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10 Tutorials and Christmas Decorating Ideas

For the holidays, skip the annual Christmas decorations shopping trip, and instead, build all your own holiday decor right at home! Get started by taking a look at these 10 tutorials for DIYing Christmas decorations to dress up your home inside and out.

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Light-Up Porch Presents

Light-Up Porch Presents

Project via Hometalker Holly from Down to Earth Style. Combine two favorite Christmas features, twinkly lights and piles of gifts, and create the perfect attractive and exciting holiday display. These large lit-up wooden gifts are perfect for porch decor, or for arranging around your tree. Learn how to make the Light-Up Porch Presents.

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Holiday Marquee

Holiday Marquee

Project via Hometalker Jen from Fresh Crush.

Using string lights makes any decoration holiday-worthy, but add them to some festive phrases, and you've got a holiday marquee that's fun to make and a great eye-catching embellishment in any room!

Learn how to make the Holiday Marquee.

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Wooden Snowflake

Wooden Snowflake

Project via Hometalker Pauline from My Altered State.

Mimic all the beautiful geometry of snowflakes, with this rustic DIY wooden snowflake design that's perfect for adding to your porch this season. Gather together some tools and prepare for a flurry of holiday fun!

Learn how to make the Wooden Snowflake.

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Bold 'Noel' Sign

Bold 'Noel' Sign

Project via Hometalker Courtney from Crafts by Courtney.

Never settle for store-bought decor, when you know you could do it better and on a lower budget, like the creator of this bold DIY 'Noel' sign A wooden sign and a little paint bring a lot of cheer to any holiday home (especially when they were in the budget)!

Learn how to make the Bold 'Noel' Sign.

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Scrap Wood Wreath

Scrap Wood Wreath

Project via Hometalker Becky from Beyond the Picket Fence.

Who says you need to go traditional? Gather a couple pieces of scrap wood and mix up some paint, for a festive scrap wood wreath that is anything but ordinary, and can be used year after year!

Learn how to make the Scrap Wood Wreath.

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Moss-Covered 'Joy' Sign

Moss-Covered 'Joy' Sign

Project via Hometalkers Trish and Bonnie from Uncommon Designs.

For another wreath alternative, try a moss-covered greeting that's sure to give guests and passers-by a smile. Follow the helpful tutorial to create this merry decor design that looks like it's right out of a home and garden magazine.

Learn how to make the Moss-Covered 'Joy' Sign.

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Ceiling Hung Wreath

Ceiling Hung Wreath

Project via Hometalker Emily from Our House Now a Home.

If you're looking for a way to add some interest to your holiday home, try decorating vertically, with a large hanging Christmas wreath. With these directions for safe and simple installation, you can turn your ceiling into a canvas for decor this holiday!

Learn how to make the Ceiling Hung Wreath.

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Simple Christmas Tree Decorations: Wood Slice Ornaments

Simple Christmas Tree Decorations: Wood Slice Ornaments

Project via Hometalker Katie from Upcycled Treasures. For a simply beautiful holiday design, turn a fallen branch or collected log into a stack of slices perfect for decorating your tree. Add some graphics with this simple transfer method, or write merry messages and draw your own holiday images by hand! Learn how to make the Wood Slice Ornaments.

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Pallet Christmas Tree

Pallet Christmas Tree

Project via Hometalker Tammy from Deja Vue Designs.

Take a break from the classic pallet Christmas tree by adding a little shine to your design. Drill holes in your pallet boards to fit twinkling Christmas lights, for authentic holiday style that would look great displayed on your porch or propped on your mantel.

Learn how to make the Pallet Christmas Tree.

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Simple Christmas Tree Decorations: Broken Furniture Piece Ornaments

Simple Christmas Tree Decorations: Broken Furniture Piece Ornaments

Project via Hometalker Debbi from Debi's Design Diary. Turn your broken or salvaged furniture scraps into whimsical Christmas tree ornaments with this awesome tutorial. Cut, paint, and hang these refinished furniture bits and bobs, for holiday decor that's stunning and free! Learn how to make Broken Furniture Piece Ornaments.