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The holiday season is here again! One of the most amazing things about creating homemade DIY Christmas decorations is the memories you make in the process. Whether you’re hanging out with friends or family, it’s always fun to craft and chat. Get inspired by all these clever DIY ideas, from ornaments to festive home decor for your backyard, front porch, or anywhere you want to decorate it. I have a few favorites from this list that I will definitely be doing this year.

They are so lovely that Santa Claus will love to visit your home because of the Christmas craft and ornament trees you are making. Let’s get on with these DIY projects and DIY Christmas decor ideas!

21 Clever DIY Christmas Decorations that Will Make Your Holidays Magical

Clever DIY Christmas Decorations

  1. Cute Vintage Snowman Out of an Old Pillow

Would you believe the most simple way to spruce up the couch for the holidays is with an old pillow? Really! The lumpier the better! Check out how the blogger at KroKotak spriced up a pillow and transformed it into a snowman! I love this Christmas Homemade Decoration!

Clever DIY Christmas Decorations

2. DIY Christmas Mason Jar Candle Holders

Who doesn’t love candles, especially during the holidays? The Nerd’s Wife’s DIY Christmas Mason Jar Candle Holder adds a little color and nature to the mix. This DIY Christmas ornaments tutorial is very simple to make.

Easy Holiday Crafts DIY Frosted Candle Holder | A Mom s Take

3. Video: How to Fold Napkins Into Christmas Trees

You don’t have to go to the dollar store to get a dollar tree. You can make some cute pine cones out of something simple and usable on the table!

This beautiful holiday decoration for your table is easier to make than you might think! Check out the video to see how to quickly add a festive touch to your holiday dinner table.

Now, not everyone has the same taste so let’s try something a little more whimsical. Another perk is these are WATER LESS – really! Mess free, read the post on Waterless Snow Globes from Tidy Mom to learn her secret! Just one more thing you can do with mason jars, right? I love how they create a whole Christmas-themed display with them.

tidy mom christmas snow globes

4. May Your Days Be Merry & Bright!

Twinkle lights truly do make Christmas more magical. My kids can’t wait to turn on the lights each year. Check out how Kellie transformed her hallway with this DIY Christmas Decoration Idea!! A garland of Christmas lights? Smart!

Clever DIY Christmas Decorations

5. Christmas Tree Kisses

Let’s skip the candy canes and do something creative and new for now. Let the little ones decorate the kids’ table with these Christmas tree kisses from It All Started with Paint. They look like toys, but they’re sweet stuff (sometimes better that orange slices!).

Christmas Crafts with Kids & Kisses | It All Started with Paint

6. Giant Christmas Ornaments

This one is definitely my all-time favorite!! Decorate your yard with GIANT ornaments! These are made with sturdy glue (I bet we could try it with liquid nails) a metal flower pot and those giant bouncy balls! A blast!! (Photo credit is unknown. If this is you, let us know!! We want to cite you!) This might be even better than your usual Christmas wreath.

Also, check these Christmas yard decorations. They are simple and beautiful!!!

Clever DIY Christmas Decorations

7. Photo Transfer Ornaments

Imagine sitting with the family, sifting through some of your favorite photos, talking about those moments captured on film. Landeelu walks us through the perfect holiday craft project, Photo Transfer Christmas Ornaments, to do just that. Hang them with a twist of yarn or tiwne and your Christmas tree will look oh, so lovely with preserved memories this year.

Create new memories while reflecting on old ones with these Homemade Christmas decoration from Landeelu.

8. DIY Ornament Wreath

This DIY Ornament Wreath looks so intricate, yet it’s so easy to make! I love how the variety of ornaments make this wreath pop with color and texture. Did I mention it only takes 30 minutes to make? SOLD!

This DIY ornament wreath is the perfect homemade Christmas decoration.

9. Mantel Word Decorations

Make those craft store letters a little more festive with a little glitter and personal touch. Dress up your mantle or table with this decorative idea from Pinning Mama.

DIY Glitter Striped Joy Letters

10. Winter Wonderland Evergreen Trees

Add a splash of color with these Winter Wonderland Evergreen Trees by Tatertots and Jello. With a soft winter white background, these simple DIY Evergreens will add the perfect balance of color.

Winter Wonderland Evergreen Trees - Homemade Christmas Decorations

11. Rustic & Festive

Do you prefer a rustic look over the traditional red and greens? Try Blooming Homestead’s DIY Rustic Trees! You can even create different themes for various areas of your home. Maybe you can do a rustic theme in the dining room and a fresh colorful theme in the living room or entryway.

DIY Rustic Trees | Blooming Homestead

12. DIY Marquee Star

Create depth with different layers and heights. Try a beautiful DIY Marquee Star (The NY Melrose Family), made out of repurposed paint stick stirrers, right above those rustic trees.

13. Holiday Card Display

Combine those elements with this unique Holiday Card Display created by Lolly Jane. It’s a great way to feature all the special cards sent with love.

DIY Holiday Christmas Card Display | Lolly Jane

14. DIY Glitter Canvas Art

This next piece is simple, yet so elegant! Add I Heart Naptime’s DIY Glitter Canvas Art to the homemade Christmas decorations to-do list. If you are going with a gold and white themed decor, pair this with the Marquee Star mentioned earlier. BEAUTIFUL!

DIY Glitter Canvas Art | I Heart Naptime

15. DIY Frosted Candle Holder

Add a little shimmer with this easy DIY Frosted Candle Holder from A Mom’s Take. It’s the perfect touch if you’re setting up a silver and white themed tablescape.

DIY Mason Jar Candle Holder | The Nerd's Wife

16. Mini DIY Gift Boxes

Extend the decor from the Christmas tree to the area around them with these colorful Mini DIY Gift Boxes from Mod Podge Rocks. Hopefully no one will try and sneak a peek thinking they are real gifts.

MINI DIY CHRISTMAS TREE DECOR FROM BOXES | Mod Podge Rocks

17. DIY Burlap Christmas Tree Hanger

This DIY Burlap Christmas Tree Wall Hanging, by the Tiptoe Fairy, could replace the traditional wreath if you wanted to try something different. Having this kind of fabric decor is so bright and colorful!

DIY Burlap Christmas Tree Decoration | The Tiptoe Fairy

Craft Ideas for the Little Ones

Kids Homemade Christmas Decorations

We can’t forget the kiddos! Here are some fun crafts to get them involved in the tradition of making their own homemade Christmas decorations.

18. DIY Candy for Christmas

Remember those plain cookie cutter ornaments we did as children? Well, there’s a new spin on those from DIY Candy. Better yet, you can make them for less than a $1! So what’s the best part? The memories of course!

19. Bottle Cap Reindeer Ornaments

Take a moment to unplug and enjoy a little quality time creating cute Bottle Cap Reindeer ornaments. You can even have the kids create their own names for each one. Just be careful with hot glue gun!

20. Reindeer Christmas Ornaments

I know it’s more proper to say bath tissue rolls, but let’s call it what it is, toilet paper rolls. There are so many craft ideas involving the use of them, but I really loved these Reindeer Christmas ornaments featured on Happy Hooligans.

21. Homemade Christmas Ornaments

These Homemade Christmas Ornaments, from Kids Activity Blog, are a blast to make and look so beautiful on the tree. Each one is so unique! You don’t need spray paint for this one. Just let creativity rule!

Swirled Paint Ornaments | Kids Activity Blog

Finding tutorials for homemade Christmas decorations is so much easier now, especially with our friend Pinterest. However, I know sifting through all those pins can get overwhelming. Hopefully, this set of DIY holiday decor ideas make it a little easier for you this season.Clever Homemade Christmas Decorations

Which of these lovely DIY Christmas decorations have you tried doing for your home?