Christmas is just right around the corner. We are feeling so excited. Do you know what we love about it? The decorations, of course! With Christmas comes the Christmas trees, colorful ribbons, ornaments, and lights. There are a bunch of ready-made decorations available in the market.
But what are you supposed to do with it all of it? Moreover, you get a lot of the regular stuff from the shops. Handmade and customized decorations have a special charm. Moreover, making them from your own hand is double the fun. But you need some ideas for making your own decorations. So that you do not stress over on making your own Christmas decorations to make you love the Christmas spirit, we have come up with a list of 40 Christmas decoration ideas that will bring happiness to your home –
1. Incorporate Lanterns Into Your Design
Candles always add a sort of archaic touch to the Christmas decorations. You can use put candles inside or outside the lanterns. Then you could fill the lanterns with ornaments and lights. It will add to the delightful holiday spirit. There are also some Santa and Winter themed lanterns available in the shopping marts. Don’t you like Saint Nicholas?
2. Embrace Different Color Schemes
Christmas is full of joy. It ought to be a colorful event. Holiday decorating isn’t limited to just two colors – red and green. You could also try out different color schemes that are festive and fresh at the same time totally unique.
3. Make A Banner For Your Fireplace
Banners add to the grandeur of Christmas. Moreover, it can alone take care of many of the decorations. In other words, you can skip putting other decorative paraphernalia if you have a banner in place. You can use paper or fabric, but making a simple banner to hang over your mantel adds a special homemade touch.
4. Add Natural Elements To Your Design
Natural elements have their own magic. They have such a unique appearance, they add a special touch to the decoration. What can you do for this? Incorporating pine cones and other rustic elements into holiday décor make for a homey, wholesome feeling. A unique idea could also start a new trend.
5. Get Crafty With The Kids
Kids have a lot of creative ideas. Their craft material can also come in handy. The holidays are about family and what better way to emphasize that than having your little ones help out with decorating? This reindeer craft is an adorable example. But personally, we prefer the sled and the Santa. Also, the Christmas tree decoration also comes in handy.
6. Make An Ornament Wall
Ornament walls have become quite popular these days. It is preferred by the millennial crowd the most. Talk about a conversation piece! And all you need is ribbon, ornaments, and a staple gun. It’s a bit time-consuming, but it is a trendy holiday piece.
7. Use Old Christmas Cards
What do you do with the old Christmas cards? Throw them away? Not at all! But you are not sure what you will do with all of those old Christmas cards? Use them to make a foldable sort of thing. You need to be really crafty with this one. You could even make yourself an adorable holiday collage.
8. Use Pictures Instead Of Name Tags On Your Presents
Although, it does not seem to be a big effort, but believe me when I say it works a lot! This is a small, personal addition that will make your presents a design element and touch your loved ones this holiday season. Moreover, it will help you to avoid confusion. Also, you can keep a count track of the presents.
9. Fill Your Apothecary Jars With Christmas Goodies
Cookies, cakes, brownies, homemade chocolates, muffins, whatever you can think of, you need to have them at home. It is a simple and affordable way to put a “holiday spin” on items that are already sitting around your home.
10. Put Your Stockings In Different Places
Stocking add a cute touch to Christmas. But stockings are a must-have also. They are compulsory every time. Reminds you of your childhood, no? For Christmas dinner, you can put your family members’ stockings on their respective chairs. Or, consider putting them on your entryway staircase. The options are endless!
11. Try An Alternative Christmas Tree
Why? Pine trees make excellent Christmas trees. Why replace them? There could be a variety of reasons for them. If you are in a smaller space, allergic to pine, or just want to try something different, consider a modern take something like driftwood would be a fine replacement for your holiday tree.
12. Add Subtle Holiday Elements That Match Your Room’s Pre-Existing Color Scheme
You need not always stick to the standard red and green decorations. Nowadays there are many options in the market, and you could even tinker around with the color. You could even purchase decorations that match your room’s color. For a more balanced approach, use some understated yet festive designs decorations that match with your space’s color scheme.
13. Make Ornaments From Your Favorite Holiday Book Or Sheet Music
These are just examples of what you could do with some odd stuff lying around the house. You can do a ton of things with your creativity. You could use bits of paper-mâché and a little bit of glitter to create a truly unique ornament for your tree. Handmade decorations add a unique charm to the festival decorations.
14. Use Mason Jars For A Rustic Holiday Theme
This one sounds like a good idea, no? Mason jars are an adorable and cheap addition to your design. You can fill the bottom with Epsom salt to look like snow. Add some toy figures to the equation. A handmade flag or a miniature Christmas tree adds a lot of festive element to this particular decoration.
15. Make Your Fridge A Snowman
Fridges are super easy to decorate. Camouflage them as a snowman and it will look super cute. If the fridge is of a sno-white shade, then it will be perfect match. This little addition to your Christmas will make both the kids and adults smile. It will feel like a polar bonfire of sorts.
16. Use Christmas Music As Design Inspiration
Music can set the mood of any environment. It can be a complementary addition to any sort of party setup. What are the holidays without some Christmas carols? Didn’t you look at Home Alone 2? Not only does little Kevin keep himself pepped with the festive music, he even keeps burglars at bay with the carols. If you are a musically-inclined family, use your instruments to create a beautiful metallic mantel display.
17. Turn Your Stockings Into Silverware Holders
Stocking can be used for more than one purpose. Traditionally, it has been used to keep the candy. But nowadays, every Christmas decoration has a modern take to it. So, you can use these stockings to hold the silverware. What you can do is that you can either knit some up on your own or purchase some pre-made mini stockings. Either of the ways, you have added a creative addition to your Christmas table.
18. Fill Your Wreath With Pine Cones
Green wreaths aren’t only used for decorations. In fact, if you want to fill the empty space with something, then it is the way to go. You can shake some things up by adding some natural elements to it. For example, something like pine cones and berries could go very well along your wreath.
19. Put Your Candy Canes To Use
The sweet candy cane can also be employed as an element of decorative paraphernalia. It is easily the most relatable symbol of Christmas time, especially for children. Hang them above your windows for a quirky, sweet holiday design.
20. Use Extra Ornaments For A Modern Take On Wreaths
Use ornaments and wreath in anyway you like. Let your imagination loose and you can also use any type of color or size of ornaments that can match your design in an amiable manner. This way you can invent a new type of decoration, that has never been used before. Who knows, you could even start a new business with it?
21. Make Your Own Advent Wreath
It is advisable to make your own new and modern wreath. While there is nothing wrong with the traditional design, incorporating a personal touch to the wreath can actually make it something that is both unique and special. Have a look at this one. It has been made from pottery candle holders. Isn’t it a lovely piece of decoration?
22. Find Inspiration From Your Location
Country-specific decorations are lovely and adds a bit of national spirit to the Christmas flavor. You could be from the Australian outbacks or Floridan beaches. Then why not use elements from your surroundings in your design? This beautiful tree is a coastal inspiration.
23. Scatter “Presents” Around Your Home
You could also make some ‘phony’ Christmas presents. It is a super easy and cost-friendly option. This will require a bunch of used matchboxes. These are those decorations that will help to spread a little Christmas cheer. You can also use leftover boxes from your Christmas shopping.
24. Decorate White Ornaments As “Snowmen” And Use As A Cute Centrepiece
White ornaments could be converted into little snowmen. All you need is a bit of cotton and glue. You could build an army of snowmen with them. You could even transform some of the snowmen into Snow Santas. For that, you will require some red glazed paper. This is another easy craft that your kids will also enjoy.
25. Birch Wood Is A Beautiful Design Element
You could also add some natural touches, like those of birch wood. Like in this picture, you could bring a wooden, cabin-like feel to your Christmas decorations. It makes you feel warmer than a normal brick and mortar look, or a standard plastered look. Oh, don’t you just feel like wanting to curl up around the fireplace? I do, for sure! Where’s my blanket?
26. Pair Vibrant Wreaths With Graphic Pieces For A Contemporary Mantel
Wreaths with graphic pieces work so well, you could win an award for it. All you need to do is put your creativity to work, and you could come up with something snazzy and unique. But beware, you need to limit your color scheme to two or three colors only, so that you do not overdo it. Choose elements with clean lines to create a truly unique holiday display.
27. Make A “Hot Cocoa Bar”
Christmas time means Chocolate time. And when we tell you that there is nothing like a delicious and refreshing warm cup of hot chocolate, then we mean it. Around Christmas time, the weather is chilly. A cup of hot and fudgy chocolate with two marshmallows, just sets the mood, doesn’t it? You can find a lot of inspiration from this absolutely beautiful festive setup.
28. If You Have Shutters, Fill The Slits With Garland
When you are covering each inch of the house in every sort of decoration, then why leave the slits empty? Use all the types architectural elements of your home to your own decorating advantage. You could fill those slits with garlands, or you could put colorful lights in it.
29. Create A Life-Size, Interactive Christmas Calendar
Who does not like those pop-out chocolate cardboard calendars? There’s always something funny and surprising about this display. Fill in each bag with a special Christmas treat, and we bet that your kids will love it a lot! You could even add a bit of colored glittery powder to these goodies bags.
30. Use Your Holiday Cards To Make A Christmas Tree
Holiday cards help to pep up your decorations. They are also a cheap and affordable alternative for decorations. Another easy way to display this year’s Christmas cards. All you have to do is tape them and make a chain out of it. Then you could hang it to the wall!
31. Turn Pine Cones Into Mini Trees
Pines are also an integral part of Christmas decorations. Stick a star on top and place the pine cone into candle holders to create a lovely table centerpiece. That would add a cutesy touch to the Christmas decorations. This would also help to prevent from extra expenditure on decorations.
32. Decorate Your Piano
You need to upgrade all the decorations of the house. Piano is a paraphernalia that you will commonly find in most of the families. You could decorate this musical paraphernalia. What you could do is you could drape some garland over the top of your piano or set up a Christmas village display and you have a Christmas-carol-ready instrument!
33. Hang Ornaments From Your Windows With Matching Ribbons
Windows are important spaces in a house. So, it is extremely important for you to decorate them as well. You could add paper ribbons or hang some wreaths on it. You could even put lights on the windows. It is a simple way to add a bit of holiday whimsy to your window treatments.
34. You Can Add Holiday-Inspired Pillows To Your Home Seating Areas
You need to have accessories that go along well with the decorations. What difference does it make? It can show that you are totally into the mood of the celebration. Whip up a few slipcovers to throw on pillows for your couches, chairs, etc. You can even add some to your mudroom like in the adorable example below!
35. Don’t Forget To Decorate The Inside Of Your Front Door
The inside of the door is also an important juncture of hanging the decorations. Many people put garland around the outside, but why not add a bit of zest to the inside as well? Now you can remind people of the holiday spirit as they come and go!
36. Surprise Your Guests With A Decorated Headboard
You can add a bunch of mistletoes to the headboard. That will add a bit of romance in the air along with the jovial flavor of the celebration. Put your visitors in the Christmas mood by adding a bit of garland or Christmas lights to the headboard. You can even throw on a personalized stocking to make them feel right at home.
37. Bring Christmas To The Kitchen
It is not a must for every family, but there are many people who spend a lot of time in the kitchen. During the holidays, the cynosure is around the food. Many eat regular stuff all throughout the year, so they love to binge during Christmas and New Year. To add to the ambiance, you could buy a small Christmas tree for your kitchen island or hang wreaths from your cabinets.
38. There Is Such A Thing As Elegant Cut-Out Snowflakes
Ah, who doesn’t love the snow falling on the roof while celebrating the birth of Christ? It just looks like a scene straight out of a Christmas card. Cutting out snowflakes is no longer just for kids. Dangling a few large snowflakes above your table can be a chic and beautiful option. People will commend you for your creativity.
39. Use Your Leftover Wrapping Paper To Create A Wreath
Assortments of leftover decorations can add to a new decoration. Follow the instructions at the source to create a truly unique and striking holiday piece. It adds a unique flavor to the already marvelous ornaments of Christmas. It will make your heart leap out with joy.
40. Put Presents In Your Unused Fireplace
That will add the required warmth to the festivities. Even if you won’t be roasting chestnuts over an open fire, it doesn’t mean the space has to be neglected. Place some wrapped boxes for a wonderfully festive display. It will add to the beauty of the room.