If you’re only just finding time to think about Christmas decorations, never fear! There’s still time to create your own unique decorations, without needing to spend loads of time or money in doing so.
Plus, it’s a good way of helping keep your kid’s entertained. Take a look at these 10 inspiring Christmas decoration DIY ideas and have a go at making your own.
1. Make your own origami diamond decorations
Don’t these decorations look effective? At first glance they look too good to be homemade. But they are – and all you need a two pieces of paper and some glue. These were made by How About Orange and you can find a full step-by-step tutorial over at Design and Form.
2. Create your own colour-matched baubles
Can’t find Christmas baubles in the exact colour shade you want? Why not create your own! Little Gray Fox has a fab tutorial on using paint to transform clear glass or plastic baubles into colourful shades. Great for getting your decorations to match your existing room decor.
3. Make multi-coloured sprinkle baubles
If it’s a rainbow of multi-colours you desire in your decorations, why not try out this simple approach using candy sprinkles!
4. Make 3D paper ball ornaments
Put your creative paper folding skills to the test and have a go at creating these 3D paper ball ornaments. Hang them from a tree or pop in them on display in a bowl. How About Orange has the details on how to create them.
5. Use washi tape to update baubles
Who knew washi tape could be so effective on Christmas baubles? These gorgeous ornaments are made by Odessa May Society and look stunning. This a great technique for updating old and tired baubles.
6. Make button inspired ornaments
If you’ve got a stash of old buttons, or can buy some easily at a craft store, put them to good use by creating decorations like these, from Live Love DIY.
7. Create glitter polka dot ornaments
Grab some glitter and glue and have fun creating your own polka dot ornaments in your choice of colours. Take a look at Hello Glow for inspiration.
8. Make folded paper tree decorations
Follow the tutorial over at Design and Form and make these folded paper tree decorations. They’d work well alongside a simple Scandi or Nordic Christmas style.
9. Get crafty and make painted fabric decorations
If you’re a dab hand with a sewing machine and fancy unleashing your creative side, have a go at making these painted fabric ornaments. These are by Lana Red and she has an easy-to-follow tutorial on her blog.
10. Bake your own salt dough decorations
Have you tried salt dough before? It’s easy to make and quick to bake and you can create some unique decorations with it. These have been beautifully crafted by Cassie from Back To Her Roots and she’s put together a fab tutorial to help you make your own.
And finally, why not make your own wire Christmas tree for your decorations to hang from? Check out our step-by-step guide.
Happy crafting and creating!