35 of the BEST DIY homemade Christmas decorations to make

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Here are 35 of the best DIY Christmas decorations ideas to make for yourself and treasure forever. Nothing is more heart-warming than a homemade crafted Christmas decoration made with love.


We always try and make at least one batch of homemade Christmas decorations at home each year, so we’ve built up quite a collection of homemade decorations.

My main focus is always on easy to make Christmas decorations, because I am no genius when it comes to crafting. 

So, here’s my roundup of some of the easiest, loveliest decorations to make this Christmas. Make them by yourself or with your kids. 

Also, before you get started, if you’re planning for your baby’s first Christmas… you might like to take a look at my roundup of gorgeous unique Christmas tree ornaments that can be personalised to mark the special day that is your baby’s first Christmas.


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Paper maché is particularly great for making Christmas decorations with young children and toddlers.

Here are some fab ideas to get you crafting with paper maché.

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This is a brilliant Christmas decoration to make with toddlers and young children. Paper maché is such a sensory delight for little hands. Find out how over on Buggy and Buddy

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Children’s Christmas tree decorations are particularly lovely additions to a family Christmas tree.

I also think that tree decorations can be a lovely homemade gift.

Speaking of which, if you’re looking for inspiration for homemade Christmas gifts, read my list of 100 ideas for easy to make homemade gifts.

Here’s a selection of ideas for simple Christmas tree decorations to make. 

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Now these Christmas scented salt dough garlands  from Rainy Day Mum are great for kids to make. Find out how to make them in our Easy Christmas Crafts to Keep Kids Occupied post.

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How clever is this? One Little Project uses faux tea lights to create super cute snowman tree decorations that light up (safely!). Find out how to make your own over on One Little Project

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Gingerbread Cookies – Ren Behan … we made these last year and they are fantastic!

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There is a very easy to follow tutorial for these gorgeous, West Elm yarn wrapped ornament inspired star baubles over on  Live Laugh Rowe

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Woven Christmas hearts from Danish blogger Radmegan


Here’s a list of ideas and how to make paper Christmas decorations. Paper can be a really cost-effective way to craft homemade Christmas decorations. 

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There’s a lovely tutorial for making these gorgeous 3D paper snowflakes over on Lea Griffith 

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Download your free template for this gorgeous Santa and reindeer paper garland over on The Proper Blog. 

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This paper lantern advent calendar is so beautiful that it is both hard to believe it is just paper and that it is homemade. 

But it is and you can find out how to make one over on The House That Lars Built

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Sometimes simplicity is perfection. That’s how I feel about these gorgeous simple white paper house Christmas ornaments. Find out how to make them over on Lea Griffith


Wood is such a lovely tactile material to craft with. Here is a roundup of lovely wooden decoration ideas to craft and make at home. 

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These little balsa wood Christmas trees are really easy to make Christmas decorations. Find out how over on Lea Griffiths

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If you like simple geometric shapes you will love these minimal wooden Christmas trees.

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This is a great Christmas craft to get the kids making. They’ll be able to follow a really easy step-by-step tutorial and make these lovely DIY stars from wooden popsicle sticks. Find the tutorial over on A Girl And A Glue Gun

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This washi tape wreath is also in my roundup of brilliant washi tape Christmas decoration how-tos and tutorials. See the roundup by clicking here.


It’s always lovely to bring nature into the home, especially during the festive holiday season. Here are some great craft ideas for using things you’ve foraged to create gorgeous homemade Christmas decorations. 

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This is a lovely and easy to follow tutorial for creating rustic twig ornaments over on Simple As That

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Beautifully simple twiggy stars.

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Here are some ideas for DIY Christmas baubles.

It can be so much fun once you know how to make your own Christmas baubles. 

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Follow Maggy from Red Ted Art’s easy tutorial to make some delightful paper Christmas baubles. 

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A Christmas wreath is a beautiful way to welcome guests and visitors to your home. Here are some easy to make wreaths that will look like you’ve spent hours making them – when you haven’t!

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Just look at what you can make using embroidery hoops!! So much easier than embroidering with them!!!

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