17 DIY Christmas Decorations to Make Your Home Merry and Bright

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These budget-friendly DIY Christmas decorations will turn your home into a winter wonderland!

While it’s true that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, there’s no denying that it’s also the most expensive time of the year. Have you ever wondered why Christmas ornaments are pricey when you’re going to display them for a month? Not to mention the presents, travel expenses, dinners, and the electric bill for lighting up every corner of your home. Of course, you can’t control some financial expenses, but you can definitely take control of how much you should spend on decorating your home. You can still have a merry and bright home without burning your bank account.

In fact, most of the holiday decor you see at shops can be recreated with inexpensive materials and a little DIY skill. So, take out your craft box, invite your family and friends over, and unleash your creativity because we’ve gathered the best DIY Christmas decorations you’ll absolutely love!

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Bottle Brush Tree Décor

The bottle brush tree décor is one of the easiest and cutest DIY Christmas decorations you can whip up in a few minutes. Place the bottle brush on a wooden stand, decorate it with little flowers or tiny ornaments, sprinkle it with fake snow, and top it off with a little star. It’s the perfect Christmas décor for your windowsill, bookshelves, or even dinner table.

Christmas Card Holder

Create a Christmas card holder with a few wood blocks. You can either go bold and vibrant or simple and neutral with muted or pastel tones.

Get the tutorial at A Kailo Chic Life.

Christmas-Inspired Candles

One of our favorite DIY Christmas decorations is Christmas-inspired candles using pine needles with orange and cedarwood essential oils. It’s the perfect holiday combination to make your home smell fresh and wintry. You should definitely try it!

DIY Advent Calendar

If you like the idea of counting down to Christmas, then a DIY advent calendar is ideal for you. However, instead of creating the normal advent calendar, give it a twist and purpose like an act of kindness advent calendar. Since Christmas is all about giving, sharing, and helping, we think it’s a great idea to spread kindness and love this holiday season, one day at a time.

DIY Christmas Decorations

DIY Christmas Village

We always dream of visiting Santa’s little village at the North Pole, but we all know that’s not possible. Flight tickets cost too much! So why not recreate a little Christmas village at the mantel or the console of your home? It’s an enjoyable DIY activity because you can customize everything. It’s one of our favorite DIY Christmas activities to do with our family and friends!

DIY Christmas Wreath

Greet your guests this season with a chic Christmas wreath, but instead of going with the usual round wreath, why not create a tree-shaped wreath? All you need is three pieces of wooden sticks, some garlands, Christmas ornaments, a few fresh flowers to complete the look.

DIY Door Bells

If you’re not into creating wreaths, you might love these DIY door “bells” made from mini Bundt pans and molds. Simply stack mini molds and Bundt pans to form bell shapes. Attach them together using epoxy. Glue small ornaments to the bottom to create the clappers. You can design how you want it to look, like attaching ribbon loops and a bow to the top and gluing greenery for a traditional Christmas palette style.

DIY Garland

Turn your mantel into a merry and bright space with chic and colorful DIY garlands! Who says you can only hang a single garland? You can go loco and hang four different vibrant Christmas mantel garlands.

Get the tutorial at Tatertots + Jello.

DIY Holiday Shakers

One of the DIY Christmas decorations to “shake” things up in the kitchen is these cute holiday shakers! Turn shakers into mini winter wonderlands by placing tiny trees and toys atop iodized salt. Isn’t that cute?

DIY Salt Dough Ornaments

One of the Christmas decorations that will take you back to Grandma’s house is these salt dough ornaments.

Get the tutorial at Country Living.

DIY Snowball Pillow

Let it snow with this DIY snowball pillow from Sugar & Cloth. All you need is some felt fabric, wool balls, and some basic sewing skills!

Hand-Painted Wood Ornaments

A fun DIY activity you can do this weekend is to paint plain wood ornaments into a one-of-a-kind! They’re beautiful, budget-friendly, and eco-friendly as well. You can also breathe new life into your old ornaments by spray-painting them or by adding some sparkle with beads and glitter.

Homemade Christmas Place Cards

If you’re hosting dinner, you’ll certainly love this DIY Christmas decoration. Simple combine fresh rosemary and other greenery, tie them with twine, attach the place card, and label them accordingly.

Homemade Christmas Table Decorations

Don’t forget to decorate your chairs this holiday season. Hang mini wreaths from each seat to make them look special.

Pinecone Ornaments

One of the easiest and cheapest DIY Christmas decorations is spray-painted pinecones. Dust them with glitter while the paint is wet for a shimmery finish.

Rustic Twig Ornaments

To add a rustic touch to your seasonal décor, add these easy-to-make rustic twig ornaments. You can them in your tree, windows, or doorknobs.

Get the tutorial at Simple As That.

Tea Light Snowman Ornaments

Make your Christmas bright with these tea-light snowman ornaments! It’s a great DIY activity for kids, while you’re baking Christmas cookies.

Get the tutorial at One Little Project.

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