Christmas decor doesn’t have to come from a store! In fact, some of my favorite Christmas decor are things I have made… and you can make them too! I thought I would round up all my Christmas DIY projects from crafts, decor, ornaments, and more in one post to make it easy for you to choose one to do. 🙂
This large O Holy night sheet music sign has probably been my most popular Christmas DIY in recent years. I share a trick for how and where to print the music print for under $5 (and the link to find this song or any song you want to print for FREE!) and the details on how I built the frame all in this post.
Last year I came up with an idea to make a smaller version of this – again using whatever song you want to create a sheet music wall hanging!
And then after I had made those, I thought why not even make a miniature version to use as ornaments!! I just adore these sheet music ornaments! They are almost free to make using things you probably already have and easy to make a bunch of them at one time.
It’s really easy to make any custom size that you choose – this sign used a store-bought premade sign blank that I added the message on of my choosing for a Hot Cocoa bar sign.
Here’s an edible DIY for you 🙂 Yummy Rudolph Cookies.
One year I did a ski lodge theme for Christmas and made these easy DIY Christmas skis from picket fence pieces.
If you are wanting to change up your colors for Christmas but not buy all new ornaments – just paint them! I actually prefer the look and finish of those chalk-painted ornaments vs. the cheap look of inexpensive plastic ornaments.
So fun to see them after just a bit of paint!
A few years ago I did a 12 DIY’s of Christmas series. It was a lot of fun and again some of my favorite decor came out of it.
This DIY Wood slice wreath can be used plain or customized with whatever accent you want to add – could even be used for fall!
A wood hoop can make a fun DIY Hoop Christmas wreath.
Pick up a scrabble game at the thrift store or grab some cheap sets online to make some DIY Scrabble letter ornaments.
I saw some ornaments just like this the other day at Walmart – but it would be even cheaper to make a bunch of these DIY plaid flannel ornaments yourself and you can choose the fabric and colors.
You can also use log slices to make ornaments too!
How fun is this Christmas cookie cutter wreath to hang someplace in your kitchen?
Save those used mason jar lids to make these fun DIY mason jar lid ornaments! I used scraps of the same fabric from the ball ornaments so you can get 2 uses out of it.
Hosting a Christmas party? Here’s an idea to make some DIY Christmas milk jars.
You can even make your own snowy Christmas farmhouse.
Want to make your own star for your tree or just for decor? Here’s a tutorial for a DIY wood star made from paint sticks.
These DIY snowflake chargers could be used even into winter – again made them from large paint sticks so very inexpensive to make. Or you can use it just as decor.
This is an easy way to create a frame for any free printable that you want to display.
These DIY painted silver, blue, and white snowflake ornaments were a fun DIY to do too.
Did you know you can take a Christmas gift bag and turn it into Christmas art? That’s what I did for this art displayed on my mantel.
I also made this easy red + white chevron tree skirt – again you could customize to any color and design you want. But this one was quite simple to make with some very basic sewing – could even hand stitch it.
You can also collect some pinecones from your yard and paint them! I showed 3 different ways to paint them which all create different looks.
Even stockings can be a DIY – when I couldn’t find what I wanted several years ago I made my own DIY burlap and lace stockings.
And I also made a burlap and lace tree skirt to match them.
This burlap wreath would be a perfect addition to go with these.
This rolled music page wreath was another favorite years ago.
Did you know you can make your own mercury glass? They sell a special spray paint that allows you to get that look.
Have you ever made your own cinnamon scented ornaments? These are sort of like the flour dough ornaments but made with 2 simple ingredients and smell just like cinnamon! I think I need to make some of these again this year – this is a perfect activity to do with kids.
If you love cinnamon, you would also love this DIY cinnamon stick wreath.
I made this years ago – but the tips to adding embellishments to a inexpensive evergreen wreath would work no matter what colors or design you wanted to do.
Or you could use real fresh greenery cuttings and add it to a grapevine wreath to make a wreath. You can usually get some free cuttings from wherever sells Christmas trees in your area.
This jolly little snowman was a fun DIY! Just need a jigsaw and some basic paint colors.
Here’s another placemat turned pillow idea.
This rustic wood joy sign was another easy woodworking project that you could customize for whatever word or saying you wanted to do
I still love and use these chalk painted mason jars often – they are such a cute table centerpiece idea especially filled with a candle.
Have a wreath you want to beef up a bit? Layer 2 wreaths on top of each other!
This DIY lighted canvas is another favorite! Again this could be made in any color and in any design.
So many DIY Christmas projects over the years! Which one is your favorite or which one do you want to make?