There are two types of people in life, people who love and do homemade and people who love and don’t do homemade. Given how busy the festive season can be, when it comes to homemade Christmas decorations some of the former group creep over into the latter group.
Of course there’s the third group, the group who fawns over all sorts of Christmas decoration ideas without ever committing to making a change to their seasonal interior design.
The good news is no matter what category you fall into, this beautiful collection of handcrafted ideas will lift your Christmas spirits. Get into some DIY crafting or bring home something special an artist has poured their heart into; bold and bright, rustic refinements, metallic beauties or unique fun.
Live the magic – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas after all…
Bold and bright
It’s time to move past those strands of straggly old green and red tinsel – bright colourful decorations are on trend. Go all out with a rainbow display of decorations for summery festive vibes in your home. Definitely a case of more is more!
1. Technicolour Decor
Budget poor? Get back to basics with rows of technicolour paper chains, streamers and bauble wreaths. These tried-and-tested decorations will brighten up your space without breaking the bank.
2. Colour Your Own Art
A lovely idea for old and young alike, colour your own art in whatever colour scheme you fancy. Gift for self maybe?
3. Candy Coloured Wreath
Who knew a pink and sky blue wreath could look so Christmassy? Made from all things pretty including crocheted flowers, pompons, lace and little glass baubles, this little beauty will spread the festive joy far and wide.
4. Boho Christmas Trees
Get your boho on with these pretty cotton reel Christmas trees. A unique alternative to more traditional centrepieces and best of all you can mix-and-match patterns and colours to your heart’s content.
5. Felt Ice-skate Ornaments
This set of felt ice-skates with paperclips for blades are creative genius. They also come in vast array of 38 dazzling colours to match any style and scheme. Put your skates on and create the festive rainbow of your dreams!
Sure, rustic decorations are a little bit hipster, but there’s nothing wrong with that because they’re also incredibly awesome. They combine the best of yesterday with contemporary design and as homemade Christmas decorations they look great in every style of home.
6. Popsicle Stick Sleds
Get crafty with the kids by making these fun and easy popsicle stick sleds. They can be as simple as you like or dress them up with any number of creative embellishments. And of course, eating the popsicles first is a key part of the project!
7. Pallet Christmas Tree
Give a gift to our planet this Christmas by opting for upcycled decorations rather than mass-produced trappings. This stunning tree is easy to build out of weathered pallets and is deceptively simple to construct. The trick is a bunch of cuts at the same angles to create the chevron shape.
8. Twine Ball Ornament
Nothing says Christmas like rustic ornaments that bring a surprising burst of joy. Once you’ve made one string bauble, there’s no going back. Amazeballs!
Bring out the bling for a sparkling silly season. And if you prefer just a sprinkle of sparkle, don’t worry – there are plenty of more subtle gold and silver options to choose from.
The hardest part will be taking down your homemade Christmas decorations at the end of the holidays!
9. Silver And White Display
Rejoice in vintage vibes with a metallic shabby chic display. From the antique window to napkin ‘snowballs’ in silver candlesticks, repurpose what you can find for an inexpensive way to add flair to your festivities.
10. Cute As A Button Tree
A wonderful way to use up all those old buttons you have lying around, create your own sparkling Christmas tree. For a dazzling display, opt for gold, silver, brass and mother-of-pearl if possible.
11. Reindeer Card Holder
Fed up with your Christmas cards falling over on the mantle? Keep it neat and fuss-free with a reindeer card holder instead. For added sparkle, entwine a garland of twinkling fairy lights!
Unique designer fun
The key to mastering quirky style at Christmas is to step outside the gift box. Year in, year out, you want your visiting friends and family to expect the unexpected.
How? Super cute holiday gnomes and beaded spiders for starters. Are you ready to embrace the Legend of the Christmas Spider? It’s meant to bring you good luck and you’ll never live in poverty again. Bring on the spiders!
12. Alternative Christmas Trees
Move past the traditional Christmas tree and let your imagination run wild. From Christmas collages in the shape of a tree to acorn stacks and baubles dangling from branches, there’s really no limit to the options.
13. Striped Paper Straw Wreath
So easy to make, this eye-catching wreath will add a dash of festive fun as you welcome visitors to your door. For candy cane vibes choose red and white striped straws, or try different colour combinations to suit your style.
14. Beaded Christmas Spider
Are you ready for the infamous beaded spider?? Once you learn how to make this unique ornament, you’ll want to make one for everyone you know! They’re not only pretty and sparkly, but no two are ever exactly alike.
Find out how to make them with this easy to follow tutorial and read the story behind the legend (also known as the Christmas spider poem or Christmas spider story).
15. Holiday Gnomes
A DIY gem, these charming Christmas gnomes will take your seasonal styling to the next level. Best of all, the project is rated as easy, so it’s perfect for beginners and pros alike!
Still looking for Christmas decoration ideas? Bring the festive feelings home with our collection of magical and joyful Christmas Art.