The holidays can come before you know it, which means it’s almost time to spend all your money on holiday decorations and thoughtful gifts, right? Well, not necessarily. If you can recreate some trendy and seasonal Christmas decorations yourself, you’ll end up saving a lot of money (and have some fun in the process). So, we’ve found 40 premium DIY Christmas decorating ideas that will save you money without compromising on a gorgeous, well-decorated vacation home. Whether you want something modern or traditional, understated or downright bold, you’ll find it in this list of high-end looking DIY Christmas decorating ideas.
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This Skate Wreath by Setting for Four is super easy to recreate. All you need is a pretty wreath, a pair of sleek skates, greenery to stuff the skates with, and some golden bells.
You can really make pretty DIY Christmas decorations out of just about anything if you know where to look. This mock wreath is made with a coffee filter. If you don’t have anyone around, use a tissue and spend an afternoon.Get the tutorial from village life.
Christmas Village Stocking Hanger Box
Give your go-to sock hangers a break this season and make them one of these Christmas Village sock hanger boxes. They’re filled with battery-powered lights for a town-like glow. Get a tutorial from DIY expert Jen Woodhouse.
Fresh wreaths are beautiful, but customize your wreath to give it a little fun and make sure it fits the existing setting. Grab some brightly colored construction paper and cut out seasonal shapes (like these triangular trees). Then glue them together and hang them on your wreath. To make it an exact match, tie a correspondingly colored ribbon at the end of the railing.
brass candle holder
Looking for a more advanced DIY? Try this brass candle holder from Pretty Handy Girl. It’s perfect as a centerpiece for your Christmas table. Plus, you can show it all year round.
To add coziness to your mantel, use your sewing skills and create stitched stockings with felt and pom-pom accents. Pair some with other felt stockings, like these animal-inspired stockings from Tell Love and Party. Get the tutorial here.
sweater christmas tree
What’s the easiest way to repurpose an old Christmas sweater? Turn it into a mini tree ornament. Or you can use ribbon with a Nordic print, as Bless’er House does here.
In just 10 minutes, you can turn an ordinary pillow into a festive sofa decoration. All you need is a sewing machine and a cheap wool blanket. The Happiness is Homemade Get Tutorials.
Honeycomb Christmas Bulbs
These honeycomb Christmas bulbs from Studio DIY take oversized to the next level. Budget-friendly crafts require very little effort, so you can even make them at the last minute if you’re short on time before your Christmas party.
black paper tablecloth
Ditch a cumbersome tablecloth and use black butcher paper instead. This way, you can decorate it however you want. You can guide your inner artist with a paint pen and draw decorative details and/or custom location cards, and hey, it makes post-holiday dinner cleanup a lot easier.
When it comes to seasonal decor, don’t neglect your seat! Note from these seats that the Bless’er House is decorated with small boxwood garlands and ribbons.
Easily add warmth to your home with these rustic wood candle holders. Put some in trays with green and berry accents, or put them all throughout the house. Get the tutorial from Marty’s Musings.
These candy cane garlands from Frosting and a Smile are genius! You can use them to decorate a large or small tree, or even add them to other Christmas-themed displays in your home.
These Brass Ring DIY Wreaths from Sugar and Charm are the perfect activity to help you get into the holiday spirit. They’re also pretty and understated enough to stay up late after the holidays.
If you like the neutral color of this reading corner designed and designed by Emily Henderson for the holidays, recreate it with some cream knit stockings and miniatures. Instead of buying them, get crafty with mini log cabin kits. Use this tutorial as a guide.
Everything is in the details. Fill your large glass candle jar with dried orange slices for a fresh Christmas vibe, and a welcome orange in a sea of greens and reds. It makes a small but huge difference, and it only takes a few minutes.
Level up your holiday decorating game while making your house smell incredible. You’ll be burning this winter candle all season long. Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.
Get the campfire experience without venturing into the cold. All you need to do is put some strings of lights into the lantern and gather them in your faux fireplace. Who needs firewood?
Mini House Advent Calendar
Upgrade your advent calendar traditions with this DIY gingerbread version from Sugar and Charm. These cabins are so simple to make and perfect for getting ready for the holidays.
For something extra festive, consider DIYing some oversized felt Christmas lights, like these from Sugar & Cloth. Alternatively, use construction paper and cardboard if you have any of these materials around. If your door is painted a bright color, match some of the “lights” to it, but keep the others Christmas-themed.
Here’s another way to fake the cozy fireplace experience. Chalk a fake fireplace on canvas, hang your masterpiece on the wall, add stockings, and surround it with floor mats and blankets. If you live in a small apartment but still want to make a splash with your Christmas decorations, this is a complete lifesaver. Swipe up a small tree for a full Christmas effect.
Mini Wooden Christmas Tree
A must-have for any modern decorating lover, this is a fun arts and crafts project for a cozy afternoon. Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.
Christmas tree decorations are even more special when they have sentimental value. Use the guide from Sugar and Charm to make your own marble decorations and highlight your favorite colors.
Spice up your Christmas tree with rainbow felt. This wreath from Tell, Love, and Party is super easy to make and more affordable than other options. You simply knot the felt strip along a string of twine and hang it anywhere and everywhere.
This lovely “tree” will look chic on any surface around your home and is so easy to make. Just find a sturdy branch, spray it with spray paint, place it in a small mason jar or vase, and decorate! Learn how to make it from the cute drawer.
Chalk galvanized bucket
Fill a galvanized flower bucket with fresh pine, paint a holiday message, and light it up with twinkling lights! See how it’s done at Find Home Farm.
Garland Advent Calendar
Turn a kitchen garland into an advent calendar. Tie a ribbon on it and hang small tin containers marked with the day of the month and fill them with treats. This will make the countdown to Christmas even more exciting.
Popsicle Stick Snowflake
Simply arrange, glue and paint popsicle sticks to create a snowy interior wall scene. Or use pipe cleaners and turn them into coasters. Get the tutorial at A Girl and a Glue Gun.
If you’re sceptical about replacing traditional lights and decorations, try this gorgeous floral wrap on a smaller second tree. Just cut the silk flower stems and insert them – the more the better. Learn how to recreate this wreath at Design Love Fest.
There are beautiful paper snowflakes, and there are beautiful paper snowflakes that also happen to be 3D. Hang them near your holiday table. For a complete winter wonderland vibe, stick to the all-white look and sprinkle it with some fresh greenery.
Fill your lanterns with colorful decorations for a warm and inviting entryway. We’re digging the young polka dot ribbon. Get the tutorial at Dimples and Tangles.
Here’s another easy Christmas decor DIY that will work in any room of the house, by Cheetah Is the New Black. Simply place a bunch of pine branches in a small vase or bottle and use a paper clip to hang the dried orange slices from the branches. It’s seasonal, but subtle.
Don’t forget to decorate the porch. Arrange a neat pile of firewood at the front door for a winter display, then fill the basket with pine branches decorated with sparkling silver stars for a hint of sparkle.
It’s so obvious that we can’t believe we didn’t think of this in the first place. A decorative wreath will instantly give a bland wall a new look. learn how to make yours Crafted life.
Add a winter look to your Christmas table – add votive candles on birch planks for a simple but stunning centerpiece. Get the tutorial at The Sweet Escape.
pegboard christmas tree
Since cleaning branches is really the worst thing to do, and Christmas trees can get very expensive, why not make your own? Sugar & Cloth will show you how it’s done.
A burst of pine cones, pines and glittering snow make the rustic holiday wreath of our dreams. Get the tutorial from Love of Family and Home.
Gold-dipped bottle brush tree
These look festive on capes or break up flower arrangements at your holiday table. Get the tutorial at Studio DIY!
Forget the mistletoe – the kissing ball is it This year. This pine and pine cone version is the perfect addition to any doorway, all it takes is a foam ball, ribbon and backyard greenery. Get the tutorial at Consumer Crafts.
Poinsettias are the quintessential flower to decorate during the holidays – so why not turn them into coasters? Using crepe paper, wooden coasters, scissors, Mod Podge, and a sponge brush, you can bring this colorful decor to life this December (and every one after that!).
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