Best DIY Christmas Ideas for Decor, Tablescapes, Gifts and Games

If you’re looking for some Christmas inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got more than 50 of the best DIY Christmas ideas from bloggers across the country.

From DIY ornaments to Christmas home decor, and DIY Christmas games to the best recipes, there’s a little bit of everything. So you’re sure to find a few holiday projects you love.

50+ best DIY Christmas ideas for decor, tablescapes, gifts and games

A few years ago, Shirley from Intelligent Domestications took on the challenge of organizing a Christmas blog hop. Over 50 bloggers posted DIY Christmas ideas for 12 days with her 4th Annual 12 Days of Christmas event.

That’s a lot of Christmas inspiration in a short period of time!

Each day had its own Christmas theme, starting with this huge list of DIY Christmas ideas.

(If you’re interested, you can find links to all the rest of the days at the bottom of the page.)

Now lets get on with our Christmas inspiration!

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DIY Christmas ornament ideas

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DIY Christmas ornaments are one of the easiest ways to add the holiday spirit to your home.

And we have all kinds of options for you to try.

DIY Baking tin ornaments, Santa shell ornaments, DIY glitter Christmas ornaments, and wire angel ornaments

DIY Vintage Farmhouse Style Baking Tin Ornaments @Northern Feeling

Santa Shell Ornament @Across The Blvd. (no longer available)

DIY Glitter Christmas Ornaments @Create & Babble

Wire Angel Ornaments @Adventures Of A DIY Mom

Baking soda gingerbread ornaments, Clay pot gingerbread man ornament, recycled little golden book ornaments, and farmhouse christmas tree ornaments

Baking soda gingerbread ornaments @My Pinterventures

Gingerbread man ornament from a clay pot @Shoppe No. 5 (Tutorial no longer available)

Recycled Little Golden Book Ornaments @Little Cottage Living

Farmhouse Christmas Tree Ornament with Mod Podge @Grandma’s House DIY

DIY knit Christmas ornaments, prairie point star ornament and no sew quilted ornament

DIY ‘Knit’ Christmas Ornaments @Domestic Deadline

Prairie Point Star Ornament @Supermom No Cape

No Sew Quilted Ornament @This Autoimmune Life

Christmas tree decorations

Now that you have all of your ornaments, you’re ready to decorate the rest of your tree.

Which is where these DIY tree decorations come in handy.

White poinsettia tree skirt, buffalo check Christmas tree, coastal Christmas tree and a DIY star garland

Poinsettia Tree Skirt @Purple Hues & Me

Buffalo Check Christmas Tree @Weekend Craft

DIY Star Garland @Pretty DIY Home

DIY Christmas trees

If you want to make a tree to add to your holiday decor, then one of these DIY ideas may be just what you’re looking for.

DIY layered ribbon trees, hand painted Christmas tree sign and DIY flocked Christmas tree

Layered Ribbon Trees @Sparkle Living

Hand Painted Christmas Tree Sign @Domestically Creative

Under $3 DIY Flocked Christmas Tree @Meegan Makes

Homemade Christmas home decor ideas

Next, we have a whole bunch of homemade Christmas decor ideas.

From DIY Christmas signs to cushions and wreaths, there are lots of options to choose from.

So get ready to be inspired!

Rustic holiday decor, Chrirstmas ornament pallet sign, and a winter snowflake wreath

Rustic Entryway Holiday Home Tour @North Country Nest

Christmas Ornament Pallet Sign @Creative Ramblings

Winter Snowflake Wreath From Puzzle Pieces @Dazzle While Frazzled

Christmas bow, crochet and cross stitch snowman pillow and DIY spray painted Christmas pillows

How To Make A Simple Christmas Bow @The Aspiring Home

Crochet & Cross Stitch Snowman Pillow @The Inspiration Vault 

DIY Spray Painted Christmas Pillows @A Wonderful Thought

Outdoor planter, hot cocoa bar, DIY nativity shadowboxes and winter window boxes

How To Fill Outdoor Planters for The Holidays @Interior Frugalista

How To Create A Hot Cocoa Bar @My Family Thyme

DIY Nativity Shadowboxes @A Princess and Her Pirates

Winter window boxes @Gardener’s Oasis

You can find even more DIY Christmas decor ideas HERE.

DIY Christmas table decorations Ideas

Spruce up your holiday table with these DIY vases, candle holders and other table decor ideas.

Dollar Tree Christmas candleholders, snowflake mason jar candle holders, and a snowman Christmas tablescape

Dollar Tree Christmas Candleholders @The Latina Next Door

Magical Snowflake Mason Jar Candle Holders (Free Template) @Craftify My Love

Cozy Christmas Tablescape @Our Crafty Mom

DIY candy cane vase, painted Santa wine glasses and a Santa-themed tablescape

Candy Cane Christmas Centerpiece @Entertaining Diva

DIY Santa wine glasses @Entertaining Diva

North Pole Christmas Table for Kids @Cookies, Coffee & Crafts

Gift tags and printables

For a fun and inexpensive way to celebrate the holidays, try one of these free printable tags or signs.

Snow, Love, Peace printable gift tags, button snowman Christmas tags, dear Santa letter printable, most wonderful time of the year printable

Holiday Gift Wrap On A Budget (Printable Gift Tags) @Happily Ever After

Vintage Button Snowman Christmas Tags @Raggedy Bits

Dear Santa Letter Free Printable @An Alli Event

Nine Free Holiday Printables @Farm Girl Reformed

Printable Christmas gift tags @From House To Home

Homemade gift ideas

These easy projects make the perfect DIY Christmas gifts.

ZGallerie-inspired candle holders and crochet reindeer Christmas scarf

ZGallerie-inspired candle holders (plus 24 other DIY gift ideas) @Entertaining Diva

Crochet Reindeer Christmas Scarf @Sew Crafty Crochet

DIY Photo Holder Gift @The Moments At Home

Non Candy Stocking Stuffers @That Fit Fam

DIY Christmas games

If you’re looking for something fun to do at your Christmas party, these Christmas games will get everyone involved.

Grinch bingo, gift passing game, reindeer antler game, printable Christmas Scattergories game, Christmas party group game

Grinch Bingo @Entertaining Diva

Gift Passing Game @Polka Dot Poplars

The Reindeer Antler Game (+ 2 more) @Intelligent Domestications

Printable Christmas Scattergories Game @DIY Adulation

Christmas Party Group Game @Blowing Away Out West

Christmas Movie Trivia Quiz @Creative Cynchronicity

Christmas treats recipes

For a sweet treat to serve around the holidays, this list of Christmas recipes can’t be beat.

Or box them up and make them into food gifts for your friends and family.

Ganache hot cocoa, white chocolate glazed gingerbread biscotti, gingerbread house and German gingerbread cookies

Ganache Hot Cocoa @Chef Sarah Elizabeth

White Chocolate Glaze Gingerbread Biscotti @Christmas Tree Lane

The Best Gingerbread House Recipe @Tikkido

German Gingerbread Cookies @Cooking With Carlee

Peppermint fudge balls, lemon cream cheese cookies, decorated angle sugar cookies and holiday Thimble cookies

Peppermint fudge balls @Entertaining Diva

Lemon cream cheese cookies @Entertaining Diva

Decorated angel sugar cookies @Entertaining Diva

Thimble shortbread cookies @Entertaining Diva

A Simple Elf Breakfast @Glitter On A Dime

That’s it for our DIY Christmas ideas. Hopefully, you’ve found some inspiration for your holiday decorations.

Now read on to get even more Christmas inspiration.

The 12 days of Christmas ideas

Here are the links to all 12 days, so be sure to check out all of the great ideas.

Note: Since I didn’t participate in all 12 days, some of these links will open on

Have comments or questions about our best DIY Christmas ideas? Tell us in the section below.

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This post was originally published on November 18, 2018 but was updated with new content on January 24, 2024.

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