DIY Wooden Christmas Decorations Ideas

Here at RenoCompare we love, love, love the Christmas holidays! Festive fun and cheer with friends, family gatherings, being reminded of the key messages of peace, love and joy, enjoying lots of yummy food, gift-giving (and receiving) and of course Christmas decoration ideas– it has got to be the best holiday of all!

For us, the Christmas decorating ideas that inspire the most are the DIY homemade ones. Creating DIY Christmas decor for your home or as a gift for family or friends is deeply satisfying. And if you’ve been renovating your home all year round, what could be more satisfying than using up some of the spare wood you still have lying around to make some wooden Christmas decorations for inside and outside the house?


Twigs and bark straight from your yard, packing pallets and crates, wood off-cuts from your workshop – all can be used to make magical Christmas DIY Decorations. So, here’s a round up of the most inspirational ideas that we’ve found for Christmas décor using wood – in all its forms!

Twig Christmas Wreathtwig christmas wreath

Nature provides wonderful inspiration for holiday wreath decorations and, like this rustic grouping of twigs, berries and cones, they don’t even have to be circular.

Moss and Twig Christmas Wreathmoss and twig christmas wreath

Lush moss interwoven through looped vines and finished with dime-store wire brush Christmas trees – a simple yet wonderfully effective idea.

Wood Slice and Burlap Wreathwood slice and burlap christmas wreath

This unusual take on a holiday wreath pairs slices of wood trimmed with burlap, ribbon, cones and winter foliage and berries for a fresh aesthetic.

Wood Slice Wreathwood slice wreath

Stunning in its simplicity and ideal for a minimalist home – this wood slice holiday wreath idea is super chic.

Vintage Christmas Signvintage christmas sign

Get everyone into the spirit of Christmas before they even step through the front door with the bold, vintage sign made from wood pallets! The perfect wooden Christmas yard decoration.

Christmas Signpostchristmas signpost

And this cute Christmas signpost is another wooden outdoor Christmas decoration that’s great fun for kids and grown-ups everywhere!

Snowman Familysnowman family

Looking for a fun DIY holiday decoration activity for a chilly wintry day – make this family of snowmen using wood off-cuts, string, ribbons, wrapping paper and paint.

Log Santaslog santas

Or, with just a little extra skill required to saw logs on the diagonal, make this super-adorable set of log Santas!

Chevron Pallet Wood Christmas Treechevron pallet christmas tree

If you love all the Christmas glitz and sparkle of glass ornaments, but don’t have the space for a big tree, then this neat Christmas decor idea using pallet wood, paint and decorations is just for you!

Stacked Twig Christmas Treestacked twig christmas tree

If you prefer a more natural, homespun Christmas decorations collect driftwood or branches and fashion them into this charming tree, complete with twinkling stars and pom-pom baubles.

Minimalist Christmas Treeminimalist christmas tree

And for minimalist homeowners with keen woodworking skills, take inspiration from this strikingly alternative Christmas tree made from wooden rods – ideal for showcasing your ornament collection.

Hanging Ornament Branchhanging ornament branch

Or, do away with a tree altogether and hang a branch from your ceiling above your dining table to add Christmas sparkle overhead.

Etched Snowflake Ornamentsetched snowflake ornaments

These prettily etched wood slices hung with bright red ribbon will add rustic charm to your tree – and make lovely gifts for friends.

Rustic Snowscape Decorationrustic snowscape decoration

For this wooden Christmas decoration a bit of bark, wood off-cuts, twigs, newsprint stars, paint and an old metal bucket handle come together gorgeously in this delicate, rustic snowscape! Love it!

Driftwood Stardriftwood star

Simplicity personified – pieces of driftwood, gold ribbon – a wonderful Christmas star decoration!

Wood Starswood stars

For a more sleek diy Christmas decorations design how about these box-frame wooden stars – leave au natural, paint or cover in glitter depending on your holiday décor.

Ribbon and Wood Starribbon and wood star

The side of an old crate, or a bit of wood pallet, 5 screws and one lovely red ribbon is all you need to create this super star!

String Art Reindeerstring art reindeer

Do you remember when everyone had those string art pictures in their living rooms? Revive this lost art today with this contemporary diy holiday decoration version!

Noel Lettersnoel letters2

Add some simple Christmas decor style by dressing your mantle with a collection of mismatched, rustic letters spelling Noël.

Wooden Snowflakewooden snowflake

Or create a giant, wooden snowflake using reclaimed timber or finishing with a distressed paint effect.

Rustic Wooden Angelsrustic wooden angels

Chunks of wood logs, antique silver baubles and cut out tin wings make this diy holiday decor idea look effortlessly cool.

Wooden Nativitywooden nativity

For a more finished aesthetic, but still ultra simple to make, have a look at the plans for this delightful wooden nativity scene decoration.

Ornament Treesornament trees

Or make these simple yet sleek wooden Christmas decorations for your mantle – just a few lengths of wood and a string of small sparkling ornaments is all you’ll need for these trees.

Birch Wood Candle Holdersbirch wood candle holders

No mantle is complete without candlelight; these DIY birch wood candle holders are wonderfully impressive.

Mock Fireplacemock fireplace

And what if you don’t have a mantle? Well, just go ahead and make one!

If you have some wooden Christmas decoration ideas you’d like to share let us know in the comments below.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

If you want a truly merry Christmas don’t forget about winterizing your home!

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