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9 Simple Christmas DIY Projects You’ll Want to Make this Year

Save money by making holiday décor for your home this year. You’ll love these 9 clever Christmas DIY projects.

Christmas may be our absolute favorite time of the year!

It’s just so magical…the twinkling lights, the delicious food, the special time spent with those we love.

We also both love decorating our homes for the holidays to create a beautiful magical space for our families.

As bloggers, we like to change the look of our houses from year to year…maybe you do too?

Sure we have some of the same decorations we’ve had forever like the family ornaments that hang on our meaningful Christmas trees.

We have friends who change the theme of their Christmas tree every year.

Can you imagine buying all brand new ornaments every year?

Oh boy, that could get pretty expensive!

Although we love to add in some new decor pieces as our styles change or evolve we also don’t want to go broke doing so.

We’ve found one of the easiest ways to make our old holiday decor look fresh is by transforming a piece as Anne did with her tree collar or these window swags AnnMarie updated.

Or painting simple everyday decor like pillar holders and candle sticks to match your current home style or holiday design.

Another way to improve your Christmas decor while keeping your budget in check is to make it!

It’s time to get your crafty pants on!

Not only will your holiday decor be budget friendly this year but it will be unique.

And you’ll have a sense of pride and can look around your cheerful home and say “yup…I made that”.

Let’s get started with some fun, affordable, and simple ideas you’ll want to make now.

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DIY Wood Pallet Star Tree Topper | Bricks ‘n Blooms

Stacy from Bricks 'n Blooms decorated tree in front of window

Looking for a rustic topper for your Christmas tree?

Make this budget-friendly wood pallet star tree topper in just a few hours.

Sometimes you want a new look for your old Christmas tree or maybe you have a new tree this year and want a new topper for it too.

Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms shares how she and her husband made this rustic star for the top of their tree from leftover wood they had at their home.

It’s a simple project that won’t cost a dime if you have some wood pieces laying around.

Easy Winter Snowflake Wall Art | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Jen from Cottage on Bunker Hill DIY snowflake art

Another wood DIY project is this awesome snowflake wall art.

Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill is the queen of making designer DIY dupes and this Pottery Barn dupe is no exception.

She made this pretty Pottery Barn inspired winter project for a fraction of the price of the inspiration piece.

Using an unfinished wood sign and small store bought branches that were on sale to create a snowflake.

But you can use leftover wood scraps and sticks from your yard to get the same look for a no cost DIY project.

How to Make a Footed Tray | Cottage in the Mitten

Kim from Cottage in the Mitten wood holiday tray

Looking for a great centerpiece for your kitchen table?

Check out how simple it is to make this large DIY footed tray.

Kim from Cottage in the Mitten shows you exactly how to build this tray with her easy-to-follow instructions.

Paint or stain your finished project in any color to match your home decor.

The red is perfect for the holidays if you decorate your home in traditional Christmas colors like Kim does.

And the great thing about DIY is that you can make your tray any size that fits your needs.

Since Kim’s table is big she needed a larger tray size but if you have a smaller table simply adjust the dimensions.

Easy peasy!

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments | The Pond’s Farmhouse

Rachel from the Ponds Farmhouse gift tag ornament

These cute angel and cross Christmas ornaments are made using hot glue and hand-painted with gold and white accents.

They can be made in various sizes and used for gift tags as well as tree ornaments.

Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse is an awesome crafter and comes up with the best projects.

She shares how to make these beautiful Christmas ornaments in just a few easy steps.

We love the neutral color of Rachels ornaments with the gold glam but you could make these in any color to suit your style.

How to Make 5 Easy Christmas Table Decor DIY Ideas | Robyn’s French Nest

Robyns French Nest pine cone diy napkin ring

Looking to make your table extra special this holiday?

Check out 5 simple, beautiful, and budget-friendly Christmas table decor DIY ideas!

Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest has an amazing talent for styling gorgeous tablescapes.

She often uses vintage items to create unique stunning displays in her Florida home.

She shares five affordable table decorations that you can easily recreate for your own home this holiday season.

A Christmas Tradition Revisited: Gingerbread Houses | She Gave it a Go

Brendt from She Gave it a Go gingerbread house

Looking for a fun new tradition this holiday season?

Brendt from She Gave it a Go shares her story of how she began decorating gingerbread houses as a Christmas tradition at a young age.

And now she and her husband host a DIY gingerbread house party every December for their children and their nieces/nephews.

Wait until you read all about her family’s tradition and how it evolved with a new version of houses this year!

We had a gingerbread house party and contest a couple of years ago at Thanksgiving and our kids loved it.

We’re thinking it may be time to bring it back this year!

Easy Homemade Christmas Soaps For Kids | The Tattered Pew

Kelly from The Tattered Pew diy Christmas oap

These easy homemade Christmas soaps for kids are the perfect gift if you want thoughtful and fun gifts for your friends and family this holiday season.

This a family-friendly project that will have you making soap like a pro in no time!

Kelly from The Tattered Pew with the help of her daughter shares simple steps to make these super cute homemade soaps.

They also share a list of affordable supplies you’ll need to get this fun project done in just a few simple steps.

Wooden Christmas Tree from Pallet Wood | Thistlewood Farms

Kari Anne from Thistlewood Farms pallet Christmas tree DIY

This is such a fun and creative idea to repurpose and reuse pallet wood.

Don’t toss those pallet wood pieces—make this Christmas tree instead.

KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms shares easy-to-follow steps to make this rustic holiday decor piece.

Make several trees and group them to create a pretty display in your home this Christmas.

Want a big pallet tree for your front porch? Then build a tree that’s larger.

Need a smaller one to style a tiered tray? No problem just make a mini pallet tree.

It’s simple to adjust the dimensions to any size you want when making these pretty wooden pallet Christmas trees.

How to Make a Simple DIY Fringed Burlap Christmas Tree | Simply2Moms

fringed burlap Christmas tree DIY project

You’re going to love how easy and inexpensive it is to create this pretty DIY Burlap Christmas Tree to decorate your home for the holidays!

Not only are these trees easy to make, but they also look great throughout your home.

Grab some burlap, felt, T-pins, tree form, and some hot glue, and let’s get started!

You can create these burlap trees in any size you’d like to fit your holiday home decor needs.

These DIY trees would make a beautiful centerpiece display for a Christmas dining tablescape.

Or line several up on your fireplace mantel at various heights.

The options are endless so have fun crafting these trees in different sizes and styles.

Other DIY Christmas tree styles we’ve made include this super cute yarn tree and this fun burlap looped tree.

Make all three tree styles then display them together for a gorgeous look this year!

More DIY Christmas Ideas

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