How to Decorate for Christmas

Looking for the perfect Christmas decor for your home? The Hometalk community can help you get your home festive for the holiday season. We have all the hacks and tips you need in our video tutorials, discussion boards, and slideshows. Find the inspiration you've been looking for in our top and newest projects. We can't wait to see what you create!

Decorating for Christmas

Pick out the perfect tree

The focal point of Christmas décor is your tree. Choose one that suits your wants and needs, including its size.

Decorating the tree

Decorate your tree with tinsel, ornaments, and lights as you see fit.

Deck the halls

Decorate your house with tinsel, lights, and ornaments to match the theme of your tree.

Hang up stockings

Stockings are an integral part of Christmas. Buy one for each member of the family or make them yourself to hang on the mantel.

Put up outdoor lights

Decorate the outside of your house for Christmas using lights.

Top Christmas Decoration Projects

Visit our top DIY Christmas decoration projects and decorate your space.

Popular Slideshows for Christmas Decorations

Here are our slideshows of DIY Christmas decor projects. Get ready to be inspired.

Christmas Decorating Videos

Browse our DIY video tutorials on how to decorate your home for Christmas.

How to Make a Unique Cactus Christmas Tree That Turns Heads

Are you looking for ideas for a new Christmas tree that livens up your festive decorations and adds something special to them? With an artificial cactus Christmas tree, you will get a stunning focal point in your home this year. Today, I will show you how to make a wonderful, eye-catching tree using very little materials. You will soon have an unusual, delightful cactus Christmas tree to make Christmas even more exciting.

Lit Spare Mitten Tree

This project is very much in the same vein as the yarn ball tree I did a couple weeks ago, but this one is MUCH less time consuming and I think it is a bit cuter too hehe... This mitten / glove tree can be created with your bag of misfits that many households have or you can order some gloves in bulk for crazy cheap as I did! Simply make a chicken wire base and hot glue the gloves on for this Dr. Suess looking mitten tree!

Christmas Tree Pallet

Though I'm not a winter lover, a snow lover, or any kind of cold lover, I DO love Christmas time. Just the coziness of the season, the love and kindness, the true meaning of it, and just being with family gives me the feel-goods inside. Part of my love for Christmas is of course the decor. Who doesn't love decorating for an awesome DIY Christmas?! I'm super happy to add this inexpensive and easy project to my decor this year! I had all supplies on hand so this project was 100% FREE to make...gotta love it! :)

How To Tie A Christmas Bow in 3 Easy Steps

I don't know about you, but I'm busy planning out my Christmas decor. This bow has been around for years and this Christmas, I decided to use it as the topper of my tree. I love the look of a nice full bow; it really sets the mood for the holidays. Now don't be intimidated, in just 3 easy steps you will be tying bows like a professional gift wrapper at Macy's!

New Christmas Decorating Projects

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Four Rockin' Fake Christmas Trees

An Early Snowfall and Christmas Tablescape

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Cookie Cutter Quandry

DIY Origami Christmas Tree

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DIY Angel Ornaments for Christmas

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Create a Little Christmas Tree Farm

How to Make Glamorous (Zero-Cost) Paper Star Decoration For Your Party

Wood Slice Countdowns

Paper Star

Fun and Cozy Christmas Pillow...from a Jacket!

Simple, Scented & Dazzling Pine Cone “Garland”

Easy Painted Advent Calendar

Owl and Stars Made From Cardboard😉

DIY Holiday Bells

Christmas Luminarias

Tomato Cage to Angel’s Glow

Repurposed Spindle Angels

DIY Boxes Advent Calendar With Free Printable

DIY Holiday Felt Pillows

Our Christmas Mantel was inspired by Jingle Bells and always being able to hear the bells of Christmas!

DIY Christmas Tree Skirt

Recycle An Old Window

Pallet Christmas Countdown Tree

Farmhouse Style Christmas Advent Calendar With Wood Tray

Holiday Topiaries to Try This Season!

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Pinecone Glitter Stems Tree

Transform Boring Photos Into a Festive Holiday Garland

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My "Home for Christmas" Tour

My Favorite DIY Christmas Decoration-- an Extrawide Red & White Bow!!

Outside Holiday Decorating Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Christmas

Last Minute DIY Advent Calendar Tree

Mini Pinecone Garland

Merry Christmas Glitter Garland

Placemats Into Large Xmas Light up Balls

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The Perfect Twig Star to Add a Rustic Touch to Your Holiday Decor

Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas