26 easy DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas

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The holidays are here, which means ’tis the season to spend all your money on festive decor and thoughtful gifts. Except that doesn’t have to be the case! Not when you can recreate some stylish and seasonal DIY Christmas decorations. We tracked down 30 elevated DIY Christmas decor ideas that will save you money without making you compromise a gorgeous, decked-out holiday home. Whether you want something modern or traditional, understated or totally bold, you’ll find it on this list of DIY Christmas decor ideas.Contrary to popular belief, there’s no need to spend lots of money, time, or energy decking your halls. In fact, that’s precisely the thought behind the best DIY Christmas decorations we’re sharing with you here. These thoughtful holiday crafts and projects are impossibly easy and time-saving—so time-saving, in fact, that you’ll have enough time left over to plan a Christmas party or two! What’s more, they’re affordable, leaving you a little extra dough to shell out on Christmas presents for mom, nifty gifts for your best friend, and stocking stuffers for the little ones. From DIY ornaments to simple centerpieces and even show-stopping holiday wreaths, there’s something here for just about everyone. Handmade sweater stockings, a DIY advent calendar made of galvanized pails, and boxwood chair markers are just a few of the inspired ideas you’ll find on our list. And we’re not asking you to relegate your creativity to the inside of your house either. We’ve also made sure to include a few DIY outdoor Christmas decorations that’ll have your front porch looking ready for the holiday season in no time. A shiny Brite wreath gives your door a vintage-inspired feel, while “snow-covered” pine cones work beautifully in your family room or on your front porch. Let’s get crafting!

Christmas is one of the only occasions that welcomes glitter, plaid, and twinkle lights with open arms. That means if you’re planning to decorate your house for the holiday, you might as well go all out with well-trimmed trees, elaborate centerpieces, and accessorized mantels. Instead of sticking with the classic red and green, refresh your kitchen, living room, or other areas in your house for the season by taking inspiration straight from these Christmas decoration ideas, ranging in style, price, and DIY skills.

The Christmas tree, while a spectacle in itself, is just the start. Use stockings, wreaths, and garland (along with other festive finds!) to fill the inside and outside of your home with holiday cheer. Along the way, you may even get the opportunity to revisit your favorite decorations of Christmas’ past like Grandma’s vintage Santa figurines or the glittering tinsel trees you grew up with. The end result? These jolly decorating ideas will make every inch of your home will look and feel as festive as Whoville. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of our Christmas Spectacular issue, bursting with festive decorating ideas.