Home » Holidays & Themes » Winter » Christmas » 60+ of the Best DIY Christmas Decorations
60+ of the Best DIY Christmas Decorations
Reading: d.i.y christmas decorations
DIY Snowman Logs
DIY Lighted PVC Pipe Candy Canes
via DIY Show Off
Get creative! Paint some PVC pipes red and white this Christmas. Drill a few holes along the pipe to stuff festive lights inside.
DIY Burlap Garland
via Creative Craft Love
This rustic Christmas garland is sure to spruce up your holiday decoration game! Just tie some red and green burlap strips to a string of festive lights.
Giant Ornament Balls
Nothing says Christmas quite like giant ornaments hanging in your front yard. Simply glue a plastic ball and a tin bucket together for a great yard decoration!
Hanging Christmas Planter
Put your flower arrangement skills to the test by assembling your finest ornaments, lights, and collecting pine needles for this gorgeous hanging Christmas planter.
DIY Snowman Candle Holders
via Crafts for All Seasons
Turn an average glass fishbowl into the perfect decoration for winter. These snowman candle holders will emit a soft, cheery glow over the entire room!
Plastic Hanger Snowflake
Terry Modlin- Weems took 16 Plastic Hangers and connected them with zip ties to make this awesome snowflake decoration!
DIY Wood Pallet Christmas Trees
via Wild Flowers & Pistols
Have some reclaimed wood or pallets you’re itching to put to use? Splash a little paint on them and turn these boards into a super cute Christmas tree decoration.
Wine Cork Wreath
Wine-lovers rejoice! This is the Christmas wreath for you. Glue all your old wine corks together to celebrate the holiday season your way.
DIY Christmas Light Globe
Transform your rusty, wire hanging-baskets into glowing globes of art! All you need is a few zip ties, spray paint, and a beautiful strand of Christmas lights, and you’ll have a magnificent DIY Christmas Decoration.
DIY Spindle Snowmen
Repurpose old stairway spindles into these cute snowmen stand decorations. Go ham with the white paint, felt scarves, and buttons!
DIY 2×4 Wood Christmas Decorations
via Keeping it Simple
It’s amazing what paint, vinyl pieces, and small blocks of wood can become! This adorable wooden decoration will surely put you and your neighbors in the holiday spirit.
Easy Christmas Centerpieces
Too many Christmas ornaments can spell a disastrously overcrowded tree…or inspire a great DIY project! Place these ornaments in an ornate vase, decorate with some curling ribbon, and voila.
How To Make Pinecone Christmas Trees
via Scissors and Spoons
I love this idea! Use small pine cones, glue, acrylic glue, and small clay pots.
DIY Snowman Hurricane Shade
via Restyled Junk
Last-minute holiday decorating has never been so easy with this snowman hurricane shade. It adds a warm, whimsical glow to any winter dining setting.
Homemade Snowman Wreath
via Trendy Tree
Christmas, snowmen, and wreaths go hand-in-hand, so why not combine all three into one amazing DIY project? Keep in mind this wreath uses up a lot of white mesh.
DIY Yarn Christmas Tree
Create this simple Christmas tree decoration out of an extra spool of green yarn! Just glue the yarn around a large cone, let it set, and then decorate.
Terra Cotta Pot Snowmen
Take your old terra-cotta pots, add a fresh coat of white paint, Mod Podge, and scrapbook paper, and you have yourself these cute Christmas snowmen!
Old Fence Christmas Decoration
Transform an ugly section of your old garden fence and a few pieces of scrap-wood into this adorable, colorful Christmas decoration.
DIY Tomato Cage Christmas Trees
via Two Twenty One
Tomato cages make excellent bases for faux Christmas trees, which you can build to whatever height you prefer. These trees will easily last you several Christmases – at least!
Christmas Wine Glass Candle Holders
via The Keeper of the Cheerios
Paint over your boring wine glasses and turn them into these super fun, super festive candle holders! They make the perfect Christmas decoration (and who doesn’t love recycling?).
Christmas Village Tree made with a Ladder
Is your collection of Christmas villages beginning to stack up? Proudly show them off on this handy ladder display!
Fish Bowl Snowman Decoration
via Loretta James
via Smart Girls DIY
Who knew painting a face on a log could be so cute? You won’t want to burn these little Santa babies on an open fire!
Stained Paint Stick Ornaments
I found this DIY Christmas Decoration on Pinterest without a source. Take a handful of stained paint sticks, sheet metal, and some ribbon, and you have yourself a rustic, holly jolly Christmas decoration!
Flip Flop Snowman Wreath
via Flip Flop Daisy
If you don’t think flip flops and winter go together, think again! Say goodbye summer and hello Christmas with this unique burst of holiday cheer.
DIY Reindeer Logs
Move over, Rudolph! There are new reindeer in town, and they have giant googly eyes. This simple DIY project is a great for using up firewood.
How to make Christmas Light Balls
via Christmas Lights Etc
This beautiful DIY Christmas project shows that a little wire and a few string lights can really go a long way!
DIY Stocking Hanger
via Dukes & Duchesses
Whether or not you have a fireplace to hang your family’s stockings, this DIY stocking-hanger presents a fun alternative to traditional stocking spots.
Painted Snowman Pot Lids
With just a little paint, felt, and other embellishments, you can transform your dinky pot lids into cute snowman decorations!
DIY Pool Noodle Wreath
via Sweet Pickins Furniture
With just a little paint, felt, and other embellishments, you can transform your dinky pot lids into cute snowman decorations!
DIY Christmas Lanterns
via Dimples & Tangles
Rusty lanterns are nothing special to look at, but stuff them full of ornaments, smack tinsel and ribbons around them, and you have a gorgeous Christmas set piece!
Snowman Fan Blade
Sand down an old fan-blade and you just might find a cute little snowman underneath! Don’t forget his carrot nose and top hat.
DIY Peppermint Striped Candle Sticks
via Simply Kierste
Tea candles without any candle holders can be pretty, but easy to lose. A hollowed-out, red and white candle stick is also adorable – and much easier to find.
Corner Pallet Tree
Take an odd corner jutting out, some wooden pallets, and a few strings of lights, and you’ll have yourself this easy DIY Christmas tree!
Recycled Cardboard Reindeer
via Good Housekeeping
Recycling meets Rudolph in this eco-friendly holiday project. It’s a great way to use all those cardboard boxes you have from online Christmas shopping.
Handsaw Christmas Tree
Have a very metal Christmas by winding a chain around two rusty handsaws and sticking a star on top! It’s the perfect holiday decoration for your garage.
Sliding Staircase Penguins
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…penguins? Spruce up your stair banister by sticking snow-white fluff over it and let your stuffed penguins enjoy the ride.
Sawn-off logs make surprisingly great canvas. With so many great sticks and pinecones at your disposal, what better holiday creation is there to paint than reindeer?
With a few PVC pipes, red spray paint, and bright light globes, you can bring the North Pole down to your neck of the woods this holiday season. This DIY Christmas Decoration can transform your outdoor decorations.
Plastic Cup Snowman
via Wonderful DIY
Accidentally bought too many plastic cups for your Christmas celebration? Stack them up to make a snowman that will never melt.
Shudder at the sheer ingenuity of turning bland window shutters into neat snow couples! Wrap a nice ribbon around the top to give them a cute top hat.
DIY Oversized Ornaments
via Home Stories A to Z
Light globes, tuna cans, and eye hooks, oh my! Use these simple objects to create some fantastic oversized lawn ornaments.
DIY Pallet Stocking Holder
Decorate some extra pallets with snowflakes, snowmen, and other Christmas-y symbols, then use them to hang up your family’s stockings.
DIY Log Snowmen
via Hub Pages
These rugged log snowmen will make the perfect winter décor for your rustic home! Just make sure the bark is still attached, and paint away.
Knock-Off Crate & Barrel Ornament Trees
via Domestically Speaking
Do you adore the look of Crate & Barrel’s ornament trees, but find that they’re just outside of your budget? Why not make your own beautiful versions?
Giant Christmas Ornament Tires
via Addicted to DIY
Just because your tires have worn down, doesn’t mean you have to be done with them! Instead, use them to create these giant Christmas ornament decorations.
Melted Snowman Decoration
Got some extra snowy fluff from your other DIY Christmas Decorations, but not enough to use in any huge projects? Make a melted snowman decoration to signal the end of winter.
Lighted Wood Pallet Christmas Tree
via Making it in the Mitten
Tis the season for inexpensive DIY projects! This lighted wooden, pallet Christmas tree only costs $4 to make, but the results are priceless.
If your Christmas village is an ever-growing work-in-progress, why not expand its display from a small table to a dedicated set-up around your Christmas tree?
DIY Log Snowmen
via Hip to Save
If you’re looking to make some cheap (but super cute) Christmas decorations, then these painted log snowmen may just be the project you’re looking for!
Reclaimed Wood Gifts
Turn reclaimed wood into holiday decor…LOVE this!
via OurLoveStoryCreations / Etsy
DIY Mason Jar Lights
via All Things Heart & Home
These mason jar lights are great for any occasion. Light them up for an early morning meditation or watch the lights glow at night like fireflies.
Christmas Candy Cane Stocking Holder
via Connie Edwards
Transform your old coat-rack into a candy cane stocking holder this Christmas! Adding a splash of white paint and a few extra hooks can do wonders.
Easy Christmas Ornament Decoration
Have some extra ornaments that won’t fit on your tree? Why not hang them up in your window with some fancy ribbons? They’re an easy Christmas display.
Easy Snowman Log Slice Decoration
via Oh Buttons
When you don’t have snow, but plenty of firewood, get creative in your Christmas decorating. Use your leftover round log pieces to create these cute snowmen!
Snowman Hat Centerpiece
Recycling and crafting can go hand-in-hand if you have the right supplies. Turn an old tin can into a lovely snowman hat centerpiece for your dinner table with this DIY Christmas Decoration.
Christmas Frame Wreath
via Odds & Ends by Ali
Take an old frame, a few Christmas ornaments, and a red or green ribbon, and you have an easy wreath to hang on your front door for the holidays!
Bowling Pin Snowmen
Make bowling festive by turning the pins into freshly-painted snowmen! You can add cute little hats and other accessories onto them, too.
Snowman Place Setting
via Stager Linda
You can’t host a winter dinner party and not have an exquisite table setting! Luckily, this clever snowman set-up has you covered.
DIY Photo Wreath
via The Crafting Chics
There’s nothing like a wreath of adorable photos to bring your family a little closer for the holidays (literally).
Easy Christmas Light Garland
Glue a few red, white, and green balloons to some plastic cups, and string them all to some fancy tinsel. This will create unique Christmas light garlands!
Hanging Stick Christmas Tree
Untraditional Christmas tree decorations are “in” this year, so gather up your finest sticks to make this delightful tree!
DIY Christmas Lighted Canvas
via Rhapsody in Rooms
Kick off your holiday decorating session with this Christmas canvas. Paint some snowflakes on, then string some fairy lights around your festive creation.
A stack of old tires can easily become adorable snowmen when given a fresh coat of white paint, some pom pom buttons, and a signature hat!
Stack Apple Baskets and Lighted Garland
via Linley House
Make a simple farmhouse-style Christmas tree by stacking a few differently sized apple baskets together and stuffing lighted garlands in between!
Santa Wine Bottles
Why give plain wine as a Christmas present, when you can imbue them with a little more holiday spirit? Paint and bedazzle them to recreate jolly Saint Nick himself in this clever DIY Christmas Decoration.
Easy Christmas Card Holder
via Gwenny Penny
A wreath made out of green clothespins to hold those adorable Christmas cards your family and friends send you? Yes, please!
Santa Tulle Wreath
via Baby Rabies
Is that Santa Claus at your door? Nope, it’s just this simple Santa tulle wreath! Make sure to take into account the size of the Santa hat you use before making it.
Christmas Present Cabinets
Christmas has come to the kitchen! Tape some Red Polka Dotted Ribbon around your cupboards and hot glue some Glittery Red Bows top to wrap up your Christmas present.
DIY Christmas Wine Glass Candle Holders
via Brokeh Amore Photography
Tiny ornaments inside an upside-down wine glass, plus a small candle, equals a festive decoration that will fill the room with soft light.
Holiday Pine Cone Centerpiece
Frost up pinecones and other Christmas plants, arrange them in a neat box with some candles, and you have a romantic holiday centerpiece that people will appreciate. This is one of my favorite DIY Christmas Decorations on the list.
Frosty the Snowman Candle
from Keepsake Candles
Fill a small, black pot with some candle wax, carefully place it in the center of a dusted saucer, and boom! An adorable Frosty the Snowman candle is born.
Rustic Christmas Candles
via The Blue Door Cottage
Tiny tea candles inside a painted scrap of wood can create pretty, rustic Christmas candles. Wrap some twine or holly around it to make it even more festive!
Snowman Painting on a Fence
via American Antiquities
Salvage that old garden fence by making it a canvas for your winter art. Why not paint a smiling snowman with a large bow to ring in the holidays?
Snowman Present Stack
No snow, no problem! Just wrap your family’s Christmas gifts in white paper, stack them, and turn them into snowmen that won’t ever melt, one of the easiest DIY Christmas Decorations we’ve ever seen.
Christmas Village Ladder
An old ladder and a few stray boards can make a great stand for your collection of Christmas village buildings! Customize your village your way.
Pallet Christmas Trees with Lights
Transform your old pallets by adding red and green paint and throwing on some fairy lights. Now you have one heck of a Christmas tree!
DIY Wooden Tree Wall Shelf
via Ana White
This simple DIY tree shelf is perfect as an advent calendar, displaying your family’s Christmas cards, or for hanging stockings. Featuring four shelves and hooks, store your décor here.
Pallets are empty canvas just waiting to be used, and what better symbol of winter than snowmen? Be sure to try this great DIY Christmas Decoration.
We hope that you love these awesome, DIY Christmas decorations as much as we do. Feel free to check out some of our other fun Christmas ideas, too!
Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Brownies
Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Mug Cookies
You can find all of our Christmas creations HERE!