Simple Holiday Decor

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Christmas is a special time of year. The whole holiday season is special. But sometimes it seems a bit of overdone.

This season isn’t suppose to be about stuff. And yet it all too easy to make about stuff.

Focus less on the stuff this holiday season and more on what we’re celebrating. To help you out I complied this list of 9 simple holiday decorations.

Now there are a few things you might need to make some of these simple holiday decor items.

Don’t make this season all about stuff. Keep you holiday decor simple

I like having my front door decorated. It helps welcome people to your home.

And I love how they kept things simple with this porch decor.

So hang up that greenery around your door. Make it welcoming without being tacky or overdone.

I love how they did this mantle. The greenery looks amazing against the white fireplaces. And the decor on the mantle also goes well together.

The only thing I would have changed was to swap out the mirror for something a little more holiday theme like this merry christmas print.

Sometimes simple is best and the certainly proven true with these wreaths.

Really all it is is some wreaths in various sizes tied with white ribbon to a branch that hanging on the wall. And it looks fanastic.

It aways nice to have candle buring on winter evenings. They really add a lot to the atmosphere of a room.

This candle centerpieces is perfect and they would come together qickly. Get some white candles and glass container that larger then the candle arrange some sprigs of greenery around it and voila you’re done.

Simple doesn’t mean you have to go with the first idea that comes ot mind. This bell garland is perfect for the holidays.

It also a little different then the usually garlands. And adds a little touch of glamour to your holiday decor

I know present aren’t usually considered holiday decor but if you’re going to be displaying them all season long maybe they kinda are part of your decor.

These presents are beautifully wrapped in white and brown paper with tags and greenery attach to the gifts with string. Making these gifts look stunning.

Candles are always a good thing to decorate with in the holiday season. And they make for great centerpieces.

This centerpieces is simplet. All you need is a nice tray, white candles and some natural holiday mix.

Another gorgeous looking centerpiece. And something that would come together quickly.

Put a wreath around a glass jar. Inside the glass jar place a white candle and fill it half full with berries. Making a simple festive centerpeice.

Sometimes it tempting to take a wreath and use it as your starting point for decorating.

But as shown here a wreath looks great all by itself. Simple hang it up with a holiday ribbon and you’re done.

You don’t have to go over the top with your holiday decor. Keep things simple this holiday season.

You’ll get gorgeous holiday decor while saving time and money.

25 Christmas Decorating Ideas

Christmas can be a stressful time. And it’s often a busy time.

Decorating for Christmas might just seem like another thing on your to do list. One more thing that needs to be done.

If you’re short on time or money or both as most of us are at Christmas keep things simple. Don’t go overboard with the decorating.

Pick a couple of decorations off this list and forget about the rest.

1. Evergreen Candle

I like these candle but I kinda wish I would have come up with this idea all by myself.

It’s grownup and classy without being over done.

Plus this is one of those Christmas decorations you could keep up all winter long. Get your own evergreen candles today.

2. Snowball Candle Holder

It’s another candle and another decoration you can keep up all winter long.

Let’s be honest, taking down decorations isn’t fun. So get decorations you can leave up all winter long.

That right I’m talking about this snowball candle holder .

3. Glitter Dipped Christmas Candles

Sometimes you want christmas decorations not just winter decorations but actual christmas decorations.

Of course if it only going to be displayed for a 6 weeks you don’t want to spend to much on them. You can make these glitter candles with things from the dollar store.

So DIY these glitter dipped candles and make basic candles festive.

4. Embroidered DIY Throw Blanket

One of the best things you can do in the winter is curl up with a blanket and a hot drink.

Now I love throw blankets and think every house should have a few. But they can be pricey.

Espically if you want a nice festive throw it can cost a pretty penny.

A good solution is this DIY embroidery throw blanket. It takes a boring basic throw blanket and transforms it into something special .

5. DIY Giant Tassel Throw Blanket

Aren’t blankets just the best. They help up the cozy factor of any room their in. And they totally count as decorating your house for this holiday season.

This is another DIY blanket. They made the blanket gaint tassels. I was going build up to that but I was just to excited.

I love seeing gaint version of ordinarys things and to DIY gaint blanket tassesl well that just perfection.

6. Oversize Knit Blanket

This is my favorite blanket yet, I love oversized knit. Also knit blankets usually have a nice weight to them.

And I’m one of those people who likes to feel the blanket weighting you down. After all you don’t curl up with a sheet.

Plus this wonderful blanket is also an easy DIY. So what are you waiting for make an oversized knit blanket today.

7. No Sew Christmas Pillow

I’ll be honest I usually don’t like deer home decor. But I make expactions for christmas and reindeer.

So take those reindeers and put them on your pillows. Or put a silloute of them on your pillows not the actual deer.

Oh deer I’m straying from the point I was trying to make is . Whch is you can make this adorable deer pillow at home no sewing required.

8. Paint a Christmas Pillow

If your don’t like deer and that doesn’t change during the holiday season. Keep things festive with this holiday pillow that gets straight to the point and simple says merry christmas.

You could buy a pillow like this or you can paint a pillow like this.

If your painting this pillow you could also turn it into a fun christmas craft party. Gather the supplies and invite a few of your friends over its that easy.

9. Vintage Truck Christmas Pillow

Trucks or cars with christmas tree strapped to them is a common image to see at christmas time. But other then parades I never seen people driving with christmas trees strapped to their vehicle.

It kinda makes me wonder how do people transport christmas trees. Or does everyone have artifical trees that come in 12 different boxes.

Remeber the days when people would have real christmas trees. And decorate with this pillow that has a vintage truck carrying christmas trees.

10. DIY Paper Tree Garland

I love garlands it and easy way to add a festive touch to any room.

In fact at my house we have tiny finishing nails in our window frames to make hanging up garlands easier. The nails are white and small enough you don’t see them when there nothing hanging up.

Here a christmas garland with paper trees. Best part is you can make this yourself.

11. Burlap Christmas Garland

Greenery is always a safe bet at christmas time but sometimes you need to switch things ups.

This burlap christmas garland looks amazing. And it would look great in your place espically if you are going for more of a rustic touch.

Don’t worry there still green in it so you’re not losing all your color.

12. DIY Christmas Garland

I just suggest a couple of non traditional garlands because I like switch things including traditional decorations.

And I know not everyone is going to agree with me on that. Some really value the tradions in the holiday season.

Anyways if you like the more traditional christmas garland here how you can make one.

13. Lighted Mason Jars

We’re getting to one of my favorite things about christmas, the lights.

So normal christmas lights are great but they don’t always work the best indoors outside of being on the tree.

Which is partly why I love this mason jar with lights. Another reason I love it is becuase it such an easy decoration. Simply find your favorite christmas lights and put them in a jar.

14. DIY Christmas Light Up Marquee

A very cool way to incorporate christmas lights in your decor is with this sign.

It would look amazing on a winter evening, twinkling in the darkness. Of course you’re going to want to hang it somewhere everyone could see it.

Because this sign is awesome. And you can even make it yourself which just adds to the cool factor.

15. Lighted Burlap Garland

Another way to incorpate lights into your decor is to wind them around your garlands.

The operate under the same premise as a christmas tree, take some lights and just wind them around it.

Christmas trees look good with their lights so of course light up garlands also look good.

16.Glass Snowglobe Ornament

Ornaments can be a lot of fun. And how cute are these snow globe ornaments. Adorable right?

Their also something you can DIY which means you can personalize it to your heart content.

If you had kids you could even get them involved. And they would make for great christmas gifts.

17. DIY Personalized Ornaments

If you’re interested in DIYing your ornaments this christmas season this are perfect.

You can personalize them and make your perfect ornament.

They’re also very glam ornaments. Making this perfect for a grown up christmas trees. Or any christmas tree really it doesn’t matter if your ornaments match or not.

18. Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments

If you’re looking for a fun christmas craft these paper straw christmas ornaments would be the perfect fit.

Through it kinda weird to hang christmas trees on a christmas tree they are very cute.

I also image you could even get rid of the string and use these as tag or even use it for a christmas card.

19. DIY Ornament Wreath

I love ornaments so when I see a wreath like this it just makes me happy. Lots and lots of sparkly ornaments.

This wreath would make a great addition to your christmas decor.

And did i mention it something you can DIY. Letting your make this ornament wreath and personalizing it to your color scheme.

20. Giant Christmas Ornaments

Something else that makes me happy is these giant christmas ornaments. They would make for great outdoor christmas decorations.

I say outdoor christmas decorations because their size might overwhelm a room.

What are you waiting for make these giant christmas ornaments today.

21. Christmas Tree Ornament Mobile

Ornaments are my jam. Christmas trees are cool but can be boring at times.

So switch things up and make your christmas tree fun and exciting again by making it out of ornaments.

Make this christmas tree out of ornaments and make your chirstmas fun again.

22. DIY Christmas Stocking

A big part of christmas is the presents. And stockings are one of the ways you can get presents.

This DIY christmas stocking has all the kay qualities you need from a stocking.

It big enough you can fit a lot of stuff in there and it cute so it would look good hanging from your mantel on christmas eve.

23. Monogrammed Christmas Stockings

If you have a big family it might be helpful to monogrammed your christmas stockings.

This would also let you keep things simple and only do one color for your stockings.

You don’t want your children fighting over what stocking beongs to them. Make it clear which ones theirs.

24. DIY Pom Pom Stockings

Another thing you can do with your christmas stockings is make sure they go with the rest of your decor.

You can make stockings in colors you want. And you DIY pom pom stockings or anything else you can think of. .

You know what on second though stop trying to match everything. Make your christmas stockings fun and colorful.

25. Giant Paper Plate Lollipops

Sometimes you need outdoor christmas decor that goes beyond blown up snowmen. Which is where these giant lollipops come in.

After all these gaint lollipops look amazing. And you can DIY them with paper plates.

Making this a win win decorating situation.

I know for some christmas is a stressful time. And decorating for christmas is just another that adds to the stress.

But christmas should be fun. And christmas decorating should be fun.

So keep things ismple if that easier for you. Or ditch the color schemes and go with what you like no matter the color.

Just remember to have fun decorating for christmas.

Looking for more christmas ideas check our 15 DIY Christmas Trees or 20 DIY Christmas Decorations.

20 DIY Christmas Decorations

Christmas is awesome. It’s a chance to decorate everything. You can get dressed up fancy or wear christmas pajamas. Basically you party for a couple of weeks.

Christmas can also be a very stressful time. Whether it the distant family who has expectations of what your life should look like. Or all the events that are going on at christmas. It’s often a stressful time.

Don’t let DIYing your christmas decorations become another stressful thing.

Keep things low key. Choose only one christmas decoration to DIY. And do it with the people you love.

Are you ready? It’s time to start DIYing.

1. Popsicle Sticks Snowflakes

I’m dreaming of a white christmas. Because snow is welcomed at christmas.

Which makes these popsicle stick snowflakes the perfect decoration.

Plus if you’re like me and are slow at taking down decorations it doesn’t matter because these will look good alll winter long.

2. DIY Floral Tree

Christmas trees should be fun and interesting. I’m mean you’re decorating a tree. How can you make this boring?

Some people manage they make a boring tree that gets repeat year after year.

It time to switch things up and make christmas trees fun again with this floral christmas tree.

3. Chirstmas Decor With Dried Orange Slices

I love the smells of christmas pine, citrus and of course cinnamon. Which is what makes this DIY Christmas tree so awesome.

It a beautiful minimalist christmas decoration that also smells amazing.

So make this christmas decoration with dried oranges. Make it for it looks. And make it cover up your aunt perfume. Does she really need to wear that much?

4. Tea Light Snowman Ornaments

If you’re looking for a cute, easy christmas craft to do with your children look no further.

These mini snowman ornaments are so cute you’ll hang because you like them not just because your kid made them.

Buy some tea lights because it time to make snowman ornaments.

5. 3-D Paper Snowflakes

Remember how when you were a kid you would make snowflakes. Folding up the paper then cutting randoms bit out hoping it would look decent.

These paper snowflakes are kinda the grown up version of that. Expect they always look good.

It time to accomplish what every child dreams of making, the perfect snowflake. A perfect 3-D paper snowflake.

6. Wood Christmas Card Holder

You get a lot cards at christmas. Cards from family. Cards from friends. And cards from random business that somehow have your address.

Of course you need to do something with your christmas cards. You can’t throw them out right away.

Esipically if the card giver would be coming to your place during the holiday season.

This colorful christmas card holder is the perfect solution. Letting you display cards while being small enough to not put up every christmas card you get.

7. Modern Christmas Wreath + Garland

You see the same christmas tree, wreaths and a garland every year. And they’re a good starting point for decorating. But that doesn’t mean you can switch things up now and then.

These christmas wreaths and garland have modern feel to them. Thier also super cute.

It time to take your christmas decor to the next level and DIY these christmas wreaths and garland.

8. DIY Pine Scented Soy Candles

You want your house to smell like christmas and one of the smells of christmas is pine.

Of course you can buy a pine scented candle because hey everyone has tons of money during the holiday season.

Or you can DIY your own pine scented candle. It’s your choice.

9. DIY Wood Christmas Lights Garland

Decorating outdoor for christmas is hard. There not much you can do outside of hang christmas lights.

And I’m not trying to diss christmas lights here they’re great but sometimes you just want something with a little more oopmth.

Which is why I love these giant DIY christmas lights. They are festive, they look amazing and they add that wow factor to your home.

10. DIY Felt Garland

Sometimes you just need to add some color. In a easy way without plants.

Becuase lets be honest my plants are always dying. They’re not going to look good for long.

Which is why you should make this felt garland. It will add color and it won’t die like a plant would.

11. DIY Wooden Christmas Tree Forest

I don’t know why christmas trees are a thing. Or why we like tree so much in general.

I do know that thes tiny christmas trees are adorable. You could make whole forest of them.

So make a christmas tree forest even if your not sure why you like them.

12. Colorful Christmas Mantels Ideas

This mantel is the perfect mix of festive and colorful without being childish.

Mix things up this year and make your christmas the most colorful one yet. With decorations that is.

You can have this colorful christmas mantel in your house. All you have to do is make it.

13. DIY Cardboard Rudolph

I don’t like deer heads on walls in general but I’ll make an expaction for Rudolph.

It helps that it is made out of cardboard instead of being a real dead animal hanging on the wall.

Making this cardboard Rudolphl an adorable decoration instead of something that cause nightmares.

14. Ornament Wreath

Ornaments are fun. Their colorful, sparkly and breakable.

The breakable part doesn’t make it more fun just want to mention it in case your like me and try to bounce an ornament. I did that before it promptly shattered.

Anyways this ornament wreath is cute make one today. Try not to break the ornaments when you do so.

15. Framed Christmas Wreath

This wreath is a nice twist on the usual christmas wreath. It simply frames the best part of christmas decor, the ornaments.

I was going to say the best part of christmas but then I remembered food, presents and parties. But ornaments are the best part of christmas decorating.

Plus you can make this framed christmas wreath yourself.

16. DIY Wood Centerpiece Box

I like the all the glitz and glamor of christmas but sometimes you need the basics before you start adding the glitter.

And that what this wood box is all about. It a basic box which gives you a blank slate when it comes to decorating.

DIY this wood centerpeice box. And then add as much glitter as you like.

17. DIY Twinkle Light Canvas

Have I mention yet how much I love christmas lights. They are so nice and bright and just add to the cosiness of a room.

Also this would be a perfect christmas craft to do as a family. You’ll be making memories and making something that looks amazing.

OK I’m getting a bit sappy here but this DIY twinkle light canvas is super cute.

18. Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar

Advent calenders are great. A present every day. Yes, please. Christmas lights are also great.

And when you smash those two things together you get something amazing. A christmas light advent calendar.

Then the only question to be asked is who wants to make one for me. The presents need to be a surprise after all.

19. DIY Painted Ornaments

I mention how I loved ornaments before right. Well sometimes you can’t find ornaments that you love.

You don’t want boring basic ass ornaments you want something that fun colorful and sparkly.

That why you paint your own ornaments.

20. DIY Giant Ornaments

I haven’t included that many outdoor decorations because I like my outdoor decorations to have that wow element to it.

These giant ornaments defiently make the cut. They’re ornaments for one. They’re also giant which adds to the wow factor. And they’re colorful.

So yes make these giant ornaments today and up the wow factor of your home.

All these christmas decorations are fun. Which is important because christmas should be fun.

Have fun this year and DIY your christmas decorations.

Looking for more christmas decorations check 15 DIY Christmas trees or 25 Christmas Decor Ideas.

15 DIY Christmas Trees

Remember sitting around the christmas tree as a kid looking at your presents. And just bursting with exicitement.

Let’s try to get a bit of that feeling back.

OK I’m not going to give you presents. I’m talking about christmas trees that would also work in small spaces.

Because let’s be honest not everyone has the room for a traditional christmas tree. And the best part is you can DIY these untraditional christmas trees.

1. DIY Mermaid Sequin Christmas Tree

Who doesn’t love sequins? This red and green sequin christmas tree is fun spin on the traditional tree.

It would also be the perfect tree to put in your kid room. No mess. And they could spend hours just brushing the sequins back and forth.

Get started today and make this DIY mermaid sequin christmas tree.

2. Washi Tape Christmas Tree

Do you remember how for awhile people were using washi tape for everything. Hopefully you still have a roll of it hidden somewhere to make this tree.

It’s a minimalistic christmas tree. And the paper garland finishes things off perfectly.

Start putting some tape on your wall already. It time to make the washi tape christmas tree.

3. DIY Tree Shape Shelf

This christmas tree shaped shelf lets you put your presents inside of the tree. How cool is that?

I was going to say this tree would be perfect for the entry. But who am I kidding it would look perfect in any room.

All you need to do is make the DIY tree shaped shelf.

4. Pom Pom Holiday Tree

I love pom poms so it no surprise that I also love this pom pom christmas tree.

It also looks like a very soft tree. I could just reach out and touch it.

But if you want to feel the tree you first need to make this pom pom holiday tree.

5. DIY Makeshift Xmas Tree Wall Hanging

Another minimalistic christmas tree that doesn’t take up a lot of space.

Perfect for those living in apartments because when christmas is over you need to take down one wall hanging. And store one wall hanging.

So DIY this makeshift xmas tree wall hanging and save space.

6. Chalkboard Christmas Tree With Pom Pom Garland

This is a super cute christmas tree idea if you have a chalkboard wall. Just draw your tree on the wall. Hang up a little pom pom garland and your done.

This tree certaintly takes less time then setting up a real christmas tree. There no wrestling the tree out of it bags. Getting scratched as you try to fluff the branches.

If you would rather draw a tree than get scratched by branches it time to DIY the chalkboard christmas tree with a pom pom garland.

7. Wall Mounted Christmas Tree

For those who are wanting a traditional tree but don’t have the space this flat christmas tree is perfect.

It has everything you need from a real christmas tree. Space to hang ornaments. Space to put presents under the tree. And it would small good.

Get a tree or more specifically make this wall mounted christmas tree.

8. Christmas Tree Ornament Mobile

This is one of the best christmas trees ever. Now I been saying every christmas tree on this list is great and they are but this one is the best.

Because it’s hanging which means you have lots of space for presents underneath.

And it made out of ornaments which are wonderful and fun to buy. Plus it wouldn’t shed needles. If you want that pine smell you can buy a candle.

Gather your ornaments together because it time to them into this mobile christmas tree.

9. DIY Christmas Tree With Sticks

If you have lots of sticks in your backyard this christmas tree would be perfect for you.

It also great for those wanting a more rustic look as compared to some other christmas trees on this list.

SImply collect the sticks. Get some string lights and put it all together.

OK that probably simplify things a bit but it not that hard to DIY a christmas tree with sticks.

10. Giant DIY Christmas Tree

Another wonderfull texture christmas tree. This one is made out of paper. Plus you could totally decorate this tree with garlands and lights.

Well maybe check your lights to make sure they don’t get hot. You don’t want to be starting any fires.

But I’m getting a head of myself here first you would need to make this Giant DIY Christmas Tree.

11. DIY Makeshift Christmas Tree

For those wanting to keep things simple it doesn’t get any easier than this.

It a christmas tree wall hanging. Which means plenty of space for presents. And easy put up and take down.

Leaving you more time for what important. Eating all the christmas baking.

Get a wall hanging not a tree. Here how to DIY a makeshift christmas tree.

12. Mini Cactus Christmas Tree DIY

For those who don’t get snow at christmas and instead have nice warm weather at christmas this tree would be perfect.

It festive and unique. And it fits in better than fake snow.

Just be careful that you don’t get poked by the mini cactus christmas tree DIY.

13. DIY Christmas Tree Using Lights

String lights are amazing. You can use them in so many different ways. And they help make your room cozy.

Which is why I love this string light christmas tree.

This tree does take up a bit more space than some others but I think it worth it. It definitely lighter than the others.

Bad puns aside this DIY christmas tree using lights looks amazing.

14. DIY Wooden Board Christmas Tree

Another unique tree is this wood cut out of a christmas tree. It would also be super easy to set up.

It looks great obviously. And there still room to hang ornaments. Which I do love.

So grab a board it time DIY a wood christmas tree.

15. Modern Triangle Wall Christmas Tree

We’ll end with this christmas tree.

The perfect minimalistic tree while still getting that christmas feel with the greenery and the red berries.

A great alternative christmas tree for those in small spaces. Or maybe just those who don’t want to spend a lot of money on a christmas tree that only display for a couple months at most.

Instead make this amazing modern triangle wall christmas tree.

Pick a tree any tree. DIY your christmas tree. It’s a good way to start getting into the holiday spirit.

Looking for more christmas ideas check out 20 DIY Christmas Decorations or 25 Christmas Decorating Ideas.