DIY Holiday Décor

DIY expert and owner of Upsy Daisy, Danielle Rode shares some festive Do-It-Yourself ways to decorate at home.

Faux Barn Wood Tree Collar


  • Giant cardboard box
  • Utility knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Peel and stick (wood look) wallpaper
  • Binder clip


Cut an existing cardboard box to a size that will fit under your tree. Measure the height from the floor to the bottom branches of your Christmas tree.  Then measure the width of the tree stand. Cut the cardboard to fit.

Cover the cardboard with the peel and stick wallpaper.  Line up the factory edge with the bottom edge of the cardboard and cover the cardboard all the way around the box and into the top edge for a clean look.

Wrap the box around the back of the Christmas tree and use a gig binder clip to secure the box together in the back of the tree.

Gnome Ornaments


  • Felt
  • Small felt balls (white) for tops of hats
  • Small wooden beads for nose
  • Pom Pom Balls (2 inch)
  • White fabric paint (optional)
  • Hot Glue


Cut felt hats

Use fabric paint to draw pattern on felt (optional – if desired)

Roll up the hat and overlap the ends slightly at the back. Glue the ends together with hot glue and glue one of the little felt balls on top of the hat.

Add a good amount of glue inside the hat along the bottom edge and place the hat down on top of the pom pom

Glue the wooden ball nose in the center just under the edge of the hat.

Yarn Tree Wall Décor


  • Slatted Wood Wall Décor (pre-made at hobby store)
  • Roll of blanket (or chunky) yarn
  • Old sponge brush (only need the wood handle)
  • Twine
  • Wire-edged ribbon (for the bow)
  • Scrap fabric (for tree collar)
  • Cotton Balls (for tree collar)
  • Push pins (for ornaments)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue
  • Greens (for embellishing)


Remove the sponge brush handle from paint brush (discard sponge top)

Wrap twine around the entire handle

Use scrap fabric to create a bucket or collar for the base of the tree. I used glue gun to hold it together. Insert cotton balls to give the base a 3D effect. Insert the tree trunk (paint brush handle) and then hot glue the entire piece to the wood frame

Use the chunky yarn to create a tree. Start at the base (the widest part) and go back and forth as you work your way up to the top. Use hot glue to secure the yarn down

Embellish the tree with bow at the top, push pins for ornaments and greens at the base.

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