20 Easy and Elegant Homemade Christmas Decorations
As much as we love the kids' popsicle stick crafts (and we really do!), we think it's high time for the adults to show 'em what we're made of. We'll put up a fight any day for the fact that everything is better when it's homemade (gifts included!), and these homemade Christmas decorations are no exception. This holiday season, we're decking our halls in true Pinterest fashion from floor to ceiling and everywhere in between. We've got a few ideas up our sleeves that are easy as can be, but still reflect the sophistication of your home's surroundings. Don't get us wrong–we'll always welcome a hand from our mini's, but mama's taking the reins on this one.
Mason Jar Snowglobes
Who said Mason jar crafts are just for summer? This tiny winter wonderland is the simple statement your side table needs. Get the details on this DIY from Simple Craves and Olive Oil.
DIY Indigo Marbled Ornaments
Marbled ornaments are a simple way to add a touch of whimsy to your tree. If blue doesn't fit into your holiday color scheme, simply replace with whatever color suits your design. Get the details on this DIY from Alice & Lois.
Rustic Jingle Bell Pinecone Ornament
We couldn't find a simpler, more elegant ornament craft if we tried! Put your elves to work collecting pinecones from outdoors and get to crafting. Get the details on this DIY from Fox Hollow Cottage.
Cranberry Candle Centerpieces
This simple centerpiece smells just as lovely as it looks! Get the details on this DIY from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.
Burlap Stamped Ornaments
We're guilty of bringing farmhouse-chic into every corner of our holiday decor. The more burlap, the better. Get the details on this DIY from Bliss Bloom Blog.
Rustic Wood Candle Holders
This rustic craft adds instant warmth to any room. Get the details on this DIY from Marty's Musings.
Glittering D.I.Y. Figurines
Before you toss those figurines into the garage sale, consider giving them a glittering makeover for a centerpiece that only looks expensive. Get the details on this DIY from HGTV.
Beachy Mini Christmas Tree
Finally! Something to do with all of the shells collected from this year's family beach vacation. This elegant D.I.Y. is ready to showcase your family memories with a little personality. Get the details on this DIY from Beachcomber.
Personalized Gold Ornaments
Partner up with the kiddos to come up with fun sayings for this personalized craft. Hint: this also makes a great personal gift! Get the details on this DIY from Pizzazzerie.
Book Page Christmas Tree
We love the idea of recycling an old book into this elegant craft. However, if you just can't part ways with an old favorite, newspaper will do just fine as well. Get the details on this DIY from Love of Family and Home.
Homemade Essential Oil Diffuser Christmas Tree Ornament
Pretty and perfumed, this tree-shaped ornament makes good use of extra ribbon. Porous lava beads add a welcoming aroma, but you can achieve the look without the ambiance with regular beads as well. Get the details on this DIY from Happy Deal Happy Day.
Christmas Tree Knitting Pattern
Grab your needles. This beginner-friendly knitting project can either be hung from your tree or mounted on your mantle. Get the details on this DIY from Gina Michele.
Scrabble Tile Ornament
Whether you're hoping for snow or want to exclaim that all is "merry and bright," there's no more creative way to display your favorite Christmas saying than with this simple Scrabble ornament. Get the details on this DIY from Crafts by Amanda.
DIY Christmas Countdown Wood Tree
Count down the days in elegant craft style with this homemade Christmas calendar. Want a brighter look? Simply swap black paint for the color of your choice. Get the details on this DIY from Alice & Lois.
Crochet Christmas Tree
Dust off those hooks! This holiday craft will create the most adorable little trees you'll see all season. Learn more about this DIY craft.
The fun-loving look of confetti without the mess? Sign us up. This festive ornament just needs a bit of Mod Podge and the confetti design of your choice to come to life. Get the details on this DIY from Unusually Lovely.
Home State Felt Christmas Ornament
Represent your home state or send a homesick Southerner some love with this homemade ornament. Get the details on this DIY from The American Patrette.
DIY Christmas Gnome
Who needs a yard gnome when you can have one of Santa's little helpers right on your table? This DIY project starts with an empty toilet paper roll. Get the details on this DIY from It's Always Autumn.
Crochet Christmas Ornaments
Crochet your way to a Christmas tree full of cheer. Whether you want to add a pair of crochet mittens, a crochet angel, or a smiling crochet reindeer, these patterns will provide hours of fun. Learn more about this DIY craft.
Holiday Felt Garland
While we always love real garland come Christmas time, we love the creativity of holiday greenery in any form. This DIY felt garland is sure to add some texture no matter where you hang it. Get the details on this DIY from Alice & Lois.