From DIY Christmas ornaments to simple Christmas table decorations and even show-stopping holiday holiday wreaths, there's something here for just about everyone. Handmade sweater stockings, a DIY advent calendar made of galvanized pails, and boxwood chair markers are just a few of the inspired ideas you'll find on our list. And we're not asking you to relegate your creativity to the inside of your house either. We've also made sure to include a few DIY outdoor Christmas decorations that'll have your front porch looking ready for the holiday season in no time. A shiny Brite wreath gives your door a vintage-inspired feel, while "snow-covered" pine cones work beautifully in your family room or on your front porch. Let's get crafting!
The holidays are here, which means 'tis the season to spend all your money on festive decor and thoughtful gifts. Except that doesn't have to be the case! Not when you can recreate some stylish and seasonal DIY Christmas decorations. We tracked down 30 elevated DIY Christmas decor ideas that will save you money without making you compromise a gorgeous, decked-out holiday home. Whether you want something modern or traditional, understated or totally bold, you'll find it on this list of DIY Christmas decor ideas.
It's the season of lights, so make the most of it by filling your home with twinkling colors. Look for mini lights to add specks of color to the Christmas tree or garland in the house. For a more dramatic look, consider C7 and C9 lights to frame your doorways or illuminate outdoor trees. Drape your house in icicle lights that cascade down a few inches from the roof line, or cover your shrubbery with net lights that add instant sparkle. You can stick with a single color for a monochromatic look or spice it up with an array of hues. If you plan to turn your property into a holiday spectacle for your neighbors to enjoy, consider laser lights that dance on the walls or your house and pair them with inflatable characters that expand to take up space and move in the wind.
Decorating your door is the perfect excuse to take on a fun Christmas craft project. To create your own door star decoration, pick up an unpainted wooden star from the craft store. Spray paint it gold or any color of your choice. For a more rustic look, wrap the star in twine until every surface is completely colored. This simple door decoration is a unique and unexpected twist on the classic wreath. Complete the look with a beautiful string of garland, ornamented with gold string lights or bulbs to compliment your gorgeous (and completely DIY!) star centerpiece.
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Not all Christmas door decorations have to be bright and sparkly. This gorgeous design idea is completely inspired by the beauty of nature. It’s a perfect opportunity to embark on a fun Christmas craft project with some found objects from nature. Add real pine-cones, leaves and crabapples to a wreath using a hot glue gun. These natural items accentuate a wreath or a garland beautifully. If your favorite part of the Christmas season is exploring the beauty and splendor of a forrest before the snow has really begun to fall, this is without a doubt one of the absolute best homemade Christmas decorations you could make.
A Christmas tree is the centerpiece of holiday decorating. It's the focal point of the room and the spot where all the kids gather to check out their Christmas loot. Artificial trees come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from tall and narrow firs that easily slide into corners to robust pines that fill wide, open spaces. As you browse the selection of trees, look for one that fits in the room you have available. You also should consider how much time you want to spend setting up and decorating the tree. Pre-lit trees save you time since you skip the step of stinging the lights. If you like your trees with a light dusting of snow, consider a flocked tree that already has the embellishment added to the branches.
What would Christmas be without some tasty sweets? This Christmas decoration idea is inspired by all things sweet and delicious that make the Christmas season so great. To create the candy garland, just paint ping-pong or small Styrofoam balls in various bright candy colors, then string them together with a needle and thread. To create the candy cane-inspired polka-dot planters, just cut out circles from a sheet of red vinyl material and hot glue them to a tin planter. Finish the look by scattering some faux gifts wrapped in candy cane-print gift wrap nearby your entryway.
While silly, modern and cool Christmas decorations are all well and good, some of us want to eschew anything cartoonish or childish, preferring the look of old-fashioned, Victorian era Christmas house decorations. Skip that usual wreath and instead go with an oversize garland, stringing it around the top half of the perimeter of your door. Avoid tinsel or brightly colored decorations, instead opting for ribbons, bulbs and stars in romantic colors like burgundy and gold. The finished look is utterly classical and timeless, perfect for those who prefer their holiday decorations to be on the sophisticated side.