Top 5 Worst DIY Holiday Decorations


Haylen Irvan, Environmental Editor

The holiday season is approaching so bring on the DIY (Do It Yourself)! Store-bought decorations lack the magic and novelty of home-made ones. I searched high and low for some holiday decorations that truly stand out, and let me just say, you’re in for a treat!

1) Crime Scene Christmas

Around this time of year, it can be difficult to find the perfect garland for your tree. Shimmering tinsel just doesn’t have the same effect as this yellow caution tape garland. I can picture a family gathered around this tree as concerned neighbors call the police. You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout I’m telling you why, forensic Santa Claus is coming to town!

2) Not the Frosty I Remember

As you can see in the image above, there is a delightful snowman adorned with a scarf, a carrot nose, and a top hat. ‘Tis the season for all things crafty. This decoration is an easy, home-made centerpiece for any home, that is, if you follow the directions. On the right, you will see a horrifying creature with eyes that seem to stare into your soul. I wish this frosty would melt away.

3) The Most POPular Wreath

Yes, you are seeing that correctly. This is a wreath constructed out of popped popcorn. It already seems a bit odd to have this salty snack attached to your front door, but what’s worse is the DIY version shown to the right. This is guaranteed to ward off any Christmas carolers and surely it will scare the daylights out of Saint Nick. I mean, come on, it’s a sticky glob of popcorn and an unidentifiable red substance. Uh…does it come with a gift receipt?

4) Hang a Shining (Death) Star Upon the Highest Bough

Now, for Star Wars fans this might be a great decoration, but something doesn’t sit right with me. I’m not sure if it’s the massive unbalanced Death Star perched on the single branch or the cord trickling down the tree, but something is off. Sorry Mr. Scalia, but yes, your “genius” idea made my list. Maybe, if we’re lucky, the space station will fall off of the tree and hit me in the head and I won’t remember how bad of an idea this is.

5) What Happened to Santa?

While I do believe the intentions were pure with this one, the outcome is quite terrifying. Does “you better watch out, you better not cry” apply here? I think I would definitely cry if I saw this towering beast on Christmas morning. Also, what happened to Santa’s head? Looks like Santa had a rough night delivering all of those presents. I don’t think anyone will be “rockin’ around the Christmas tree” any time soon. This is by far the worst DIY Christmas decoration I have ever seen.

BuzzKill wishes every reader a happy holiday season! Just please, don’t recreate any of these decorations.