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Easy-to-Make Christmas Decorations for Your Home

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Deck your very own halls with these DIY Christmas décor ideas!

Deck your very own halls with these DIY Christmas décor ideas!

Make Your House Merry With DIY Christmas Decorations

Fill every room in your house with holiday spirit by crafting your own decorations! This inspiration gallery is focused on cheap and easy ideas that you can accomplish with basic craft supplies (glue, fabric, paint, etc.) and items bought from the dollar store. Many ideas use items you can gather from nature, like pinecones and evergreen boughs! Enjoy browsing this list and envisioning how these projects would look in your home.

Homemade Holiday Decorating Ideas for Every Room

  1. Christmas Bedroom Decorations
  2. Gorgeous Christmas Table Decoration Ideas
  3. Festive Front Porch Decorating Ideas
  4. Awesome Christmas Living Room Decorations
  5. Christmas Tiered Trays
  6. Wooden Triangle Christmas Trees
  7. Creative Christmas Shadow Boxes

1. Christmas Bedroom Decorations

While other places in your home—like the mantel, staircase or front porch—probably get a lot more loving over the holiday season, don't forget your bedroom! It deserves some festive decorations, too. Adding Christmas decorations to your bedroom will create a space that feels festive and cozy in the midst of the happy chaos that is the holiday season!

You can take a shortcut by buying some Christmas-themed bedding and DIY throw pillows, or you can add a simple "Merry Christmas" sign above the headboard. Don't forget to add lots of twinkle lights!

So add some holiday style to your sleeping space by trying out the ideas shown in the photo gallery below.

Put a rustic wooden "Merry Christmas" sign above your bed.

Put a rustic wooden "Merry Christmas" sign above your bed.

Buy some buffalo plaid bedding.

Buy some buffalo plaid bedding.

Fill a vase with string lights, baubles and Christmas greens, and put it on your nightstand or dresser.

Fill a vase with string lights, baubles and Christmas greens, and put it on your nightstand or dresser.

Fill a large glass bowl with pinecones and baubles.

Fill a large glass bowl with pinecones and baubles.

Make a Christmas decoration out of a hula hoop bedecked with string lights and baubles.

Make a Christmas decoration out of a hula hoop bedecked with string lights and baubles.

Place a cluster of white candles on your dresser.

Place a cluster of white candles on your dresser.

Wrap white candles with burlap and holly.

Wrap white candles with burlap and holly.

Make Christmas tree signs out of baubles and rustic wood planks.

Make Christmas tree signs out of baubles and rustic wood planks.

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Hang an indoor Christmas wreath on your bedroom door. Wreaths aren't just for the outdoors!

Hang an indoor Christmas wreath on your bedroom door. Wreaths aren't just for the outdoors!

Make a striking decoration that looks like a gift box full of baubles.

Make a striking decoration that looks like a gift box full of baubles.

2. Gorgeous Christmas Table Decoration Ideas

There are so many ways you can add festive cheer to your home over the holiday season, and one of my favorite ways is to really go to town with my Christmas table. Your table should be the centerpiece of your celebrations, so those decorations will really help set the mood for your holiday.

If you like to bring the outdoors indoors, then why not assemble your own evergreen centerpiece to run down the center of your dining room table? By mixing different types of evergreen branches, berries and pinecones, you can create a gorgeous setup for little or no money!

Browse the photos below for a wide variety of ideas, including both rustic and elegant settings.

Surround elegant gold candles with Christmas greens.

Surround elegant gold candles with Christmas greens.

Pair giant baubles with Christmas greens.

Pair giant baubles with Christmas greens.

Make a table centerpiece out of wood slices displaying a miniature Christmas village.

Make a table centerpiece out of wood slices displaying a miniature Christmas village.

Choose a color scheme focused on shades of gold, and coordinate your plates with tree decorations and baubles.

Choose a color scheme focused on shades of gold, and coordinate your plates with tree decorations and baubles.

Decorate with a mix of pinecones, white candles and Christmas greens.

Decorate with a mix of pinecones, white candles and Christmas greens.

Bring out your silver service! Use silver placemats, baubles and nest decorations.

Bring out your silver service! Use silver placemats, baubles and nest decorations.

Pair long black candles with a floral centerpiece.

Pair long black candles with a floral centerpiece.

Combine classic white candles with Christmas greens.

Combine classic white candles with Christmas greens.

Decorate some green-leaved boughs with baubles, candles and geometric Christmas trees.

Decorate some green-leaved boughs with baubles, candles and geometric Christmas trees.

Set your table with large glass candle votives, mini silver Christmas trees and a dark grey table runner.

Set your table with large glass candle votives, mini silver Christmas trees and a dark grey table runner.

3. Festive Front Porch Decorating Ideas

Why not try out some of these easy front porch Christmas decoration ideas? Your home will be feeling festive in no time! Remember, your front porch is pretty much the first thing anyone sees when they come to your home (or walk past it). During the holidays, we all tend to get more visitors, even if some of them are Amazon delivery drivers!

So try out some of the awesome ideas below, and make your home look warm and cozy this holiday season.

Add a rustic sign with different sizes of Christmas trees.

Add a rustic sign with different sizes of Christmas trees.

Place a medium-sized Christmas tree in a galvanized holder.

Place a medium-sized Christmas tree in a galvanized holder.

Add Christmas greens and baubles to a milk crate.

Add Christmas greens and baubles to a milk crate.

Place some silver trays on top of large logs. These make brilliant candle holders!

Place some silver trays on top of large logs. These make brilliant candle holders!

Pair rustic front porch decorations with baskets and Christmas trees.

Pair rustic front porch decorations with baskets and Christmas trees.

Tie old ice skates to a sled, and decorate with Christmas greens and a bow.

Tie old ice skates to a sled, and decorate with Christmas greens and a bow.

Add a simple red bow and some Christmas greens to your outdoor rocking chairs. They instantly become festive!

Add a simple red bow and some Christmas greens to your outdoor rocking chairs. They instantly become festive!

Add a "JOY" sign with lots of Christmas trees and string lights.

Add a "JOY" sign with lots of Christmas trees and string lights.

Fill an old milk crate with Christmas greens, then tie on a red burlap bow.

Fill an old milk crate with Christmas greens, then tie on a red burlap bow.

Fill an old wooden crate with Christmas greens and an old lantern.

Fill an old wooden crate with Christmas greens and an old lantern.

4. Awesome Christmas Living Room Decorations

Pinecones and greenery will give your living room a fresh, outdoorsy feel for Christmas! If you like a rustic look, these ideas will fit in well with that theme. Incorporating items like white candles, birch boughs and silver baubles can increase the elegance of these decorations.

It can be helpful to keep your living room decorations mobile so you can rearrange them easily in a busy room. Take advantage of things like baskets, wagons and vases for easy-to-move décor. Of course, bedecking your furniture with garlands and baubles also looks amazing. This is one room where you don't want to skimp on the string lights, either!

Check out some homey living room décor ideas below!

Place faux birch logs, pinecones and string lights in a basket.

Place faux birch logs, pinecones and string lights in a basket.

Hang stockings and string lights on your entertainment center. Don't forget to put a YouTube fireplace video on the TV!

Hang stockings and string lights on your entertainment center. Don't forget to put a YouTube fireplace video on the TV!

Create a cozy effect by turning your living room into a wonderland of string lights and faux greens.

Create a cozy effect by turning your living room into a wonderland of string lights and faux greens.

Place a mini Christmas tree in a wooden wagon.

Place a mini Christmas tree in a wooden wagon.

Go all out with buffalo plaid: Hang a mini Christmas tree with buffalo plaid ornaments, and place a plaid reindeer nearby!

Go all out with buffalo plaid: Hang a mini Christmas tree with buffalo plaid ornaments, and place a plaid reindeer nearby!

Hang some multicolored baubles from a shelf.

Hang some multicolored baubles from a shelf.

Fill a large glass vase with silver baubles and Christmas greens.

Fill a large glass vase with silver baubles and Christmas greens.

Place a rustic ladder next to your Christmas tree. Hang holiday-themed towels or linens on the rungs.

Place a rustic ladder next to your Christmas tree. Hang holiday-themed towels or linens on the rungs.

Fill a wire basket with pinecones, greens and string lights.

Fill a wire basket with pinecones, greens and string lights.

Place some Christmas village figures on a plaid cloth.

Place some Christmas village figures on a plaid cloth.

5. Christmas Tiered Trays

Tiered trays are wonderfully versatile Christmas decorations. Fill them with whatever you like—mugs, greenery, ornaments, figurines, candy canes, ribbons, anything! You can make your trays cute and brightly colored or muted and understated. If you want a new look, just remove all the items and refill the tray with new ones!

Browse a bunch of seasonal tiered tray decoration ideas below, and start thinking about what you want to display in your trays!

Place evergreens and reindeer figurines in the trays.

Place evergreens and reindeer figurines in the trays.

This ultra-cute tray has a tasty red and white color scheme.

This ultra-cute tray has a tasty red and white color scheme.

Here's an example of an elegant tray done in silver and grey.

Here's an example of an elegant tray done in silver and grey.

This tray pairs crockery with baubles and faux greenery.

This tray pairs crockery with baubles and faux greenery.

We love this wacky tray displaying faux berries and brightly colored ceramics!

We love this wacky tray displaying faux berries and brightly colored ceramics!

Cross-stitch plaques and white ceramic houses are the centerpieces of these trays.

Cross-stitch plaques and white ceramic houses are the centerpieces of these trays.

This tray focuses on faux pinecones, berries and greenery, with a few ornaments and candy canes for accents.

This tray focuses on faux pinecones, berries and greenery, with a few ornaments and candy canes for accents.

Pair miniature Christmas signs with sparkly baubles and ceramic figures in a tray.

Pair miniature Christmas signs with sparkly baubles and ceramic figures in a tray.

This cow-themed Christmas tiered tray would look especially good in a dining room or kitchen.

This cow-themed Christmas tiered tray would look especially good in a dining room or kitchen.

This fun tray is themed around elves and candy!

This fun tray is themed around elves and candy!

Here's a bold black tray featuring a wide variety of Christmas décor.

Here's a bold black tray featuring a wide variety of Christmas décor.

6. Wooden Triangle Christmas Trees

Triangle-shaped tree forms are easy to find at dollar stores and craft stores, and they can be decorated in near-endless ways. Plus, these projects are so easy—just paint the triangle form whatever color you like, then glue on the decorations! The hardest part is figuring out what kind of decorations to use, but these photos will help you decide.

This natural wooden tree is decorated with gold baubles and a white ribbon.

This natural wooden tree is decorated with gold baubles and a white ribbon.

This white tree is filled with red, gold and silver baubles.

This white tree is filled with red, gold and silver baubles.

Bright red baubles and string lights bedeck this white-painted tree.

Bright red baubles and string lights bedeck this white-painted tree.

If you find a larger triangle tree shape, you can turn it into a full Christmas tree by adding some faux greenery, lights and ornaments.

If you find a larger triangle tree shape, you can turn it into a full Christmas tree by adding some faux greenery, lights and ornaments.

Painting the tree forms white is a popular idea! This one is filled with rose-gold baubles.

Painting the tree forms white is a popular idea! This one is filled with rose-gold baubles.

The grey paint on this tree is understated, and it sets off the bright gold baubles.

The grey paint on this tree is understated, and it sets off the bright gold baubles.

Here's a rustic triangle tree with a white and gold color scheme and some snowflake decorations.

Here's a rustic triangle tree with a white and gold color scheme and some snowflake decorations.

These pretty natural wood trees incorporate just a pop of color.

These pretty natural wood trees incorporate just a pop of color.

This white tree has a striking red, blue and silver color scheme.

This white tree has a striking red, blue and silver color scheme.

If you're filling the tree with gold baubles, why not also paint it gold!

If you're filling the tree with gold baubles, why not also paint it gold!

These metallic triangle trees incorporate copper and bronze shades.

These metallic triangle trees incorporate copper and bronze shades.

Wrap your tree shapes with faux greens and string lights for a unique look!

Wrap your tree shapes with faux greens and string lights for a unique look!

This silver and white tree incorporates unexpected shades of magenta and teal. It's striking!

This silver and white tree incorporates unexpected shades of magenta and teal. It's striking!

If you're using baubles in muted colors, you might give your tree form a bold paint job, like the glittery green here!

If you're using baubles in muted colors, you might give your tree form a bold paint job, like the glittery green here!

This white-painted tree includes yarn-wrapped and jute-wrapped ornaments for a softer look.

This white-painted tree includes yarn-wrapped and jute-wrapped ornaments for a softer look.

7. Creative Christmas Shadow Boxes

You don't need an expensive shadow box to make these decorations! The Dollar Tree and other dollar stores sell banks that are easy to turn into shadow boxes. (See the video above for an example of how to do it.) You could also buy a deep picture frame to use as the box. The real question is how to fill it!

Consider the ideas below, which include indoor and outdoor winter scenes, nativity scenes and fun holiday messages.

Create an outdoor scene of children playing in the snow.

Create an outdoor scene of children playing in the snow.

Set up an indoor scene featuring the Christmas tree. This one is a memorial to family members who have passed away.

Set up an indoor scene featuring the Christmas tree. This one is a memorial to family members who have passed away.

Here's another version of the touching memorial shadow box.

Here's another version of the touching memorial shadow box.

This shadow box features a nativity scene.

This shadow box features a nativity scene.

Some simple black Christmas figures look lovely in front of a glittery silver background.

Some simple black Christmas figures look lovely in front of a glittery silver background.

This shadow box uses rustic wood and white snowflakes.

This shadow box uses rustic wood and white snowflakes.

Celebrate a loved one with a message shadow box, like this super sparkly box!

Celebrate a loved one with a message shadow box, like this super sparkly box!

You can pair some Christmas song lyrics with a pile of baubles or other decorations in the box.

You can pair some Christmas song lyrics with a pile of baubles or other decorations in the box.

These tiny Christmas-colored bells look amazing when you fill the box with them!

These tiny Christmas-colored bells look amazing when you fill the box with them!

Here's another nativity scene that makes effective use of raffia as hay.

Here's another nativity scene that makes effective use of raffia as hay.

This box pairs some Christmas words with a few ornaments and a big red bow.

This box pairs some Christmas words with a few ornaments and a big red bow.

Shadow boxes look particularly stunning when you add lights, like in this snowy scene!

Shadow boxes look particularly stunning when you add lights, like in this snowy scene!

This nativity scene uses a wooden background and some raffia for hay.

This nativity scene uses a wooden background and some raffia for hay.

You can get a lovely 3D effect even with just two layers—here, the truck and the background.

You can get a lovely 3D effect even with just two layers—here, the truck and the background.

There's no need to stick to red and green. This shadow box has a fun pink color scheme!

There's no need to stick to red and green. This shadow box has a fun pink color scheme!

Here's a very effective light-up box with a nighttime scene.

Here's a very effective light-up box with a nighttime scene.

This is another version of the memorial box.

This is another version of the memorial box.

You can dangle some items from the top of the box to add depth and layers.

You can dangle some items from the top of the box to add depth and layers.

This simple box focuses on paper art and little ornaments.

This simple box focuses on paper art and little ornaments.

The multicolored ribbon attached to the top corner of this box adds a lot of pizzazz!

The multicolored ribbon attached to the top corner of this box adds a lot of pizzazz!

This is a subtle example of adding lights to your box. It looks so good in the windows of the cut-out houses!

This is a subtle example of adding lights to your box. It looks so good in the windows of the cut-out houses!

Use some flocking to create a snowy effect in the shadow box.

Use some flocking to create a snowy effect in the shadow box.

Merry DIY Christmas!

Hopefully you've found a few ideas for your home this Christmas season! Whether you're adding a festive touch to your bedroom or outfitting your porch with holiday cheer, we wish you happy and successful crafting!

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