11 YouTube Videos to Watch for Fun Holiday Decor Ideas

Grab a cup of hot cocoa and get inspired by these holiday DIYs.

I honestly don't remember how I ever figured anything out before the days of YouTube. Based on the amount of time I spend there, I'm certain I've already accrued enough hours to receive my Masters Degree from YouTube University. (This does not exist.)

I can't help myself! The inspiration is just that good! Now that the holiday season is upon us, there are tons of videos bursting at the seams with seasonal DIYs, decor, table settings and everything in between. We sorted through them all to find you the best of the best.

Christmas tree

Christmas tree

Photo by: Graphic: Erica Reitman

Graphic: Erica Reitman

So grab a mug of cocoa and check out some of our favorite Christmas decor videos:

Flat Christmas Tree

For those of you with a limited budget or a small space, you might want to consider a flat Christmas tree! These four DIY flat trees from HGTV Handmade can be made with items you likely already have around your house, and best of all - none of them will break the bank.

My favorites were a tie between the gorgeous washi tape/fringe trim Christmas tree that looks like something you might find in Anthropologie, and the wood grain tape/light tree that is decked out with all sorts of fun, soft ornaments.

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Chalkboard Tree

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Photo By: Marian Parsons

Wooden Card Display

Garden Tool Tree

Bookshelf Beauty

Modern and Wall-Mounted

Doily Christmas Trees

Plank You Very Much

Nailed It

Rustic Wood

Succulent Stunner

Beachy Keen

Pallet Cleanser

Of a Feather

Coffee, Please

Put a Cork in It

Making Music

Stunning and Statuesque

Smartly Repurposed

Photo By: Ken Cedeno ©HGTV/Scripps Networks

Twinkling Twine

By the Sea

All Natural

Christmas Home Tour

The DIY Mommy has loads of cool videos up on her YT channel and this one is no exception. She lives with her family in Alberta, Canada and takes us through her entire home from top to bottom, sharing all of her Christmas decor and decorating ideas for the holidays.

Though she has a traditional home, she shares tips and tricks that would be useful for anyone, no matter what your style. She also incorporates some vintage touches, as well as some faux and real greenery. She had a Nordic theme this year, so you'll find touches of faux fur and white candles.

Small Apartment Decorating

It's hard to argue with the facts: 12-foot Christmas trees make quite a statement. But what are those of us with tiny spaces supposed to do?

In this video, this adorable vlogger shares ideas of how she totally tricked out her tiny apartment with loads of Christmas cheer using store-bought items and some easy DIYs. Oh, and she's kind of hilarious.

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Classic Meets Mod

Photo By: Photography by David A. Land; styling by Matthew Gleason

Match Your Decor

Simple on Top, Bold on Bottom

Go Glam on a Budget

Photo By: Benjamin Lowy ©HGTV/Scripps Networks

DIY Ornaments

Blooming Design

Photo By: Anders Krusberg © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Shiny Baubles

Photo By: Stacey Brandford

Bring Out the Color

Make an Individual Statement

Remember When...

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Photo By: Cheswick Photography

Spray-Paint Your Tree

Truly Patriotic

Photo By: Joshua Roberts ©HGTV/Scripps Networks

Kids' Tree

Tons of Tinsel

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Perfectly Natural

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Go Mobile

Put Holiday Cards to Good Use

Sweet Tooth

Use Up Your Yarn

Photo By: Picasa ©ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer

Character Tree

Pet Friendly

Sounds of the Season

Complementary Colors

Match the Theme of the Room

Put a Bow on It

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson / Getty Images; 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Statement Ornament

Cluster Small Ornaments Together

Advent Calendar Garland

Light It Up

Photo By: BlairBunting/Getty Images

Travel the World

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

Update Natural Accessories

Forget the Tree Skirt

Saturated Color

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

Ribbons Galore

Bright Neutrals

Dark Neutrals

Rustic Scandinavian

©Marc Kelly

DIY Statement Topper

Wrap Lights in Garland

Decorate Together

Tumblr-Inspired Holiday DIYs

I could honestly listen to this cute 15-year-old British vlogger talk against a black screen while he says things like “aloo-min-ium” instead of aluminum. But no need for that, because he includes a bunch of fun, simple DIY projects in this video for you to try. He makes spiral Christmas trees, twig pots (to use with candles) and a pinecone garland.

These DIYs are Tumblr inspired, so they would be great projects to do with your tween!

Disney-Themed Christmas Decor

If Minnie and Mickey get more respect than you do around your house, you'll love these ideas for decorating for Christmas — Disney style.

This young vlogger includes a few simple Christmas ornament projects that tackle creating Disney character baubles for your tree. Following her lead, you could pretty easily create an entire Disney-themed Christmas tree.

Make sure to stay tuned until the very end of the video when her kitty, Buddy, makes a cameo and attempts to play the Grinch that stole Christmas by dive-bombing the Disney tree.

Tree Decorating Ideas

This is an inspiration only video that includes pictures against a backdrop of fun Christmas songs; there are no instructions or DIYs. However, you'll get to see a roundup of some of the most creative Christmas trees I've ever laid eyes on.

If you're specifically looking for some inspiration on what you should do with your tree to make it feel super unique, you'll find lots of ideas in this video, like rainbow-themed trees, creating a tree with books and even a Christmas tree ladder.

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Classic Meets Mod

Photo By: Photography by David A. Land; styling by Matthew Gleason

Match Your Decor

Simple on Top, Bold on Bottom

Go Glam on a Budget

Photo By: Benjamin Lowy ©HGTV/Scripps Networks

DIY Ornaments

Blooming Design

Photo By: Anders Krusberg © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Shiny Baubles

Photo By: Stacey Brandford

Bring Out the Color

Make an Individual Statement

Remember When...

Tags: 
  1. neutral photos

Photo By: Cheswick Photography

Spray-Paint Your Tree

Truly Patriotic

Photo By: Joshua Roberts ©HGTV/Scripps Networks

Kids' Tree

Tons of Tinsel

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Perfectly Natural

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Go Mobile

Put Holiday Cards to Good Use

Sweet Tooth

Use Up Your Yarn

Photo By: Picasa ©ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer

Character Tree

Pet Friendly

Sounds of the Season

Complementary Colors

Match the Theme of the Room

Put a Bow on It

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson / Getty Images; 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Statement Ornament

Cluster Small Ornaments Together

Advent Calendar Garland

Light It Up

Photo By: BlairBunting/Getty Images

Travel the World

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

Update Natural Accessories

Forget the Tree Skirt

Saturated Color

Photo By: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

Ribbons Galore

Bright Neutrals

Dark Neutrals

Rustic Scandinavian

©Marc Kelly

DIY Statement Topper

Wrap Lights in Garland

Decorate Together

Color Pop Christmas DIYs

If you're all about bright, fun colors, you'll love this collection of holiday decor DIYs.

This young vlogger tackles a super easy Advent calendar project made with your favorite photos and some string, as well as a “Ho Ho Ho” necklace organizer that you could also use for keys or other important items. 

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Green + Brown

Parchment + White

Parchment + White

White + Brown

Kelly Green + Baby Blue + White

Violet + Brown + Bronze + White

Turquoise + White + Parchment

White + Gold

Hot Pink + Lime Green + White + Red

Bubblegum Pink + Purple

Robin's-Egg Blue + Red + White

Teal + Red + White

White Wonderland Tour

We jump from crazy color to a white wonderland Christmas theme. This successful interior designer lives in San Diego, Calif., but she's decked out her home in true winter wonderland style for the holidays.

The designer takes us through her house room-by-room to share all of her best Christmas decorating tips. In her entryway, she shares a fun snowflake garland/mobile with simple string and LED lights that make a big impact. She also shares some great decorating ideas for your staircase banister.

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Try an All-White Holiday Theme

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Layer Various Shades of White

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Add Length With Yarn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Fill In With Tulle

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Keep the Look Cohesive

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Dress Up Gifts

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Update Natural Accessories

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Add Metallic Accents

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Use Textured Ornaments

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Mix In Gifts

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Hit the Lights

Christmas Clearance Haul

If you're not necessarily looking to get your DIY game on this holiday season, then this video is chock full of inexpensive decor items you can find at Target in their famous Dollar Spot section.

This vlogger used a lumberjack theme which incorporated plaids, burlap and wood. She also shares some fun gift wrap ideas, as well as suggestions for gifts to share with your kids' teachers.

Big Box Christmas Decor

Blogger Carly Cristman shares an apartment tour where she spills the details on where she purchased all of her decorations for this year's decorating bonanza. Everything came from big box stores such as Target, Pier 1, Home Goods, World Market, Z Gallerie and K-Mart. So if you'd rather skip the DIYs and just go straight to the decorating, tune into this video for loads of inspiration.

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