Now that the holidays are here, it's time to decorate and invoke a little holiday cheer! How are you decorating this year? Whether you're building a giant light display, 3D printing a custom Menorah, sewing Christmas stockings or baking a gingerbread village, we want to see it.

Looking for inspiration? Check out our How to Decorate for the Holidays collection!

Submit your best holiday decor instructables for your chance to win a 32GB iPad or a Dremel Maker Kit.

The Holiday Decor is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • A 32GB iPad in space gray
  • An Instructables prize pack

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive: 
  • A Dremel Craft and Hobby Maker + Project Kit
  • An Instructables prize pack 

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:
  • A 16.4 foot roll of DreamColor smartphone controlled LED strip lights
  • An Instructables prize pack

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up winners will receive: 
  • An Instructables prize pack 
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Dec 3, 2018 and Jan 7, 2019 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Holiday Decor . If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.