These DIY Holiday Decorations are super cute and so easy to make! They make great Christmas projects for kids and this easy holiday decor will create a festive and cheerful home to celebrate the holiday!
We love all things holiday! Two of our favorite and most popular posts of all time are our DIY Peppermint Candy Bowl and our Peppermint Candy Spoons (serve these with some hot chocolate and they are de-licious and make a cute DIY gift!)
Easy DIY Christmas Decorations
I may be Jewish, but I love the Christmas holiday. I love going to my friends houses and helping them decorate their trees!
When I was in high school I loved going caroling with my drama and choir friends! I always got excited when I started hearing all of the Christmas music on the radio.
I wouldn’t miss the holiday specials – Rudolph the Red Noised Reindeer, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (not the Jim Carrey version), The Year Without a Santa Claus (love the Heat Miser), Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman – sigh and It’s a Wonderful Life (THE BEST!) – I love them all!!!!
That’s why I am always looking for cute and easy DIY holiday decorations – these are easy to do and fun for the whole family! Not too mention, they are cheap to make! Why get expensive store bought Christmas decorations, when you can make them with your kids!
While the Menorah Tree did not go over well with my family (for the record, I think it is a great option for the mixed faith family and totally embraces Hanukkah THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS!!!), however the Mensch on a Bench was a HUGE hit! (How about the Elf on a Shelf craze! Love that – check out my super fun Elf on a Shelf Ideas!)
I will be embracing my inner Santa’s little elf this year and returning to my youth (when we could make Christmas decorations in art class in elementary school) and creating some fun holiday crafts with my kids!
Jewish or Christian – Hanukkah or Christmas – it is all about getting fun and getting crafty!!! Whatever you celebrate – here are some really fun EASY DIY holiday decorations you can do with your kids (or probably in my case, with my friend Maria because my kids will get bored and want to play video games – Maria – you in?)
How to Make Easy DIY Holiday Decorations
How to make a candy cane sleighs
These Candy Cane Sleighs with Candy Bars make amazing gifts to have on hand for your mail person, hairdresser, dogwalker, etc! They are one of our yearly projects.
Snowman Front Door
This adorable snowman door from The Creative Stampers Spot (not to be mistaken with my Monster Door from my Easy Halloween Decorations That I Can Even Make) is super easy and soooooo cute!
How to Make a Fireplace from Cardboard Boxes!
Don’t have a fireplace, but want to hand stockings from your fireplace mantel? Not a problem. Make a fireplace out of cardboard boxes! It may not keep you warm on a cold winter night, but it sure is cute!
This is also a really cute office decoration for the holidays! It would be great in a waiting room or even in an office! Embrace the holiday spirit and put up some stockings with all of your co-workers names!
How to Make a Cubicle Fireplace from Cardboard Boxes!
This one cracks me up too! Make your computer into your own cubicle fireplace!
How to fold a napkin into a Christmas Tree
Wow your guests with these adorable Christmas tree napkins. Super easy and will sure make your dinner table look super cute! See how here from Publix!
Snowman Table Setting
This is so clever! Use your plates to create an adorable snowman tablescape! (source in unknown….if you know the source, please email me or comment below so I can properly link and credit)
Mini Stocking Table Setting
Speaking of a cute holiday tablescape, look for these cute little stockings from the dollar store or you could get them here (affiliate) on Amazon!
How to Make a Glitter Tree Card
Not sure about you, but my drawing skills stink! This is super easy to do and a great project for a homemade card with the kids! From Publix.
How to make DIY Paper Evergreens
This one may require a little more craftiness – but it is for sure doable! From Martha Stewart.
How to make a Candy Cane Flower Vase
This can be done with any type of candy – use your imagination, but we think it is perfect with candy canes! From Stonewall Kitchen
Makeado Christmas Tree out of Card Board Boxes
A creative twist on the traditional tree, use cardboard boxes! Then, let your kids decorate it (maybe that will save the real Christmas Tree) From Instructables.com
How to make a Peppermint Candy Wreath
While this could take some time to put together – it will be worth the work! Super cute from Live Craft Eat!! Not up for making one? That’s okay, you can purchase one (affiliate) here
How to Make Snowman Milk Jugs
I go through jugs and jugs of milk every week – I could have an army of snowmen jugs from Free Fun Christmas! All you need is:
- Milk Jugs
- Chenille Stems
Candy Cane Centerpiece
Another cute Christmas Dinner Centerpiece – from Katie Brown Home Workshop
Easy Holiday Table Decoration
Love this super easy holiday table decoration. This is quick and easy and the candles create a nice warm ambience (source unknown…if you know the source, please email me!)
Pallet Christmas Tree
How great is this corner Christmas tree made from PALLETS! (source unknown…if you know the source, please email me!)
Need some Easy DIY Holiday Gifts to have on hand, these are super cute and really easy to pull of!
Not enough Easy DIY Christmas Decorations for you? I’ve got more! Check out some of these below!
Do you have any great DIY holiday decoration? You know the drill….share ’em!!
Some of these ideas are very neat…and some even look easy enough for the kids to do…the snowman milk cartons, decorating the door…very neat…cant wait to get kids together and get started!
Thank you for sharing all these wonderful ideas.
Great ideas! I have 5 grandsons, so we’ll be busy!
Thank you for all the simple wonderful ideas. I’m limited on time and funds and these are great!!!!
The link to the Candy Cane Centerpiece goes to Yahoo
That is so strange – the website that I found it on is totally gone! I searched all over for it and it is just gone?
We made the snowmen with the gallon jugs, instead of earmuffs, we put hats on them!
What did you use for hats?
How do You light the lights? Plug needs to come out, but; HOW? Where?
Do you cut handles off milk jug? Also, did you cut holes in bottom to put lights in?
As a Christian who loves the Jewish people and Israel I celebrate and embrace Jewish customs and I always celebrate Hanukkah too. As a Christian I am able to find complete meaning in the Festival of Lights and remember always that Jesus said, “I am the Light…” I think that we can be true to our own faith while helping others to celebrate their own as long as it does not dishonor ones own…or dishonors the other faith either. I find complete joy in seeing both the Menorah and the Christmas tree lights reflecting in my living room windows. My son-in-law made a beautiful large Menorah using wood from a wine barrel. ..it was my favorite Christmas present and I broke down into tears as soon as I opened it. It was perfectly fitting in my family for me to recieve a Menorah for Christmas. My grandson wanted Dreidels for Christmas!
Would Love to see a Photo of it!! ?❤️❤️
love all your ideas; will try the candycane centerpiece; always interested in the Jewish faith and all the horrific they have been through, but continued to flourish and survive; Jesus is Jewish and as a Christian I believe that one day all Jews will believe in Him.
AWESOME ideas!!!! And easy enough that I MIGHT be able to do it myself!!! Thanks !!!