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45 DIY Holiday Decor Ideas

From Festive Paper Bag Stockings to Scented Cinnamon Ornaments

— December 22, 2015 — Art & Design
If you have yet to prepare your home for the holiday season, these DIY holiday decor ideas are perfect for last-minute decorating. While there are many places to buy holiday decor, there is nothing more satisfying than filling your home with the fruits of your own labor. These fun DIY projects are perfect for those who are looking for a crafty alternative to store-bought decorations.

One DIY project that can be enjoyed for years to come is a homemade advent calendar. These Christmas countdowns can be refilled with different items each year to mark the days of December. Some creative advent calendar DIYs include ornamental bucket countdowns, crystalline paper calendars and alcoholic Christmas counters.

If you're looking for something more creative than an advent calendar, there are a number of DIY holiday decor ideas that can help turn any home into a winter wonderland. For example, there are string light tree tutorials that can be used to replace an actual Christmas tree. There are also Christmas cookie-shaped piñatas for those who like the party hard throughout the holiday season.
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DIY Advent Calendar Bunting
DIY Advent Calendar Bunting
This Homemade Advent Calendar Garland is Festive and Celebratory
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Scented Cinnamon Ornaments
Scented Cinnamon Ornaments
These DIY Ornaments Mimic the Smell of Freshly Baked Gingersnaps
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Ornamental Bucket Countdowns
Ornamental Bucket Countdowns
This DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar Combines Holiday Traditions
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Hanger Advent Calendars
Hanger Advent Calendars
This Homemade Advent Calendar with Presents Recycles a Wire Clothes Hanger
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DIY Foraged Table Settings
DIY Foraged Table Settings
This Foraged Table Setting of Berries and Branches
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Festive Cone Crafts
Festive Cone Crafts
These Confetti-Themed DIY Christmas Trees are Made by Decorating Clear Cones
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Crafted Advent Calendars
Crafted Advent Calendars
This Homemade Advent Calendar is a Delightful Papercraft for the Family
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Wintry Papercraft Dolls
Wintry Papercraft Dolls
This Festive DIY Doll Craft Creates Cone-Shaped Playtoys
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Alternative Confectionary Garlands
Alternative Confectionary Garlands
This DIY Jelly Bean Garland is a Sweet Decor Alternative
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Crocheted Christmas Ornaments
Crocheted Christmas Ornaments
These Alphabet Letter Ornaments Include Collectible Letters
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Stitched State Ornaments
Stitched State Ornaments
These DIY Holiday Decorations are Shaped Like the American States
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Cute Cupcake Lanterns
Cute Cupcake Lanterns
These DIY Backyard Lights are Made with Frilly Cupcake Wrappers
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Hand-Painted Advent Calendars
Hand-Painted Advent Calendars
This DIY Watercolor Calendar Can Be Made Any Time of the Year
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DIY Gingerbread Decor
DIY Gingerbread Decor
The DIY Gingerbread Garland is a String of Fun
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Christmas Cookie-Shaped Piñatas
Christmas Cookie-Shaped Piñatas
Studio DIY Teaches How to Make a Piñata from Household F
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Festive Paper Bag Stockings
Festive Paper Bag Stockings
These DIY Santa Stocking Party Favors are Fun and Easy to Make
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Festive Metallic Feather Decor
Festive Metallic Feather Decor
Deck The Halls with These DIY Gold Dipped Feathers
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Geodesic Gingerbread Domes
Geodesic Gingerbread Domes
Daniel Goddemeyer's Christmas Gingerbread DIY Makes an Igloo
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Snowstorm Craft Projects
Snowstorm Craft Projects
The DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe is Fun and Festive
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Minimalist Christmas Countdowns
Minimalist Christmas Countdowns
This Cute Advent Calendar Craft is a Festive Use of Paper Bags
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Edible Snow Globe Tutorials
Edible Snow Globe Tutorials
This Snow Globe Cake Doubles as a Festive Holiday Decoration
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Minimalist Coffee Straw Wreaths
Minimalist Coffee Straw Wreaths
This Holiday Wreath Will Add a Simple Geometric Touch to Any Room
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Patched Christmas Decor
Patched Christmas Decor
Yule Love This Free People DIY Stocking Craft This Holiday Season
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Nutty Miniature Wreaths
Nutty Miniature Wreaths
This DIY Hazelnut Wreath Ornament is Perfect to Hang on any Christmas Tree
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Wine Cork Wreaths
Wine Cork Wreaths
Get Creative This Christmas with a Wine-Inspired Cork Decoration
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Alcoholic Advent Calendars
Alcoholic Advent Calendars
This Wine Bottle Craft Makes a Very Merry Countdown to the Holidays
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DIY Advent Calendars
DIY Advent Calendars
This Advent Calendar Branch is a Stylish and Fragrant Holiday Alternative
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Festive Tree Name Plates
Festive Tree Name Plates
This Mini Christmas Tree Place Card is Ideal for any Holiday Meal
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Coiled Cardboard Candy Canes
Coiled Cardboard Candy Canes
This DIY Candy Cane Decoration is Made from Simple Toilet Paper Tubes
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LEGO Holiday Decor
LEGO Holiday Decor
Chris McVeigh Creates DIY Ornaments that are Cheerful and Playful
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Sporty DIY Holiday Wreaths
Sporty DIY Holiday Wreaths
This Sporty DIY Christmas Wreath is Made From Old Baseballs
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Adhesive Holiday Decor
Adhesive Holiday Decor
This Sticky Christmas Tree Decal Kit Lets You Customize Your Ornaments
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Delectable Donut Decorations
Delectable Donut Decorations
These DIY Donut Ornaments are Ideal for Those Who Have a Sweet Tooth
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String Light Christmas Trees
String Light Christmas Trees
This DIY Christmas Tree is Modern and Illuminating
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Oversized Ornament Decorations
Oversized Ornament Decorations
Studio DIY's Crafty Christmas Ornament Decorations Are Easy to Make
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Urban Advent Calendars
Urban Advent Calendars
This DIY Paper Advent Calendar Kit Takes the Shape of a Vibrant City
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Crocheted Snowflake Decor
Crocheted Snowflake Decor
Etsy's Woodstorming Shop Creates Charming Christmas Accents
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DIY Rainbow Reindeer Ornaments
DIY Rainbow Reindeer Ornaments
This DIY Chindi Reindeer is a Perfect Pal for Your Christmas Tree
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Festive Holiday Tree Posters
Festive Holiday Tree Posters
This DIY Makeshift Christmas Tree is Ideal for Compact Living Spaces
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Crystalline Paper Advent Calendars
Crystalline Paper Advent Calendars
Mr.Printables' DIY Advent Calendar Can Be Filled with Surprises
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DIY Advent Calendars
DIY Advent Calendars
This Easy to Make Craft Makes Counting Down to Christmas More Beautiful
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DIY Christmas Decor
DIY Christmas Decor
These Christmas Cloches are an Easy Way to Decorate for the Holidays
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DIY Celeb Spoof Ornaments
DIY Celeb Spoof Ornaments
Recreate Miley's Wrecking Ball with This Celebrity Christmas Decoration
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DIY Christmas Tree Dollhouses
DIY Christmas Tree Dollhouses
Mr. Printables' DIY Christmas Toy Dollhouse is Made from Cardboard
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DIY Arctic Cardboard Playsets
DIY Arctic Cardboard Playsets
Mr. Printables' Templates Make Cute Recycled Cardboard Toys
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