Simple DIY Christmas decorating ideas are the best and our Thrift Store Decor crew gathered over 150 of their tips, tricks, and thrifty Christmas decor ideas just for you.
Simple DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas
I'm featuring my Christmas favorites from each blogger plus a couple of my top projects. The 150+ simple DIY Christmas ideas are at the bottom of this post.
1. DIY Nativity Scene Paint Makeover
Moving on to my first feature.....I'm a pushover for Nativity scenes and this one Christy found at Habitat Restore and painted is so sweet. The scene was missing the baby Jesus and she ordered one online.
What would we do without online shopping, especially these days? See what type of paint she used and the complete tutorial here.
2. DIY Pallet Christmas Tree Decorating Idea
The pallet wood Christmas tree is right up my alley. You could use just about any type of wood for this project. Gail used pallet wood, cedar shingles, and even wood shims. You can see how she put the tree together here.
3. DIY Christmas Pom Pom Wreath
I'm a wreath person so this cute little pom pom wreath by Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia caught my eye. I don't know if I have the patience for this but you might! See how she put the wreath together here.
4. DIY Christmas Tree
All the color in Sarah's (Sadie Seasongoods)Boho Christmas Tree caught my eye. Can you guess what the "tree" is? It's a bamboo wine rack, surprise! See the wine rack looked before the makeover here.
5. Winter Wonderland Scene
6. DIY Christmas Card Organizer
The thing that caught my eye in this Winter Wonderland Cloche is the wood slice. What a great idea. Of course, I love the red truck too. Visit Domestically Speaking to see all the details.
How about using a small cedar box to organize your Christmas cards? I try to display mine but I can't display all of them. An organizer or a neat place to store the cards is definitely handy. See how Pam (House of Hawthornes) upcycled this thrifty chest into a card organizer here.
7. DIY Hardware Christmas Tree
My hardware Christmas tree has been a fan favorite for years and it's one of my favorite projects ever. I made the tree many years ago and it is still holding together even though we store it in the attic of our shed which gets really hot.
I have a lot of old hardware and rusty pieces and this is just one of my many hardware creations. See how I put it together here.
8. Plaid Tote Bag Christmas Door Display - Simple Christmas Decorating Idea
I was supposed to only showcase one project from each of our tour members but this Christmas door display caught my eye and I just had to share.
I have a similar tote bag with the thermos and lunch box container but I took it to my booth to sell. I'm bringing it home today. Look for a similar door display from me in the near future.
Pam used fresh greenery in her tote. See how she made that happen in her post here.
9. Teacup Christmas Ornaments
I don't always use old stuff to make my projects, only most of the time! The teacup ornaments started with vintage teacups and then I added new crafty stuff for the finish.
The teacup video tutorial shows you just how to make these unique ornaments.....
Teacup Christmas Ornament Video Tutorial
You can read the post about my teacup ornament here.
When do you start decorating your home for Christmas? At one time I started decorating on Thanksgiving afternoon but the past couple of years I've been dragging. I think I've been getting the trip up towards the second week of Christmas.
I also put out less decor than past years. Is it my age? Maybe not having young kids at home?
When do you start Christmas gift shopping? I admit to being a late shopper. Some people shop throughout the year. Are you one of those?
Share your Christmas decorating routine in the comments and also if you have a favorite of the projects I featured.
Simple DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas Tour
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As always, thanks for being here, Kathy
Over 150 Simple DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas For Your Home