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9 Clever Christmas DIY Ideas to Try This Year

Looking for some easy Christmas DIY ideas to spruce up your home this year? Save some money on holiday decorations and try these budget-friendly do-it-yourself Christmas ideas.

Welcome to the first day of the 10 Days of Christmas where some friends and I are sharing our best holiday decorating, entertaining, food, and all other things for the holidays to get you inspired for Christmas.

The lineup includes:

In today’s blog post, we are sharing our best Christmas DIY ideas that are not only creative, beautiful, and easy to make but are also sustainable and budget-friendly too.

And this year, I think we need all of the money-saving ideas we can get, am I right?

Wait until you see these clever DIY Christmas decorations and entertaining ideas to try this year.

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The 10 Days of Christmas

I’m super excited to share each day with some of my favorite holiday ideas as part of the 10 Days of Christmas.

The ladies I’m sharing with are some of the best in the home decor niche and I feel very blessed to be a part of something so fun with so many talented bloggers.

If you are new here, I’m Stacy, a self-taught master gardener who lives and gardens in northern New Jersey, zone 6a.

We recently moved to a beautiful 1850 Farmhouse with 10 acres of gardens, sculptures and statues.

I’ve been gardening for over 20 years and enjoy helping beginner gardeners find their inner green thumb, as well as discover a love for all things plants and flowers. I love to bring the outdoors inside my home too.

I hope you enjoy visiting my home today and hope you come back so we can grow stuff and create beautiful spaces together.

9 Clever Christmas DIY Ideas You Should Try This Year

Since we just moved to our vintage farmhouse less than a year ago, I’m still trying to figure out how to decorate here for the holidays.

I’m not totally sure what’s going where or how I’m decorating yet, so I need all of the Christmas inspiration I can get!

My former home leaned more rustic farmhouse but here? I’m moving more towards a boho vintage farmhouse vibe.

Last Christmas in our home tour 2021 with two black labs greeting visitors at the front door

For the last year, we’ve been updating rooms because most of them were pretty dark and full of faux finishes. You can see all of the transformations here:

Aside from renovating rooms, we’ve been really busy shopping and thrifting to furnish the house too on a budget.

And now, I’m looking for some Christmas decorating deals for the season too. Have you found any good bargains yet? If so let me know in the comments below.

Rustic Farmhouse christmas tree with DIY paperbag snowflakes in farmhouse living roomHow to Make Snowflakes with Paper Bags

But aside from shopping around, I also want to make some unique Christmas DIY ideas too. And now’s the time to make them before the holidays get into full swing and we get too busy to even think about making things.

So don’t wait if you want to make some stuff!

I already started making these paperbag snowflakes. They are super easy to do and look so pretty with any style of Christmas decor, don’t they?

I want to add them to our front entry hall with my new, never before seen King of Christmas tree.

Oh, by the way, if you plan to use fresh greens, learn how to stop the needle drop with my free guide and keep your greens looking fresher longer with my tips and tricks here.

But before I hang them up and start decorating the tree, here are 9 more clever and creative budget-friendly Christmas DIY ideas you should try this year.

Wait Until You See How Easy These Do-It-Yourself Christmas Idea Are to Make!

7.5' royal fir king of christmas tree decorated with rustic farmhouse christmas aesthetic - 17 Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

DIY Wood Pallet Star Tree Topper

Looking for a rustic topper for your Christmas tree? Make this unique and budget-friendly wood pallet star tree topper in just a few hours. It looks so pretty and was very easy to make using things we already had on hand.

snowflake wall art by cottage on bunker hill

Winter Snowflake Wall Art

My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill made this Pottery Barn-inspired winter project using an unfinished wood sign and small branches to create a snowflake. Learn how to make this incredibly beautiful winter decor in a few easy steps.

DIY footed tray by cottage in the mitten

How To Make A Footed Tray

Looking for a great centerpiece for your kitchen table? Check out how simple it is to make this large DIY footed tray by my good friend Kim from Cottage in the Mitten.

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments the ponds farmhouse

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

My good friend Rachel from the Ponds Farmhouse shared how to make these cute Angel and Cross Christmas Ornaments that are made using hot glue and hand-painted with gold and white accents. They can be made in various sizes and used for gift tags as well as tree ornaments. Learn how to make them in a few easy steps.

5 Easy Table DIY decor ideas by robyn's french nest

How to Make 5 Easy Christmas DIY Table Decor Ideas

Looking to make your table extra special this holiday? My good friend Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest shared 5 simple, beautiful, and budget-friendly Christmas table decor DIY Ideas. Learn how to make them to set a gorgeous table here.

DIY ginger breadhouse by she gave it a go

A DIY Christmas Tradition Revisited: Gingerbread Houses

My good friend Brendt from She Gave It a Go began decorating gingerbread houses as a Christmas tradition at a young age, and now her husband and she host a DIY gingerbread house party every December for their children and nieces/nephews. This tradition continues but with a new version of houses this year! Wait until you see how to make them.

Easy homemade christmas soaps for kids by the tattered pew

Easy Homemade Christmas Soaps for Kids

My good friend Kelly from the Tattered Pew shared these easy homemade Christmas soaps for kids are the perfect gift if you want thoughtful and fun gifts for your friends and family this holiday season. A family-friendly project that will have you making soap like a pro in no time! Learn how to make them here.

pallet wood christmas tree diy by thistlewood farms

Pallet Wood Christmas Tree DIY

My good friend Karianne from Thistlewood Farms thinks this it is such a fun and creative idea to repurpose and reuse pallet wood. Don’t toss those pallet wood pieces—make this Christmas tree instead.

burlap fringe christmas tree

Burlap Fringe Christmas Trees

My good friends Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms say you’ll love how easy and inexpensive it is to create this pretty DIY Burlap Christmas Tree to decorate your home for the holidays! Not only are these trees easy to make, they look great throughout your home. Grab some burlap, felt, T-pins, tree form, and some hot glue, and let’s get started!

Oh and if you are racking your brain thinking about how to fit everyone around the holiday table this year, you should try this DIY dining table top for extra seating.

We made ours a few years ago in a weekend and it’s the next best thing to sliced bread!

It’s much easier than using those wobbly folding tables, so be sure to check it out.

Are there any you think you’ll make this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

black labrador retriever dog in front of roaring fire on Christmas - First Christmas in Our Home Tour

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Sign up here to get my email and get a discount on my ebook, 15 Easy Ways to Decorate With Fresh Greens for the Holidays that offers beautiful, budget-friendly, and sustainable holiday decorating inspiration using fresh greens from the landscape.

This 40-page guide is full of simple DIY holiday decorating ideas that includes how to cut, care for, and design with fresh greens, as well as tips to purchase and incorporate faux greens with your holiday decorating style to create a cozy, beautiful, and organic vibe.

From porch styling to cozy centerpiece and tablescape inspiration, wait until you try these budget-friendly holiday decorating ideas using fresh greens for every room in your home.

hanging planter for Christmas on the front porch

Looking For More Christmas Decorating Ideas?

Wait until you see these holiday decorating, entertaining, and food ideas to create a cozy home for Christmas.

scented gift tags for holiday presents for Christmas or Chanukah

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

I’m so excited to start decorating for Christmas, are you?

I hope you got some great Christmas DIY ideas today! Let me know in the comments below what you make this year.

9 clever christmas diy ideas you need to try this year

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Stacy Ling

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10 Comments

  1. Stacy,
    What great ideas! I’d love to make them all. Such a great group and it’s going to be a great 10 days.

  2. It will be fun watching you decorate this Christmas now that you have had time to settle in…last Christmas was a whirlwind for you guys!