We’re officially deep into the holiday season and brrrrrr baby, it’s cold outside! If you’re busy navigating endless social gatherings centered around your fave December things — ugly sweaters, secret Santa-ing and lots of delicious treats — don’t forget to embrace that holiday cheer with a few creative projects. The DIYs below are just what you need to be holiday happy, creative *and* cozy AF. Whether you’re looking to up your DIY gifts, round out your holiday home decor or go pom-pom crazy with a garland for your mantel (#1) and a vest for you (#10) — we’ve got you covered with our top picks to make this weekend.


1. DIY Mylar Pom Pom Garland: Bring some sparkle to your living room with this gorgeous garland! The key here is mylar tissue paper — we love the gold, but you can make any color you like. Don’t have a fireplace mantel? Hang above your front door, home bar or over your dining room table. (via A Beautiful Mess)


2. DIY Eye Ornament: Spice up your classic ornaments with this painted eye tutorial. Hang ornaments side by side for a winking effect. As usual, just add glitter! (via A Beautiful Mess)


3. DIY Non-Traditional Christmas Card Tree: This alternative tree DIY is perfect for the small apartment or dwelling. In under an hour, you can create an adorable wall adornment out of upcycled cards or paper. (via Brit + Co)


4. DIY Ornament Pillows: We are *dying* over this super cushy take on a holiday classic. Pink ornament pillows in every fabric texture for the Christmas tree win! (via Studio DIY!)


5. DIY Gold Leather + Fur Stockings: Step up your stocking game this weekend with these luxurious him and her beauties! Gold leather and fur take this DIY project to the next level of holiday gorg. (via A Beautiful Mess)


6. DIY Peppermint Lip Balm: Mint your weekend with this lip balm DIY! These make the perfect stocking stuffers or white elephant gifts and, best of all, you can save a few for yourself to use year-round. (via Brit + Co)


7. DIY Junk Food Ornaments: Now you can decorate your tree with all your fave guilty pleasures — French fries, pizza and animal cookies! This DIY comes complete with a vid tutorial for even easier crafting! (via Studio DIY!)


8. DIY Flamingo Pool Float Ornaments: The perfect rainy day DIY — make tiny flamingos while daydreaming of pool parties and sunshine. These adorable Sculpey clay ornaments will make every tree *pop.* (via Brit + Co)


9. DIY Gemstone Soap: These beautiful mineral-inspired soaps will make washing up fun again! This DIY takes a little more time and commitment (but it’s SO worth it), so make sure you’re properly stocked. (via Dans Le Lakehouse)


10. DIY Pom-Pom Vest: More pom-pom’s? Yasss please! Make yourself (or a fave somebody) this festive vest to wear all month long! (via Brit + Co)


11. DIY Macrame Pendant Light: This evergreen project pairs well with hot cider and cozy slippers. This pendant and light combo can be hung at home or given as a gift to any decor junkie. (via Make and Tell)


12. DIY Acrylic Key Chain Gift Toppers: We love reusable wrapping, and this gift topper is just the cutest! Use this DIY for every gifting occasion and personalize as needed! (via A Kailo Chic Life)

What are you looking forward to making this weekend? Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram + using the hashtag #iamcreative! And follow us on Pinterest for even more fun DIY ideas.