The holidays are great for spending quality time with your family and loved ones. And what better way to spend time with them than by making do-it-yourself Christmas decorations together to brighten up the home? This list of 65 DIY ideas will give you and your family plenty of inspiration to get the house looking nice and festive for the holidays. And even if you’d rather decorate the house before family arrives, these DIY’s are great for solo crafting as well. Check out this list and be sure to try out a few of these awesome DIY holiday decoration ideas for yourself!
1. Modern Hoop Wreath
If you’re tired of making the same old wreaths year after year, try this modern spin on an old classic. This modern hoop wreath will leave your home looking classy as well as festive. All you need are some hoops, greens, floral wire, and flowers.
2. Orange Garland
Growing up in California, citrus was always a part of Christmas. However, you rarely see oranges included in holiday decorations. If you feel like adding a more tropical spin to your Christmas, try making one of these awesome-looking orange garlands.
3. Jumbo Christmas Lights
Sometimes, bigger really is better–which certainly is the case for Christmas lights. Get your home looking festive and ready for the holidays by making some of these jumbo wooden Christmas lights. They’ll bring plenty of holiday cheer into your home.
4. Candle Ornaments
Take a step back in time with these paper candle ornaments. They will remind you of simpler times, back before electricity and screens. These awesome decorations will surely bring peace and tranquility into your home this holiday season.
5. Red-Nosed Ornaments
Everyone loves Rudolph, so be sure to include him in your Christmas decorations this season. No need to make the entire deer, just his iconic nose will do. Make sure to give these red-nosed ornaments a try for yourself this season.
6. Crafty Wooden Trees
Simplicity can go a long way when it comes to Christmas decorations. There’s no need to overdo it with these sleek-looking wooden trees. They will stand out on their own and bring plenty of holiday cheer to your home this Christmas.
7. Beaded Snowflake
Here’s a classic holiday craft that many of us have been making since we were kids. I remember making one of these snowflakes as far back as elementary school. However, this beaded snowflake looks much fancier than the one that I made.
8. Tiny-House Advent Calendar
One of my favorite holiday traditions growing up was opening the advent calendar each morning. I couldn’t wait to see what kind of treat was waiting for me behind the little flap. This tiny-house advent calendar is an awesome and unique twist on a Christmas favorite.
9. Paper House Ornaments
Making your own ornaments is a great way to add some personality and uniqueness to your family’s Christmas tree. There’s nothing quite like seeing a handmade ornament hanging from the tree, year after year, knowing that you or a loved one made it with their own hands. This Christmas, give one of these paper house ornaments a try.
10. Marbled Ornaments
If you want to add an artistic charm to your tree this year, these marbled ornaments are the perfect way to do so. They can look modern, sleek, and psychedelic all at the same time. They also allow for each person to add their own individual spin to each one.
11. Felt Christmas Tree Garland
The best part about making your own Christmas decorations is that you can reuse old materials. That’s certainly the case for this felt garland. All you need is some old felt, string, and a little time to make a great-looking holiday decoration.
12. Twig Tree
Once again, we see how simplicity can make for an awesome holiday decoration. All you need is a twig and a few ornaments and you’ll have yourself a very cool Christmas twig tree. And because it’s so simple, it makes for a great decoration to do with the kids.
13. Chalk Buckets
Anytime you get to personalize your homemade holiday decorations, it can be a lot of fun. These chalk buckets are great for personalization, allowing you to write and spell any combination of letters that you choose. You can go with sentimental or goofy, either way, they’ll look great in your home this holiday season.
14. Floral Christmas Tree
We all love the look of a freshly cut Christmas tree in our homes, but why stop there? Bring more plant-life inside by adding flowers to your tree. It will look great, smell great, and get everyone in the house excited for the holidays.
15. Ornament Lantern
Lanterns may look cool and vintage, but the truth is, we don’t really need them at all. Instead, try filling a few with some ornaments. You’ll be putting them to better use and also have beautiful ornament lanterns for the holidays.
16. Spoon Christmas Tree
These spoon Christmas trees look awesome. And if you don’t have a bunch of metal spoons lying around, using painted plastic spoons would work just as well. Get festive this holiday and try out this fun decoration for yourself.
17. Ornament Wreath
Ornaments aren’t just for hanging on trees, they can be used to make other decorations as well. For example, you can use them to make a very sleek-looking ornament wreath. Just make sure you hang it up securely when you’re finished. As you might have guessed, these tend to be quite frgile.
Having a good centerpiece for the table is just as important as serving a tasty meal. But you don’t have to spend a fortune on one. Start with a few birch rounds and some candles and see where your creativity takes you.
19. Pegboard Christmas Tree
This is a great one for the kids. Rather than letting them use fragile and potentially dangerous ornaments, let them peg some durable ones onto a homemade pegboard Christmas tree. It’s a win-win. They’ll have fun making and using it, and you’ll keep your fragile tree ornaments safe for another year.
20. Burlap Wreath
Burlap is a very durable and versatile material. It can look good in anything from a cabin to a mansion depending on how it is used. If you want to add some style to your decorations this Christmas, try making a burlap wreath.
21. Bottle Brush Tree
If you’re looking for a creative way to use some of the things that are lying around your house, try making some bottle brush trees. They’re cheap, fun, and easy to make. They’ll also add plenty of holiday charm to your household this Christmas.
22. Pinecone Kissing Ball
Try mixing it up this holiday season with a pinecone kissing ball. We all know what happens when you find yourself underneath a bit of mistletoe, but there’s no reason why that tradition can’t extend to other forms of hanging plants as well. And even if there isn’t much action underneath it this season, it will still look great hanging from your ceiling.
23. Rudolph Ornament
It never truly feels like Christmas without Rudolph decorations. These Rudolph ornaments are simple and really fun to make. Just cut up a few thin sections of a log and get crafty with it.
24. Book-Page Snowflake
There are plenty of things to do with your old books. You can donate them, decorate with them, and even use them for crafting during the holidays. Try making some of these book-page snowflakes as an addition to your tree ornaments this year.
25. Beanie Ornament
Breaking out your winter clothes is one of the best parts of Christmas. So why not extend that pleasure to your Christmas tree ornament collection as well? You can make these awesome beanie ornaments quickly and easily and they’ll look great on the tree.
26. Gold-Lettered Ornaments
Being able to write your own messages onto your holiday decorations is a lot of fun. These gold-lettered ornaments are a great way to personalize and pass along your favorite phrases to the rest of your family, during the holidays, for years to come.
27. Cinnamon Stick Ornament
Who doesn’t love a little cinnamon in their life? Not only does it taste good, but it makes for great holiday craft ideas as well. If you want to spice up your Christmas tree this season, try making a few of these cinnamon stick ornaments.
28. Embroidered Ornaments
If you are handy with a needle and thread, then these embroidered ornaments are the way to go. They make for great gifts and give you an opportunity to share your talents with one of your loved ones. They also look great on any Christmas tree, year after year.
29. Ribbon And Stick Ornament
If you have young kids at home and want to make something with them for the holidays, these ribbon and stick ornaments are perfect. They require minimal time and effort but come out looking great. Be sure to give these a try this season.
30. Sprinkle Ornament
Sprinkles have a way of putting a smile on your face–even if you aren’t planning to eat them. To add a ball of color and joy to your Christmas tree this year, try making some of these sprinkle ornaments. If nothing else, they’ll get everyone excited for all of the holiday desserts coming their way.
31. Map Ornaments
This is the perfect gift for those wanderlust family members of yours. Give them something handmade that reminds them of what it is that they love to do the most—travel. Map ornaments are fun and easy to make.
32. Rustic Hoop Ornament
For those of you who are trying to keep things looking a bit rugged but clean, these rustic hoop ornaments are the perfect addition to your Christmas tree. They’re simple to make but retain plenty of charm. Be sure to decorate your tree with plenty of homemade ornaments this winter.
33. Felt-Rose Wreath
Traditional wreaths look great, but they don’t last forever. As the plants start to die, so does the holiday spirit. To avoid this, try making a felt-rose wreath. It will never wilt and keeps the holiday cheer alive for years to come.
34. Tiny Sled Ornaments
Why is making miniature versions of things so much fun? I don’t have the answer but I do know a good object to shrink down for Christmas this season–a sled. These adorable sled ornaments will have everyone in the house filled with winter joy for the entire season.
35. Holiday Sign
Holiday signs are a great addition to any household during the holidays. They allow you to express your Christmas spirit through whatever phrase you desire. Be sure to add one of these fun signs to your wall this winter.
36. Twig Snowflakes
Snowflakes are some of the most beautiful things on the entire planet—when you see them under a microscope that is. So it’s no wonder why everyone loves to recreated their magnificent patterns year after year using different materials. This year, try making some twig snowflakes. They’re hip, fun, and easy to make.
37. Jolly Garland
Garlands are a great way to make the house look festive for the holidays. But what’s even better than a garland is a garland that also spells out holiday words and phrases. Try making one of these special garlands for yourself this Christmas.
38. Photo Ornament
Photos are a great way to ensure that special memories are never forgotten. So this year, try making your very own photo ornaments. They make great gifts and only get better with time.
39. Tiny Hats
Once again we see how great miniature versions of things are. These tiny hats are adorable and they make for great holiday decorations. Get your family in the Christmas spirit this winter by making some of these awesome little hats.
40. Bow Wreath
Do you have a bunch of extra wrapping material left over from past holiday seasons? Well, put them to good use by making a bow wreath. It’s colorful, fun and will never wilt.