101 DIY Christmas Decorations & Decor Ideas

101 DIY Christmas Decoration and Decor Ideas

So many wonderful DIY Christmas decor ideas, so little time! But why not spend a lazy afternoon exploring fun craft ideas that can transform your home into a winter wonderland??

I couldn’t think of a good reason either…


Eucalyptus Mantle Garland

Eucalyptus Mantle Garland | DIY Christmas Decorations

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This unique Christmas garland adds a modern farmhouse touch to your Christmas decorations.


Rustic Twig Snowflake Ornaments

Rustic Twig Snowflake Ornaments | DIY Christmas Decorations

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These cute little rustic ornaments are so easy to make with some found twigs plus some artificial greenery, buttons, and red berries. They are perfect for adding a bit of rustic charm and the outdoors to your Christmas decor.


Vintage Christmas Window

Vintage Christmas Window | DIY Christmas Decorations

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A great way to reuse an old window (they are NOT energy efficient, so they really shouldn’t be on your actual house anymore). Simply add some pine boughs, ribbons, and decorative ornaments along with a spray or 5 of artificial snow and you’ve got a wonderful festive piece of art that can be used indoors or out.


Christmas Bulb Apothecary Jar

Christmas Bulb Apothecary Jar

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A great way to recycle old Christmas lights! Just toss them (gently, of course, they are glass bulbs after all) into a glass apothecary jar and dust it with a little bit of artificial snow.





DIY Rustic Christmas Sign

DIY Rustic Christmas Sign

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This inexpensive homemade Christmas craft creates a delightfully rustic holiday accent. Plus it lights up!


Warm Winter Dishes DIY Christmas Sign

Warm Winter Dishes DIY Christmas Sign

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Another delightful Christmas sign, this one is crafted using MDF wood that has been painted to look distressed and a metal snowman, complete with a painted carrot for a nose.


Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments | DIY Christmas Decorations

Found on CountryLiving.com

You can create your own handmade ornaments using this easy to follow salt dough recipe. Simply combine 4 cups of all-purpose flour with 1 cup of salt and 1 1/2 cups of warm water. Mix thoroughly, kneed until the dough is smooth and firm, cut the desired shapes using Christmas cookie cutters. Use a straw to create a hole for hanging and then bake at 300° F for about 1 hour (until they are thoroughly dry).


Christmas Village Stocking Hangers

Christmas Village Stocking Hangers

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A festive vignette is the perfect mantle decoration to also hold your family’s stockings with care. Some plywood and some precision cutting skills are all you really need to make this wonderful decoration.


Twig Wreath Snowman

Twig Wreath Snowman | DIY Christmas Decorations

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Two twig wreaths of different sizes create the body of this adorable snowman decoration. The rest is all a little bit of fabric and some pine branches and berries.

You can make it large or small, depending on the size of twig wreaths that you start with.


DIY Wrapping Paper Ornaments

DIY Wrapping Paper Ornaments

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If you ever wondered why that one aunt always INSISTED on keeping the wrapping paper after carefully removing it from her gift, this is exactly that reason.

These delightful ornaments are so simple to make! All you need are some hanging picture frame ornaments which you then fill with a variety of different colors and patterns of wrapping paper.





Rustic Wood Christmas Candle Holders

Rustic Wood Christmas Candle Holders

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Who needs expensive Christmas candle holders when you can make your own using a fallen branch and some votive (otherwise known as tea light) candles?


Rustic Wood Welcome Signs

Rustic Wood Welcome Signs | DIY Christmas Decorations

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These hand-painted Christmas signs are perfect for the front entrance so that they can greet guests as they arrive.

Purposefully rustic, the signs are crafted from simple pieces of wood that are hand-painted and adorned with matching ribbons. Notice how car that was painted on the tall sign matches the red truck ribbon on the round sign? So cute and so clever!

And, yes, that Red Truck ribbon is available on Amazon!

Christmas Truck Ribbon

Farmhouse Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

Farmhouse Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

Found on CountryLiving.com

A great alternative Christmas tree, this fun creation uses an old tomato cage that has been painted Christmas red, and then adorned with a variety of ornaments. A galvanized metal tub and some greenery create the base and a lovely bow adds the tops off (literally) this wonderful creation.


Outdoor DIY Santa Logs

Outdoor DIY Santa Logs

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Simple but fun, all you need is a fallen branch that you can cut into three pieces. Cut the top on an angle and apply red and white paint, some sharpie-marker eyes, and a little pom-pom nose. Wrap it together with some festive ribbon and you’ve got the perfect rustic accent for your front step.


DIY Mini Christmas Village

DIY Mini Christmas Village

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I love my Christmas village, but it’s a very painstaking process to put it all together. This cute little version is so fun and easy to put together using brightly painted birdhouses from Amazon and the end result is perfect as a mantle decoration.


DIY Wood Advent Calendar

DIY Wood Advent Calendar

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This lovely wooden advent calendar features changeable number blocks that your kids (ok, let’s be honest… YOU… because if there’s not chocolate involved, do you really think the kids will do this??) can have fun switching around to create the countdown to Christmas.

And you can adorn the little calendar house however you choose!


Penguin Snow Slide Banister

Penguin Snow Slide | DIY Christmas Decorations

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This easy-to-make snow slide uses dollar store penguins along with some cotton batting to create a magical winter wonderland for the banister.

Penguin Snow Slide Banister | DIY Christmas Decorations

Put some LED lights underneath to help the snow glow at night for an extra-special effect.


DIY Christmas Forest

DIY Christmas Forest

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This adorable little forest is crafted using various bits and pieces that you can pick up at Michael’s if you don’t have any leftovers hanging around from other projects.


DIY Wrapping Paper Christmas Table Runner

DIY Wrapping Paper Christmas Table Runner

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This gorgeous table utilizes some kraft wrapping paper down the middle as well as across the table at each place setting, providing a lovely alternative to cloth (which needs to be washed, and who has time for THAT) or paper (which are rarely THIS pretty!)





Pine Cone Luminaries

Pine Cone Luminaries  | DIY Christmas Decorations

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Some glass vases from the thrift shop or the dollar store, some straw, a few pine cones that you can pick up on your fall walk and some battery operated LED lights is all you need to create these delightful Christmas luminaries.


Vintage Baking Mold Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Baking Mold Christmas Ornaments

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If you know someone who loves to bake, these vintage baking mold ornaments are must have for their tree! All you need to do is hot glue a little bit of ribbon onto some classic baking molds and hang them on the tree. It’s that easy!

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