With the holiday season approaching with fast speed, it’s time to get the decorations out! The holiday decor is what most puts us in the spirit and makes us excited, so it deserves the proper attention. Instead of getting expensive store-bought options, what about making yourself some beautiful decorations to make this Christmas even more special?

Check out these beautiful DIY holiday decoration ideas and let’s make this holiday season the best one yet!

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas. -Dale Evans

Mason Jar Snow Globes

Don't they look awesome?
Don’t they look awesome? Source: WhipperBerry

Snow globes are the symbol of winter decor, so why not combine it with the Christmas spirit? WhipperBerry came up with a wonderful idea of making snow globes out of Mason jars, and using tiny Christmas trees inside. They’re perfect for decorating the mantel, coffee table, or even keeping them at the office to remind you of the holidays!

Ping Pong Lights

It's super easy to make!
It’s super easy to make! Source: Say Yes

Why settle for common fairy lights when you can make them even better? Take them to whole new level by pacing the multicolored LED lights in ping pong balls! The balls give the lights a more pastel look, making the holiday decor more subtle, but still festive. Check out the tutorial over at Say Yes!

Giant Christmas Wreath

It's the perfect addition to the mantel!
It’s the perfect addition to the mantel! Source: Homemade Ginger 

Who says wreaths are only for the front door? This gorgeous one from the photo fits basically any house decor and looks fantastic over the mantel. Besides, it’s also a very fun project for a lazy afternoon!

Ready to start? Check out the details at Homemade Ginger.

Snow Covered Pinecones

Snow covered pinecones look super beautiful in any decor!
Snow covered pinecones look super beautiful in any decor! Source: Ella Claire Inspired

Pinecones are the perfect holiday decor: they can be a part of the centerpiece, the garland, go on the mantel, and pretty much anywhere you want. To make them even more interesting, Ella Claire Inspired came up with the idea of snow covered pinecones! Not only do they still have that holiday look, but now they also bring that beautiful winter wonderland vibe to the decor. Check out the tutorial!

Twinkle Light Canvas

Christmas lights on the sign, too!
Christmas lights on the sign, too! Source: A Pumpkin and a Princess 

Christmas lights are not for only for the tree: make your decor even more beautiful by adding fairy lights to a holiday sign! At A Pumpkin and a Princess you can learn how to make this beautiful sign above, and also how to add the lights.

And it gets better:

You can add fairy lights to basically any canvas! If you already have a holiday sign you love, then you can use it for this craft, too. If your sign is made out of wood, then simply drill some small holes to add the lights and have the same effect.

Rustic Wood Candle Holders

Cute candleholders are a must during the season!
Cute candleholders are a must during the season! Source: Marty’s Musings

Candles are a must during fall and winter, as they can instantly make a room cozier and more inviting. So how about adding a festive touch to them? Take an afternoon to try making these beautiful rustic wood candle holders by Marty’s musings. They’re perfect for decorating the living room or the centerpiece!

Ornaments Anywhere

Why not?!
Why not?! Source: Woman’s Day

Want an easy and quick holiday decorating idea? Then grab some ornaments and start spreading them around the house! They can make great additions on the:

  • Staircase banister
  • Mantel garland
  • Doorknobs
  • Chair backs
  • Shelves
  • Etc.

Instead of only adding them to the Christmas tree, ornaments can make any room of the house much more festive!

DIY Drop Cloth Stockings

Modern stockings!
Modern stockings! Source: Cherished Bliss 

This wonderful tutorial by Cherished Bliss adds a personal touch to the traditional holiday stockings: by making them from scratch! The craft is actually pretty simple, and you can add some swag to them by adding some Christmas stems and other trinkets. Don’t they look beautiful?

Holiday Door Banner

Forget the wreath and go for a banner this year!
Forget the wreath and go for a banner this year! Source: A Beautiful Mess

Everybody adds a wreath to their front door during the holidays, so why not make it different this year and make yourself this fun and joyful banner? It certainly welcomes the spirit of Christmas and also brings that joy to your guests. Check out the detailed tutorial at A Beautiful Mess!

3D Plywood Trees

These mini trees are a great addition to your holiday decor!
These mini trees are a great addition to your holiday decor! Source: Pneumatic Addict

What’s better than a Christmas tree? A forest of them! Take your holiday decorations to the next level my making these awesome plywood trees by Pneumatic Addict. Spray paint them with red, white, gold, or green and add them to your holiday centerpiece or mantel!

Bonus Idea: Handmade Garland

Doesn't it look fantastic?
Doesn’t it look fantastic? Source: Attagirl Says

We couldn’t finish this list without a garland, right? This one above is not your everyday craft: it combines a store-bought garland with beautiful golden pinecones and fresh magnolia boughs. But don’t worry: the craft is super easy to make! Check out the step-by-step at Atta Girl Says!

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