Christmas Decorations DIY

Each year, I make some new Christmas decorations. I think that Christmas decorations DIYs are my favorite type of DIY projects.

While I have some beloved Christmas decorations that I put out each year, it’s always fun to have some new ones as well. I have so many ideas to share with you today!

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I am making progress decorating our home for Christmas. My theme for this year’s decor is a red and white farmhouse Christmas. I am excited to incorporate a combination of purchased decorations as well as a lot of homemade DIY Christmas decorations.

christmas dcorations diy

I made these adorable “snow” ball jars and would you believe I found special lids at JOANN that have battery operated LED lights in them. They replace the existing lids with an insert with an LED light. They fit in both wide mouth and Regular Mouth Jars. I am obsessed with these!

I found the lids, ball jars, ribbon, trees, and snow at JOANN. They are so easy to make and you can find the tutorial here.

Here are the supplies you need.

16 oz. Regular Mouth Pint Sharing Mason Jars

Transform Mason Jar LED Lid Insert-Dual Pack

Merry Christmas Ribbon

Mini Christmas Trees

Artificial Snow


Don’t they look great all lit up? (And the special lids have a button on top that you just touch to turn them on!) I think this is my favorite DIY Christmas decoration!

These are the jars and special transform mason lids that I used.


You can also find these small metal cars at a toy store.

I used farmhouse style greenery to decorate this mantle. This wreath is so natural and I love the shade of green.

I also loosely lined one of my metal tall containers with red ticking fabric and then filled it with more Christmas greens. 

Red ticking fabric (by the yard)

Holly garland

Red berries twigs

DIY christmas decorations

Next, I added three stockings for the boys. This was a hard decision as they had so many options to choose from! I love the cotton stockings I selected.

Cotton Holiday Stockings

Next, I made air dry clay ornaments. They are pretty simple to make. You roll out the clay and cut out the shapes with cookie cutters. Then I used rubber stamps and a vintage handkerchief to make the design in the clay. I let them dry overnight and then painted them with glitter paint.

Here you can see I used Polyform Model Air Clay, an old set of cookie cutters and some rubber stamps.

DIY christmas decorations
DIY christmas decorations

I used the end of a wooden skewer to put the whole in the end. And then I let them dry flat overnight.

DIY christmas decorations

To add some sparkle, I painted them with Deco Art Craft Twinkles Glitter Paint.

Lastly, I made a pom pom garland to add to the mantle.

I love how the garland finishes off the mantle.

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Pin the image below to your holiday decor and DIY Christmas Decorations boards on Pinterest (just click the Pin button in the top left corner). You can also follow along with me on Pinterest!

DIY christmas decorations

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  1. OMG!! I love the ornaments DIY!!! I will have to try it…looking forward to your pom pom garland DIY. Your home looks stunning as always!

  2. Hi Leslie, I love where you hung your wreath over the mantle but most importantly I love the pressed metal the wreath is on. Where did you get this. I’m in Australia I would love to maybe get this one day. You’re so amazing!! Thank you!!

  3. So creative Leslie! Definitely taking away some great ideas here! The Pom garland, the fabric lined basket with greens, the clay ornaments, the sprayed trees, and the LED lids- I have made ‘snow globes” but they will be brought to new heights!

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