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50 DIY Christmas Crafts to Get Your Home Ready for Festive Season Ahead

It is that time of the year when the chill in the air gets stronger, the lights around us get brighter and a smile inevitably starts appearing across most of our faces almost magically. It is a time that we look forward to dearly and everything from fun family holidays to hectic shopping and grand decoration of our homes takes up most of our time in the next month and a bit. Time from now to the New Year seems to absolutely fly by and you never have enough of it. For those who love to decorate every nook of their home with festive cheer, you simply cannot start soon enough. So why not get things going with the best DIY Christmas decorations and Holiday Season crafts!

Tiny wood DIY Christmas Tree with lovely lighting [From: Live Your Style]

It is safe to assume that as soon as Thanksgiving is, the makeover that leads to Christmas is something that we are ready for. As we alluded to earlier, it is never too early to start. And the best DIY ideas make holiday season decorating all the more fun. Beyond getting everyone in the family involved, these projects are cost-effective and also add a personal touch to your home. From DIY Christmas lighting ideas to garlands, wreaths and Christmas trees, these are 50 easy and awesome Christmas crafts that offer everything you can ask for. Enjoy!

Time to Welcome the Holidays!

We start off with the most obvious additions to your home that signify the arrival of Holiday Season to one and all in the neighborhood – holiday wreaths. Christmas wreaths ordinarily come with a mix of white and red and ideas like the straw DIY wreath and the simple wreath in red and white are upper easy to create. They take no more than an hour to make and add plenty of festive cheer to the front door and the entryway. Those with a more green inkling can try out the velvet DIY mistletoe wreath or even the gorgeous cushion moss wreath.

Lovely DIY mini window wreaths fill your home with festive cheer galore!
Make your own cushion moss wreath for a green Christmas
Mini presents garland can be used in more ways than one! [From: Oh Happy Day]
Ombre Christmas Tree Garland DIY [From: Design Improvised]
Perfect wreath to welcome the festive season with ample cheer! [From: decofleur]

Once you have the wreath in place (something that should take no more than an hour two of your weekend’s time), it is time to move on to the Christmas banner. The homemade Merry Christmas banner in white and red hanging above the fireplace mantel is a perpetual favorite while garlands that still capture the charm of fall gone by can be used to add that touch of surprise. Wooden vintage signs and illuminated boards with season’s greetings are an added bonus!

Simple and easy to craft Merry Christmas banner DIY [From: The Craft Maiden]
Beautiful DIY straw wreath in red and white is super easy to craft [From: Paper Source]
Delicate and smart velvet DIY mistletoe wreath
Gorgeous vintage Christmas sign in red DIY [From: The Wood Connection]

DIY Alternate Christmas Trees

Yes, you still want the real thing as Christmas rolls in, but it helps a great deal to get things rolling and spread the holiday cheer when you have an alternative Christmas tree that is already standing tall with still three or four weeks to go for the big day. Alternative Christmas trees are also a hit in studio apartments and small homes where there simply is not enough space for the Christmas tree itself. A tree crafted using wrapping paper, one with wooden logs or just a pineapple decorated beautifully with strings lights and Christmas ornaments. Take your pick and get started right away.

Christmas tree crafted using ornaments with chevron pattern in the backdrop
Colorful and easy wrapping paper Christmas tree DIY [From: Wonderful DIY]
DIY punny Christmas ornaments [From: Brit+Co]
Easy, no-sew Christmas Tree Skirt can be prepared in absolutely no time!
Minimal and easy Washi Tape Christmas Tree
Stylish and elegant Holiday vignettes [From: A Beautiful Mess]
Trendy Pineapple Christmas trees are as fashionable this year as they were last year
Yarn and button DIY Holiday Topiary
Artistic String DIY Christmas Tree

DIY Lighting Ideas for Holidays

Lighting is such a huge part of Christmas that the first things we drag out of those giant boxes tucked away in the attic each year at the start of December are a bunch of dazzling string lights. This year, get creative and trendy by using Mason Jar lighting fixtures instead of just the string lights. Mason jars with cool motifs ranging from the snowflake to Santa on his sledge are a hit this year. DIY snow lanterns is also an idea we adore as it seems to add magical, white glow to the entryway and the garden. You can also unleash a bit of meanness with the Grinch-themed Christmas lights – a themed we will get into more in the next section.

DIY autumn leaf fairy lights look great during Christmas as well [From: Wallfower Kitchen]
DIY Mason Jar Luminaries for Christmas and beyond [From: Modern Masters]
DIY snow lanterns add to the snow-clad landscape outside on Christmas Eve!
Gold, glass and green make for a lovely combination on the Holiday mantel
Green meanness of Grinch adds a bit more fun to your Christmas lighting scheme [From: Bullocks Buzz]
Magical DIY Christmas Lantern crafted using Mason Jars [From: Adventure in a Box]
Mason jars coupled with string lights for a cool holiday lighting idea [From: World Market]
Twinkly wall tree lights up your home this Christmas [From: Tara Dennis]
Christmas tree motifs combined with Mason Jars always work well [From: Mason Jar Crafts]
Combining lantern, string lights and Christmas ornaments in a fun and cheerful manner! [From: Dimples and Tangles]

Grinch, Santa and Reindeer Crafts

It is the season where all those memories from our childhood come rushing back and you are once again watching those old cartoons and shows on YouTube with nostalgia taking over. Give into it a bit more and start decorating your home with DIY crafts that are inspired by all things Christmassy – from reindeer and Santa to even Grinch and snow. The DIY Grinch pillow is an idea that is inspired by an expensive Pottery Barn original while the fun Santa wood slice ornaments bring a bit more cheer to the setting,

Fun Santa Wood Slice Ornaments DIY [From: The Country Chic Cottage]
Make your own Grinch Pillow this holiday season [From: Woodshop Diaries]
Mean-looking Grinch pumpkin DIY with Christmas hat

Small reindeer figurines crafted using wood and sticks in the neighborhood look absolutely awesome when done right and ideas like the clothespin Santa ornaments take your creativity to a whole new level. We love how you get a balance between the fun and the fabulous here with your kids’ enjoying these holiday decorations as much as you!

Quick and easy DIY Santa Decoration
Rustic Log Reindeer DIY captures the magic of holidays in the mountain cabin
Smart Christmas DIY reindeers look super-cute [From: Martha Stewart]
Wine Cork DIY Reindeer craft idea
Gold leaf holiday ornaments – From: DIYS.com
Clothespin Santa Christmas Ornaments are easy and quick to craft [From: Ho Ho Ho Boken]
DIY beer bottle reindeers are bound to be a hit in the Christmas party

DIY Gift Boxes, Signs and More

With Christmas less than a month away, now is the time to get that advent calendar up on the wall and a few, super-cute angels watching over you all over your home do not hurt as well! The Christmas treat holders that you make at home can be used in more ways than one while the rustic light-up Christmas sign is a craft that can be reused each Holiday Season with ease. Christmas tea trees for those who prefer more than a cup of festive refreshment and personalized gift boxes that look cooler than the gifts they hold – it is time to think out-of-the-box this Holiday Season.

DIY wood block snowman idea [From: Anikas DIYLife]
Easy-to-Craft Holiday Shakers Idea
Fabulous, red Christmas Eve Gift Box idea
Heirloom Advent Calendar DIY adds festive mood to your home [From: A Beautiful Mess]
Merry Christmas DIY Gift Box with modern design
Rustic Light-Up Christmas Sign DIY [From: the American patriette]
Uber-Crafty DIY Gift Box ideas for Christmas
Ultra-Cute Wine Cork Angel Idea [From: One Little Project]
Christmas Treat Holders DIY Idea[From: consumer crafts]
Christmas tree DIY for those who love their tea! [From: thirstyfortea]

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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