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Our 100 Favorite DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas

Updated on November 07, 2023

Festive up your home — both indoors and out — with our definitive list of easy-to-create DIY Christmas decorations and holiday crafts.

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Cue the DIY Christmas Crafts

From making your fireplace more festive to crafting one-of-a-kind ornaments and trimming your Christmas tree like a pro, our holiday craft projects will help you creatively take your home from ho-hum to ho-ho-ho! Get crafting to deck out every area with DIY Christmas decorations that perfectly showcase your personal seasonal style.

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Start at the Front Door

While the Big Man himself (AKA Santa) won't see your front door, your family, friends and neighbors will so start your merry makeover on the front porch before moving indoors. While we're still big fans of DIY Christmas wreaths, try a different look this year with a flat-backed basket filled with foraged backyard finds.

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Photo: Derek Trimble; Styling by H. Camille Smith. From: H. Camille Smith.

And, Festive Up the Front Porch

Give the rest of your entryway a touch of holiday magic with our ideas for festively making the most of your front porch by creatively repurposing items you already have and creating a cozy outdoor area for holiday guests to gather. Get all our tips, below.

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Then, Move to the Mantel

Need a festive fireplace in a flash? Take a cue from this woodsy scene and just drape the mantel with a faux or fresh evergreen garland (learn how to make your own!), add a few mercury glass trees and hang the stockings with care. Get more tips for making your mantel merry, below.

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