10 easy DIY Christmas decoration ideas
From pretty paper decorations to fancy foliage wreaths, there's a Christmas DIY to suit everyone
One of the best ways to get into the Christmas spirit is by decorating your home with festive and cheerful decorations. While shop-bought decorations can be beautiful, there's something special about crafting your own DIY Christmas decorations.
Not only is crafting a fun and creative outlet, but it's also a great way to save money during the holiday season. Instead of spending a fortune on buying decorations, you can create unique and personalised items that reflect your own style. Plus, if you get the kids involved with the Christmas crafting it's a lovely way to show them growing up and their skills improving each year, make sure to make a note of the date and their age on the back of any ornaments they make!
Crafting is a wonderful way to spend time with friends and family, whether you're working on a project together or sharing ideas and inspiration. There are plenty of crafts on this list that the kids can get involved with and if you've got the art supplies out it's a great time to get them to make some homemade Christmas Cards.
We've put together a round-up of some of our favourite festive DIY Christmas decoration tutorials that the Prima team have created. Whether you're a crafting pro or just starting out, there are plenty of DIY Christmas decoration ideas to explore. From handmade ornaments to wreaths and garlands, the possibilities are endless.
So, grab your glue gun, crafting supplies and let's get crafting!
Give your Christmas table a bit more of a festive feel with this fab air-dry clay centrepiece.
Follow our steps to create a snowflake-shaped candle holder base that can then be gilded with beautiful gold leaf to add some sparkle to your table.
Left over clay can be used to make miniature Christmas tree ornaments perfect for the kids to paint. Make It
Prefer the more minimalist Scandi style of decor? We've got you covered with this stylish and simple, no-sew felt garland.
Armed with just a few simple supplies you'll be able to whip up this mistletoe leaf garland in no time. It can be made as long or short as you like – a shorter version is great for dressing up a mantle piece, while a longer version is a great alternative to tinsel on the Christmas tree.
If you want to add a bit more colour you can swap out the white felt for different shades of green and paint the wooden beads red to look like berries.Make It
It's amazing how effective a simple design can look. This DIY uses leftover yarn from your stash and twigs from the garden to make adorable mini festive trees.
Secured with a dab of hot glue on the joins, you can make a bundle of them at once and then decorate when ever you've got a spare few minutes. The look great used as hanging decorations or can even be used as extra-special present toppers.
Making paper snowflakes isn't just a kids' craft, you can make some beautifully intricate shapes with just a few clever snips and turn the finished snowflakes into a beautiful window display.
If you want to get extra crafty why not make snowflakes in a variety of sizes and string them up with thread to make a hanging mobile that can go over your Christmas table.
Changing out your soft furnishings for something a bit more fitting for the season is a lovely way to cosy up a space.
These stylish-looking cushions are upcycled from old woolly jumpers and are a great way to give an old piece of clothing a new lease of life.
If you're left with any off cuts, keep them in your scrap stash as the are perfect for turning into applique patches for other festive fabric projects.Make It
Christmas wreaths are a classic bit of decor and they are so fun to make. Whether you want to make one from fresh foliage to hang on your front door, or a papercraft indoor version the possibilities are endless.
Not feeling too confident in your skills? Why not order yourself a Christmas Wreath Kit and have all the supplies and instructions delivered to your door.
If you want a nice easy craft then paper decorations are the way to go. Simple yet effective, you can make a whole range of paper baubles from bits you have sitting in your craft supplies stash.
This design only needs some paper, glue and some careful cutting to create something that looks super stylish.
Making fillable baubles might be one of our favourite Christmas Craft activities to date because there are SO many options!
You can get two main kinds of fillable baubles, glass ones where you remove the hanging hook and fill from the top by pouring items in, and the other where it's an acrylic split bauble that opens into two equal halves that you can decorate or fill with larger decorations or little gifts.
Ok, so it might not be the kind of decoration you hang from the tree but how sweet are these royal icing magical forest cake toppers?
You can keep them plain and simple or dress them up with sprinkles and candy balls as baubles.
We have a full video tutorial showing how to make them (as well as the full recipe for the delicious Christmas cake that they can be used to decorate)
The perfect craft for older kids who want to try something a bit more intricate.
These doves are made out of medium weight card stock (we've even supplied a template outline for you) and then decorated with a design created with small needle pokes.
Draw an outline of the pattern you want to create very lightly with pencil, then place a folded tea towel under the card stock and carefully use a sewing needle to pierce the design into the card.
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