Ready to fill your home with holiday cheer? These 15+ homemade Christmas decorations will dress up your tree, living room, dining room, and anywhere else you want to add a bit more joy.
The options are seemingly endless when it comes to Christmas crafts. Everyone knows about homemade wreaths and snowflakes, but what about dining room decor or mantle decorations?
These handmade holiday decorations are anything but cheesy. I’m highlighting crafts that will fit in any home and can be enjoyed by everyone. Grab a friend or two and start creating!
Homemade Christmas Decorations Tips
Before we get to the list of lovely decorations, I have some tips and tricks that I believe will help you out. I found most of these out through trial and error, so I hope they save you some time and effort.
Stick to a Color Theme
If you are going to display the decorations throughout your home, it’s best to unify everything with a common color theme. All of the ideas in this list are easy to customize. Pick out ribbons or paint the wood the perfect color so that everything flows really well together.
You don’t have to stick to a common theme, but I know how amazing it will look if you do.
Even more fun, you can customize them so that they match your current home decor perfectly. Whether you want your entire home ensconced in blue and white this holiday season, or if you prefer something a bit brighter you can make your decorations with those hues. That way your home looks festive but seamless.
Host a Crafting Party
Homemade holiday decorations are so much fun to create, particularly with loved ones. You can even host a craft party for your DIY Christmas decorations and make a bunch of them all at once with friends.
All you need are some crafting supplies, cocktails, and snacks. Here are some of my favorite Christmas entertaining ideas to get you started.
Plus, sharing crafting supplies with one another is a great way to save money on homemade Christmas decorations. You can also just buy bulk craft supplies with someone else and split them up when they arrive.
Organize Your Supplies by Project
Getting creative can create a bit of a mess. To prevent your craft supplies from taking over your creative space, place each work in progress in its own tub or bin. Then, you have everything you need in one contained space when you are ready to finish the project.
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Creative and Easy Homemade Christmas Decorations
Enjoy this list of festive homemade Christmas decorations. You’ll find DIY holiday ideas ranging from complicated wreaths to easy gift bags. If you want step-by-step instructions, simply click on the link for more info and a tutorial. There is something for every skill level here. Here we go!
A whimsical little gingerbread village is just what your tabletop needs. Place a tiny gingerbread house on a cake stand and surround it with some cute iced gingerbread trees. It looks just like a picture from a snowglobe.
Plus, the same post shows you how to create rustic gingerbread cookie cutter ornaments. Use them on your tree or add them to your mantel decor. I did both!
Classic gingerbread cookies are attached together to form a charming wreath. It’s easier than you might think, and it looks delicious enough to eat. This Scandinavian-style wreath is perfect in your kitchen, living room, or dining room.
These DIY Bottle Brush Drink Stirrers are Christmas decorations looking for a party. They are fancy enough to stay on your buffet or mantle but also work excellently as a way to add festivity to holiday cocktails.
By the way, make sure to grab my favorite Christmas cocktails right here.
Have you ever found a gift bag so cute that you wanted to set it out all season long? These DIY bags add classic holiday charm to your tree and work double-time to encase your Christmas gifts. The best thing is, you can make them any size you need.
This captivating wall Christmas tree is made completely out of ornaments. It’s a clever way to display a tree when you have a cat that likes to climb traditional ones. 😉 I am always up for collecting a vintage tree ornament or two, and this is one of my favorite ways to show off my collection.
Continuing with the theme of the vintage ornament, this showy wreath can easily become the most eye-catching thing on your walls. When you are looking for a decorative focal point, make an ornament wreath like this one.
While I used hot-glue sticks and a glue gun to secure my ornaments, you don’t have to. You can also just secure ornaments with wire or whatever else you are comfortable with.
For a more industrial look, create your own homemade Christmas ornaments out of concrete using cookie cutters. Personally, I like to fancify with some glitter for extra holiday magic. Add your own personal touches too.
Yes, you really can make an entire wreath out of cookie cutters! This homemade wreath is so simple that it is one of those crafts you can do with your kids or even your friends as you all enjoy some holiday cocktails.
This simple garland adds an understated beauty to your Christmas tree or banister. It’s a wonderful way to repurpose any old books that you were thinking of throwing away.
10. Wood Trees
I am kind of obsessed with these colorful triangle wood slices. You can literally paint these simple wood trees any color you like. Then, create a mini Christmas village on your bookshelf, or just add lots of little trees to anywhere that needs a holiday touch.
This wood bead garland goes the extra mile.With oversized wood beads interspersed between smaller ones and even square wood beads, this garland is here to be the star of the show. And, the best part is, it’s so simple to make. Thread some colorful or stained beads on a cord, then display them with pride.
Grab a few bags of marshmallows, a wreath form, and some toothpicks because I’m teaching you how to make a fabulous, festive, and fluffy marshmallow wreath! It’s the perfect decorating for your kitchen or hot cocoa station!
These cute cheeky canvas cookie bags can hold more than just cookies in them. Use them to give homemade food gifts or as a way to deliver your Christmas cookie tray.
Add a touch of elegance to your dining table with these simple gold striped napkins. If you aren’t into decorating with gold colors, use any other color on the napkins.
When you can’t choose just one color to decorate with, use them all! This happy little rainbow wreath is built on an evergreen base. It makes everyone smile when they see all the cheerful colors.
Use old plaid shirts and embroidery hoops to craft these DIY embroidery hoop Christmas ornaments. This is an easy and budget-friendly craft with stunning results to use in decorating your Christmas tree and home for the holidays.
Add a unique and festive touch to your gift wrapping with these Abstract Art Holiday Gift Tags. Not only are they fun and easy to make but they add a personal, homemade touch to any gift.
Make DIY Clay Christmas Ornaments with oven-baked clay and stamp-style cookie cutters. This is a fun and easy homemade Christmas decor idea that anyone can do. The results are beautiful, professional, and totally festive!
19. Popcorn Garland
We going old school. I’m teaching you how to make classic popcorn garland. This easy and inexpensive Christmas craft is a classic and beautiful way to decorate your tree and home for the holidays.
Deck your halls, mantel, and tree with this beautiful homemade paper chain. We are taking a kindergarten craft and turning it into chic holiday decor using leftover wallpaper and colored craft paper.
All you need is some brown wire, star anise, and a couple of tools to craft this rustic star anise Christmas wreath. Use these wreaths to deck your halls, decorate a garland, or trim your tree. This is an easy DIY with beautiful results.
Transform air dry clay, paint, and glitter into these festive DIY clay mushroom ornaments. Mushrooms have become a popular Christmas tree ornament. Now you can make your own to trim your tree in a unique and personal way.
That’s a Wrap on Homemade Christmas Decorations!
There you go! I hope you enjoyed this list super-fun homemade Christmas decorations. All of them are easy enough for beginning crafters, and you can make them in any color or style that you like. I hope they spark more creative ideas for you too. Happy crafting!
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