree style anymore? Create new decorations for your table by putting them inside a glass jar or a vase.

repurposed baubles

Glitter Beard

One more last-minute party solution perfect for any Winter gathering is a glitter beard. It’s bright, sparkly, comes in any color, and is easy to make. Watch this step-by-step tutorial on YouTube to learn how to create one of your own.

More Crafty DIY Inspiration

These are only a few awesome decorative ideas that we found on Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter. Search for “budget friendly DIY decorations” for more inspiration.

When everything else fails, platforms like Etsy Etsy - An Alternative To eBay For Handmade Products Etsy - An Alternative To eBay For Handmade Products Read More can help you get inspired as well as supply you with the ideas for unique hand-made decorations. Etsy is a mix of a social network and a hand-made store, where you can find customized hand-made decorations for a person of any taste.

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Did we leave any of the most popular DIY decorations out? Let us know what unusual Winter decorations you’ve seen or made in the comments below!

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  1. shay
    January 17, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    If I ever grow my beard that long, I'll definitely craft a glitter beard! Nice article!

    • Anya Zhukova
      January 24, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Thank you, Shay!
      I'm sure you could get a stick-on beard if you're dedicated enough :)