30+ Best DIY Christmas Decorations to Try This Holiday Season

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Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? I must admit I decorate early every year! Now is the perfect time to gather supplies to create some adorable DIY Christmas decorations!

I’ve gathered the cutest DIY Christmas decorations for you to choose from all right here. Check them out and let me know which ones you try!

1. DIY Christmas Wreath With Buffalo Check

A gorgeous spin on the traditional Christmas wreath makes the perfect DIY Christmas decoration!

Supplies needed:

  • Embroidery Quilt Hoop (14″)
  • Buffalo Check Fabric (16″ x 16″)
  • Pine Branch (2)
  • Red Berry Pick (2)
  • Frosted Eucalyptus Pick (1)
  • Astilbe Pick (1)
  • Wired Edge Burlap Ribbon (2.5″)
  • Large Reindeer Ornament
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Floral Wire
  • Wire Cutters

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

30+ Adorable DIY Christmas Decorations to Try This Holiday Season
photo: homefreshideas.com

2. Easy & Cheap DIY Snow Globes

Snow globes are a Christmas décor staple! Create your own cheap and easy DIY snow globe and you can put whatever you want in it. How fun!

Supplies needed:

  • Plastic or glass containers
  • Glitter
  • Glycerin
  • Figurines
  • Acrylic paint or spray paint
  • Waterproof adhesive

>>Full Tutorial Here<<

photo: swankyden.com

3. DIY Vintage Christmas Ornaments

How cute are these little vintage DIY ornaments?! You’ll just want to keep making more and more!

Supplies Needed:

  • Something to trace with
  • Pencil
  • Hot Glue
  • String
  • 2-Piece Mason Lids
  • Cotton Balls
  • Two-Sided Tape
  • Cute Christmas Paper – Preferably For Scrapbooking
  • Mini Trees
  • Mini Characters

>>Full Tutorial Here<<

photo: homefreshideas.com

4. DIY Poinsettia Wreath

This DIY poinsettia wreath is the perfect craft to do with your kids and looks amazing in your home!

Supplies Needed:

  • Colored cardstock paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Pointsettia Wreath template
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>>Full Tutorial Here<<

photo: hawaiitravelwithkids.com

5. Vintage DIY Christmas Butterfly Ornament

I love these vintage DIY butterfly ornaments! The butterflies look so real!

Supplies Needed:

  • Old round tuna cans
  • Old dictionary pages
  • Scraps of Christmas gift wrap or Christmas craft paper
  • Mod podge or other paper glue
  • Papercutting knife
  • Compass paper cutter
  • Cork tile/mat
  • Insect Specimen pins
  • Wire or ribbon for hanging
  • Cream or white paint

>>Full Tutorial Here<<

photo: pictureboxblue.com

6. Upcycled Christmas Wind Chime Ornament

This project is so fun because you get to upcycle and old item and make it new again!

  • Six old metal spoons
  • Red and cream chalk paint
  • Scrap piece of wood to hang the spoons from
  • Small craft bells
  • Jump rings used for jewelry making or wire
  • Six screw-in cup hooks
  • Drill and small drill bit for drilling into metal

>>Full Tutorial Here<<

photo: pillarboxblue.com

7. Unique Pinecone Christmas Crafts

Pinecone crafts are always a must for DIY Christmas decorations. We usually use them every year!

  • Small pine cones – 10 for each pinecone Christmas tree. You will also need a pinecone petal/scale from a very large pinecone (or a piece of bark).
  • Mini pinecones for pinecone Christmas crafts
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Tin or box that you can use as a mold for the plaster of Paris pinecone tile
  • Tin for plaster of paris mold
  • Plastic tub or bowl for mixing the plaster and scales for weighing the plaster
  • Green spray paint
  • Mini (5mm) pom pom trim
  • Removable glue dots

>>Full Tutorial Here<<

photo: pillarboxblue.com

8. DIY Wedding Invitation Ornament for Christmas

How unique is this DIY wedding invitation ornament?! Such a fun idea!

  • Wedding invitation of average weight cardstock
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • Scissors
  • Clear plastic ornaments
  • Ribbon

>>Full Tutorial Here<<

9. DIY Snow Ski Ornaments

Homemade ornaments are always the best. This DIY snow ski ornament is perfect to do with your kids and you’ll treasure the memory for years to come!

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 popsicle sticks
  • 2 bamboo skewers
  • Felt
  • Craft Paint 
  • Paint Brushes (not pictured)
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun

>>Full Tutorial Here<<

photo: chaoticallyyours.com

10. Pinecone Heart Ornament

These pinecone heart ornaments give an earthy feel to your Christmas décor and look great anywhere!

Supplies Needed:

  • pinecones
  • old magazine or newspaper
  • hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • burlap by the yard
  • sharpie
  • scissor
  • big jump rings

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

11. Egg Carton Craft for Christmas

I love the idea of using egg cartons for crafts! Recycling at it’s best and turns out so cute!

Supplies Needed:

  • egg carton
  • scissors and/or a craft knife
  • acrylic paint (you can also use tempera) – two colors
  • a brush
  • white/grey yarn (or faux fur)
  • one light pink pom-pom
  • a hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • stuffing (optional – toy stuffing, rice, beads, small stones, fabric scraps, etc.)
  • felt for legs and arms (optional)
  • comb (optional)
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>> Full Tutorial Here <<

12. Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

This homemade ornament is so cute and only have a few simple ingredients!

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 Cup Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Applesauce
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Ribbon

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: strengthandsunshine.com

13. Book Craft Christmas Ornament

If you love books, this DIY Christmas decoration is for you!

Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden heart hanging shapes
  • Pages of an old book
  • Mod Podge
  • Sparkle Mod Podge
  • Star table confetti
  • Tiny Christmassy motif
  • Ribbon or twine to hang
  • A paintbrush
  • Scissors and/or a craft knife

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

14. Pom Pom Tassel Spool Upcycle Christmas Ornaments

This little project is so cute and who doesn’t love pom-poms? Another great decoration to make with kids!

Supplies Needed:

  • Wool or yarn scraps to make your pom-poms and tassels
  • Cotton reels / thread spools
  • Scraps of patterned paper
  • Beads and buttons
  • Glue, scissors, needle

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

15. Winter Greenery Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Embroidery hoops make prefect decorations! Adding winter greenery makes it perfect for Christmas!

Supplies Needed:

  • embroidery hoops of various sizes
  • red and white twine
  • faux winter greenery
  • thin brown twine
  • scrap burlap / thin burlap ribbon
  • scissors
  • wirecutter

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: craftsbyamanda.com/

16. Candy Pompom Garland

Garlands are a Christmas must-have! Make your own and use it to decorate your home for the holidays!

Supplies Needed:

  • 24 pack of 3x3x1 in Foam Disks
  • 2 Bags of 100 Assorted 2 in Pompoms
  • Serrated Saw or Knife
  • Neon Acrylic Paint Set
  • Needle and Thread
  • Awl or Similar Tool

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

17. Driftwood Christmas Tree

A rustic twist on a class Christmas tree – This driftwood Christmas tree is sure to impress!

Supplies Needed:

  • a good collection of thicker pieces of driftwood in various lengths
  • a long rod for the center of the tree
  • a strong base to hold up your creation
  • a drill *with a drill bit* that’s a touch larger than the diameter of the center rod

> Full Tutorial Here >> Full Tutorial Here <<

18. Wine Cork Crafts: Sparkling Star Decor

Are you a wine drinker? Save your corks and make this gorgeous sparkling star!

Supplies Needed:

  • x103 wine corks
  • Glue Gun and a good amount of clear glue sticks
  • Acrylic Paint, white
  • Mod Podge – matte finish
  • Loose Glitter
  • Paintbrush

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: sustainmycrafthabit.com

19. Christmas Wreath With Metallic Accents

Supplies Needed:

  • A faux pine wreath
  • Pinecones
  • mini wood stars
  • Metallic paint in brown and pearl white
  • Ribbon
  • Vintage sculpture of a harp playing cherub (similar)
  • Glue

> Full Tutorial Here >> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: theboondocksblog.com

20. “Bleached” Pinecones Without Bleach

Supplies Needed:

  • Pinecones
  • Off-white chalk paint
  • Water
  • Latex (or similar) gloves (2-3 pairs)
  • Plastic or disposable container (I used an empty container of peaches)
  • Stick to stir
  • Newspaper
  • Parchment paper
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>> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: pinkfortitude.com

21. Christmas Gnome DIY

Supplies Needed:

  • Upcycled Pill Bottles
  • Wool Felt – 2 colors
  • Mongolian or Long Pile Faux Fur
  • Nose Knobs
  • Hot glue gun (and glue sticks)
  • Ribbon – Optional if you want to make them into an ornament.

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: pinkfortitude.com

22. Super Easy Christmas Tree Crafts

Supplies Needed:

  • Disposable plates
  • Paper towel
  • Storage baskets
  • Wax Free Paper Cones
  • Green Craft paint
  • Paint Sponges
  • Adhesive gems
  • Adhesive stars
  • String for hanging
  • Craft Needles

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: aplusteachingresources.com.au

23. Pinecone Star

Supplies Needed:

  • Wood boards/pallet planks
  • Stain
  • Chalk paint(optional)
  • Wood glue
  • Clamps if you’re using thicker wood like pallet planks
  • Sanding sponge medium grit
  • Natural pinecones
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: woodenpalletprojects.com

24. Wooden Vase Holder

Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden vase holder
  • Fake snow
  • 4 battery operated LED light strings
  • pinecones
  • fresh/faux pine branches
  • Pruning shears

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: woodenpalletprojects.com

25. DIY Egg Ornaments

Supplies Needed:

  • Eggs
  • Egg Blowing Kit (here’s another option for an egg blowing kit if the original is unavailable)
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Glitter
  • Stickers (cut-outs from magazine, etc)
  • Ribbon
  • Ornament Hangers
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
  • Sequins

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: tshaninapeterson.com

26. Mitten Ornament

Supplies Needed:

  • two scraps of red fabric per one mitten
  • a bit of a neutral solid in white or cream for the cuff
  • 7″ – 10″ embroidery thread or twine for hanging
  • poly-fill
  • matching thread, sewing machine, scissors, needle, iron
  • Free mitten template in 3 sizes

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: applegreencottage.com

27. No-Glue DIY Bauble Christmas Wreath

Supplies Needed:

  • a foam ring
  • a hot glue gun
  • Christmas baubles

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: simplifycreateinspire.com

28. Simple Yarn Christmas Wreath

Supplies Needed:

  • White Yarn
  • Straw Wreath Form
  • Small Christmas Bottle Brush Trees
  • Hot Glue (optional)

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: thestressfreechristmas.com

29. DIY Christmas Wine Glass Candle Holder

Supplies Needed:

  • Wine Glass
  • Green Flocked Bottle Brush Tree
  • Iridescent Faux Snow
  • Batting
  • Wood Slice
  • White Chalk Paint

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

photo: foodwinesunshine.com

30. DIY Black, Gold + White Frame Christmas Tree Ornaments

Supplies Needed:

  • Small black frames
  • Ribbon
  • Monogrammed cards
  • Gold sparkle scrapbook paper
  • Heart paper punch

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

DIY Black, Gold + White Frame Christmas Tree Ornaments

31. DIY Christmas Mason Jar Lid Scrabble Ornaments

Supplies Needed:

  • Quarter Fabric Sheets (in Christmas print of choice)
  • Mason Jar Canning Lids
  • String or Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun + Sticks
  • Scrabble Tiles

>> Full Tutorial Here <<

DIY Christmas Mason Jar Lid Scrabble Ornaments
photo: kindlyunspoken.com

I hope you enjoyed these DIY Christmas decorations! Which one will you try?!

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