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9 DIY Christmas Decorations & More

Today is the launch of 10 Days Of Christmas Inspiration, and we begin with 9 DIY Christmas Decorations to help you start your decorating.

You will see so many unique and creative ideas for budget-friendly crafts and Christmas decor.

If you love to save money and make your decorating special, you are in the right place.

I’m sharing my Angel and Cross Ornaments made using hot glue. They are one of my all-time favorite Christmas projects.

I can’t wait for you to see all the projects, so let’s get started with these DIY Christmas Decorations.

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One of the biggest trends for Christmas 2022 Decorating is Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Decorating.

Therefore, you are on trend when decor consists of handmade items instead of commercially manufactured decorations.

Using natural materials, repurposing existing ornaments, shopping thrift stores to recycle old decorations, and using foraged greenery, pinecones, etc., are all trends for 2022.

You can read more about 2022 trends on 19 Sustainable Crafts Ideas and Trends for 2022.

Sustainable Budget Friendly Decorating Ideas for Christmas

What Christmas Decorations Can You Make?

There are so many creative options to make your own Christmas Decorations. Some of my favorites are ornaments and gift package toppers.

In addition, garlands and topiaries are a favorite DIY Decoration choice.

Another fun option is to hack a high-end decoration from places like Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, and Anthropology.

If I see a Christmas decoration that inspires me, I photograph it and then try to duplicate it. I don’t always have 100% success. However, I have really saved money by creating my own DIY Decorations over the years.

I encourage you to try your hand at making some of your decorations this year.

Easy Ticking Stockings for A Christmas DIY Project.
These DIY Ticking Stockings were one such idea that I was about to duplicate for a fraction of the cost.

9 DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas!

Even if you don’t do a lot of craft projects, these 9 DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas will undoubtedly inspire you to try them.

DIY Wood Pallet Star Topper

By: Stacy Ling Bricks N Bloom

If you are looking for a rustic topper for your Christmas tree, you can make this budget-friendly wood pallet star tree topper in just a few hours. It’s easy to make and perfect for a Rustic Christmas Tree.

Wooden Tree Topper made from pallet wood.

Winter Snowflake Wall Art

By: Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill

Here is a Pottery Barn-inspired winter project. Using an unfinished wood sign and small branches to create a snowflake. You can save on your Christmas decorating budget with this DIY Christmas Decoration.

Pottery Barn Hack Twig Snowflake Wall Art

How To Make A Footed Tray

By: Kim at Cottage in the Mitten

Are you looking for a great centerpiece for your kitchen table, island, entry table, etc.?

Check out this large DIY-footed tray that is so easy to make.

DIY Tray Wooden Riser

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

By: Rachel The Ponds Farmhouse

These cute Angel and Cross Christmas Ornaments are made using hot glue and hand-painted with gold and white accents. They can be made in various sizes and used for gift tags as well as tree ornaments.

The options for using this tutorial to make large and small ornaments are unlimited.

Hot Glue and Wood Christmas DIY Ornaments or gift package toppers.

5 Easy Christmas DIY Table Decor Ideas

By: Robyn’s French Nest

Are you looking to make your table extra special this holiday? Check out 5 simple, beautiful, and budget-friendly Christmas table decor DIY Ideas!

5 DIY Christmas Table Decor Ideas.

DIY Christmas Traditions Revisited – Gingerbread Houses

By: Brendt at She Gave It A Go

Why not begin a tradition of decorating gingerbread houses for Christmas?

See how Brendt continues her childhood tradition by hosting a DIY gingerbread house party each December, which includes her children, nieces, and nephews.

Easy Homemade Christmas Soaps for Kids

By: Kelly at The Tattered Pew

These easy homemade Christmas soaps for kids are the perfect gift if you want thoughtful and fun gifts for your friends and family this holiday season. This family-friendly project will have you making soap like a pro in no time!

How to Make Christmas Kids Soap for fun gift ideas.

DIY Pallet Wood Christmas Tree

By: KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms

This is such a fun and creative idea to repurpose and reuse pallet wood. Don’t toss those pallet wood pieces—make this Christmas tree instead.

Simple Fringe Burlap Trees

By: Simply 2 Moms

You’ll love how easy and inexpensive it is to create this pretty DIY Burlap Christmas Tree to decorate your home for the holidays! Not only are these trees easy to make, but they also look great throughout your home. Grab some burlap, felt, T-pins, tree form, and hot glue, and let’s get started!

Y’all know that DIY Projects are one of my favorite ways to decorate, and all of these ideas are so creative.

Be sure to check out these other favorite ideas if you have the time.

I hope you enjoyed this first day of our 10 Days Of Christmas Decorating Ideas!

Stay tuned for tomorrow – Christmas Decorating for Porches, Patios, and Outdoor Spaces.

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Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

These projects feel totally doable Rachel! I'm so glad you shared them. I've never tried to make my own stockings before but I just might try it this year. I love yours! Hope you have the best day, CoCo


Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

CoCo, I really appreciate this. Let me know how they turn out.


Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

So many great ideas! I love Christmas - can't wait to make some of these!


Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

Stacy, I know what you mean. So many great ideas.

Anne | Simply2Moms

Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Love all these wonderful ideas! Looking forward to the next 10 days. Pinned!


Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

Anne, Yes! Me too.

Jennifer Howard

Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Can't remember if I commented on this early this morning or not!! I bet you have as many screenshots of project ideas as I do!! Merry November, Rachel!!


Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Jennifer, Yes, I do. Thanks.

Sandra S Thompson

Tuesday 1st of November 2022

I love re using things I have in a new and different way. Thank you for the beautiful ideas. Am starting some garlands today. I like copying old photo's and gluing to card stock for a garland with torn fabric strips between them. It's fun and easy. Christmas is such an inspiring time. Have a beautiful day!


Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Sandra, I really appreciate this and that garland sounds beautiful.