If you are looking for ideas on how to make your home more Christmassy, then you have come to the right place! Below are 50 Homemade Christmas Decorations with Step by Step Instructions on how you can create them yourself. There are quick and easy ideas and there are ideas that are more challenging. With all this collection of DIY Christmas decor you no longer have to wonder how to decorate your home for Christmas. I am sure you will find plenty of inspiring ideas that are perfect Christmas craft ideas for adults. This post is organized into four sections for your convenience. If you are only interested in one section, feel free to click on the link that interests you to be taken directly to that section. Otherwise, please enjoy scrolling through all 50 ideas!
Christmas Mantel and Shelf Decorating Ideas
Are you wondering how to decorate your mantel for Christmas! I thought I’d share some pictures from my Christmas mantel and shelf decorating ideas file to inspire you. The focal point of these mantels is always a fun DIY project. Enjoy all these Christmas mantel and shelf decorating ideas!
A festive and fun Christmas mantel with paper stars garland and wood block houses decorated with gold and silver stars.
These giant snowflake signs are a wonderful focal point for your Christmas mantel.
When you have an oversized Christmas sign on your mantel the rest of the decor can stay simple and laid back and you will still have a big wow-factor.
For the lovers of an all white Christmas mantel: a star made from string lights with handcrafted paper houses.
Decorate your shelf with a fun craft project like this stenciled Holiday sign with sheet music paper.
How fun! These DIY wood stockings hanging on this Christmas mantel.
What a wonderful Farmhouse Christmas mantel with this Barn Star DIY sign.
Wood branch star with Christmas lights and a natural garland Christmas mantel.
Simple and modern Christmas mantel with a garland made from beads and dried fruit.
Vintage inspired Christmas Mantel, with homemade chenille stockings.
Rustic Christmas mantel with illuminated old windows and a giant white star.
Quick and Easy Holiday Decor
Christmas can be a busy and stressful time, and you don’t want your Christmas decorating to add to the stress. Don’t worry you don’t need lots of time, money or skills to create a festive home for the holidays. Just take the lead from these quick and easy holiday decor ideas that I have put together for you. They are all easily put together and add lots of cheer to your home. Have fun Christmas decorating!
Stick vinyl stars on a bottle and a jar. Add candles, tiny bottle brush Christmas trees and an ornament or two and place it all on a serving tray and your little centerpiece for a Christmas table is ready.
Fun craft project: make a ‘let it snow’ throw pillow.
Place a wreath on a serving dish, add candles and decorations and you have a perfect centerpiece for your Christmas table.
Make a cloche from chicken wire and turn it into a little Christmas vignette.
Decorate your garden chair with this fun DIY Christmas outdoor pillow.
Combine a deer head with a luscious Christmas wreath. Hang some ornaments from the antlers and you have some insta Christmas wall decor
Create your own light colored pinecones and use them in a lovely Christmas centerpiece.
Clear glass lanterns are so easy to decorate. For Christmas fill them with faux snow, bottle brush trees and some fun ornaments. It will give the perfect Christmas still life on your sideboard.
Put candles in empty bottles, add a bit greenery and an tiny Christmas ornament and you have yourself a merry little Christmas decor.
Gather clear jars filled with pinecones and votive candles on a tray. Add vintage pictures and an some shiny ornaments and you have a quick and easy Christmas decorations.
The perfect wreath for your Christmas kitchen. A wreath made from star shaped cookie cutters.
Combine white and natural colors on a large tray, add sparkly lights and candles, scatter ornaments and paper trees and a lovely, little table centerpiece is ready!
Place a lantern in front of a mirror, put tiny lights inside, mist the glass with snow and add bottle brush trees for a little winter landscape.
Decorate jam jars with evergreens and small Christmas tags and you have the perfect little lanterns for your Holiday Home.
Cut little stars from felt. Attach twine with tiny buttons and you have a lovely Christmas garland for your mantel or tree.
Holiday Wood Signs
Christmas signs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all add a really festive touch to your holiday home. A wood sign is an easy DIY and you can make a Christmas sign for every decorating style. I am sure you will find some inspiration for creating your own Holiday Wood Sign in the collection below.
Christmas lettering on a board, and ribbons ready for hanging Christmas card. It’s an easy Christmas card holder DIY project.
Christmas bible verse on a painted wood sign.
Very easy Christmas sign in a handmade frame.
Christmas sign on glass.
Rustic Christmas sign with birch bark Christmas trees.
Make a modern Christmas sign with string art. Full instructions in the post underneath the link.
Sent a letter to Santa with this fun Christmas sign.
Go vertical with this large hand lettered Christmas sign for your front door.
Make this magnetic advent calendar and count down the days until Christmas.
Make sure that Santa doesn’t forget to stop at your home with this outdoor Christmas sign post.
Turn a serving tray in a lovely background for your hot cocoa station.
Homemade Christmas Ornaments
It isn’t Christmas without a Christmas tree. And what is a Christmas tree without some show-stopping homemade ornaments? Please enjoy this collection of DIY Christmas ornaments that fit every style and look good on Christmas trees both big and small.
Add many little jingle bells to a wire heart and you have yourself a shiny and jingly Christmas ornament.
For a Christmas tree with a bohemian vibe, make tassel ornaments from yarn, tinsel and curtain rings.
No need to know how to crochet to make these crochet Christmas ornaments that look a bit like snow flakes.
Wooden beads strung together in the shape of tiny Christmas trees. What a lovely Christmas tree ornament
Stiffen vintage doilies with sugar water to create these ice flowers ornaments.
These twig stars are super fun and super easy to make. For a natural woodland Christmas look.
Once you have figured it out, you can whip up a whole batch of paper star ornaments to decorate your tree or your Christmas garland. Click the link for instructions on how to create these folded paper stars from sheet music.
Creating these wire ornaments is easier than you think.
Scrap wood, paint and stencils is all you need to create these lovely rustic Christmas ornaments
Make a keepsake Christmas ornament and capture the memories of a sunny and warm summer inside.
Use your leftover bits of wood the create tiny Christmas trees ornaments.