Want to decorate for the holidays, but short on time? These easy DIY Christmas decorations are here to save the day! They’re easy and simple that won’t really take much of your time. You can even turn it into a bonding moment and let the whole family help out. It’s a fun experience with a bonus of DIY Christmas decorations you can use for years to come.
Not everyone had endless time (or money!) to deck their halls with ornate Christmas decorations. With me and hubby working, we’ll be doing some easy DIY Christmas decorations over the weekend. Check out some of the stuff we’ll be making! There are even some projects I assigned to my kids so it’s really a family DIY making experience for the holidays. I asked my kids to do #13 and they’re both super excited. Just see the list for yourself!
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1. Twig and Twine Christmas Ornaments
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A twig craft for Christmas! This craft project will definitely cost you little to nothing. Just grab some twigs and turn them into these creative Christmas ornaments you can even string into a garland.
2. Naturally Glamorous Christmas Centerpiece
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Glam AND rustic! It’s a great centerpiece you can do in just a couple of minutes. You can even make extras, given you have more time, and gift them to your loved ones.
3. DIY Clay Ornaments
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Hang DIY clay ornaments on your tree this year for a brand new look. Easy and cheap. The entire process does take 24 hours but that’s only because you have to let the clay dry.
4. Paper Ball Ornaments
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Mix & match patterns and color to create delightful paper ball ornaments. It may feel like origami but trust me it’s not. It’s so much easier. You’ll just need a couple strips of paper, some thread and some skills to turn it into a ball.
5. Handmade Star Wire Ornaments
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This star wire ornament makes a great DIY Christmas project. The only hard part of this project would be making the template but once you’ve done it, you’re home free!
6. Pallet Christmas Tree
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This “Christmas tree” pallet project makes a great porch decoration — or even a lovely indoor decor. The text is optional. Of course, you can be as creative as you want with it.
7. Gingerbread Garland
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A totally unique and cute garland. Looks so yummy I could eat it up. But really, these gingerbread men aren’t really edible. So keep them high, out of children’s reach.
8. Winter Tree DIY Wall Art
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Simple but elegant Christmas wall art. It’s so easy to make, I can probably make a couple of them and hand them out as Christmas presents. With this DIY idea and a bit of creativity, you can make different designs too.
9. Jingle Bell Elves
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Super adorable DIY elf decor. The gray color gives it a more modern look but of course, you can use red or green to make your little elves a little more traditional.
10. Sparkly Branches | DIY Christmas Decorations
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Who knew regular old branches could look so classy?! With a little paint and some glitters, anything can be magical this holiday season. See how here.
11. Picture Frame DIY Christmas Decor
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Super cool and easy Christmas decor or gift! You’ll just need a frame, some bells, a little creativity and you’re well on your way to making this picture frame decor.
12. DIY Christmas Fabric Sign
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Fabric on a frame makes for a stylish and neat craft. Double it with a transfer sheet and you can make endless projects for the holiday season.
13. Paper Christmas Tree
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Feel the Christmas spirit with a paper Christmas Tree. It’ll make a great centerpiece idea for your Christmas dinner too!
14. Twine Star Decoration
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Wondering what kind of Christmas wreath to put on your front door? Why not try this DIY Twine Star wreath? See here how.
Not only are these cork reindeer super cute, but they’re also fun and easy to make! Best of all, you can add a string and hook to each one to make an instant homemade Christmas ornament! Check out our how-to guide in this post.
There you have it! Need more easy DIY Christmas decor? Check out this video and see how Kristi-Anne Beil made up her room for the holidays:
Lack of time should never be an excuse to decorate your home for the holidays. You can always whip something up in just a few minutes and a couple of supplies that are already around your home to begin with. So for all busy bees out there, these DIY Christmas decorations are for you.