9 DIY Christmas Decorations | DIY Formula

9 DIY Christmas Decorations

Decorating for the holidays is one of the most exciting ways to get both your home and your family in the Christmas mood. However, spending a ton of money on Christmas decorations you only see once a year hardly makes sense. Instead, you should get crafty and DIY your own winter wonderland. You can go sophisticated and chic, or get the kids involved for fun, whimsical projects. No matter what your personal taste is, you’ll love these DIY Christmas decorations that are cheap, easy and festive.

1. DIY Wood Advent Calendar

An advent calendar is one of the best ways to get the whole family excited about the holidays. Children and adults alike can take turns opening a small gift every day of December until Christmas finally arrives. This one is unusual in that it takes found objects – driftwood, twigs and tree branches – to make a rustic, yet beautiful tree-shaped calendar. It may look like a difficult project, but once you’ve understood the steps, it will come together quickly!

Level of difficulty: Medium

Duration: 2 Hours

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DIY advent calendar

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2. DIY 3D Christmas Ornament

This felt beauty can be made in varying sizes, to hang on the tree or as a standalone decoration. With the wide range of colors available in craft stores, this felt ornament can match just about any design scheme. While it may be a bit too difficult for the kids to help out with, it’s easy to make them out of paper and craft glue. As the artist says, this is a project that can be customized however you like!

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 20 minutes

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DIY christmas felt ornament

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3. DIY Giant Snow Flakes

Even if you live in a region that never sees snow, there’s something about big snowflakes that instantly lends some holiday cheer to a living room or family room. Because these DIY Christmas decorations are so easy and fast, even the kids can get involved! One reason they’re so easy is that there’s no wrong way to put them together. All you need is a little imagination and easy guidance.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 2 hours

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DIY Christmas snowflake decoration

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4. DIY Lighted “JOY” Marquee

What could be better than a festive reminder to be happy and full of joy during the Christmas season? How about an elegant, lighted reminder? This gorgeous marquee looks expensive, but it’s actually quite easy to make. Is “joy” not your thing? This project can be adapted to say whatever you like. It would be particularly striking spelling out a family name!

Level of difficulty: Medium

Duration: 3 hours

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DIY christmas decoration

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5. DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe

Snow globes make for fun holiday decorating because they can be whimsical or sophisticated, depending solely on the object inside. These DIY Christmas decorations are great for kids because they can choose their favorite figurine, or make one out of clay. In addition to a fun decoration, they also function as a toy! The technique is so easy, you’ll soon have a growing collection of these fun crafts.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 1 hour

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mason jar snowglobes

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6. DIY Light-Up Lawn Trees

The spiral-shaped light-up Christmas trees you see in stores tend to be quite expensive and only come in certain sizes or colors. This year you can try making your own. This is a great way to bring holiday cheer to the neighborhood, and use low-energy LED lights that won’t pose a fire risk or run up electricity bills. You can also scale this craft up or down and use different colored lights for a more individual look.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 15-20 minutes

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DIY garden christmas trees with lights

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7. DIY Stocking Hanger

Figuring out the perfect place to hang Christmas stockings is never easy. Nails hammered into a shelf or mantle may get the job done, but they’re far from festive. With decorative knobs and a mantle box to fill and decorate as you see fit, this is a sophisticated decoration you can make in an afternoon that will last a lifetime.

Level of difficulty: Difficult

Duration: 6 hours

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DIY hanger for stockings

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8. DIY Rag Wreath

This is one of those rare DIY Christmas decorations that pairs simplicity with style. It’s easy enough for kids to make one, but depending on the fabric chosen, can look chic enough to have been purchased from an upscale boutique. Similarly, fabric choice can match any aesthetic. Mixing burlap and rustic fabrics can lend an air of country cottage. Silver and white fabrics look polished and retro-chic. The technique is easy, and the possibilities are endless.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 45 minutes

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white and pink rag wreath

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9. DIY Christmas Centerpiece

Table-top Christmas decorations are always a challenge. Finding one that’s the perfect size for a specific table and also fits into a room’s décor requires a huge search. Luckily, this gorgeous craft can be made in any size and with any ornaments. Use a single color to draw focus to one element, or go crazy mixing and matching for a more eclectic feel. One of the best parts of DIY Christmas decorations is that you always have the final say on what the finished product looks like!

Level of difficulty: Medium

Duration: 3 hours

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diy christmas centerpiece made with wood and baubles

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Conclusion

Decorating your home for the holidays shouldn’t be expensive, nor should you rely on the same decorations readily available at any department store. A handmade holiday is a way to truly express your creativity and enjoy Christmas while celebrating your individuality. As for your Christmas gifts this year, you can surely draw inspiration from these gorgeous DIY Christmas gifts that are especially great in a pinch. Tell us which of these decorations do you want to try this Christmas?

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