It’s the Christmas season! Get ready for some stunning holiday decorations you can do with simple supplies! With these easy ways to get into the holiday spirit, you can be sure this will be your most festive holiday ever.

If you love decorating for the holidays, you’ll love these easy holiday decorating ideas that I’ve gathered up. Be inspired by these beautiful pictures to make your home more fun and festive this season using crafty items that you may even already have and I’ve included all of the easy-to-follow instructions too!

From outdoor Christmas decorations to twinkle lights signs, placemats for your coffee table or timing table, and fresh greenery in your gorgeous garland, you’ll find here the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit truly.

For more holiday inspiration, check out these holiday gifts in a jar and these handmade gift ideas.

Holiday and Seasonal Decor

If you have a fireplace, you’ll want to try these Christmas decorating ideas. Mantel decorations and garland are a classic way to add a pop of color or to decorate for Christmas. and you can easily use what you have. Choose a pretty garland to be your centerpiece. Try layered art, some candles, and add some stocking holders. But, be careful to keep it simple and don’t overcrowd your space. This winter wonderland Christmas mantel is lovely.

Make a fun advent calendar that also works as holiday decor, some adorable wooden tea light holders, an easy centerpiece featuring candles and pine cones — so festive!!

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Beautiful and simple christmas mantel ideas
Doesn’t this look so cozy?

Adding a festive touch to your house can be simple and easy! It’s one of my most favorite things about the Christmas season. You will love these ideas that add festive touches and holiday warmth to your home. Wrapped Christmas Presents by the stairs or in other areas of your home make for a simple and beautiful decor option.

Image shows wrapped christmas presents next to stairs and other Christmas decoration.
Try this creative way to wrap your presents.

An advent calendar makes for fun and useful holiday decor items! Kids love counting down the days till Christmas!

Image shows a simple and cute  Reindeer Advent Calendar hanging from the wall.

Candles warm up the space and are a lovely way to decorate tables, shelves, etc. These wooden tea light holders make a statement on your table.

Image shows wood log tea light holders next to conepines - Skip To My Lou.
So simple and cute.

Centerpieces on tables are easy to create and you will love this easy centerpiece idea featuring candles and pine cones. It will be one of your easiest DIY Projects!

Image shows a pinecone decoration next to some candles. Skip to my lou.
Let’s make some cute holiday decor.

Christmas Decorations on a Budget

You don’t need a lot of money to create magical moments. These Christmas decoration ideas can all be made on a budget with easy craft supplies. Christmas doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy to be beautiful!

Easy DIY Christmas ideas you can make! Step-by-step instructions make it easy! Handmade decoration ideas for the home are a must this holiday season! They make your home feel extra special, and children can often get in on the fun.

Related: Free Christmas Printables

Fringed Burlap Christmas Trees by That’s What Che Said

Image shows two burlap christmas trees in red and green. Text reads Fringed Burlap Christmas Trees -  That-s What Che Said.
Make your own Christmas trees.

This beautiful Christmas wall art includes lights! Holiday Light Up Joy Marquis Sign by The Child At Heart Blog

Image shows a wall art made with Christmas lights, says "joy".
You’ll love how cute and easy it is.

Faux Stained Glass Sign by Tatertots and Jello

Image shows a sign that says "jingle"  hanging from the wall. Tatertots & Jello.
Such a festive sign!

Deer Art by Lolly Jane

Image shows deer wall art with Christmas socks underneath - LollyJane.
Doesn’t this look so professional?

M&M Christmas Trees by Carrie Elle

Image shows three holiday trees made with m&ms - Carrie Elle.
You’ll want to eat these Christmas trees.

Christmas Treat Bags by Shop Girl

Image shows christmas bags with a red bow.
Make some cute decorated bags!

Cute Christmas Room Decor

Make your bedroom cozy with these Christmas room decor ideas! You don’t need a lot to make your room more colorful and festive.

Related: Christmas DIY Ideas

The main stay for any Christmas room is of course the Christmas tree! You will love this hand crochet tree idea!

Image shows a Crochet Ornament Decorated Christmas Tree with presents underneath.
You can use this ornament for many years.

Here is another Christmas tree I did. It features ornaments made from wrapping paper! It made a show piece for my living room.

Image shows a decorated Christmas Tree - Skip to my Lou
Such pretty inspiration!

If you are looking for more inspiration, check out these Christmas tree decorating ideas! You don’t want to miss adding a fun tree skirt.

Here are also a few Christmas Ornaments you can make! We love to save handmade ornaments over the years as they feel a little extra sentimental.

Image shows a crochet wreath pattern in green and red. - Skip to my lou
So pretty!

Throw pillows can make a beautiful holiday decoration.

Image shows a big christmas throw pillow.
We love useful and cute Christmas decor.

Creative Christmas Door Decorations

Need Christmas Door decorating ideas? There are so many simple and creative ways to create Christmas wreaths to bring festivity to your own door.

A beautiful entryway decorated for the holidays is warm welcome to family and friends. Decorating your door with a holiday wreath is the easiest way to get it ready for Christmas. Consider if you prefer a faux or fresh holiday wreath! I love getting creative with my door design, and front porch; no two years seem to look the same.

These holiday wreaths are all beautiful and sure to inspire!

Image shows differentes christmas wreaths with the texts "Welcome guests in style. 30 DIY Christmas wreaths. Beautiful Holiday wreaths you can make!". Skip to my lou
Who doesn’t love Christmas wreaths?!

This DIY Poinsettia Christmas Wreath will make an impression on your front door.

Image shows a felt Poinsettia Wreath hanging from a white door. - Classy Cutter
Decorate your door with this cute wreath.

These ice skates make a unique holiday door decoration! Best of all you can actually leave it up all winter.

Image shows a Christmas ice skate wreath made with ice skates.
Don’t throw away your old ice skates!

These red berries take garlands up a notch! So striking against the holiday greenery.

Image shows a Christmas berry garland on a grey door.
Make a lovely garland.

Lighted greenery can take your porch to the next level! Try adding some beautiful Christmas trees! It is a simply way to add a lot of cheer!

Image shows Christmas greenery for the porch.
Bring some greenery to the winter!

Entry Table Christmas Decor

Decorating is easy with glass jars filled with ornaments.

Image shows ChristmasOrnaments in Jars.
Here’s another way to use your ornaments.

Use your Christmas cards to create a beautiful display from the cards that come from the people you love! Cards make simple holiday decorations.

Image shows a christmas card display.
What a fun way to decorate.

Use the ideas above for tables. Incorporating greenery, Christmas garlands, candles they make a perfect mini display on an entry table too (photo via lilypadcottage)!

Image shows a Christmas entry way table display with the words Merry Christmas.
Decorate your home with this fun idea.

How to Decorate a Bedroom for Christmas

Decorating Christmas bedrooms is extra fun! Who doesn’t love cute Christmas decorations for your bedroom? You don’t need much to give your bedroom a dose of Christmas cheer! Choose a simple color scheme just for the holidays! You don’t only have to use the classic red Christmas color, try black and white with touches of greenery!

Got visitors? Those sleeping in the guest room will enjoy the sweet added touch of their bedroom decorations. A jar of candy canes is nice little treat to welcome guests too!

Try hanging a garland over your bed frame or headboard! This is so simple but the most classic of Christmas things.

Related: Holiday Cookies Jar Recipe for Gift Giving

Image shows Holiday greenery on headboard in a cozy room.
This makes any bedroom look cozy.

A mini Christmas tree is perfect for a bedroom. You are sure to have a box of unused ornaments to decorate the tree!

Image shows a mini christmas tree in a cozy bedroom
You won’t believe how easy this idea is.

Add a holiday blanket! Holiday blankets can change the entire look of your whole room! These are adorable holiday blankets.

Image shows some holiday blankets in a white bedroom.
Decorate your bedroom with a festive blanket.

Christmas Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Let’s decorate your kitchen too! There are tons of fun things to try to make your kitchen look so much more festive. Wreaths, aprons and towels, anything can be Christmasy with the right ideas!

Consider hanging wreaths from cabinets or from the back of chairs for a beautiful look!

Image shows hanging holiday wreaths in a kitchen.
You can decorate your kitchen too.

Holiday towels add Christmas cheer. You can even make a few yourself! I love to give them as gifts with warm bread and jam!

Image shows DIY towel double potholders tutorial. - Raegun ramblings
This towel potholder is super creative.

Got holiday plates or china? Decorate with it. Make candy dishes from bowls and display all your festive and fun Christmas dinnerware!

Make a fun holiday apron! These aprons decorate your kitchen hanging around and also make wonderful handmade gifts!

Image shows a holiday dish towel apron - Simple Simon and Company
It’s so easy to make this dish towel apron.

A gingerbread house makes a fun project for kids and can serve as a holiday decoration the rest of the season!

Want more Christmas ideas? Try these:

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What did you think of these simple and stunning holiday decoration ideas? Which one was your favorite?

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  1. The “Christmas Treat Bags”are looking simply amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for featuring my M&M trees! They were so fun to make, and I love seeing them here! 🙂

  3. Thank you for telling me that! The Joy sign is darling! Thank you for reading and linking up to my party!

  4. Hey Cindy! Thank you SO much for featuring my JOY light sign. It has been so much fun to look at every night…especially for my son! I learned how to sew my first tote bag from your blog 🙂 Thanks again!

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