Here are 35 of the best homemade Christmas decorations to make for yourself and treasure forever. Nothing is more heart-warming than a Christmas decoration made with love.
Homemade Christmas decoration ideas
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.
Easy to make Christmas decorations
20 x 5 Minute Christmas craft tutorial video
I just LOVE 5 Minute Crafts, their videos are SO inspirational. So I thought I’d kick off this year’s roundup of homemade Christmas crafts with this video from the tea.
Paper maché Christmas ideas
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.
Paper maché Christmas tree decoration
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.
Papier Maché Christmas Tree Baubles
This is a super simple papier mache Christmas tree bauble idea from Craft & Creativity
Christmas tree decorations
Children’s Christmas tree decorations are particularly lovely additions to a family Christmas tree.
Here’s a selection of ideas for simple Christmas tree decorations to make.
Pine Cone Bow tree ornaments
Pine Cone Bow Ornaments – Make It Love It
Hand print snowmen tree decorations
Hand print snowman ornaments – Eighteen 25
Bleached pinecones Christmas tree decorations
Bleached Pinecones – Stone Gable Blog
Glittered pear fruit Christmas tree bauble
Glittered fruit … Pumpkin and Princess
Scented salt dough Christmas garland
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.
Tea light snowman tree decorations
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.
Gingerbread cookie decorations
Gingerbread Cookies – Ren Behan … we made these last year and they are fantastic!
Yarn wrapped star tree ornament
There is a very easy to follow tutorial for these gorgeous, West Elm yarn wrapped ornament inspired star baubles over on Live Laugh Rowe
Yarn wrapped rings
Yarn Wrapped Rings – Christopher and Tia Time
Woven Christmas heart tree decorations
Woven Christmas hearts from Danish blogger Radmegan
Handmade paper Christmas decorations
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.
3D paper snowflakes
There’s a lovely tutorial for making these gorgeous 3D paper snowflakes over on Lea Griffith
DIY paper Santa and reindeer garland – free template
Download your free template for this gorgeous Santa and reindeer paper garland over on The Proper Blog.
DIY paper lantern advent calendar
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.
Book page Christmas ornament
Book page ornaments – Crafted Sparrow
DIY Paper house Christmas ornament
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.
Wooden Christmas decorations to make
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.
Balsa wood Christmas trees
These little balsa wood Christmas trees are really easy to make Christmas decorations. Find out how over on Lea Griffiths.
Mini DIY wooden Christmas trees
If you like simple geometric shapes you will love these minimal wooden Christmas trees. Find out how to make them over on Sugar and Cloth.
Rustic wooden nativity decoration
Rustic Wooden Nativity Ornament – Shaken Together Life
Simple Christmas wreath decoration
Simple Christmas wreath ornaments … 36th Avenue
Wooden popsicle stick stars
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.
Homemade Christmas decor
Washi tape Christmas trees
I Heart Nap Time – Washi Tape Trees
Washi tape wreath
Natural Christmas tree decorations
It’s always lovely to bring nature into the home, especially during the festive holiday season. Here’s some great craft ideas for using things you’ve foraged to create gorgeous homemade Christmas decorations.
Glittery gold foraged Christmas tree decorations
This is such a beautifully simple idea for creating sparkly Christmas tree decorations from feathers and foliage you’ve foraged. Find out how over on the Anthropologie blog.
Rustic twig ornaments
This is a lovely and easy to follow tutorial for creating rustic twig ornaments over on Simple As That.
Twiggy star Christmas decorations
Beautifully simple twiggy stars … Happy Hooligans
Twig Christmas trees
Twig Christmas trees … Michelle Made Me
Dried fruit Christmas decorations
Dried fruit Christmas decorations … Simply Notable
Scrap ribbon twig trees
Scrap Ribbon Trees – Fireflies and Mudpies
Homemade Christmas baubles
Here are some ideas for DIY Christmas baubles.
It can be so much fun once you know how to make your own Christmas baubles.
Paper Christmas baubles
Paper Christmas baubles … By Stephanie Lynn
Botanical Christmas bauble
This image is from my Dollar store Christmas DIY decorations roundup.
Click through to see 10 gorgeous ideas for decorations that are both easy to make and super cheap.
Easy paper bauble tutorial video
Follow Maggy from Red Ted Art’s easy tutorial to make some delightful paper Christmas baubles.
Homemade scented ornaments
Find this gorgeous scented Christmas ornament tutorial in my roundup of gorgeous ways to fill your home with the scent of Christmas.
And finally, if you fancy making a Christmas wreath, do pop over to my easy to make Christmas wreaths post, where you will find video tutorials like the pompom wreath tutorial below.
Five minute DIY Christmas pompom wreath
Well hopefully this curation has given you plenty of inspiration for making your own homemade Christmas decorations… it really is a lovely project to do with the kids or to set them to do.
My mum still has the decorations I made as a child.
I’d love to say they are great works of art.
But they aren’t.
What they are though, is treasured memories.
More Christmas craft inspiration…
Want some more Christmas craft inspiration?
Take a peak at our Christmas marshmallow crafts for kids post – edible craft fun at its finest!
Want to see even more homemade Christmas decorations?
- Washi tape Christmas decorations
- Mason Jar Christmas decorations
- Curation of Scandinavian inspired Christmas decorations to buy on Etsy
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