Christmas is almost here and you want to decorate, so why not dabble in DIY decoration? Your decoration efforts will be much more rewarding and personalized with a bit of do-it-yourself action! 

And the best part about DIY Christmas decor is that there’s so much variety and inspiration, making it easy to find ideas that work for you. Maybe you’re short on time, maybe you want to do something different, or maybe you just want to follow the basics. Whatever the case, there are DIY ideas for you here.

Without further adieu, let’s get started – your Christmas home decoration cannot wait!

Ornament Trees

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This is one of those very creative DIY Christmas decorations that the kids can help with! Let them decide which ornaments to use and where to place them before you get the hot glue out! 

What you’ll need:

  • Styrofoam cones (we use 12 and 15 inch cones)
  • Ornaments
  • Hot glue

How to make:

  1. Start gluing the larger ornaments at the bottom of the cones, moving on to smaller ones as you ascend
  2. Wrap the finished trees with Christmas lights and garlands if desired

DIY Candy Cane Candles

Source: Country Living
Source: Country Living

What you’ll need:

  • Candy cane sticks
  • Candle holder (or a scented candle that has a glass pot)
  • Hot glue
  • Ribbon
  • Decoration (optional)

How to make:

  1. Attach candy cane sticks to the candle holder with hot glue
  2. Wrap with ribbon and add small decoration if preferred. That's it! 

Salt Dough Ornaments

Source: First Day of Home
Source: First Day of Home

Many families have the tradition of making salt dough ornaments, since this is a great family activity that everybody can help with. It’s always fun to let your creativity out, especially when you can hang it on the tree for everybody to see! 

What you’ll need:

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of warm water
  • Thick sewing threads
  • Acrylic paint (optional) 

How to make:

  1. Mix the flour, salt, and water in a bowl and knead until it is firm and smooth.
  2. Roll out the dough and cut the shapes you want (use a straw to make a hole for hanging).
  3. Bake at 250°F for 1 or 2 hours until the dough is completely dried
  4. Let it cool completely
  5. Paint the way you prefer, and add glitter, buttons and other embellishments if needed

Christmas Vase

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This is a very quick Christmas home decoration for those who are short on time!

What you’ll need:

  • Jars and vases of any sizes;
  • Ornaments, foliage, holiday lights, etc.

How to make: 

  1. Place the ornaments, foliage and lights inside glass vases or jars
  2. Wrap them with decorative ribbon (optional)
  3. Place them in the coffee table or on top of the mantel 

Coin Envelope Advent Calendar

Source: A Spicy Boy
Source: A Spicy Boy

What you’ll need:

  • Small paper bags (as small as you like)
  • Rubber stamps or permanent pen
  • Labels, string and washi tape (or any type of embellishment)

How to make:

  1. Mark the days of the month on each paper bag
  2. Glue them to a board, or hang them on the wall with sewing thread 
  3. Put a few things inside the envelopes every day (candy, tickets, money, any small gifts)

Even if you’re a little late to start an advent calendar, it can still be a creative Christmas decor for that blank wall you have. 

Painted Pinecone Ornaments

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Source: Sweet Tea and Saving Grace

What you’ll need:

  • Golden spray paint (or any other colors you prefer)
  • Pinecones
  • Glitter
  • Thin ribbon 

How to make:

  1. Spray paint the pine cones with your desired color
  2. Put glitter on while the paint is wet
  3. Let it dry and cut the ribbon with a size you see fit
  4. Pass the middle of the line through the top of the pinecones and tie the ends together

Christmas Book Tree

Source: Country Living
Source: Country Living

What you’ll need:

  • Books 
  • Christmas lights
  • Ornaments (optional) 

How to make:

  1. Stack the books in a triangle shape 
  2. Decorate with ornaments or other embellishments
  3. Wrap with Christmas lights to make your book tree glow

Citrus Wreath

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Tired of the same old Christmas decorations you put up every year? This time you can make something different and unexpected with just a few supplies you may already have at home.

What you’ll need:

  • An orange
  • Gold macrame hoop (this one is 10) 
  • Green crepe paper
  • Hot glue or wire to attach items to the hoop

How to make:

  1. Cut the orange into slices and place them on a wire rack, cooking in oven at 200ºF for 3 hours or until dry to the touch
  2. Cut out your crepe paper using a leaf as pattern 
  3. Use hot glue or a wire to attach the slices and leaves to the hoop. That’s it! You can also add a green ribbon to finish the project or leave it as is. 

Potted Pinecone Christmas Trees

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What you’ll need:

  • Pinecones
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Yellow cardstock paper to create the star
  • Sequins
  • Hot glue
  • Glitter
  • Mini flower pot

How to make:

  1. Paint the pinecones with green paint, and push sequins on the tip
  2. Add glitter while the paint is still wet
  3. Add hot glue to the edges of the flower pot and secure the pinecone on top of it
  4. Cut a small star out of the yellow paper and glue it to the tip of the pinecone.
  5. Wrap battery operated lights around the mini tree (optional)

Now with these nine Christmas decor ideas your holiday can be beautiful and inexpensive at the same time! You can also make these decorations with the help of your family, and reuse some of last year’s decorations.

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