As the holidays approach, many of us are looking for ideas to make our celebrations special. From decorating our homes to creating unique gifts, there are lots of ways to add a personal touch. To give you some inspiration, we’re sharing some of our favorite DIY projects and recipes that will help you get into the holiday spirit.
It’s hard to believe that it’s November already. How can it be that the year is almost over?
And you know what that means. Time to start planning for the holidays!
To get the process started, I’ve teamed up with a whole bunch of other bloggers to bring you more than 50 DIY Holiday Ideas – from wreaths to ornaments to home decor to gifts, games and recipe ideas.
There’s something here for everyone.
So let’s get to the list!
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If you’re looking for some holiday decor to hang on your front door, windows or even your kitchen cabinet doors, then these DIY Christmas wreaths may be just what you need.
DIY Christmas Buffalo Check Hoop Wreath via Domestically Creative Brighten up your front door for the holidays with this easy to make DIY Christmas Buffalo Check Hoop Wreath that features a glittery Merry and Bright sign.
Get The Details -> Bleached Pine Cone Wreath via Simple Nature Decor If you love natural elements then this bleached pine cone wreath is for you. It has a unique and natural look and the patina on the pinecones gives the wreath a modern flair.
Get The Details -> DIY Horse Head Christmas Wreath via Across The Boulevard Making a DIY Horse Head Christmas Wreath is both fun and challenging. From creating the wreath form to adding embellishments to dress it up for the holidays, this step by step tutorial is a money saving way to create your own.
Get The Details -> 3 Pinecone Wreath Ideas: Classic, Icy and Rose Gold via Country Hill Cottage Channel some Christmas cheer with 3 pinecone wreath ideas that bring the festive spirit to your home! The wreaths will be beautiful keepsakes for many years.
Get The Details -> How to Turn a Cheap Wreath into a DIY Flocked Wreath via Happily Ever After Etc If you are obsessed with all of the beautiful flocked wreaths out there but don't like the price tag then this is the tutorial for you!
Get The Details -> Holiday signs
Wood signs are another easy way to add the holiday spirit to your decor. And these DIY versions would fit perfectly with a rustic Christmas theme.
DIY Christmas Tree Farm Sign via Pretty DIY Home This sign looks like it came from a fancy Christmas shop. It has beautiful raised lettering and a wood slat background. Perfect for a DIY Christmas gift!
Get The Details -> Rustic Wood Joy Sign via Interior Frugalista Learn how to make a simple, rustic wood Christmas sign using pallet or fence boards, wooden letters and a grapevine wreath.
Get The Details -> DIY Santa’s Sweet Shoppe Bakery Sign via Nourish and Nestle Add a little bakery shop charm to your Christmas decorations with this Santa’s Sweet Shoppe sign made from a window.
Get The Details -> Wooden Christmas Tree Shadowbox Sign via Adventures of a DIY Mom With this tutorial, you'll learn how to build a Christmas tree shadowbox sign step-by-step. The perfect addition to your rustic or farmhouse-style decor.
Get The Details -> Easy DIY Wood Slice Christmas Tree Sign via Harbour Breeze Home Another farmhouse style decor piece is this easy DIY wood slice Christmas tree sign. Make one for yourself or give it as a gift!
Get The Details -> Vintage Ornament Box Dioramas via Little Vintage Cottage Dioramas are another fun way to add Christmas decor to your walls. Find out how to make these adorable Christmas dioramas that are made with vintage ornament boxes.
Get The Details -> Mantel and table decor
These DIY projects will give you some holiday inspiration for decorating your fireplace mantel and table tops.
How To Make A Christmas Garland via From House To Home If you have ever wanted to make a gorgeous garland to put on your fireplace mantel, then this DIY tutorial is for you. The step-by-step instructions show you how to decorate and hang this showpiece decoration.
Get The Details -> Dollar Store Nutcracker Decorations via Hello Central Avenue With this DIY nutcracker decor project, you won't believe that the original decorations came from the Dollar Store. And they're perfect for putting on your mantel.
Get The Details -> Gold Leaf Christmas Trees via Sparkle Living These gold leaf Christmas trees may look dramatic, but they are so easy to make that they really are foolproof!
Get The Details -> Mason Jar Christmas Centerpiece via Our Crafty Mom Learn how to make a pretty mason jar Christmas centerpiece that is perfect for your kitchen or dining room table.
Get The Details -> Rustic Luminaries via My Hubbard Home These rustic luminaries are the perfect way to add some ambiance and coziness to your Christmas decor. And they're an easy DIY project.
Get The Details -> Clothespin Christmas Tree via The Aspiring Home Need a fun yet simple Christmas decor addition? This little clothespin Christmas tree is the answer! Imagine a whole “forest” of these cuties.
Get The Details -> DIY Christmas Display Box via Mom Home Guide In this DIY project, a simple bamboo drawer organizer becomes a cute Christmas curio and shadow box. With just some paint and miniature holiday figurines.
Get The Details -> Christmas Trees
The main attraction of most homes at Christmas is the tree. So here are a few decorating options you might want to consider.
Flocked Buffalo Check Christmas Tree via Weekend Craft Buffalo check is a modern Christmas tree theme that is quite popular these days. If you need some inspiration onhow to use it, then you might want to take a look at this beautifully-decorated Christmas tree.
Get The Details -> All-White Christmas Tree via From House To Home If you prefer something with a little less color, then this all-white Christmas tree may be more your style. Even the cat likes it!
Get The Details -> Gold, Silver and Copper Christmas Tree via From House To Home For a contemporary take on a traditional theme, try this mixed metals Christmas tree. It combines gold and white with copper and silver for a beautiful, glam vibe.
Get The Details -> Kate Spade Inspired Christmas Tree via From House To Home If you love color as much as I do, then you might want to take a look at this black, gold and fuchsia Christmas tree that uses Kate Spade colors as its inspiration.
Get The Details -> DIY Christmas tree ornaments
Of course, we couldn’t do a list of holiday decor ideas without including some DIY Christmas tree ornaments.
Snowman Wood Slice Ornament via My Pinterventures Find out how to transform a plain wood slice into these super cute snowman wood slice ornament. And you can customize each snowman face to make lots of unique Christmas ornaments.
Get The Details -> Dollar Store Ornament Transformation via Purple Hues and Me It's amazing what an inexpensive dollar store ornament can look like when you dress it up! Find out what you need to do with this tutorial.
Get The Details -> Gold Bird’s Nest DIY Christmas Ornament
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For a nature-inspired ornament that’s still on the glam side, try out this DIY gold bird’s nest decoration. It fits right in with the tree.
Get The Details -> Dollar Tree Rustic Mickey Ears Ornament via Elle Marie Home Learn how to easily make this adorable Dollar Tree rustic Mickey ears ornament with rattan decor balls and a little hot glue.
Get The Details -> Stockings And Mini Pallet Ornament via Domestic Deadline This DIY ornament combines a pallet sign with mini crocheted stockings to create a sweet family ornament for the Christmas Tree.
Get The Details -> Reindeer Ornament Craft for Kids via That Fit Fam This reindeer ornament kids craft is an easy DIY project for both toddlers and preschoolers. This is such a fun way to get your kids excited for Christmas!
Get The Details -> Scandinavian Buffalo Check DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments via Crafting Is My Therapy These Scandinavian buffalo check ornaments are another black and red Christmas decor idea you can hang on your tree.
Get The Details -> Holiday games
To add some fun to your holiday gatherings, try out one of these DIY holiday games.
Free Printable Christmas Scattergories Game via DIY Adulation Start a new holiday tradition with your family and friends this year. This free printable Christmas Scattergories game is perfect for a festive fun night!
Get The Details -> Gift Passing Game via Polkadot Poplars If you're looking for a way to add some gift giving fun to a party, this DIY option may be just what you're looking for.
Get The Details -> Printable Grinch Bingo via Entertaining Diva For an easy Christmas game, try this free printable Grinch bingo that is holiday fun for the whole family no matter what their age.
Get The Details -> DIY gift ideas
If you’re looking for some inexpensive DIY gift ideas, try out one of these easy projects.
DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe via Creative Cynchronicity These Mason Jar Snow Globes are SO cute! They are simple and inexpensive to make and they make an adorable gift! What will you fill yours with?
Get The Details -> Christmas Cookie Mason Jar Candles via Glitter on a Dime Another mason jar gift idea is these candles that anyone would love to receive. After all, who doesn't love candles?
Get The Details -> Orange, Cinnamon, & Clove Simmer Pot Jars via Home on the Corner Here is a simple way to get the wonderful scents of cinnamon, oranges and cloves into your home. And these are also great if you are looking for a few last minute gifts.
Get The Details -> Homemade Chai Tea Mix via Blogghetti The tea lovers in your family will love this Chai tea mix gift jar. With free printable gift tags.
Get The Details -> Personalized Flower Shadow Box via Radiant Pearl Living Have you ever wanted to create an extra special keepsake that would make someone’s space extra special? Learn how to create a personalized flower shadow box (with free printable) that will do just that.
Get The Details -> Holiday recipes
Finally, if you’re looking for some great food to serve at a Christmas party or holiday dinner, check out these holiday recipes.
DIY Gingerbread House (With Printable Templates) via Tikkido If you want to learn how to make your own gingerbread house, then follow this step-by-step recipe. And use their templates to cut out the exact shapes you need.
Get The Details -> Snowflake Sugar Cookies via Entertaining Diva Sugar cookies are another traditional Christmas cookie option that aren't too hard to make. Especially if you use this no-fail recipe.
Get The Details -> Mint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies via Family Around the Table These mint chocolate thumbprint cookies marry the popular flavors of chocolate and peppermint. And the festive holiday colors look so pretty.
Get The Details -> Eggnog Scones With White Chocolate Glaze via The Fresh Cooky If cookies aren't your thing, then you might want to try these scones made with eggnog and white chocolate. So delicious!
Get The Details -> Cranberry Bliss Mimosas via Practically Homemade This Cranberry Bliss Mimosa recipe is a take-off of the the iconic Starbucks treat but in a fun, new way that is perfect for a celebration.
Get The Details -> Gingerbread Hot Cocoa Mix via This Autoimmune Life There's nothing better than a cup of hot chocolate on a cold day. And this gingerbread hot cocoa mix will make sure you're ready to serve it anytime you want.
Get The Details -> How to Create a Hot Chocolate Bar via My Family Thyme Speaking of hot cocoa. What better way to serve it than by setting up a hot chocolate bar like this one.
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Well that’s it for our list of DIY Christmas ideas. I hope you have enjoyed and been inspired by all of this holiday inspiration.
Have comments or questions about our DIY Christmas decor ideas and recipes? Tell us in the section below. Pin It So You Don't Forget It! This post was originally published on November 8, 2019 but was updated with new content on November 21, 2022.