Want to decorate for the holidays, but short on time? These simple Christmas decorations are here to save the day!
How to Make Simple Christmas Decorations
1. Twig and Twine Christmas Ornaments
A twig craft for Christmas! This craft project will definitely cost you little to nothing. Just grab some twigs and turn them into these creative Christmas ornaments you can even string into a garland. They're so easy and simple that they won't really take much of your time.
2. Naturally Glamorous Christmas Centerpiece
Glam AND rustic! It's a fancy and delightful centerpiece you can do in just a couple of minutes. You can even make extras, given you have more time, and gift them to your loved ones.
3. DIY Clay Ornaments
Hang DIY clay ornaments on your tree this year for a brand-new look. Easy and affordable — the entire process does take 24 hours, but that's only because you have to let the clay dry. But they're such amazing Christmas tree decorations, it's all worth the wait.
4. Paper Ball Ornaments
Mix & match patterns and color to create delightful paper ball ornaments. It may feel like origami but trust me, it's not as complicated. It's so much easier. You'll just need a couple of strips of paper, some thread, and some skills to turn it into a ball. You can make this with your kids and even turn it into a bonding moment and let the whole family help out.
5. Handmade Star Wire Ornaments
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6. Pallet Christmas Tree
This “Christmas tree” pallet project makes a great porch decoration–or even a lovely indoor decor. The text is optional. Of course, you can be as creative as you want with it. It's a fun experience with a bonus of a DIY Christmas decoration you can use for years to come.
7. Gingerbread Garland
A totally unique and cute garland, it looks so yummy I could eat it all up. But really, these gingerbread men aren't really edible, so keep them high, out of children's reach.
8. Winter Tree DIY Wall Art
This is a simple but elegant Christmas wall art. It's so easy to make, I can probably make a couple of them and hand them out as Christmas presents. With this DIY wall art idea and a bit of creativity, you can make different designs too.
9. Jingle Bell Elves
Say hello to these super adorable DIY elf decor. The gray color gives it a more modern look but of course, you can use red or green to make your little elves a little more traditional.
10. Sparkly Branches | DIY Christmas Decorations
Who knew regular old branches could look so whimsical and Christmas-y? With a little paint and some glitter, branches with spindly twigs can be magical this holiday season.
11. Picture Frame DIY Christmas Decor
Help yourself to this super cool and easy Christmas decor or gift! You'll just need a frame, some bells, a little creativity, and you're well on your way to making this picture frame decor.
12. DIY Christmas Fabric Sign
13. Paper Christmas Tree
Feel the Christmas spirit with a frosty-looking paper Christmas Tree. It'll make a great centerpiece idea for your Christmas dinner too!
14. Twine Star Decoration
Wondering what kind of Christmas wreath to put on your front door? Why not try this DIY Twine Star wreath? For easy outdoor Christmas decorating ideas, hang a twine star instead of a wreath this year!
15. DIY Wine Cork Reindeer
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There you have it! Need easier DIY Christmas decor? Check out this video and see how Kristi-Anne Beil made up her room for the holidays:
Lack of time should never be an excuse to decorate your home for the holidays. You can always whip something up in just a few minutes and a couple of supplies that are already around your home, to begin with. So for all busy bees out there, these DIY simple Christmas decorations are for you.
Have you picked your favorite from the list of simple Christmas decorations? Let us know below in the comments!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 6, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.