Deck out your halls this holiday season with all DIY decorations! More than doable, it's downright smart, affordable, and not to mention very thoughtful of you. (Not to brag, but this is kind of our specialty at Hunker, so these projects are definitely worth a click.) Heck, we'll even show you how simple it is to make your own mistletoe for Christmas festivities. For the details, find all 30 holiday DIY ideas below — New Year's Eve backdrop, anyone?
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1. Make Your Own Mistletoe
DO THE DIY: If your taste leans more toward minimalism, this romantic DIY tablescape uses a muted and atmospheric palette inspired by all the things we love when cold weather arrives — it's moody, perfect for cold winter gatherings.
3. DIY Concrete Candleholder
4. DIY Photo Backdrop
5. Minimalist Ornaments for Your Holiday Tree
DO THE DIY: As much as we love traditional Christmas decor, sometimes it's nice to break with tradition and embrace a fresh take on the holidays — these minimal ornaments will make a modern Christmas tree shine.
6. DIY Indigo Batik Stockings
7. Fun DIY Paper Advent Calendar
DO THE DIY: Create a personalized advent calendar for the winter holiday season — write a memory from the year on each day; each memory, or small gift, is sewn into these paper baubles — and every morning leading up to Christmas, rip one open.
8. DIY Waxed Canvas Holder for Your Tree
DO THE DIY: Short on space? A tabletop Christmas tree can be a smart solution during the holidays, and this DIY fabric planter upgrades a basic pot or tree with Scandinavian charm, while the waxed canvas and leather handles add a rugged, outdoorsy feel.
9. DIY Au Naturel Gift Wrap Ideas
10. Create Simple, Scandi-Inspired Ornaments
DO THE DIY: With harmonious materials, shapes, and textures, you too can create these simple, refined ornaments — raw wood adds natural beauty and silver aluminum gives weight and a touch of sheen to the design.
11. Charming Clay Christmas Tree Ornaments
12. Mini DIY Rosemary Wreaths
DO THE DIY: There's no better time to create a beautiful table setting than during the holiday season — do it in a herbaceous style with these mini wreaths that not only add a personal touch, but also a glorious herbal aroma.
13. DIY Plywood Display for Holiday Cards
DO THE DIY: This year, showcase holiday cards on a Scandi-inspired plywood display that doubles as a memo board for photos and trinkets all year-round, so there's nothing to stop you from using it long after the holiday season ends.
14. Wooden Christmas Tree to Use for Years to Come
15. Minimal Rose Gold Holiday Wreath
16. DIY Eucalyptus Table Runner (So Easy!)
DO THE DIY: For a centerpiece that's literally good enough to eat (and comes together in a snap), try this fragrant eucalyptus table runner and include plenty of delicious goodies at your epic holiday feast.
17. Regular IKEA Stuff Turned Giant Ornaments
18. Colorful Christmas Tree Forest Centerpiece
19. Trendy Gift Toppers
DO THE DIY: Luxe, earthy elements like linen and leather in a subtle color palette inspired by nature plus a pop of metallic paint infuse a bit of festivity and glamour to create the prettiest little packages you ever did see.
20. DIY Tomato Cage Christmas Tree
DO THE DIY: Here's an inexpensive way to decorate for the holidays — tomato cage trees are incredibly easy to make and you can place them indoors or out (a cluster of three would look amazing on your front porch, don't ya think?).
21. Rustic Is What We Like
22. Paper Ornaments
DO THE DIY: These DIY ornaments may look like fancy origami, but they're actually so easy to make — choose a soft color palette or make these with any kind of patterned paper (like, just spitballing here, all that leftover gift wrap).
23. Create a Charming Forest Holiday Scene
DO THE DIY: You'll be singing fa-la-la-la-la at how enchanting your tiny forest looks displayed on a mantel, windowsill, or shelf, with a few simple sprigs of green — grab some wooden beads, and get gluing.
24. Winter Holiday Terrarium Using a Popular IKEA Item
DO THE DIY: This sweet little winter terrarium is a simple, low-maintenance way to decorate for the holidays — make your holiday scene using a few easy-to-source items and an inexpensive IKEA lantern.
25. Paper Tree Holiday Advent Calendar
26. Sparkly Pampas Grass Centerpiece
DO THE DIY: Paired with an assortment of other dried florals, here's a striking pampas grass centerpiece that shimmers beneath the glow of candlelight — goodbye to the red and green plaid motifs of yore, hello metallics for your holiday table or New Year's bash.
27. Modern Advent Calendar Using an IKEA Pegboard
DO THE DIY: Make every day leading up to Christmas (or any date, really) a mini celebration with hidden candy, notes, or surprises tucked inside each envelope — this IKEA hack makes the project that much easier to complete.
DO THE DIY: Classically, himmeli were straw decorations hung above tables during the holidays in Finland — these small ornaments are a perfect holiday DIY craft for hanging from your tree or around the home for a touch of modern charm.
29. Hygge Braided Wool Wreath
30. Deck the Halls With a Macrame Holiday Garland
DO THE DIY: Cotton cord and sleigh bells come together in this beautifully simple holiday project. Simply braid the cord, attach the bells with jump rings, then drape on your mantle or handrail. What's more, you can use cord in the colors that match your home's holiday decor.