15 Simple Christmas Decorations

Want to decorate for the holidays, but short on time? These simple Christmas decorations are here to save the day!

How to Make Simple Christmas Decorations

1. Twig and Twine Christmas Ornaments

Twig and Twine Christmas Ornaments Photo by Spalvotas Dryzuotas

A twig craft for Christmas! This craft project will definitely cost you little to nothing. Just grab some twigs and turn them into these creative Christmas ornaments you can even string into a garland. They’re so easy and simple that they won’t really take much of your time.

2. Naturally Glamorous Christmas Centerpiece

Naturally Glamorous Christmas Centerpiece Photo by The Sweet Escape

Glam AND rustic! It’s a fancy and delightful centerpiece you can do in just a couple of minutes. You can even make extras, given you have more time, and gift them to your loved ones.

3. DIY Clay Ornaments

DIY Clay Ornaments Photo by Say Yes

Hang DIY clay ornaments on your tree this year for a brand-new look. Easy and affordable — the entire process does take 24 hours, but that’s only because you have to let the clay dry. But they’re such amazing Christmas tree decorations, it’s all worth the wait.

4. Paper Ball Ornaments

DIY: Paper Ball Ornaments Photo by Nalle’s House

Mix & match patterns and color to create delightful paper ball ornaments. It may feel like origami but trust me, it’s not as complicated. It’s so much easier. You’ll just need a couple of strips of paper, some thread, and some skills to turn it into a ball. You can make this with your kids and even turn it into a bonding moment and let the whole family help out.

5. Handmade Star Wire Ornaments

Handmade Star Wire Ornaments Photo by Alyssa and Carla

This star wire ornament makes great unique homemade Christmas tree decorations. The only hard part of this project would be making the template but once you’ve done it, you’re home free!

6. Pallet Christmas Tree

Pallet Christmas Tree Photo by The Pinning Mama

This “Christmas tree” pallet project makes a great porch decoration–or even a lovely indoor decor. The text is optional. Of course, you can be as creative as you want with it. It’s a fun experience with a bonus of a DIY Christmas decoration you can use for years to come.

7. Gingerbread Garland

Simple Christmas Decorations Photo by Lovely Little Kitchen

A totally unique and cute garland, it looks so yummy I could eat it all up. But really, these gingerbread men aren’t really edible, so keep them high, out of children’s reach.

8. Winter Tree DIY Wall Art

Simple Christmas Decorations Photo by Hello Glow

This is a simple but elegant Christmas wall art. It’s so easy to make, I can probably make a couple of them and hand them out as Christmas presents. With this DIY wall art idea and a bit of creativity, you can make different designs too.

9. Jingle Bell Elves

Jingle Bell Elves Photo by Nalle’s House

Say hello to these super adorable DIY elf decor. The gray color gives it a more modern look but of course, you can use red or green to make your little elves a little more traditional.

10. Sparkly Branches | DIY Christmas Decorations

Sparkly Branches Photo by In My Own Style

Who knew regular old branches could look so whimsical and Christmas-y? With a little paint and some glitter, branches with spindly twigs can be magical this holiday season.

11. Picture Frame DIY Christmas Decor

Picture Frame DIY Christmas Decor Photo by Kerri Bradford

Help yourself to this super cool and easy Christmas decor or gift! You’ll just need a frame, some bells, a little creativity, and you’re well on your way to making this picture frame decor.

12. DIY Christmas Fabric Sign

DIY Christmas Fabric Sign Photo by The 36th Avenue

Fabric on a frame makes for a stylish and neat craft. Double it with a transfer sheet and you can make endless projects for the holiday season.

13. Paper Christmas Tree

Paper Christmas Tree Photo by Place Of My Taste

Feel the Christmas spirit with a frosty-looking paper Christmas Tree. It’ll make a great centerpiece idea for your Christmas dinner too!

14. Twine Star Decoration

Twine Star Decoration Photo by Lowes

Wondering what kind of Christmas wreath to put on your front door? Why not try this DIY Twine Star wreath? For easy outdoor Christmas decorating ideas, hang a twine star instead of a wreath this year!

15. DIY Wine Cork Reindeer

DIY Wine Cork Reindeer Photo by DIY Projects

Not only are these cork reindeer super cute, but they’re also fun and easy to make! Best of all, you can add a string and hook to each one to make an instant homemade Christmas ornament!

There you have it! Need easier DIY Christmas decor? Check out this video and see how Kristi-Anne Beil made up her room for the holidays: