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Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year! Not only does the season bring incredible memories with my family, but I also love making our holidays handmade with lots of creative Christmas projects.

40 easy Christmas home decor tutorials anyone can do

I love the adorable and cozy projects, the sentimental gifts, and the overall generosity and creativity of the season. There is nothing like receiving a thoughtful gift from a loved one… or making the personalized gift for the people closest to you. Personally, I love receiving handmade items because I feel like they show more thought and effort than a store-bought one. So to kick off the holiday season, here are over 40 incredible creative Christmas tutorials from CFB and other bloggers around the internet.

Read on to find amazing ideas to decorate your home, entertain holiday guests, and get your own creative juices flowing. To see the full tutorial, just click the photo itself or link below the image. Enjoy!

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This massive wooden advent calendar makes a statement on our fireplace mantel. the best part about this project it that it stores so nicely in between seasons and the boxes can be filled, re-filled, and personalized for a creative Christmas all through the month.
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This tutorial covers not one… not two…. but 3 chic-looking ornaments that kids can make! Each tutorial comes with easy instructions to make them with your kids. Click HERE for the full tutorial.
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The simplicity and natural aspects of this centerpiece make it festive and  versatile. I love how it can be left up all winter long for a relaxing, hygge vibe. SEE THE FULL POST HERE. Photo courtesy of MusingsonMomentum.com.
12 Days of Christmas Book Countdown
Wrap 12 Christmas library books individually and set them near your child’s bed or on the fireplace for a unique and interactive Christmas countdown that guarantees extra cuddles and more time together. See the full tutorial HERE
Make This Toddler Felt Christmas Tree FULL TUTORIAL
Do your kids keep taking the ornaments off the tree? By making them their own felt tree, you can provide a fun Christmas activity while also maintaining your “real tree.” My youngest has loved decorating and redecorating her tree year after year. The felt has held up surprisingly well and she is always proud to show her latest design to guests. See the full tutorial HERE.
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Customize the activities in your own DIY advent calendar or just stick these holiday printable activities in a jar and pick one each day. With 6 pages and over 40 activities to choose from, you’re sure to have a festive and memorable holiday. Click HERE for the FREE PRINTABLE
Embossed Clay Star Decorations
These embossed ornaments look expensive and will last for years to come. SEE THE FULL DIY HERE. Photo and tutorial by GatheringBeauty.com
Remember those paper snowflakes you made in school (or maybe your children still bring them home every year)? They’re pretty and fun to make, but we suggest you put away the white paper and the scissors this year—or, at the very least, strongly consider adding these projects to the mix.
Serve hot chocolate with flair this year with this idea by RealSimple. Photo courtesy of RealSimple.com
Who doesn’t love a free printable? Create your own vintage creative Christmas town with THIS TUTORIAL by ThoughtsFromAlice.com
DIY Oversized Snowflakes copy
These simple yet elegant snowflakes make for an impressive entryway. I love the natural look of the pop-cycle sticks… or you could paint them to match your other holiday decor. See the full creative Christmas DIY HERE by MakingHomeBase.com
Bring a touch of nature indoors this year as you decorate your tree – learn how to make rustic twig Christmas ornaments! They're simple, inexpensive and look beautiful!
THIS TUTORIAL by SimpleAsThatBlog.com is clever and adds a natural, casual vibe to your holiday decor.
Sweater ornament
Cover cheap ornaments with recycled sweaters like thelilypadcottage.com in THIS DIY to create a casual, cozy look.
Create these super easy (and inexpensive!) felt trees for a fraction of the price! Find the tutorial at Littlehouseoffour.com
I love these homemade tree decorations from LittleHouseOfFour.com Make your own through THIS TUTORIAL HERE.
Make Gilded Pinecones like hubpages.com with this TUTORIAL HERE.
How to make fun {waterless} snow globes at TidyMom.net
Waterless Snow Globes are so easy to make and mix vintage and modern beautifully. Make your own with TidyMom.com via THIS DIY
This reindeer string art is the perfect addition to your rustic Christmas decor. // cleanandscentsible.com
You may never want to take this reindeer string art down by cleanandscentsible.com MAKE YOUR OWN HERE.
Happily Ever Borrowed covered natural tree branches for a glam, festive look. DIY HERE
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Give basic vases a makeover with THIS TUTORIAL by infarrantlycreative.net
Kids play balls and a cake pan from the dollar store! Bring in the Holidays with these GIANT CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS for your home! How to Make Your Own Huge Outdoor Christmas Ornaments (Easy video tutorial)
Transform summer beach balls into oversize ornaments like SmartSchoolHouse.com did with THIS TUTORIAL.
Handmade Rustic Christmas Tree.
Add a rustic element to your decor with HerToolBelt.com via THIS DIY
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MusingsOnMomentum knows how to create the perfect natural Christmas decor with THIS POST
DIY Winter Woodland Sign.
Make an adorable woodland sign with LiveLaughRowe.com via THIS TUTORIAL.
Paper Straw Snowflake Window Hangings
Paper straws have never looked so good. Make these cute snowflakes by RealSimple.com HERE
Make a giant Christmas wreath out of a hula hoop and eucalyptus for some rustic and modern holiday decor!
This natural wreath is sure to make a statement. Create your own with HomemadeGinger.com through THIS TUTORIAL
Snowflake Pillow
Update a boring pillow with THIS DIY from RealSimple.com

Holiday Red Solo Cups.

Christmas Crafts With Kids
Turn kisses into miniature tree stands with THIS DIY from Itallstartedwithpaint.com
Super easy DIY reindeer sign! See how to make your own for your Christmas decor!
Be sure you don’t forget any reindeer and make a massive impact in your decor with THIS DIY from the LizMarieBlog.com
These unique and textured trees by blueIStyleblog.com are so easy to make! FIND THE FULL DIY HERE
Felt trees add texture and are so simple to make. MAKE YOUR OWN HERE from the HubPages.com
Red and White Christmas Display
This gorgeously fluffy wreath is surprisingly simple to make with ViewFromTheFridge.com SEE THE FULL DIY HERE
Hot chocolate with melted snowman
Your kids will love to get hot chocolate served with a happy marshmellow man like Fotolia.com
Giant Festive Holly Decoration
Cheap and easy holiday decor is always a must. This easy, oversize holly from SweetPaulMag.com is pure genius! SEE THE DIY HERE.
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These minimalist houses are perfect for a modern Christmas village. SEE THE FREE PRINTABLES HERE by CraftAndCreativity.com
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Makeover old plastic pumpkins into a happy un-meltable snowman like CraftyMorning.com
Learn how to make your own Glitter Reindeer Canvas Art! Easy tutorial!
This easy glitter silhouette from inspirationformoms.porch.com even comes with a free printable template. SEE THE DIY HERE.
These peanut butter cup Christmas trees are SO CUTE! They'd make a great dessert or treat, and can even be wrapped up to give as a party favour!
Struggling to find the perfect teacher gift or party idea? These cute little Christmas Desserts by OneLittleProject.com are sure to be a hit! SEE THE RECIPE HERE.
These cute sweater trees are simple, cute and inexpensive. MAKE YOUR OWN HERE with finditmakeitloveit.com
Create a pom pom garland - Tara Dennis
Colorful poms add a lot of punch to a mantle or shelf. MAKE YOUR OWN HERE via TaraDennis.com
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Make a large, statement sign with THIS DIY by RosyScription.com FULL TUTORIAL HERE

I hope you guys found some great creative Christmas ideas and are just as excited as I am to bring the holidays in this year and get making!

Happy Holidays!

Lisa Mecham

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