33 Unique and Easy DIY Christmas Decorations for 2018

Last updated on May 2, 2019

Want to make this Christmas special? Decorate your home with fun and exciting Holiday decorations. Here are 33 genuinely unique DIY Christmas decor ideas that will help you.

It’s that time of the year again when we go all in decorating our homes for the holidays. We all want to create an amazing Christmas experience for our family, and we will stop at nothing to do that. So, up go the garlands, toys and ornaments, snow globes, fairy lights, and Christmas trees.

To be truly unique this year we invite you to think outside of the box and get inspired for something out of the ordinary. And while traditional decorations are necessary, your home will be exceptionally festive with some of these easy DIY Christmas decor ideas.

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Easy Christmas Burlap Wreath

Check out this easy idea on how to make a   wreath from burlap
Tutorial: www.hometalk.com

There is nothing better than producing a DIY holiday decoration that looks like it took months of slavish detail work to complete but got whipped together in an hour or two. This is just so seemingly delicate and yet intricate at the same time that even you will have trouble believing that its DIY rather than picked up at some trendy boutique. You don’t have to tell unless you want to.

Easy Christmas Gift Bag Wall Art

Check out this easy idea on how to make  wall decorations for  from  gift bags
Tutorial: www.ourhopefulhome.com

Now here is an idea that is super smart and so environmentally friendly. We all love those kitschy Christmas gift bags. Here is a way you can pair them up with an old picture frame and turn them into a strikingly original wall decoration that will have everyone talking.

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Easy Christmas Snowmen Decorations

Check out this easy idea on how to make   snowmen for  decoration
Tutorial: www.organizedisland.com

We all know that it can’t possibly be Christmas until there is at least one styrofoam ball in the shopping bag. For these adorable mommy and daddy snowmen, you’ll want to get at least six. More if you wish to make baby snowmen too.

Easy Dollar Store Christmas Decor

Check out this easy idea on how to make    decoration
Tutorial: temeculablogs.com

Candy canes are a perennial favorite for home holiday decorations. You can practically smell the peppermint just by looking at the pictures on this one. Simple, thrifty and, who knows, it might come in handy if that new dessert doesn’t turn out quite right.

Easy Christmas Wreaths

Check out this easy idea on how to make a   wreath from  items
Tutorial: justpaintitblog.com

Everyone loves those welcoming and cheery Christmas wreaths on the door. They set the tone for what is about to happen once your guests get into where it is warm and toasty– plus they are such an easy addition to your holiday ensemble.

DIY Christmas Tray

Check out this easy idea on how to make a  button tray  decoration from  items
Tutorial: www.overstuffedlife.com

Here’s a delightful little touch for your guests to look at as they take off their winter things in the foyer. It’s so whimsical. Everyone will want to know where you got it from, and you can answer by tapping yourself on the heart.

DIY Mason Jar Snow Globes

Check out this easy idea on how to make   globes from  items
Tutorial: www.make-haus.com

Speaking of beautiful and unique decorations in small packages, you’re going to want a couple of these DIY snow globes for the kids to play with — if the adults ever get tired of them. Maybe you better make some extras so everyone can share in the fun.

Easy Holiday Dioramas

Check out this easy idea on how to make a   dioramas from  items
Tutorial: www.popsugar.com

Less is a lot more when you make these fabulous inverted wine glass dioramas for your sideboard or table. Three different wine glasses, sugar, and adorable little figurines are all you need to produce a charming touch of the season in a minimal space.

DIY Berry Wreath

Check out this easy to make   berry wreath from  items
Tutorial: www.thatswhatchesaid.net

Fire up your glue gun again for this scrumptious three-color berry wreath with just the most delightful hint of greenery peeking through the abundance of berry sprigs formed around a wicker wreath. So easy to make and so wonderfully welcoming and different.

Nontraditional Centerpieces

Check out this easy idea on how to make a   centerpiece from  items
Tutorial: www.bhg.com

Everybody has tons of old Christmas Tree bulbs lying around. Why not turn them into something completely different this year and use them as the foundation for a captivating and symmetrical centerpiece for your holiday table?

Odds ‘n’ Ends Holiday Decorations

Check out this easy idea on how to make   decorations from  items
Tutorial: makezine.com

Part of the true joy of Christmas lies in exploring the many different ways in which it is celebrated around the world. Here is one from Ukraine that you’ve probably never heard of before – a Christmas Spider hiding in the tree. Made from leftover beads and wire, you can add a touch of surprise and mystery to your tree this year.

DIY Christmas Ornament Garland

Check out this easy idea on how to make a   garland from  items
Tutorial: www.pretty-quirky.com

How about some Pretty Quirky ideas for having more fun with ornaments? Just string a bunch of your favorites onto lengths of ribbons and drape them in carefully chosen ways that will display this creative new twist on an old decorative favorite.

DIY Christmas Candle Holder

Check out this easy idea on how to make a   candle holder from  items
Tutorial: www.couponcloset.net

Who doesn’t love holiday candles? Needing only a package of half round glass stones and a glue gun, this safe and enchanting candle holder is so easy to make. As soon as it is finished, you’ll be dying to turn off the lights and let the candle flames reflect and dance through the stones.

DIY Candy Cane Wreath

Check out this easy idea on how to make a   candy cane wreath from  items
Tutorial: www.marthastewart.com

What would a do-it-yourself holiday season look like without Martha Stewart in it? We don’t know either. Check out her candy cane wreath for something that is quick and easy, but you’ll need to display it in a dry location.

DIY Snowflake Door Hanger

Check out this easy idea on how to make a   snowflake wreath from  items
Tutorial: raeofsparkles.com

This charming collage of snowflakes is not just about Christmas but can even start early and go all the way till the snow begins to melt. A simple assortment of Dollar Store snowflakes and a glue gun that is ready to rumble is all you need.

DIY Fish Bowl Snowman

Check out this easy idea on how to make a   fish bowl snowman decoration from  items
Tutorial: www.smartschoolhouse.com

Frosty Meets The Snow Globes in this ridiculously-easy-to-make snowman that features inexpensive acrylic fishbowls filled with fluffy white cotton wool snow and cheery holiday figurines arranged in three separate vignettes. You’ll be so tempted to give it a shake. But please don’t.

DIY Santa Tulle Wreath

Check out this easy idea on how to make a   Santa wreath from  items   @isstandarddesign
Tutorial: www.babyrabies.com

Here’s a beautiful and tastefully understated Santa Wreath to hang on your door. With Santa’s jolly hat, a wreath form, a spool of lovely white tulle, and some snips of ribbon, you can make this uniquely evocative wreath that will become one of your cherished favorite traditions for years to come.

DIY Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree

Check out this easy idea on how to make   cone trees from  items
Tutorial: myhusbandhastoomanyhobbies.com

Crazy as it sounds, these are really amazingly cute little decorations that are made out of chrome-plated plastic spoons, a styrofoam cone, and (everyone’s favorite) a magic wand with a star on the end. These pass one of the most important tests of any DIY decoration project — you can’t tell what it’s made of unless you look hard.

DIY Popsicle Snowflakes

Check out how to make a DIY oversized snowflake Christmas decoration from popsicles
Tutorial: www.makinghomebase.com

It’s effortless to glue together a snowflake from popsicles, and you get a unique Christmas decoration in modern style. It’s a fun little project that you can engage your whole family in too.

Easy DIY Christmas Garland

Check out this easy idea on how to make a   garland from  items
Tutorial: blog.vickybarone.com

Garlands are always fun, and they are a necessary classic. Making them is not still that simple so here’s a tutorial for you. Fun, creative and very Christmasy.

DIY Wine Cork Tree Decorations

Check out how to make these cute DIY wine cork trees for Christmas decoration
Tutorial: livelaughrowe.com

Use any wine corks you have for small Christmas ornaments such as these lovely little trees. It’s a simple display but it will make your Christmas decorations just a little bit more unique.

DIY Lighted Burlap Garland

Make a beautiful DIY lighted burlap garland for Christmas decor
Tutorial: www.createcraftlove.com

String lights are classic but who wants to limit themselves to standard garlands. Improve your Christmas lights by using colored burlap to create beautifully lighted garlands.

DIY Wire Hanger Wreath

Here's how easy it is to make a DIY Christmas wreath from a wire hanger
Tutorial: www.hometalk.com

Making a Christmas wreath is a lot easier than you think if you know a trick or two. Here’s how you can make a beautiful and very easy wreath by using the wire hanger.

DIY Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Make wonderful DIY snowflakes from coffee filters
Tutorial: mom.me

Those paper snowflakes in the window are so lovely. Here’s how you can make this craft even better by using coffee filters to make them.

DIY Rustic Felt Christmas Trees

Make these adorable DIY felt Christmas trees
Tutorial: www.littlehouseoffour.com

You can find a lot of brilliant ideas in stores and catalogs for Christmas decorations. These lovely felt trees are on Target and here’s how you can make your own (and have fun while doing it).

DIY Glam Garland Wreath

Easy to make and very glamorous DIY Christmas garland wreath
Tutorial: miss-kris.com

If you like modern Christmas decorations and minimalist style, you’ll love this glamorous garland wreath. So very simple to make and such a high impact on your Christmas decor.

DIY White Fur Letters

Check out how to make easy DIY white fur letter Christmas decoration
Tutorial: placeofmytaste.com

We need lots and lots of fake snow in our Christmas decor. Usually, it’s wool that we use to create it. Here’s another accent for displays – white fur letters.

DIY Wooden Sled Ornament

Make this adorable DIY wooden sled ornament Christmas decoration
Tutorial: www.firefliesandmudpies.com

This may be a tiny Christmas ornament but its very cute. Make it from popsicles for your Christmas tree or any festive display.

DIY PVC Pipe Wreath

Try making this brilliant DIY PVC pipe Christmas wreath decoration
Tutorial: www.abeautifulmess.com

If you like to be different and unique in your decorations, try this PVC pipe wreath idea. It’s an excellent modern approach to contemporary Christmas decor.

DIY Paper Cube String Lights

Check out this easy idea on how to make  paper cubes string lights for
Tutorial: witandwhistle.com

Here’s another way to make string lights more beautiful. Make these cute little cubes from paper. Follow the step by step instructions in the tutorial.

DIY Pine Cone Christmas Trees

Try these adorable DIY pine cone Christmas trees
Tutorial: scissorsandspoons.com

Some ideas are so straightforward, yet they make all the difference. So does this pine cone Christmas tree idea. Alternatively, you can decorate each little tree to your liking with miniature ornaments.

DIY Snowman Fridge

Simple and original DIY fridge snowman Christmas decoration
Tutorial: handsonaswegrow.com

Have you ever noticed that your white fridge already looks a bit like a snowman? Make it a proper snowman by decorating it for Christmas – it’s a straightforward yet fun thing to do.

DIY Tea Light Paper Houses

Make these easy DIY tea light paper houses for Christmas decoration
Tutorial: craftandcreativity.com

Chances are you’re going to use tea lights in your Christmas decorations. Make it special by creating little paper houses for your displays.

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