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.
Light-Up Porch Presents
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.
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!
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)!
Scrap Wood Wreath
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.
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!
Wood Slice Ornaments
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!
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.
Broken Furniture Piece Ornaments
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!