Christmas is a busy time of year, and an expensive one too. You want to decorate your house but it seems like all the decorations in the store are way over your budget. So why not make your own Christmas decorations this year?
It is so much fun to make your own decorations and when your Christmas party guests ask, “Where did you get that?” you can proudly respond “I made it myself!” Below is an amazing curation of rustic, vintage, modern, classy, fun and colorful DIY projects that you can do to bring some festivity to your home. So let’s start crafting!
Delightful DIY Christmas Decorations
1. Christmas Light Balloon Garland
These faux lights have to be my favorite Christmas art project ever. I absolutely love the result! So bright and fun and can be used in so many different ways. It really allows you to get creative! I can’t wait to make this for my own home and choose my favorite colors to use.
2. DIY Mirror Art
This is a surprisingly easy DIY project with an awesome result. Get creative with the message you want your special Christmas mirror to have. How about “Peace, Love, Joy” or “Be good or I will text Santa.” You can come up with any text you like and then follow the instructions in the original post.
3. Rustic Walnut Shell Manger
Away in a manger, a crib for a bed. How great are these manger ornaments? A super creative way to reuse your walnut shells. Very simple supplies and an awesome result. Not to mention, this is a fun craft to enjoy with sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, or even just on your own.
4.DIY Hot Glue Gun Window Clings
These snowflakes are a very low-budget project that will add a lot of character to your home. An added wintery touch makes the home feel warm and cozy. These are a great project to get creative with; add some glitter or beads for even more sparkle, or try making a snowman or Christmas star instead.
5. DIY Branch Stocking Display
This minimalist design has such a soft and natural feeling to it. Modern yet rustic this stocking holder would look amazing in any home. A beautiful alternative if you don’t have a fireplace.
6. Homemade Scented Pinecones and Diffuser
Add some aroma to your Christmas parties or holiday dinners. With just a few essential oils you can have a natural-looking diffuser that is both appealing to the eyes and the nose! Get your kids to run outside and pick up the pine cones while you gather some other whole spices. Cinnamon and star anise make lovely additions.
7. Paper Winter Wonderland Decoration
I love how this project turned out! It’s so adorable and completely customizable to the color scheme of your house. Pick out your own cardstock and start cutting! Old party hats would work too if you don’t want to buy the paper. Get creative with ribbons, beads and glitters to really make it pop. This is an art project that I’ll definitely be doing this year!
8. Spray Painted Nutcrackers
Another customizable and totally cute Christmas project. Are you doing a red and gold Christmas scheme this year? Maybe a green and silver one? Well, just grab the colored spray paint that matches your placemats and get spraying! You can find very inexpensive nutcrackers at dollar stores, garage sales or thrift shops.
9. Lighted Burlap Garland
Bring some light to your home this Christmas with this awesome burlap sack lighted garland. Combining old scraps and a little light you can bring a holiday atmosphere that will make you want to curl up on the couch and read your favorite Christmas book. This is a great craft to decorate your staircase, mantel or windows.
10. Lighted PVC Candy Cane
Yes! That delicious looking candy cane is actually PVC piping. This is such a fun project, so get your drill out and get ready. These awesome PVC pipe candy canes light up with Christmas lights inside. If you don’t have PVC piping you can probably find some at the dump, at a hardware store, a thrift shop or you can ask your neighbors!
11. DIY String Lights Garland
A Christmas garland made with flora-filled light globes. This has such a unique feeling to it, it will be sure to get your guests talking and asking where you bought it! Luckily for you, you only had to buy the materials and you did the rest on your own!
12. Canning Lid Christmas Tree Door Hanger
A great way to use old canning jar lids. Mason jars are so easy to find these days (if you don’t already have them laying around), so this is a very low-budget DIY craft. Choose your favorite ornaments to put inside and personalize it to your liking.
13. Chalk Pen Galvanized Buckets
This project takes all of ten minutes and has an awesome outcome. Just grab some old galvanized buckets, some chalk paint (or chalk marker), and then have some fun filling them with your favorite Christmas plants. You can really get creative by choosing your favorite holiday word, picking out some lovely ribbon and having fun!
14. Coffee Filter Christmas Tree
Whoa, why didn’t I think of this Christmas tree idea? The coffee filters bring such an adorable ruffled look, it’s hard not to love this craft idea.
15. Snow Globe Soap Pump
A lovely addition to your bathroom this holiday season. Customize your snow globe with your favorite Christmas trinket; a snowman, a nutcracker or maybe a candy cane! This will for sure be a hit with your party guests.
16. Holiday Garland
This is an easy Christmas DIY project for a little extra green in your home. Simply hang some of your favorite holiday garlands off of a wooden rod and voila! If you want more inspiration on how to customize this project check out the original page.
17. DIY Sweater Snowman
Soooooo adorable! I love these little snowman friends and so will your holiday guests! Upcycled from old sweaters these toys are great to have in a room filled with kids. Decorate your snowman just the way you like it with buttons, ribbons and more!
18. DIY Stocking Post
Such a beautiful way to hang your Christmas stockings, especially if you don’t have the traditional fireplace. This project will bring a charming rustic feeling to your home.
19. A Simple DIY Advent Calendar
This is an awesome way to do an advent calendar. Each parcel is numbered and is to be opened on the corresponding date. A few little Christmas decorations on a wreath frame and that’s it! That’s one lucky person!
20. Holly Wall
Some very simple materials and you have yourself a very festive wall. This is great to put anywhere in the house and will really give your home the holiday spirit. I’d also love to try this art project by making giant mistletoe!
21. Moss Joy Letters
Okay, as a nature lover, this is one of my favorite projects for this year! The beautiful vibrant green contrasting against the pure white snow, beautiful! Make this statement art project for your front door or really anywhere in your home!
22. Barnwood Ribbon Star
Got some old wood lying around? How about some old ribbon? Well, that’s basically all you need to create this super awesome wall art! Looks great above the fireplace, behind the Christmas tree or leaning up on your garland covered shelf!
23. Giant Craft Sticks Snowflakes
Nothing says winter like snowflakes! So make your home a winter wonderland this year with these awesome GIANT snowflakes! Head over to the dollar store and grab some large popsicle sticks and some paint and glitter and you’ve got your winter decorating done!
24. Fish Bowl Snowman
Super original Christmas craft idea. Those are three different sized fishbowls with tiny winter wonderland worlds inside each one. A bit of assembly and some serious creativity and you’ve got yourself a winter decoration everyone is sure to talk about.
25. Cardboard Christmas Tree
An awesome replacement if you don’t have space (or money) to buy a full Christmas tree. This would also look great in your kids’ rooms as their own personal Christmas trees. It’s super easy to find cardboard on recycling days, or head to your local supermarket and ask if you can have some old food delivery boxes.