DIY Holiday Home Decor Ideas


Save money and get your craft on this holiday season with these DIY holiday decor ideas, with the help of Fellowes!

I have a few great ideas to spruce up your home this holiday season, without breaking the bank. Best of all, they are all super easy to make. Even the kids can get involved, making it a fun activity to get in the spirit, with that touch of ‘hey! I did that myself!”.




1 – Holiday Placemats


All you have to do is print this Snowman Placemat and laminate the page. Voila! I was going to cut around the image better, yet I like the full sheet size when compared the girls plates. 

fellowes laminator diy holiday home decor

Sometimes they eat at their little kids table {especially when we have a lot of company}, yet it’s also their craft table which has seen better days.

printable holiday placemats

The addition of these DIY holiday placemats really improves the look with no effort and adds that seasonal touch. Plus, they are in love with their new placemats. Sometimes’s it’s the little things, folks. 


2 – Holiday Photo Frames


Taken from the handy Fellowes Idea Center, I found some Christmas Frames! Print, laminate and done! Since I change out photos so often, I decided to hold the photo in the frame with a couple pieces of clear tape. Again, tape or a magnet will work to hold them into place on the fridge or wherever you have a metal finish. 

DIY holiday photo frame

The many photos that take up space on the fridge are now paired with seasonal frames to give even the ordinary some festivity. The nice thing is that you can print all sorts of sizes of frames, ideal for those odd sized photos that you just don’t have frames for. 


3 – Holiday Coasters


Just a nice simple touch when otherwise there would be without – Holiday Coasters! It’s as easy as print, laminate and cut and you have a fun addition to your holiday decor. 


I love how vibrant the colors are with all my printables. The Fellowes laminator pouches don’t alter the colour of the paper at all!


 4 – Christmas Snowflakes


Do your kids make precious snowflakes as well? Mine sure do, yet they do get ragged and torn through the holiday season. So, after my girls cut out snowflakes from paper – I had a thought to preserve them forever!

laminate paper snowflake holiday home decor

Kids can personalize their snowflakes by colouring or drawing on them, then make sure to write their name, age and date on the back. After laminating, you have a snowflake that will last yet is also a keepsake. I really wish I had done this when my girls first learned to make their first snowflake. I wish I still had them! Now you can, Ho Ho Ho!



All of these easy to make holiday home decor ideas can be made with the Fellowes Cosmic2 125 Laminator! It heats up very quickly, has 2 settings for sheet type and best of all – the outside of the machine doesn’t get super hot to the touch. I used to have another brand of laminator that got so hot and took so long to cool down, I was almost scared to use it when the kids were home. So, heads up parents – this one is very family-friendly!

Product Information:

  • User-friendly laminator for the home or small office
  • 12-1/2″ entry width accommodates multiple document sizes
  • Laminates documents and photos in 3-mil hot pouches (or any self-adhesive cold pouch for heat-sensitive materials)
  • 5-mil compatible for documents that are index card size or smaller
  • Ready in 5 minutes; laminates in 1 minute
  • HeatGuard Technology™ keeps heat inside so laminator is cool to touch
  • Release lever disengages pouch for re-centering or removal
  • Includes laminating starter kit (10x 3-mil Letter Hot Laminating Pouches)
  • 2 year product warranty

fellowes cosmic 125 laminator holiday projects

As you can see in the information above, the Fellowes Cosmic2 125 Laminator works well with varying sizes of pouches. Fellowes hit it out of the park with the wide assortment of laminating pouches offered. From large to standard, photo and even handy variety packs – it’s nice having so many sizes and types for all your laminating needs. This way, you can choose your size accordingly and not waste pouches. 

You can get the Fellowes Cosmic 125 Laminator at, and {sold as a bundle that includes an additional 52 assorted laminating pouches}.

Watch for more holiday ideas with Fellowes coming up on the blog soon, plus there’ll be a fab giveaway as part of my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide! 


Disclosure: I was compensated and provided with product to facilitate this post, opinions are always my own.





  1. What a great idea! I actually have a Fellowes Laminator and never even thought of placemats. Love it. What great ideas!

  2. Love the snowflake idea!! It would also work for any special drawings your kids make and you don’t want getting ripped or torn.

  3. What a fantastic product!!! I look forward to your giveaway from this company!! πŸ˜‰

  4. great gifts for the kiddies to make for the teachers too. I love the coasters Im a big coaster fan.

    1. With 3 kids, yeah, I’m a coaster fan too. Yet, it’s not something I really want to buy, kwim?

  5. Great ideas, I love the placemats and how you use the laminator to preserve the kids creations.

  6. a great post for me, a crafty person. Thanks for the stats as dh wants a Laminator for some time\
    now and I think he might find it under the tree this year.

    1. This is a great one to have, very user friendly, is ready to use quickly and like I said, it doesn’t get very hot at all. Great idea for a gift, so many uses all year long!

  7. I love the idea of laminating placements and creating your own coasters. Very creative.

  8. Such great ideas! I like the placemat idea, especially – you can have new ones for each holiday/season with matching coasters, too.

  9. I have always wanted a laminator but have never got around to getting one yet. Love the decorating ideas, simple but they do add a festive touch!

  10. Some great ideas! I really love the placemats, as it’s such an easy way to get into the holiday spirit with every meal!

  11. I like the extra bonuses that I get from buying from Costco. I would like the extra pouches and knowing that I don’t have to worry about anything like returns.

  12. Making place mats and then laminating is a great idea, Tammi. I have been looking for a plastic place mat for my cat but haven’t been able to find one in the right size and pattern. I would have much more fun by making my own.

  13. I had Sesame Street place mats as a young boy. I love the idea of making new ones. Maybe I can laminate one of my work reports….

  14. Love these ideas! I just got a Fellowes laminator and cannot wait to start working on the projects you have here! My kids would love some holiday themed place mats.

  15. Oh those are adorable! I will be making these with my boys for christmas! cute idea

  16. What amazing Inexpensive Crafts! Definitely need to try these Thanks for the Great Ideas,

  17. This is so cool. Never knew they had a product like this before. My girls and I would have so much fun with this. Could save my girls precious pictures.

  18. I have shown this post to my kids and they love the Christmas Snowflakes idea the most and we are now working on this project.Thanks for inspiration.

  19. Loving these ideas! Never thought to laminate the snowflakes either… will have to pull out our laminator for the upcoming holiday crafts!

  20. I love the coaster idea or even turning them into take home Christmas ornament for everyone.

  21. Terrific post however I was wondering if you could write a litte
    more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate
    a little bit more. Cheers!

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