Want to fill your home with unique holiday décor? Then, you’ll love these DIY Christmas decorations. Making your own decorations is rewarding, but it also gives you full control over the aesthetics of your home. We have 21+ awesome ideas for you to try this holiday season.
21+ Aesthetic DIY Christmas Decorations for Your Home
1. DIY Christmas Swag
Bring a little Christmas spirit to your front door with this DIY swag. It’s so easy to put together with either faux greenery or real garland.
To make this decoration, you’ll need:
Be creative about how you arrange your swag to make it truly your own.
2. Cranberry Garland
Here’s a fun and simple Christmas decoration that you can make in an afternoon and enjoy on your tree all season long.
You’ll need just a few supplies to bring this idea to life:
- Fresh cranberries (they must be fresh for this DIY)
- Sewing needle
- Sewing thread
The idea is simple: use the sewing needle and thread to “sew” the cranberries together into one long piece of garland. The cranberries will dry out over time and help create a tart/sweet smell in your home.
3. DIY Wood Bead Ornaments
These bead ornaments are so fun to make, and they’ll make a statement hanging on your Christmas tree.
A Wonderful Thought has a great tutorial on how to make these ornaments, and you only need a handful of inexpensive supplies:
4. Anthropologie-Inspired Village Wreath
This is one of those DIY Christmas decorations that look anything but handmade. And in our opinion, this Anthropologie village wreath dupe is cuter than the real thing.
DIY wreaths are super simple and one of the easiest projects you can tackle this holiday season.
First, you’ll need to find some wooden village houses that are small enough to attach to your wreath. Grab some bottle brush trees, and use floral wire and hot glue to start building your wreath village.
To finish things off, use paint and a simple brush to flock your wreath and make it match your village.
5. Mini Clay Star Garland
Here’s a fun decoration project for the whole family. This mini star clay garland will look gorgeous on your tree and complement any aesthetic you’re going for this holiday season.
You only need a handful of things to make the clay base, and you probably have them in your kitchen already: cornstarch, baking soda and water.
Mini star cookie cutters will help you get that perfect star shape for your garland. All that’s left to do is grab a needle and twine to start stringing your garland.
6. Drop Cloth Christmas Trees
You can never have too many Christmas trees, right? These drop cloth trees are so easy to make – no sewing involved. You’ll need just a few things:
7. Handmade Christmas Wreath
One of the most rewarding Christmas decorations you can make is a wreath. It’s easy to put together, it looks gorgeous, and you can customize it to match whatever aesthetic you’re going for.
First Day of Home has a great tutorial on how to make this wreath with just a handful of supplies, like a pine wreath, floral stems, greenery and ornaments. To put it together, you’ll need some wire cutters, floral wire or glue.
8. Vintage Bells
Vintage copper bells are perfect for hanging with wreaths and natural holiday greenery. But you don’t have to spend a fortune on the real thing. You can make your own vintage bells with just a few supplies.
9. Pinecone Centerpiece
This pinecone centerpiece is super easy to make and a unique piece of décor that you’ll love displaying in your home for the holidays.
Best of all, this project is easy to put together and make your own. Here’s what you’ll need:
10. Pom Pom Wreath
Pom poms are perfect for simple DIY Christmas decorations. You’ll need to glue them together into a circle to make a wreath or affix them to a wire wreath if you like. Add in cute decorations, such as small Christmas trees (color them for fun) and other ornaments.
11. Hanging Wreath Branch
Don’t you just love the look of this hanging wreath? You’ll be able to use any wreath that you have, but you’ll hang it with some ribbon. For the branch, go outside and find one that will fit snugly between your windows.
You’ll need a saw to cut the edges so that they’re smooth and don’t damage your walls.
12. Dried Orange Wreath
A dried orange wreath is not something most people ever think about, but it’s a great-smelling addition to your home this year. You’ll need to start with the wreath, but then you’ll need to dehydrate the oranges, which will require:
- Baking sheet
- Cooling rack
- Paper towels
You can use pins to attach the oranges to the wreath.
13. DIY Pallet Christmas Tree Signs
What a beautiful Christmas tree sign. And it’s very easy to make. You’ll need some scrap wood or a wood pallet sign. Next, you can add black cardboard paper to add a tree and then use chalk to draw on quotes or other decorative designs.
14. Mini Christmas Tree Succulents
If you have chicken wire, pins, a chopstick, moss and succulents, you can create this decoration. You’ll use some of the succulent leaves to create your own tree and can add decorations just like you would your Christmas tree.
Put a small star on the top of the tree to finish it off.
15. DIY Christmas House Village
Christmas house villages are a personal favorite of ours. You’ll need white foam board, Sharpie and a lot of artistic skill. You’ll draw the house exterior on the foam board, and how do you keep it together? Low tack tape or glue.
If you want to add greenery to the home, such as a wreath, you can use dollhouse wreaths or easily make your own with small pine tree branches.
16. Porch Light Decoration
DIY Christmas decorations look amazing in the right lighting – especially porch lighting. You can make this project with just a few items, including:
And you can add your own ornaments and ribbons to make the decoration look more ornate.
17. Snowflake Wreath
Wreaths are expensive, so why not make your own? You can purchase most of these items at the Dollar Store, but you can also get them from Amazon. You’ll need snowflakes, a hot glue gun, and a wreath frame. You can add ribbons or other ornaments if you like.
Go crazy and make these wreathes your own. Add garland, snowmen or anything else you want to it.
18. Felt Christmas Trees
Felt Christmas trees are a ton of fun to make because you can choose any color you like green, red, white – whichever matches your décor. You’ll need quite a few pieces to make these:
Of course, you’ll need a pair of scissors and any decorations that you want to add to the trees.
19. Christmas Cactus
If you have some extra garland that you’re not using, planter pots and some decorations, you can easily make these Christmas cactuses. You’ll need some PVC piping and elbows to make your cactus, but it’s well worth the effort.
Add some rocks into the pots to keep the cactus in place.
20. DIY Christmas Village
DIY Christmas decorations from scrap wood? Yup! If you have some scrap wood hanging around or wooden shelving that you no longer use, you can make your own little village. You’ll need to be handy with wood and will need quite a few woodworking tools, such as:
- Jig and miter saw
21. Christmas in a Jar
Christmas in a jar is the best way to describe these small village homes. You’ll need glass cookie jars with lids, fake snow and mini trees. You can be as creative as you like with the trees, and if you need to trim your tree, you can even use the branches as a mini tree.
Sprinkle some fake snow on top and then add little figurines, such as reindeer or make little houses out of Styrofoam and markers.
22. Festive Front Porch Decorations
If you have a front porch that needs a little sprucing up, these mini pine trees with Christmas lights on them are a great choice. You’ll be able to make them in minutes. All you’ll need are:
And if you don’t want to tend to a real tree, you can always opt for outdoor fake pine trees.