Our 10 Favorite Christmas DIY Decoration Ideas for a Stylish Home

If ever, this year, we’re all in good need of uplighting our spirits and celebrating what we have with loved ones. And there’s no better time than now to start decorating the house or planning on how to welcome the Christmas spirit into your home.

Spread the cheer in your home with these ten stylish and beautiful DIY Christmas decoration ideas for Design & Paper lovers. All ten DIY projects are inspired and made possible with upcycling, recycling, or utilizing everyday household items or small things found in nature. Each project goes perfectly well together, so if you find time at your hands, why not try them all! Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments. 

If the ten ideas below are not enough, find more holiday-themed inspiration from our previous articles Illustrations full of Christmas Spirit, Charming Christmas DIY by Edinas Paper, 34 Ideas for Christmas Tree Ornaments, 23 Alternative Christmas Trees, or make your own Origami Christmas Star.

Feathered ornaments

These feather ornaments nicely match any interior and are the perfect fit for a white Christmas – which we all dream of still! Idea and execution by A Pretty Fix.

Alternative Christman tree

This alternative Christmas tree made of twinkly lights is definitely our favorite way to add a touch of sparkle and glamour to our festive home. Idea and execution by a spare & a spare.

Geometric book art as ornaments

Geometric, origami-inspired book art ornaments offer a new life to old books while giving you a chance to spend some quiet crafting meditation in the middle of the Christmas madness. Design by Paper Statement.

Handmade greeting cards

This super simple yet stunning wedding invitation design can be turned into the most stylish holiday card DIY. The design combines three elements, quality paper, greenery, and personified tape – what else do you need. Idea by Casa Vogue 

Upcycled Terracotta ornaments

Upcycle your old Christmas tree ornaments by giving them a fresh “terracotta” style look. This painting technique has been a massive hit over the DIY blogs in recent months, and it can be created with simple household items – see instructions at Collective Gen.

Giant Paper ornaments

These giant paper ornaments are our go-to holiday decoration favorite that achieves a fresh look on any windowsill. Best done with a light, almost see-through paper such as Enduro Ice, for a beautiful shadow play. See our step-by-step instruction at Design & Paper.

Table decoration with spices and herbs

Herbs and spices offer a unique style and look for this year’s Christmas dinner table decoration! Make garlands with dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks, anise stars, eucalyptus leaves, and more by threading them into a thread and hanging above the table – imagine the aromas in the air alone! Image by Missmv.com

Recycled wrapping materials

Recycling and upcycling are definitely the go-to trends this season. By re-purposing old scrap papers, magazines, newspapers, and more, by combining them with a small branch, flower, or flora, create special packaging for that special someone. Idea and image © French by Design

Green candle holders

To add a touch of detail to your holiday table setting or decor, slip some greenery to labelless wine bottles and use them as candle holders. By adding water makes sure to keep the greens alive for a week or two. Image © Reciclar e Decorar.

Paper Wreath of oranges & leaves

Bring the neighbors some festive spirit as well by hanging a beautiful, handmade wreath at the door. There are so many amazing designs to choose from, but this  Ready made kit by The Haus That Lars Build is a stunner!

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