Simply Christmas!


Every year, Advent is also time for handicrafts. Calendars, candlelight and culinary delights are very creative and often very easy to make – because when it's homemade it's simply more fun.

Christmas is not a season – Christmas is a feeling! We'll still have to wait a while for festive meals and presents. However, we can already begin to create a pleasant ambiance ... The pre-Christmas season awakens the desire for coziness and enjoyment – and for a festively decorated home. In our do-it-yourself magazine, tesa reveals the perfect recipes for homemade decorations to celebrate this joyful season.

Colorful lights shine in front gardens, stars twinkle in windows, the scent of pine wood wafts through the house. How can we make the next few weeks of Advent even more beautiful? So, let's roll up our sleeves: Not just for baking cookies, but also when trying out successful decorative ideas that you can make yourself, from Advent calendars to decorative stars. We've put together a variety of decoration ideas for your cozy home and collected them in words and pictures on our website for all pre-Christmas highlights, including material lists and handicraft instructions. This way, we're all set to create a truly unique wall decoration or a frosty shimmering lantern. The materials are easy to come by or you may even have them at home in your drawer. Often you only need a pair of scissors, and the instructions are easy to understand even for beginners. 

Simply Christmas

So, small and large handicrafts ideas transform into a pleasant leisure activity and contemplative anticipation of the festive days. With our many special products, tesa holds every work of art safely together or in place – and leaves no traces after the holidays. 

With these decoration ideas, the festive season brings even greater joy. More inspirations are available here.

Our Christimas tips for you


Gold Ring Calendar

When Advent comes around

A traditional Advent calendar accompanies your countdown to Christmas. From December 1 to 24, every day, a little door opens and reveals a small gift. But it doesn't always have to be doors. We've spruced up this ancient tradition and fixed homemade surprise bags on an old wooden gymnastics hoop. A bit of gold spray, pine sprigs, and we have a wonderful Advent calendar on the wall. Transparent tesa Powerstrips® ensure that everything stays in place until Christmas Eve. And then disappears without a trace.


Magazine Roll-up Star

It’s written in the stars

A colorfully illustrated magazine turns into a Christmas picture. The star is made of magazine pages – we recommend this idea above all to those who like to read colorful magazines and have the courage to try out new things. This makes recycling fun! 120 pages from old magazines are rolled up on a skewer and later glued onto a round cardboard. Almost like rays of sunshine, the colorful star embellishes your wall like a modern designer piece. This highlight is attached with tesa helpers, such as the adhesive roller, all-purpose adhesive and a transparent adhesive nail.

If the packaging keeps what it promises, it contains the most amazing gifts! Once you got the hang of it, the bags are created in no time, even in your desired size.

Gift Bags

Bags of Christmas joy

Bundles of individual packaging art come with the tesa gift bags. These exceptional containers for great gifts can be created in just 30 minutes. Together with the instructions, tesa also supplies a printable template. These bags of joy may be fashioned in all desired sizes and using a wide variety of papers. For friends or family, heart pattern, reindeer design or in a nutshell, the DIY community is sure to find the perfect solution with this idea. Here, too, tesa holds the world of gifts together with adhesive tape and Velcro points.

Enjoy your DIY icy lanterns!

Icy Lanterns

A warm light in a frosty glass

With storms and snows outside, Christmas is just around the corner. Frosty times can also be cozy times – warming up all our senses. The "icy lanterns" from our tesa inspirations can create a special ambiance: simply using an empty jam jar, tesa® masking tape, paper, ice flower spray, and a tea light. It's an easy trick: A star motif made of paper is attached to the outside of the jar with painter's tape, and the entire glass is sprayed with the ice flower spray. Allow to dry and then peel off the paper – and see the frost come in!


Popsicle Stars

Stars on a popsicle stick

Ice and winter go together. For the many popsicle sticks that you need for these stylish stars, you don't have to lick tons of ice cream – you may simply buy them at handicraft supplies. They are glued together to form stars using the tesa® multi-purpose adhesive pen and then attached to the wall with tesa Powerstrips®. One single star or many little stars: nicely tied to golden ribbons, maybe even embellished with a little pine green or bows: a heavenly eye-catcher!

Die Cupcakes tragen ein festlich gemustertes Kleid. Passende Accessoires dazu: Deko-Sticks mit glitzernden Sternen.

Cupcakes with a festive look

Festively decorated cupcake boxes

There's more than shortbread cookies ... Anyone who loves cupcakes with all their sweet decorations will surely "indulge" in this packaging idea. tesa wraps the little cakes in colorful banderoles. Small stars glued on toothpicks are the perfect accompaniment for a posh little gift with your Advent coffee. tesa® double-sided adhesive tape ensures that this very personal cake box is safely wrapped up. And you may enjoy a cup of tea …

Make a wish – for a happy new year!

Happy New Year Garland

The New Year is on the wall

What? The year is almost over? We've had our turkey; the presents are unwrapped ... New Year's Eve is just around the corner. With a sparkling garland made of hologram foil and Happy New Year lettering, a great decoration for this special night of the year can be created quickly and without special skills. Furthermore, arrange colorful balloons with tesa Powerstrips® DECO hooks – this wall design is the perfect welcome a Happy New Year.