Christmas is not complete without Christmas decorations in your home. We are not just talking about the Christmas tree. Of course, a beautiful Christmas tree is very nice, but there are many more other nice Christmas decoration ideas with which you can bring that warm, cozy and cozy Christmas atmosphere into your home. Some traditional Christmas decorations remain fun, such as Christmas branches and wreaths. Nowadays, however, there are also very innovative and original Christmas decoration ideas to be found. We have listed the best ones for you, with which you can get started right away!
1. Christmas cards board made of plywood
We love The Merry Thought, the blog where Manda and Caitlin shows the most fun and inspiring DIY projects for your interior. They have also made some very nice Christmas decorations, which we will of course share with you. We start with this Christmas card board, which is made of plywood. Are you someone who receives a lot of Christmas cards every year? Then it is of course super nice to give all those Christmas cards a place in the house in a nice way. This Christmas card board is very easy to make, and the great thing is that you can use it not only during Christmas, but actually all year round! Click here to view the manual.
2. Front yard Christmas decoration
In the summer, the backyard is much more important than the front yard , but in the winter during Christmas, the front yard is definitely the star. Some hang a simple wreath on the front door, others go wild with Christmas decorations in the front garden. Of course you can also choose a middle ground, as Manda and Caitlin have done. Combine the Christmas wreath with a mix of different small trees, lanterns, piles of wood for the fireplace, Christmas branches, you name it. Check out how stylish it is!
3. Decorate the Christmas branch
Branches can be used as decoration in the house for various occasions. Easter is of course the time for Easter branches. But decorating branches for Christmas also remains a lot of fun. You can use different types of branches, which you can decorate in different ways.
Christmas branches with red berries, for example, are so nice that you can simply put them in a beautiful vase or pot.
Manda and Caitlin have placed a Christmas branch in a beautiful large glass vase and decorated it with a mix of small baubles, Christmas trees and stars.
4. Alternative Christmas tree
A Christmas tree is part of Christmas, and should not be missing in your home during the Christmas period. Do you want something different than a normal Christmas tree? Alternative Christmas trees are also great fun, if only for variety. For example, you can go for a wooden Christmas tree . Below you will find more fun alternative Christmas tree ideas.
This beautiful minimalist DIY wooden Christmas tree was created by DIY interior blogger Amy from Homey Oh My. Click here to see the manual.
Geneva from Collective Gen came up with the fun idea to make an alternative Christmas tree on the wall from thick rustic branches. Click here to see how she made this cool Christmas tree.
We also love this alternative Christmas tree. Hang Christmas lights on the wall in a zigzag shape to make it look like a Christmas tree. Not only does it look nice and cozy, it is also very simple and budget-friendly!
5. Christmas socks
In other countries, especially outside Europe, Christmas stockings are used as a standard Christmas decoration. Here in the Netherlands it is much less common, but why? Christmas sticks are super fun!
The place to hang Christmas sticks in the house is of course at the mantelpiece.
Do you not have a chimney? Then there are also many other great ideas for hanging up Christmas stocking. For example, you could just hang them on the wall. On hooks or on the coat rack …
And if you have stairs, it is also a nice idea to hang the Christmas stockings on the stairs.
7. Eucalyptus Christmas decoration
The originally Australian Eucalyptus is characterized by beautiful green-blue leaves. In recent years, we have seen the Eucalyptus very often. You can use them at home all year round, but you can also make the nicest Christmas decoration with Eucalyptus. Below we have listed a number of really nice Eucalyptus Christmas decoration ideas.
We found this simple, but super fun idea at Your DIY Family . Nomita made this nice Eucalyptus garland and hung it on the wall above the sofa as a Christmas decoration. And you don’t even have to drill for it. Because it is so light, you can simply stick the garland to the wall with washi tape.
Do you love wreaths? You can also make a very nice Christmas wreath with branches of Eucalyptus. Stephanie shows here how you can make this pretty big wreath on the wall!
We also found this minimalistic Eucalyptus pendant at The Merry Thought. All you need is steel wire, wire, pliers, Eucalyptus leaves and floral wire. Do you want to make this minimalist Christmas decoration? Click here to see the manual.
8. Christmas table decoration
This part is perhaps the nicest of all Christmas decorations, Christmas table decoration ! Of course, the dishes are the most important during a Christmas dinner, but with nice Christmas decorations at the table you can really complete it. A nice tablecloth is always a good idea. In addition, choose your best set of crockery and make it beautiful with candles, Christmas branches, lavender, wreaths, you name it. Everything is possible. Below you will find some very nice inspiration examples.
9. Macrame hanger
Christmas decoration is nice, but it is even more fun if you can leave it all year round. This DIY Macrame pendant is a super nice example of that, made by Geneva. She has made a pendant in the shape of a Christmas tree with rope and golden rods. Nice for Christmas, but also as a normal wall decoration. Click here for the manual.
Stars also always do well as a Christmas decoration. You have poinsettias in many different shapes and sizes. Below you will find three different examples of poinsettias.
You can place these large poinsettias anywhere, on the cupboard, hanging on the wall or just on the floor …
And these pendants are also always nice, especially in combination with the beautiful Eucalyptus leaves.
You can easily make this DIY Christmas star made of wood decorated with pine needles. Click here for the manual.
11. Small Christmas trees in paper bags
Just because you don’t want a big Christmas tree doesn’t mean you can’t get a small Christmas tree. We found these little Christmas trees at the.beauty.dojo . The mini trees are super cute, but they are even more fun because of the paper bags that are used as a plant pot. And the labels with the lyrics ‘Merry Bright’ make it complete!
12. DIY Snowglobe
Do you remember them? Snowglobes? The transparent balls of glass or transparent plastic, in which a Christmas scene can be admired. And it can even snow if you just shake it back and forth. Awesome! Snowglobes you can buy ready-made, but Andrea shows here how you can make one yourself. Love it!
13. Trees of felt
We found these nice trees at Wonderwood. Doesn’t it look great? And you can easily make it yourself. Click here for the manual.
14. Minimalist candle holder
You don’t need much to make this minimalist candle holder. Not many materials and certainly not much time. And that to make such a nice candle holder. You must have made that once, right? Click here to see the manual.
15. Christmas printables
Posters and prints are always a great idea as wall decoration on the wall. So why not use that as a Christmas decoration? Since you can make and print them yourself, it doesn’t have to cost much either. Below are a number of Christmas printables that you can download and print for free. Frame and hang!
The minimalistic Merry Christmas printable from Andrea below can be downloaded here .
Are you a fan of watercolor? The super beautiful of Temperance printables below are perfect for you!
You can download this printable here .
More of a deer lover? This can be downloaded here.
16. Leather wall hook and fir branches
We really enjoy using new home trends as Christmas decorations. Brown leather is currently very hot in the interior, such as leather door handles and leather wall hooks. Theleather wall hooks can be used to hang various things, such as magazines, tea towels or pillows. Leigh Anne had used the leather wall hook as a Christmas decoration, by hanging Christmas branches on it. Super nice right?
17. Glass bell jar
Glass domes are always fun. And you can also use this all year round. All you have to do is change the content. But that should work, right?
Do you have a chalkboard somewhere in the house? In the nursery or in the kitchen? Use it as a Christmas decoration, by making a beautiful Christmas work of art on it. Not a talented artist? A normal Christmas tree can also be a lot of fun!
19. DIY garland with Christmas trees
Garlands are fun! No, not the standard garlands that you buy ready-made in the store and hang on the Christmas tree. It is much more fun to make your own garland. Here you can see how Kirsty made the following super cute DIY garland with small black Christmas trees.
20. DIY Pine cone trees
Pine cones are a good idea anyway as a Christmas decoration on the table, on the shelf or hanging from the Christmas tree. But you can also make very nice creative DIY projects with it. Sarah shows on Babble how you can make super cute little Christmas trees with pine cones.