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81 Do-It-Yourself Christmas Decorations That Are Actually Stylish

A mega roundup of do-it-yourself holiday projects that are actually cute

Christmas decor comes in a wide range of styles. Some decorations are cute, some are classy, and some are, well... I'll say it: ugly. Sadly a lot of do-it-yourself decorations can fall into this last category, but I'm here to tell you it doesn't have to be that way. I've found 81 examples of stylish Christmas decor that you can make yourself (and proudly display when you're done).           

What's your favorite decor style for the holidays? Let us know in the comments!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

GARLANDS

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Pinecone garland
Source: Bebehblog

1. String pinecones together to make a simple, yet classic garland.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Spruce up fake garlands
Source: Curbly

2. Learn how to dress up a cheap garland by using fake florals.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Illuminated garland
Source: Homey Oh My

3. String greens and lights for a glowing, illuminated garland.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Wood bead garland
Source: DesignLoveFest

4. It's hard to go wrong with a classic wood bead garland, especially one as pretty as this.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Minimal Scandinavian garland
Source: At Home in Love

5. Go minimal with this DIY Scandinavian garland.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Minimal Scandinavian Garland
Source: Nalle's House

6. This minimal tree garland goes against the grain by hanging vertically over the mantel.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | "Merry" banner
Source: Homey Oh My

7. How happy is this very merry garland?

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Cinnamon Himmeli garland
Source: Jojotastic

8. This cinnamon Himmeli garland looks pretty AND smells great!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Classic evergreens
Source: Hello Lidy

9. Go back to basics with a classic living evergreen garland.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Geometric garland
Source: Lovely Indeed

10. Stylish Christmas decor doesn't need to be complicated. Just look at this sleek geometric garland!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Vintage string lights
Source: My Sister's Suitcase

11. These vintage string lights remind us of a Charlie Brown Christmas! 

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Bow banner
Source: The Crafted Life

12. Create this cute string of bows for the holidays.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Felted garland
Source: My Sparkle

13. Learn how to make your own felted balls for this colorful garland.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Holly garland
Source: Julep

14. This holly and ivy felt garland is just too sweet.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Mini houses on a string
Source: Julep

15. Learn how to make this over-the-top-cute mini house garland (it even has lights!).

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Fa la la garland
Source: Jamie Barlett

16. Fa la la la la... Use air-dry clay to make cute clay lettering.

 


WREATHS

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Classic wreath
Source: Treasures & Travels

17. Follow this tutorial for a classic eucalyptus wreath.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Copper and twig wreath
Source: Erika Rax

18. I'm absolutely in love with this copper and twig wreath!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Himmeli wreath
Source: The Design Confidential

19. Himmeli goes all out with this DIY wreath!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Minimal yarn wreath
Source: The Merrythought

20. This minimal wreath mixes greenery with textiles for beautiful texture.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Simple eucalyptus wreath
Source: The Merrythought

21. If you're looking for stylish Christmas decor that isn't complicated, this is the wreath for you.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Classic half-circle wreath
Source: Camille Styles

22. Make this gorgeous holiday wreath that doesn't quite come full circle (and I'm okay with that).

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Foraged wreath
Source: Curbly

23. Stick to the budget with this article on making foraged wreaths.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Moody fall wreath
Source: Cheetah is the New Black

24. This moody wreath is just dripping with drama!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Macrame wreath
Source: Always Rooney

25. Boho mixes with the basics in this macrame wreath.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Candle wreath
Source: Francois et Moi

26. Try this classically stylish Christmas decor: a Swedish candle wreath.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Scandinavian wreath
Source: Hello Lidy

27. I am seriously digging on the minimal Scandinavian feel this holiday season, and that includes this adorable Scandinavian wreath.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Simple holiday wreath
Source: DesignLoveFest

28. Looking for something more traditional? Learn how to make a classic holiday wreath here. 

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | White berry wreath
Source: Constança Cabral

29. The holidays don't have to be all red and gold. Why not white?

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Twig wreath
Source: Thistlewood Farms

30. Check out this stripped down version of the iconic door wreath.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Yarn wreath
Source: A Beautiful Mess

31. Forget evergreen! How fun is this yarn wreath?

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Miniature wreaths
Source: The Merrythought

32. Okay, I'm audibly "aww-ing" over these mini wreaths. I'll take two dozen, please.

 


CENTERPIECES

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Simple holiday centerpiece
Source: Julie Blanner

33. Style your table with Christmas classics using this easy centerpiece tutorial.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Copper candle holder
Source: an-magritt

34. Go Nordic with a copper candle holder.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Black candle holders
Source: Fall for DIY

35. Or minimal with these painted bottle candle holders.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Birch vases
Source: Julie Blanner

36. I just love birch, and these wooden vases are totally calling to me.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Cupcake stand centerpiece
Source: 12th and White

37. Stack evergreen in a cupcake stand for a unique look!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Simple centerpiece with pomegranates
Source: Julie Blanner

38. Uncomplicated, and still amazing - try this simple centerpiece with pomegranates.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Icicle pinecones
Source: Clean and Scentsible

39. Learn how to give pinecones an icy look for this centerpiece.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Basic Christmas centerpiece
Source: Love of Home

40. Mix the holly and the ivy (and more) here.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Origami trees
Source: Bird's Party

41. Learn how to fold origami trees.

 


TABLETOP DECOR

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Mini wood trees
Source: Sugar + Cloth

42. I love the idea of mint green for the holidays (and these mini wooden trees are just killin' it).

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Clay trees
Source: 79 Ideas

43. These clay trees with a cork for a trunk look to beautiful, and so easy to make.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Illuminated cone trees
Source: Curbly

44. Nothing says "Christmas" quite like candlelight - like what's happening with these cone trees.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Tiny trees made from scraps
Source: Say Yes

45. Learn how to make tabletop trees from scraps.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Gold nutcrackers
Source: The Sweetest Occasion

46. Gotta love a gold nutcracker

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Cork trees
Source: Curbly

47. Basic shapes, modern colors - find the tutorial for these cork trees here.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Rustic felt trees
Source: Little House of Four

48. How sweet are these little rustic felt trees?

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Yarn trees
Source: A Beautiful Mess

49. This is a tutorial I could see myself getting wrapped up in!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Handmade tabletop trees
Source: Beautiful Matters

50. There are three parts to this article on handmade tabletop trees, and all three parts are amazing.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Bleached bottle brush trees
Source: Nesting in the Bluegrass

51. Learn how to bleach bottle brush trees for a vintage look.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Himmeli-inspired trees
Source: Curbly

52. These Himmeli-inspired trees are simple and affordable to make on your own.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Little snow globes
Source: The Beautydojo

53. One look at this little DIY snow globe and I'm literally squealing. 

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Car in a jar
Source: Mason Jar Crafts Love

54. I can't even handle how cute this car in a jar is.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Paint chip village
Source: Hello Lidy

55. Paint chip Christmas village? Genius (and cheap)!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Splatter trees
Source: Fall for DIY

56. Learn how to make splatter tabletop trees here.

 


TREES

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Makeshift tree
Source: Almost Makes Perfect

57. This makeshift Christmas tree has all the feel of a tree, without the circumfernce. 

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Small space tree
Source: Apartment 34

58. No room for a tree? Try this small space hanging tree.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Splatter planters
Source: The Merrythought

59. Mini trees will always win with me.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Plywood tree
Source: The Merrythought

60. For the true minimalist, this plywood tree tutorial is here.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Minimal triangular tree
Source: Oleander + Palm

61. This modern triangle tree is a great way to fill up wall space!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Tree mobile
Source: Curbly

61. Go super mod with a tree mobile.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Pegboard tree
Source: Hello Lidy

62. Learn how to make a sweet little pegboard tree here.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Dowel tree
Source: Fall for DIY

63. This dowel tree is making me re-think getting a Christmas tree at all this year.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Branches in jars
Source: Enjoy Your Home

64. Instead of a full tree, try branches in large glass jars to save space.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Branch tree
Source: The Merrythought

65. Those branches don't even have to be green!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | 2-D tree
Source: Almost Makes Perfect

66. This tree is totally 2-D (and affordable to print thanks to a handy trick).

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Disco ball tree
Source: Studio DIY

67. Are you a bigger fan of New Years? Just jump ahead and make this disco ball tree.

 


WALL HANGINGS

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Yarn wall hanging
Source: Green Wedding Shoes

68. This yarn wall hanging is the kind of stylish Christmas decor you can leave up all winter long.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Felt banner
Source: A Beautiful Mess

69. This quirky and cute felt wall hanging is a DIY worth checking out!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Plywood tree
Source: The Crafted Life

70. This plywood tree would be an awesome place to display holiday cards. 

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Washi tape tree
Source: Homey Oh My

71. Talk about easy - this tree is made from washi tape!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Minimal wall hanging
Source: Curbly

72. Using bleach you can create a minimal wall hanging like this one!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Fingerprint banners
Source: Nalle's House

73. Can you believe this wall hanging was made by a kid? Well, the fingerprints, anyway. 

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Simple holiday banners
Source: Nalle's House

74. These banners could grace my walls any day.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Star message board
Source: The Beautydojo

75. It's written in the stars!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Modern display shelf
Source: Curbly

76. Put all your tiny pieces on display in this modern shelf.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Wall decal decor
Source: Curbly

77. Learn how to make your own temporary wall decals for the holidays.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Eucalyptus card display
Source: Julep

78. Christmas cards can sometimes look like clutter, but not when hanging in this gorgeous DIY display.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Frame card display
Source: Curbly

79. Hang cards from a picture frame, too!

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Tree marquees
Source: Deuce Cities Henhouse

80. These marquee trees are lighting up my life right now.

 

81 Stylish Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY | Marquee tree
Source: The Sweetest Occasion

81. And finally on this list of stylish Christmas decor... who wants to make me one of these stunning marquee trees for my fireplace?

 


A mega round up of holiday projects you can do yourself and be proud of!
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MERussell on Nov 27, 2017:

@viki miklson Glad we could help get you in the holiday spirit! :D


viki miklson on Nov 25, 2017:

LOVE IT !!! this is amazing thank you


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