Contrary to popular belief, there's no need to spend lots of money, time, or energy decking your halls. In fact, that's precisely the thought behind the best DIY Christmas decorations we're sharing with you here. These thoughtful Christmas craft ideas and projects are impossibly easy and time-saving—so time-saving, in fact, that you'll have enough time left over to plan a Christmas party or two! What's more, they're affordable, leaving you a little extra dough to shell out on Christmas presents.

Deck out your front yard with outdoor Christmas decorations designed to delight your family, friends and neighbors. Christmas inflatables provide a simple, delightful way to get started. Take things up a notch with our wide range of large, animated and/or solar-powered figurines. Next, give your yard decorations a chance to shine with the right Christmas lights – choose from rope lights, icicle lights, string lights, path lights, net lights and novelty lights in a wide variety of colors, light types and bulb shapes. Add Christmas light projectors and spotlights for a dazzling show that will have all the neighbors singing your praises.
Adorned with jingle bells, red jute webbing runs down the length of the tree. Burlap poinsettias add a decorative touch, and a seven-point star hand-crafted from vintage sheet music hits an especially high note. Antique sleds are a practically sized sub-in for a one-horse open sleigh. Tip: Assign each family member a sled, and pile on gifts accordingly.

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.
The absolute best Christmas door decorations are the ones that truly capture the sprit of the season. Christmas isn’t just about enjoying the company of your friends and family by the fireplace; it’s also about waking up each day to a snowy winter wonderland. The recreate this look on your own door, use a white faux snow spray to lightly cover a wreath and a garland. The dark purple ornaments beautifully compliment the look of the fake snow on the greenery. Add a few white Christmas trees nearby to really finish off this beautiful, winter-inspired decor scheme.

Christmas decor gifts are a thoughtful way to share the spirit of the season with your loved ones. Give all of your family members personalized stockings to hang over the fireplace, or use them as gift packaging for friends and co-workers. Skip the gift wrap and name tags and just stuff the stockings with some of their favorite snacks, games or personal items. Did someone in your life get married, buy a home or have a baby this year? Commemorate the moment with a personalized Christmas ornament that they can enjoy year after year during the holidays. If you need a quick and easy gift for co-workers, grab a holiday-themed coffee mug and fill it with all the fixings for a cup of soup, hot chocolate, coffee or tea.
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.
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