Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DIY Christmas Window Decorations

If you are looking for a cute, easy, and inexpensive way to decorate your windows for Christmas, this is the perfect project. I purchased all the materials to make mine from the Dollar Store, so the cost of this was only $7!


Here are the steps to take to make a Christmas window decoration of your own.

Step 1: Gather your materials.
  • Christmas Ornaments - I used about 50, but you may want more or less depending on the size of your window and the size of the ornaments.
  • Curtain rod to fit your window.
  • Garland
  • Bow
  • String or yarn

Step 2: Tie the string to the ornaments. 


Step 3: Tie the other end of the string to the curtain rod.


Step 4: Continue to add more ornaments at various lengths. 


Step 5: Add the garland to the curtain rod to cover up the string.


Step 6: Add the bow.

Step 7: Enjoy your holiday decorations!

Helpful hints:
  • Tie the strings to the curtain rod after the rod is in place. I originally was tying them before I hung it and I ended up with a tangled mess.
  • Cut the garland into smaller pieces to wrap around the rod. I tried to do it in one piece and again ended up in a tangled mess.
  • I used yarn but something like fishing line or thin thread would probably look nicer. The reason I used yarn was because I have cats that I know will be batting these around. If one gets wrapped around their paw, I don't want them to get hurt.
  • If you have animals or small children, ensure that the ornaments that you use are not breakable. This has become the new favorite toy in my house.

22 comments:

  1. What a pretty, great project! Thanks for sharing. I have tons of yarn so I'd probably give that a try first, as you did.

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    1. @Dorothy, I can relate to having a ton of yarn. :-) Thanks for taking a look at my project!

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  2. Hi! I stumbled across your blog because of this particular post. Keep it up, I love your projects! And good luck with the prednisone if you're still on it. I know second hand how tough it can be to deal with.

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    1. @Carady Madden Thank you for taking a look at my projects. I'm glad you like them! And thanks for the encouragement with the prednisone. It is a constant battle. Happy Holidays!

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  3. I love your creation, very festive !!!

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    1. @Wanda Hoover Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm glad you like it!

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  4. I love it I will find some wooden ornaments too and sprinkle them with Christmas spirit essential oil blend

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    1. That's a wonderful idea! It will serve as both a decoration and will add holiday scents to the air.

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  5. Great idea!! I will be trying this. Thank you

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  6. Great idea!! I will be trying this. Thank you

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    1. I'm sure it will look great! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. OMG. I just found your blog with amazing and easy ideas. Thank you so much. I was wondering what to do with decorating for a Christmas Party at my house and I am low on money but have tons of Christmas ornaments that I buy from Good Wills and Thrift Stores. Thanks again. I am doing my windows today after my final in my Quality in Health Care Management Class! Thanks, you are amazing!!!!!!

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    1. I'm so happy that you like them! I'm sure your windows will look amazing! Good luck on your final!

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  8. WoW so lovely, colorful and festive. Brilliant plan Jaime and the snow backdrop adds the perfect cozy holiday affect.
    Cheap enough to redo each ear because there's no way on Gods green earth I could store this without a tangled mess HA!!!
    Thanks for sharing
    Enjoy your Holidays ! Cheers !

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    1. Thank you so much! I agree that there is no easy way to store it. I just cut the strings and then I add them again the following year. Happy Holidays!

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  10. This is Awesome..I like cheap..LOL.. I will be decorating my windows with your idea..Great Job Jaime. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! Your windows will look fantastic!

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  11. Did you have to measure your window first before you purchased the curtain rod? I want to do this! It is so pretty!

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    1. Hi Lisette! I'm glad you like it! The rod that I used was a tension rod, so it covered a range of a few inches. I would recommend measuring your window prior to purchasing one to ensure it will fit your window.

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