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Featured 5: Holiday Decorating Inspiration

The editors of Lowe’s Creative Ideas enjoy seeing DIY projects come alive in readers’ homes. Here are some of our favorites made for the holiday season.

Readers holiday projects

We love when readers share their DIY projects, room makeovers, and exterior upgrades on our Community Stories page. Visit the page to view more projects or submit your own.

Readers’ holiday projects Mum Pumpkin

Mum Pumpkin

The vivid hues of autumn come together in this fun and easy project. A user in Massachusetts combined a potted mum with a carved pumpkin for this splash of fall color for the front porch.

Readers’ fall projects yule log candles

Yule Log Candles

Loosely based on the old yule log tradition, user danielspaniel started keeping portions of the family’s Christmas tree trunk. Throughout the years, he’s turned the trunks into candle stands, starting his own family tradition.

Readers’ fall projects sparkling outdoor lighting idea

Sparkling Outdoor Lighting Idea

User BullBrown1 says, “This project is super simple and easy -- I get nothing but compliments.” The reader suggests using various heights of tubes and LED bulbs for a shining outdoor assortment. Check out our instructions for the tube lights.

Readers’ fall projects holiday elf house planter

Holiday Elf House Planter

Pennywise from Pennsylvania bought a fragrant rosemary tree and decided to add a whimsical holiday twist to the pot. “I glued a row of craft sticks to paper, painted the door, and added a button doorknob and painted hinges,” she says. She finished off the door by framing it in craft moss and adding a planter.

Readers’ fall projects winter luminaries

Winter Luminaries

Denise14 from Pennsylvania loved seeing our vinyl luminaries. She made these in a weekend and used C7 lights instead of candles.