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A Homemade Christmas: DIY Christmas Decor

Add a touch of homemade to your Christmas. Here are 21+ DIY Christmas Decor Ideas to make your home Merry and Bright this holiday season!

If you’re looking to add a touch of homemade Christmas decor to your holiday decorating this year, you’re in the right place! There are over 21 DIY Christmas Decor Ideas here ranging from table decor to ornaments to tree trimming. I hope you leave feeling inspired to create something!

21+ DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

Cinnamon Stick and Orange Slice Ornaments

These Cinnamon Stick and Orange Slice Ornaments make a beautiful natural addition to your tree decorating!  There is something so nostalgic about dried oranges and cinnamon sticks. SEE HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE

DIY Christmas Decor: a small child holding a Cinnamon Stick and Orange Slice Ornament out in front of him

Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornaments

These homemade scented Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornaments are SO simple to make! They’re great for tree trimming (and gift giving). Did I mention how amazing they smell?! SEE HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE

DIY Christmas Decor: a top down view of a parchment paper lined cookie sheet filled with gingerbread men ornaments

How to Make Dried Orange Slices

Learn how to Make Dried Orange Slices to use in crafts, potpourris, garlands and more!  This is a slow, low-heat method that will take 3 – 6 hours, depending on how dry you want them, but it’s worth the wait. They’re such a gorgeous addition to Christmas decor. READ MORE HERE

DIY Christmas Decor: in the forefront is an orange cut in to slices. next to it lies a cutting knife. in the background is a baking tray filled with slices of oranges

DIY Orange and Cinnamon Stick Napkin Rings

These DIY Orange and Cinnamon Stick Napkin Rings make a beautiful natural addition to your holiday table. Make your own in just minutes with simple and inexpensive supplies. I love the look of natural DIY Christmas Decor! SEE HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE

DIY Christmas Decor: a top down view of three linen napkins decorated with a dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks, cedar and wrapped in twine

Popcorn Garlands

Popcorn garlands are such a classic old-fashioned Christmas decoration! I’m not sure there is anything more nostalgic than seeing a Christmas tree wrapped in a handmade string of it. This DIY Christmas Decor craft is classic and so simple that you can have the kids create it! I like to make my garlands in 8 feet sections (I make a few garlands)…any longer and the string gets tangled. To make a garland it’s really as simple as using a needle to push thread through popped popcorn. I’m going to put together a quick tutorial soon, so stay tuned!

a close up of a Christmas tree decorated with popcorn garland, dried orange slices, candy canes and cookie cutters

Wreaths, wreaths, wreaths!

I have so many Christmas wreath ideas I want to share with you here, so I’ll just link to my Christmas Wreath section and let you decide what kind of wreath you like! Nothing says Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas like a handmade wreath on your front door. Wreaths are the ultimate (and my most favourite) DIY Christmas Decor.

a front view of a woman holding a giant fresh evergreen wreath decorated with red berries and a plaid ribbon
a front view of a woman holding a giant grapevine wreath decorated with fresh evergreen sprigs, pine cones, red berries and a plaid ribbon

Fresh Evergreen Stair Garlands

Decorate your staircase with swooping fresh evergreen garlands! Add white twinkly lights, and plaid ribbons to finish off the look. This is such a lovely (and easy) way to decorate a staircase.

a front view of the side of a white staircase decorated with a swooping fresh evergreen garland with white lights and plaid ribbon

Simple DIY Chair Wreaths

One of my most favourite ways to decorate our eating space for the holidays is to hang tiny little evergreen wreaths from the chairs. It’s such a simple way to decorate and I absolutely LOVE how it looks. SEE MORE HERE

a white kitchen table is set for a Christmas dinner. the chairs have wreaths hanging from them and the seats have plaid cushions. in the background is a decorated pencil Christmas tree

Cinnamon Star Ornaments

These Cinnamon Star Ornaments are a really simple craft that even the kids can make! They look pretty hanging on Christmas trees, on Christmas table place settings and even as gifts. SEE HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE

a top down view of how to make a cinnamon star ornament

DIY Sleigh Ornaments with little wrapped gifts!

Make these cute Christmas Sleigh Ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree!  The little wrapped gifts are the star of this ornament…wrap them in colours and patterns that match your holiday decor. SEE HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE

a tiny red sleigh ornament is decorates with a small stack of wrapped gifts. the ornament hangs from a Christmas tree

DIY Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Forest

This DIY Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Forest is a simple and cute addition to your holiday decorating!  In just minutes make a little forest with Mason jars, bottle brush trees, woodland creatures and faux snow. These look so pretty on mantels and vignettes. SEE HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE

six mason jars are lined up to create a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Forest. in each jar are different woodland creature figurines and bottlebrush trees

Bottle Brush Mason Jar Candles

These adorable Bottle Brush Mason Jar Candles are so pretty on holiday tables! Make them in just a few minutes and with a few simple supplies. SEE HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE

a Mason Jar filled with water, cranberries and a tea light candle. in the bottom of the jar is a tiny bottle brush tree

DIY Christmas Fairy Light Cloche

Add some twinkle to your home with this simple fairy light cloche! Fill a cloche with bottle brush trees and a string of fairy lights for an instant festive glow! So simple and pretty.

a dome shaped cloche is filled with bottle brush trees and a string of fairy lights

Add Small Christmas Trees to different rooms

If you want to add a little bit of Christmas to different rooms in your home, why not put up tiny Christmas trees? Keep the decorating simple and add a string of lights and garland. One year I added this tiny fresh tree to our bedroom and I LOVED having it there! Simple and festive.

DIY Christmas Decor: a small fresh evergreen tree decorated with yarn garland and string lights sits at the end of a bed next to a stack of books.

Kitchen Counter ‘Snow Globes’

It’s all in the details! Have fun with your kitchen counter jars and add little festive figurines! So cute. This jar of flour with a miniature deer and bottle brush trees is my favourite…it’s like a little winter snow globe.

DIY Christmas Decor: a countertop jar is filled with flour. inside a tiny deer figurine and bottle brush trees are placed on the flour for a snow globe look

Decorate a tree with yarn garland

Dig into your yarn stash and decorate your tree with it! I love the look of this chunky yarn garland wrapped around my Christmas tree. It’s so pretty and practical too…you can use the yarn year after year, or even for a different project. SEE HOW TO STRING THE GARLAND HERE

DIY Christmas Decor: a flocked Christmas tree is decorated with red and white ornaments. next to it sits three little flocked trees

Create Christmas Cloches

Cloches are so pretty and versatile!  While they’re great for cookies, cakes and snacks, they’re also perfect as part of your Christmas decor.  Create a little winter scene in them with bottle brush trees, or use them to hold Christmas cookies.  Festive and practical!

two cloches are filled with bottlebrush trees. next to the cloches are two white lit candles

Cinnamon Salt Ornaments

These Cinnamon Salt Tree Ornaments are so much fun for kids to make! This simple DIY Christmas Decor craft is quick and easy. SEE HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE

a top down view of a child pressing a boot shaped cookie cutter into a circle of cinnamon salt dough. scattered around the table are different cookie cutters, cut out shapes and a rolling pin

Silver Bell Christmas Ornaments

These Easy Silver Bells Wreath Ornaments are so simple to make! Create one in less than 5 minutes and for less than $5! Great for tree trimming. SEE HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE

a Silver Bell Christmas Ornament hangs from a silver ribbon on a Christmas tree

DIY Mason Jar Christmas Candles

Make these Pretty Christmas Centrepieces in just minutes with mason jars, evergreen branches, ribbon and cranberries. Make a few jars and place them all together to create a simple and so pretty holiday table! These are such a simple and pretty DIY Christmas Decor idea! SEE HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE

DIY Christmas Decor: five Mason Jar Christmas Candles are decorated with red ribbon. they sit amongst evergreen branches on a table

Orange and Clove Pomanders

Orange and Clove Pomanders are so pretty and they smell great! What I love most about them is that they look nice fresh and after they’ve dried. Make a few and place them in a bowl on your kitchen table or counter as a beautiful holiday decoration. SEE HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE

three Orange and Clove Pomanders sit amongst some evergreen tree branches. the pomanders are decorated with ribbon.

Christmas Simmer Pot

With this Christmas Stovetop Potpourri, you are 5 minutes away from your home smelling like Christmas! A festive smell is the best holiday decoration! GET THE RECIPE HERE

a top down view of a Christmas Simmer Pot filled with fresh cranberries, orange slices, cinnamon bark and pieces of evergreen tree

I hope you found some inspiring homemade DIY Christmas Decor Ideas here! There is something so special about adding a touch of homemade to your holiday home!

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