Decorating for Christmas doesn’t have to be daunting. At About.com, we have hundreds of guides, or experts, ready to lend a hand and help you decorate for Christmas. And there’s no better way to save money during the holidays than by making your own decorations and gifts.
This hub of ideas of Christmas decorations to make or craft from our guides at About.com will have your home looking spiffy in no time, and you’ll save money, too. Not only that, it’s fun to make something that may become an heirloom Christmas decoration in the years to come.
Many of these Christmas decorations to make can also be given as lovely, handmade gifts during the holidays. So this season, while you are busy crafting, make a few extra to help spread the Christmas DIY cheer!Christmas Tree Decorations to Make
The Christmas tree is usually the first decoration to go up and is celebrated all season long. Make your tree decor special this year by adorning your tree with handmade decorations, or DIY your own nontraditional Christmas tree for a truly unique touch.
- Christmas Tree Skirt Ideas
- DIY Paper Dove Garland
- Handmade Ornament Ideas
- Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas
- True Meaning of Christmas Ornament Craft
It is no surprise that after all of the presents are opened, the center of this holiday is often celebrated around the table. Setting a pretty table doesn’t require expensive china or Grandmother’s silver service. Use these quick and easy DIY table ideas to adorn your Christmas table.
- No-Sew Table Runner
- Paint Your Own Holiday Plates
- Easy Ribbon Napkin Rings
- Christmas Centerpiece Idea
- More DIY Centerpiece Ideas
Here are even more ideas for Christmas decorations to make or give this year. Craft a unique advent calendar, adorn your door with a handmade wreath, or paint a Santa mailbox and use to store all those holiday greetings.
- Advent Calendar Ideas
- DIY Christmas Wreaths
- Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas
- DIY Santa Mailbox
- Christmas Party Printables
It’s fun to decorate with food, from festive infused oils to pretty peppermint bark, these good eats will look lovely sitting atop your Christmas table or buffet, and most also make great gifts.