Looking for super simple Christmas DIY projects? Here are 9 projects to turn your house into a winter wonderland.

See this pallet wood?

You’ll NEVER guess what it turned into.



Maybe you might guess because you are brilliant and smart and clever. And that’s exactly why we are friends.

Today I’m so excited to kick off 10 days of all Christmas all the time. I have so many fun projects planned for Christmas this year including a photo tree and these super cute DIY ornaments and a 12 Days of Christmas table and TONS more. So to get this holiday season started, I’ve joined 8 amazing bloggers to bring to you 10 days of CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION.

And today?

We are starting with simple and easy Christmas DIY projects. That’s where those pallets entered into our story.

Those pallets came home with me and turned into….


1. DIY Pallet Wood Christmas Tree

Isn’t it the cutest?

I have an entire collection of wood Christmas Trees. I actually just bought a new one at Target this year from the Studio McGee collection.

I also found this set of two 14″ high wood Christmas trees that are under $20 if you didn’t want to DIY.

And if you want to see how to make this pallet wood Christmas tree?

I have the entire project DIY here.

2. DIY Pallet Wood Star

A tree isn’t the only thing that pallet wood can transform itself into. It has superpowers–especially when it comes to Christmas.

See that wood star on the top of the tree?

Yep. You guessed it.

It’s made out of pallet wood.

You can see the entire DIY here.

3. DIY Snowflake Art

This project is so easy and ALMOST free.

You just need branches from the yard and a little glue.

See the entire how-to DIY here.

4. DIY Footed Tray

Looking to create a display that looks like it stepped off the pages of a magazine?

Add a little height with this DIY footed tray project.

See the entire DIY for the tray here.

5. DIY Christmas Ornaments

I think I’m going to make these ornaments this year. And I think I might recreate this technique on wood blocks and make a village.

The ornaments are actually created with hot glue.

You can see the ornament DIY here.

6. DIY Christmas table ideas

This table is so pretty and there are so many easy budget decorating ideas like these sheet music placemats.

Creative simple ideas to save money on your Christmas table.

See all the DIY Christmas table ideas here.

7. DIY Gingerbread Houses

Is Christmas even Christmas without a little gingerbread?

Especially when it comes to making houses.

See these adorable DIY gingerbread houses here.

8. Christmas DIY soaps

I’ve never made my own soap before.

But this cute project makes me want to start now. Especially since these would make amazing gifts.

See how to make the soaps here.

9. Fringed Burlap DIY Christmas Trees

The only thing sweeter than a burlap Christmas tree is an entire village of them.

I love these trees paired with bottle brush trees tucked in and amongst evergreens.

See the burlap tree DIY here.

In super exciting news? I’m launching THREE Christmas e-books this year. Click on the links below to get more information.

So excited we get to countdown the days until Christmas together.

Here’s to making each day full of merry and bright.

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  1. Image for Kris Kris

    Very cute! I'm really enjoying my autumnal decorating now (except for the pumpkin on my porch which has developed black spots, ewww) but I can file these ideas away for later this month.

  2. Image for Tara Tara

    Hello! Can’t wait to get started on some of these Christmas projects. At midnight my daughter said it’s Christmas! We are excited about decorating and making gifts. Thank you for sharing these ideas.

  3. Image for Kay Kay

    So many ideas, my head is swimming. Don't know where to start. I just got some wood and I hope to copy the heart your brother made for you. I have a "thing" for hearts and want one for my home. I also love the two green trees on the footed tray. Please tell me where you bought them. I have a permanent display of houses, a church, etc. and the green trees would be a perfect addition. Thank you.

  4. Image for Marlene Marlene

    These are some really cute ideas and as soon as I get my Thanksgiving over with I will certainly be in the mood for some Christmas, thanks.

  5. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    My daughters and I have been discussing decorating for Christmas early this year at all of our homes. I never start decorating until after black friday..but this year feels so different for me. Are we all in need of some spirit that has been missing in our life lately? Are we in search of some guiding lights, glitter filled hearts and candle lit warmth? I am not sure but I am not going to let the inspiration pass me by. I am starting my decorating this weekend, and making stuff is on my "want to do list". Thank you for some great ideas.

  6. Image for JC JC

    These are such cute and fun ideas. Thanks, KariAnne! We used to make gingerbread houses when my daughter was young. She is coming home for Christmas with her husband this year and I want to make them again!

  7. Image for Talitha Colston Talitha Colston

    Like the pic of the heart yr brother made for you. I LOVE HEARTS could you pls repeat? I missed this

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