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.
Holiday time usually means more time—and more people—in the kitchen cooking and baking. A small tree introduces Christmas spirit without getting in the way. Green hobnail glass and kitchen utensils from the '40s and '50s inspired the mint green and cherry red palette of this tree. Hang utensils amid homespun touches such as popcorn garlands and crisp gingham ribbon.
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!
A tree trimmed in traditional red and green emphatically says "Christmas" with top-to-bottom vintage letters. These letters culled from old signs, printers' type, and alphabet teaching aids punctuate this tree. Arrange them to make a statement, and spell out holiday words such as "Ho Ho Ho" and "Holly." Throw in silver starbursts, baubles, and tinsel garland for a stylish '50s aura.
This Quick Stands Christmas Tree Stand by Emsco This Quick Stands Christmas Tree Stand by Emsco holds trees up to 7.5 ft. tall with trunks up to 4 in. in diameter. Quick Stands use a speed nut design that allows you to easily and quickly push stabilizing bolts into the base of the tree without tediously turning the ...  More + Product Details Close
Unless you're going for an ultra-minimalist look, your tree needs some decoration. This is a great way to give your tree some character, show off your personality and have some fun. Ball ornaments are great for adding color to the tree and establishing dominant hues. Look for ornaments with a shiny finish to reflect and amplify light, or choose a glittery finish if you want an icy glow. Blown glass ornaments shaped like birds, bows, and branches give the tree a classic aura. Consider adding ribbon or garland cascading down the side of the tree or add sprigs of holly, pinecones and flowers for a more natural look. Don't forget the tinsel if you want a tree that really sparkles in the evening light.
Christmas is one of the only occasions that welcomes glitter, plaid, and twinkle lights with open arms. That means if you're planning to decorate your house for the holiday, you might as well go all out with well-trimmed trees, elaborate centerpieces, and accessorized mantels. Instead of sticking with the classic red and green, refresh your kitchen, living room, or other areas in your house for the season by taking inspiration straight from these Christmas decoration ideas, ranging in style, price, and DIY skills.

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.
This revolving metal tree stand provides a convenient This revolving metal tree stand provides a convenient way to easily move your tree. It is for use with 7.5 ft. to 8 ft. tall artificial trees with 1.25 in. Dia center poles. This stand features sturdy steel construction and folds flat for convenient storage. All 4 wheels include locks ...  More + Product Details Close
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.
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.
Bring that festive feeling to every part of your home with versatile indoor decor pieces. Verdant wreaths make a welcoming addition to your entryway, while lush garlands wrap around mantels and banisters for a rustic traditional feel. Browse our collection of classic Christmas stockings to hang by the chimney, with personalized style options for that perfect holiday gift.

Hey, all you Christmas tree lovers, this one is for you! This year, I have been obsessed with tabletop trees. They are classy and add the perfect seasonal décor touch to any room. However they can be expensive, which is why I decided to make my own for just a few dollars. I headed to my local Dollar Tree and picked up a few artificial tabletop trees, some faux flowers and greenery, a tree topper, and a basket for just $1 each. Using white spray paint I had at home, I frosted the trees to make them appear as though they were dusted with snow. I topped them off with the faux flowers and greeney and set them in a basket with white tissue paper and voila… festive décor on a budget!


The Christmas tree, while a spectacle in itself, is just the start. Use stockings, wreaths, and garland (along with other festive finds!) to fill the inside and outside of your home with holiday cheer. Along the way, you may even get the opportunity to revisit your favorite decorations of Christmas' past like Grandma's vintage Santa figurines or the glittering tinsel trees you grew up with. The end result? These jolly decorating ideas will make every inch of your home will look and feel as festive as Whoville. And don't forget to pick up a copy of our Christmas Spectacular issue, bursting with festive decorating ideas.
Remember to stock up on Christmas greenery to complete the look inside and out. The Home Depot offers plenty of wreaths, garland, swag and colorful poinsettias. We take care of the often-overlooked decorating details, too. Make sure you pick up enough hooks and hangers to properly secure all of your decorations, as well as the appropriate extension cords and surge protectors to protect you and your family from electrical accidents. And when the holiday season is officially over, safely store away your Christmas wreaths, trees, ornaments and lights in one of our many Christmas decor storage options.
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Christine and Gabe Bridger, who own this cozy Michigan home, used vintage sweaters to craft their own unique stockings. To make your own, begin by taking an old sweater and tracing a stocking template, then cutting and sewing it inside out. (Make sure the foldover is sewn the opposite way.) Using scraps, sew on a loop, then add a monogram using metal house letters.
Every holiday space begins with the perfect Christmas tree. Explore our wide selection of Christmas trees and greenery to find a size and style that suits your space. Natural green trees lend a rustic look to your decor, or embrace icy elegance with realistic snow features. Pre-lit styles with warm white lights offer seasonal cheer that arrives ready to enjoy. Take on a nostalgic mood with a pre-lit multicolor option.
Just as I mentioned in my my Dollar tree Fall craft and decor ideas I posted back in August, “don’t shoot the messenger”.  Little did I know it would be so warmly received, and yet so early on.  So I figured I would piggy back off that, and share my Dollar tree Christmas craft and decor ideas round up with you.  Obviously, budget friendly craft ideas seem to be pretty popular.  At this point in my life, I pride myself on them.  I enjoy taking something basic and creating some seasonal fun with it.   All the links highlighted will take you to the actual project and/or free printable.
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