Christmas With Family: Easy And Elegant DIY Christmas Decorations

by Sonia Sumitra Thakar | February 18, 2024 | 7 mins read

DIY Christmas decoration ideas for your home

This Christmas, embrace the creative you and find ways to make your home a happy one with these DIY christmas decoration  ideas.

“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” – Theodor Seuss Geisel, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Dr Seuss couldn’t have been more right. No, you won’t find the perfect Christmas in a store. There’s no heart or spirit in factory-made baubles. Readymade is so passé – generic and boring. Add a little extra sugar and spice to this Christmas with DIY Christmas decorations for your home and your tree. 

Don’t fancy yourself as the creative type? Worry not! We have a bunch of easy and fun ideas to create stunning DIY Christmas decoration ideas that will leave your friends and family in awe. Without compromising on the beauty of your décor, these DIY Christmas decorations will save you pots of money too. Here are our top easy DIY christmas decoration ideas to uplift your home this Christmas and take it to the next level.

Easy DIY Christmas Decorations: A Wreath To Add Colours!

A beautiful wreath outside the house looks warm and inviting. Break with tradition and make a stunning handmade wreath at home this year. Believe it or not, this one is made with pasta! All you need is a paper plate, glue, spray paint and some farfalle pasta! You can embellish it with ribbons and pine cones. It’s sure to garner you the envy of your neighbours!

Easy DIY christmas decorations for the front door with a paper plate
Easy DIY Christmas decorations for the front door
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DIY Christmas Decorations: Homemade Xmas Tree To Make A Statement

If you really want to make a bold statement, ditch traditional fir or pine and make your own Christmas tree this year. This easy-to-make tree looks classy and rustic at the same time. All you need is scrap pieces of wood or small wooden dowels of varying lengths and a hot glue gun to stick them together. Decorate it with big bows, other handmade hanging trinkets and a string of fairy lights. And, voila! You have your own designer Christmas tree!

DIY christmas tree made of scrap wood to make a statement
A DIY Christmas tree made with scrap pieces of wood

Elegant Christmas Decor For Those Short On Time

If you don’t have the inclination (or time) to go all out decorating a towering tree or face space constraints, try this austere DIY Christmas tree instead. Spray paint a branch and set it in a glass jar or vase. Decorate it with a few Christmas trinkets – simplicity is key here. It’s chic and in vogue.

DIY christmas decoration for small living space for an elegant look
A simple but elegant Christmas decor for small spaces

Christmas Decoration Ideas With DIY Scented Candles

There’s no need to bring out your glass or silver candlesticks this festive season. Make your own charming rustic ones with cinnamon sticks glued around a votive candle, wrapped in a lovely little piece of lace or ribbon. You can embellish them further with pine cones and a touch of greenery. These are easy to make and the warm nutty aroma of cinnamon will infuse your house with the beautiful fragrance of Christmas.

DIY christmas decoration with scented candles for simplistic and graceful look
Christmas decoration ideas: DIY candle holders

Fun DIY Hanging Christmas Decorations For A Festive Aura

Felt Is Fun: Say no to plastic bells, baubles and tinsel and make your own Christmas tree decorations this year instead. Felt is easy to work with and you can go as far as your DIY skills allow you. You can cut, stick, sew and embellish (or not) – whatever you come up with will look festive, cute and fun when made with brightly coloured felt! Trees, snowmen, candy canes, hearts, stars… the possibilities are endless.

DIY hanging christmas decoration for a festive vibe
DIY hanging Christmas decorations are cheerful and adorable
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Hang Those Cookies: Decorations made from salted dough or gingerbread cookies make for a super-fun holiday activity for the whole family. Not to mention the added advantage of making them will save you a whole lot of money! Get creative with cookie cutters and bake yourself some sprightly ornaments.

Hard-baked cookies as DIY christmas decoration for a creative look
Hard-baked cookies as DIY Christmas decorations

How To DIY Christmas Decorations – With Citrus!

Tangerine Santa: This adorably cute snowman couldn’t be easier to make – a couple of tangerines, some spices and little scraps of cloth for the hat and scarf! Place him in the middle of your coffee table or make a whole family for your mantelpiece!

DIY tangerine santa christmas decoration for a cute look
Could DIY Christmas decor get any cuter?!

Citrus And Cloves: Oranges garnished with cloves make for lovely little tea light holders. They can simply be casually placed here and there as part of DIY Christmas home decor.

DIY oranges garnished with cloves as DIY christmas decoration
DIY Christmas Home Decor that will fill your house with a divine aroma

Striking DIY Christmas Table Decorations: Pasta Cone Trees

These little pasta cone trees will make a pretty focal point for your Christmas festoons. Again, they are unbelievably simple to make and yet they look quite exquisite. All you need is a paper cone, pasta, spray paint and glue. You can embellish them with rolled-up balls of golden wire or beads and bows.

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DIY Christmas Light Decoration Ideas: Decorated Mason Jars

A welcome addition to the window sill or side table would be these homely mason jars, simply decorated with a ribbon, lace, pine cones and a few sprigs of green. They serve as cheap yet charming lamps to brighten up any corner of the house. And putting a little Epsom salt under the tea lights or candles gives a snowy effect!

DIY christmas light decoration with mason jars
Decorated glass jars for DIY Christmas light decoration ideas

DIY Farmhouse Christmas Decor Ideas: Make Your Own Faux Fireplace

No fireplace? No problem! Fashion your own fake fireplace by placing a bunch of different-sized pillar candles in rows. You will literally feel the warmth emanating from the hearth – an ingenious and elegant twist to the real thing!

Who’s Crafty Here? – DIY Origami Christmas Decorations

If you want a project to do with your kids to get them in the holiday mood, look no further. These cute and easy cardboard and origami roll figures will keep them busy and happy too! All you need is cardboard rolls, origami paper, paint and a little imagination!

DIY christmas decoration with origami paper, cardboard rolls and paint
DIY origami Christmas decorations for kids

Christmas is the season to spend quality time with family. What better way to do that than to join hands and create your own decorations to adorn your hearth and home. It’s time to get cracking and ring in the Jingle Bells! Infuse a little bit of your own character into your décor and see the magic of Christmas unfolding before your eyes.

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FAQs On DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas

What are some easy DIY Christmas decoration ideas for home?
There’s a wealth of simple yet delightful DIY Christmas decoration ideas like pasta wreaths, homemade Christmas trees, ornate candles using cinnamon sticks, festive felt ornaments, and homemade decorations with tangerines, oranges, or cloves.

What materials and tools do I need for DIY Christmas decorations?
The materials vary based on the project. Basic tools such as glue guns, scissors, spray paint, ribbons, and festive ornaments are generally handy for many projects. You can make pasta cone trees, citrus-scented decorations or origami ornaments.

What are some eco-friendly DIY Christmas decoration ideas?
Several eco-friendly options include homemade decorations made from recyclable materials like wood scraps, paper or natural elements such as pine cones, branches, and citrus fruits. You can create decorations from items around the house, reducing waste and embracing sustainability.

What are some kid-friendly DIY Christmas decorations I can make with my children?
Engage your children in fun crafting activities by making origami Christmas figures using cardboard rolls, origami paper, and paint. Other kid-friendly projects include salt dough ornaments or cookie decorations that involve cookie cutters and baking. These activities spruce up your decor and create cherished memories with your family.

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Sonia Sumitra Thakar is a content writer at Design Cafe home interiors blog

Sonia Sumitra Thakar

Sonia Thakar is a former television journalist who has worked as a producer of lifestyle and entertainment news shows with channels like Star News, CNN-IBN and News 9. She has been working as a freelance content writer for the last 12 years. She is also a part-time artist, blogger, story-teller and full-time mom.

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