Need some creative inspiration? Whether you are planning for Christmas, Easter, or the 4th of July, these clever holiday home ideas will give you something new to try this year.
It seems like every holiday demands so much of our time and energy. Do you need some fresh and new ideas to try? Here we have 22 clever ideas for all the holidays.
Clever holiday home ideas
They are listed in chronological order, from New Year’s Day to Christmas. You’ll find something new to try in this list.
New year’s day
The very first of our holiday home ideas will start off with the first holiday of the year. It’s normally a time for resolutions but try this recipe instead.
1. Make a Traditional New Year’s Side Dish
Hoppin’ John is traditionally eaten as a New Year’s dish for good luck, but we love to eat it year-round. Find the recipe here on Kenarry.
2. Install a New Bedroom Door
Part of the new year could be a new master bedroom. Install a sliding barn door for a fresh new rustic feeling. Directions on Grandma’s House DIY.
Valentine’s day – Holiday Home ideas in February
This is all about sharing and spreading the love with your family and with your valentine.
3. Make Giant Conversation Hearts
These oversized conversation hearts candies look good enough to eat! They make a perfectly sweet addition to your Valentine’s Day decor. Easy to make with a scrap piece of wood as narrow as 2×8 and a jig saw!
Find the directions on The Handyman’s Daughter.
St. Patrick’s Day
Add some good luck to your home with these creative ideas.
4. Decorate Leprechaun Houses
If you’ve ever made gingerbread houses at Christmas time, you will appreciate this awesome way to bring a little magic to a traditionally “adult” holiday. Leprechaun Houses are an amazing edible craft the whole family can enjoy.
Find the directions on A Mother Thing.
5. Hang up Lucky Decor
Create a budget-friendly St. Patrick’s Day wall or front door decor using a flat piece of cardboard and some dollar store colorful ribbon and bring good luck to you this St. Patty’s Day.
Get directions on Dazzle While Frazzled.
These are some fun ways to decorate and spread some springtime cheer.
6. Hang up Pink Easter Bunny Bunting
This is a fun craft that you can do to decorate your home this Easter and for Spring. It is an easy craft that can be done by kids also with an adult to supervise!
Find the directions on The Organized Dream.
7. Create An Easter Bunny Terrarium
An adorable and super easy to make Easter craft with minimal materials! Make a collection of terrariums this Easter to display around your home or to give as gifts! Use some cute glass hanging globes and create a beautiful Easter scene that will bring your Easter decor to life.
Find the directions on Pastels and Macarons.
8. Easter Chocolate Shot Glasses
To celebrate this blossoming time of the year, create these fun Easter Edible Chocolate Shot Glasses to give away to your family and friends. It is not only super easy to make your own shot glasses but they make awfully good looking Easter treats too.
Find the directions on The Flying Couponer.
9. Dino Easter Egg Craft for Kids
Easter may be all about bunnies and egg hunting but for a little dinosaur lover, this easy Paper Dinosaur Egg Kids Craft is perfection! This little craft is so insanely easy, it provides about half an hour of great fun and laughter and is an awesome way for parents and kids to bond and build a stronger relationship! The best homemade DIY project at your fingertips!
Find the tutorial on Easy Peasy Creative.
10. Sew an Easter Egg Pillow
Create a cute Easter egg pillow pattern with this unique rickrack trim technique. This technique can really be used with pretty much any applique template with clean lines. The post has a link to a free envelope style pillow pattern. The egg template can be printed in several sizes by just adjusting the print scale. The original egg size is 9 inches tall.
Find the tutorial on DIY Crush.
11. Make a Folded Felt Bunny Pouch
A great way to hide small treats or candy for the kids, these felt bunnies take only a few minutes to make. You can use them in the kid’s Easter baskets to hold loose candy. They can also be used again and again!
Find the directions on Craving Some Creativity.
Bonus Craft: Make 3-D Easter Eggs
These are super cute paper crafts that you can make with your kids. And they look adorable on a few spring twigs in a vase.
Find the directions on Nur Noch.
Mother’s Day – Holiday home ideas
What are you going to give your mother for Mother’s Day? Try this idea.
12. Make DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub for Mom
This homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub is so easy and inexpensive to make, you may want to make extra for yourself! The combination of essential oils can be changed with whatever your favorites are.
Find the tutorial on Kenarry.
Father’s Day Ideas
Think beyond the tie this year! Try this idea instead.
13. Make a BBQ Grill Photo Frame
Using two racks that were originally part of the barbecue, wrap them together to create a very personal gift for Dad – a photo display can be hung on the wall.
Find the tutorial on The Boondocks Blog. (As of 11/9/2019 this tutorial is no longer available.)
July 4th ideas
Summertime cookouts are so much fun. Elevate your get-together with this fun idea too.
14. Make Patriotic Cupcakes
Print out some free patriotic cupcake toppers. Then all you have to do is bake some cupcakes and you have some beautiful desserts that double as a centerpiece.
Find the free printable toppers here on Kenarry.
Before school starts, throw in a fun summertime cookout.
15. How to Throw A Summer Party
Are you ready to throw the best summer party ever? Here are some tablescape ideas and even a sample menu. Everything you need is right here.
Find the information over on 3 Little Greenwoods.
Fall Holiday home ideas
Is your favorite season fall too? Then begin by decorating with this wreath.
16. Make a Fall Burlap Wreath
When you are ready to decorate your house for autumn, this is the tutorial for you! Just follow this fall burlap wreath tutorial to make your own beautiful DIY home decor for the season.
Find the complete tutorial here on Kenarry.
Yes, Halloween is about the cute kids’ costumes. But decorate with pumpkins too.
17. Make a DIY Wine Cork Pumpkin
This wine cork pumpkin tutorial is not only easy and fun but a great way to use up some recycled wine corks. A perfect addition to your fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving home decor!
Find the tutorial on Easy Peasy Creative.
18. Make a Halloween Wreath
Throwing a Halloween party? Spookify your front door and make a Halloween wreath in just 10 minutes, using an old scarf, a witch’s hat and some spiders!
Find the tutorial on Easy Peasy Creative.
Take this month to share what you are thankful for, and have some fun with your kids too.
19. Make an Indian Corn Craft
Do a fun Thanksgiving craft with your kids. Make some Indian corn centerpieces out of toilet paper rolls.
Find the tutorial and instructions here on Kenarry.
Christmas Holiday home ideas
Christmas is one of the best times of the year! Here are some fun and inexpensive ideas for you to try.
20. Christmas Stocking Door Hanger
Add some cuteness to your Christmas door with this tutorial for a Christmas Stocking Door Hanger. Don’t pay BIG bucks for Christmas front door decorations! This is a Dollar Store Christmas project you will love!
Find the instructions on 3 Little Greenwoods.
21. Silver and Gold Tablescape
Learn how easy it is to decorate with metallics. Create a tablescape full of mixed metals in silver, gold, and copper. The sugared fruit and white taper candles really pop against the metals. To add a rustic touch and offset all the glam, add wood slice chargers and table runners.
Find the tutorial on Our Crafty Mom.
22. DIY Map Heart Ornaments
Make some special gorgeous ornaments for your tree using maps. Not only do they look fantastic, but they can be made extra special by using maps personal to you. You could use maps of places where you have spent past Christmases.
Find the tutorial on Pillar Box Blue.
Holiday Ideas from Ideas for the Home by Kenarry
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