Ok, so maybe the winter holidays are still a few months away.

We need to get through the fall holidays first, which both have their own unique decorations and traditions.

But just like they always say, it’s never too early to start shopping for gifts, it’s also never too early to start planning out new and creative DIY projects to add to your winter holiday decor.

Pinterest DIY Projects You Need to Try

The blog Princess Pinky Girl recently posted a list of the best DIY winter holiday decorations found on Pinterest. These projects range from simple to requiring a little more skill, but they all share one important quality – the end results are simply breathtaking.

Here are six of the best DIY winter holiday decoration ideas from Pinterest that you and your family can try this year.

1. Wood Block Trees

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{image 1: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/419116309063552138/}This idea was shared by Today’s Creative Life, and is a perfect family-friendly activity that will fill a few hours of your afternoon. For about the cost of a gourmet cup of coffee you could purchase enough wood to make two of these decorative trees. Simply visit your local hardware store and purchase a 2x2x8 piece of wood, then either have a store associate cut it apart into six pieces between three and 10 inches, or do it yourself at home.

After you’ve separated your wood blocks, sand them so they are smooth and paint them whatever color or colors you’d like. Chalk or acrylic paint works best. Once the paint dries, sand again and apply vinyl lettering, which can be purchased at a handful of online stores. You could also buy stencils and use more chalk paint to create your message. A few hours of work, and you’ll have a beautiful holiday tree to greet visitors in your home.

2. Peppermint Candy Dish

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Who doesn’t love peppermint during the holidays? This clever DIY candy bowl is sure to be conversation starter when family or friends come to your home. All you need is a bag of peppermints, a small glass bowl, parchment paper, a baking sheet, and about 20 minutes of free time.

You’ll need to line the baking sheet with your parchment paper, and add the peppermints in a floral pattern. Bake for roughly eight minutes on 300. You want the mints to be shiny – if they are bubbling, you’ve cooked them for too long. Remove from the oven and let sit for about 30 seconds. Then using your oven mitt (the mints will still be hot), carefully and quickly mold the mints to the outside of an upside down glass bowl. Let cool, peel off, and you’ve got yourself a quick and easy peppermint candy dish.

3. Car in Jar

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One of the more creative ideas comes from Mason Jar Crafts Love. They created a snow globe using a small mason jar, toy car (they suggest something vintage), brush tree, fake snow, jingle bell, and twine.

To create your car in a jar, start by tying the tree to the top of the car using your twine. Put some of the fake snow to the bottom of the mason jar, and then add the car. Close the mason jar, tie some more twine around the top and add a few jingle bells and you’re done. It’s simple and easy, and would make a great holiday gift for family or friends.

4. Mickey Mouse Ornaments

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If you have young children in your family, this idea from Dolled Up Designs will quickly become a favorite. And the best part – you can pick up all the supplies for just a few bucks from your local dollar store.

To create your Mickey balls, cut off the ornament hanging ends on your smaller balls with a sharp knife (parents only). This will become your ears. Then using a magic marker, put a dot in the spot where you’d like to add your ears. Using a hot glue gun, add your ears to a larger ornament and let the glue take hold. If you want to create Minnie balls, simply hot glue a bow between the ears.

5. Gold Leaf Painted Ornaments

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This DIY ornament from The Sweetest Occasion is another project you can create with common supplies, although you might need to visit an arts and crafts store for the gold leaf and adhesive.

Simply take clear ornament bulbs and add a small dab of paint to the inside. Shake and spin the ornament until the interior is covered with paint and let dry. Add your adhesive to the outside of the bulb where you’d like your gold leaf and apply. Using a spare clean paintbrush, remove the access gold leaf and cover with a light coat of sealer. Let sit overnight to dry and you’re done.

6. Candy Cane Wreath

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This take on the traditional holiday wreath from At the Picket Fence is incredibly simple and creative. All you need are a white Styrofoam wreath form, about 10 packs of cheap acrylic candy canes, a hot glue gun with low temperature glue sticks, and ribbon for hanging.

To create this holiday talker, glue the bottom of your candy canes one at a time around your wreath form. The bottom ends of the candy canes should be touching, while the tops will be further apart and overlapping slightly. When you are finished, simply use additional craft glue and glitter if desired to create a slight sparkle, and tie your ribbon around the top.

Winter Holiday DIY Pinterest Projects for the Whole Family

The great thing about all of these projects is your entire family can participate. So pick up your supplies, gather the kids, and create beautiful projects and memories for the upcoming winter holidays.

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