10 Creative and Easy Christmas Ideas to Try This Year

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Creative and Easy Christmas Ideas to try this year

Hello festive friends! I hope you’ve got your favorite holiday playlist on and a cup of cocoa in hand because today, I’m bringing you a sleigh-full of Christmas cheer!

As we dive into the most wonderful time of the year, I’m beyond excited to unwrap a special gift for you—a roundup of my all-time favorite Christmas ideas! In the spirit of the season, I’ve compiled a merry mix of recipes, DIY projects, and decor tips that I’ve shared over the years as a blogger.

Cutting boards with Nativity print

Think of this post as a virtual stocking stuffer, filled with 10 creative and easy Christmas ideas to try this year and make your holidays extra magical. I’ve sprinkled in a bit of everything, from mouthwatering recipes that will tickle your taste buds to delightful DIY projects that will add that handmade touch to your festivities. And, of course, we can’t forget the decorations that will turn your home into a winter wonderland!

What makes this collection so special to me? Well, it’s a jolly roundup of my favorite Christmas posts throughout my blogging journey. I’ve bundled them up with a bow and placed them all in one spot for you to enjoy, be inspired by, and maybe even add your own creative twist to.

Me decorating the tree

Now, let me spill the holiday tea—I absolutely adore everything about Christmas! Not only is December the month of twinkling lights, cozy sweaters, and a certain bearded gift-giver, but it’s also the time when we celebrate birthdays—mine and Jesus’s! Double the cake, double the joy, am I right?

So, grab a candy cane or two, snuggle up, and let’s unwrap the joy of the season together. I’m thrilled to have you here, and I hope these festive ideas bring a sleigh-load of smiles to your holiday season!

1. How to Make a Large Outdoor Christmas Wreath

I can’t wait to show you the steps for crafting a large outdoor Christmas wreath. I assure you, it’s wonderfully straightforward, and by the time you finish reading this post, you’ll be eager to create your very own wreath! So easy and so fun!

2. Homemade Hot Chocolate In a Jar and Gift Printable Tag

Hands up if you’re a fan of hot chocolate—count me in too! Lucky for us, I’m here to share a super enjoyable, speedy, and effortless DIY gift idea. This is the ideal present to share with your neighbors, teachers, or friends. Picture this: homemade hot chocolate in a jar paired with adorable printable gift tags to add that extra personal touch! (Yummy recipe included!)

3. A Red, White & Touches of Blue Christmas

Looking back at one of my favorite Christmas home tours from our previous home where I used red, white and touches of blue!

Kona is all ready for Christmas.

Fast forward to our current year, same green dresser just a new home! Come see how I was able to incorporate blues and green in our Christmas home tour here as well! Can you tell blue and green are my favorite color’s?

Boxwood green dresser with blue jar full of greenery

4. Quick and Easy Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Prepare to be smitten by these swift and effortless Christmas shortbread cookies. Not only do they boast a yummy buttery texture and flavor, but they also include just three uncomplicated ingredients. Our family favorite!

Quick and Easy Christmas Shortbread

5. How to Create a Nativity Scene Centerpiece

I’m thrilled to bring to you a project filled with warmth and meaning—one that not only embodies the spirit of the season but also holds a special corner in my heart. An easy and creative DIY, exploring the steps to craft a Nativity Scene Centerpiece that is not just visually striking but also profoundly meaningful. All about Jesus!

lit up nativity centerpiece

6. DIY Star Shaped Pinecone Ornaments

Pinecones stand as one of nature’s delightful treasures, and transforming them into DIY pine cone star ornaments adds a charming touch to your festive decor!

This tutorial guides you through creating your own star-shaped pinecone ornaments with just a handful of basic supplies. So, seize some pinecones and let’s embark on this crafting adventure!

Star Shaped Pinecone Ornament

7. How to Make Ice Votives

You might have noticed that this post is titled “How To Make Ice Votives.” Ever heard of them? True to their name, these are sizable blocks of ice designed to hold candles, much like votives or luminaires.

Essentially, they’re ice candle holders, and I stumbled upon this intriguing idea on Instagram. Come check out my simple tutorial!

These gorgeous DIY ice votives are both stunning and easy to make! Aren't the pine cone just beautiful?

8. How to Make an Affogato at Home

Get ready for a delectable treat that combines the rich flavors of coffee and velvety gelato! I’m excited to share this incredibly simple Italian delight that’s sure to win your heart. Ever heard of an Italian affogato? Join me to discover just how easy it is to recreate this indulgent treat in the comfort of your own home!

Learn how easy it is to make an Italian affogato at home!

9. Easy DIY Christmas Pillowcase

‘Tis the season to craft heartfelt and unique gifts for your loved ones. How about giving this easy DIY Christmas pillowcase a try? These are a straightforward project, suitable for even a novice sewer, and the best part is, you can customize them for that special someone in your life!

Christmas DIY pillowcases

10. Easy Homemade Christmas Soaps for Kids

Crafting these easy homemade Christmas soaps for kids makes for the ideal present if you’re aiming for considerate and enjoyable gifts for your loved ones this festive season. It’s a family-friendly project that will have you mastering soap-making like a pro in no time!

You will love how fun these easy homemade Christmas soaps for kids are to make!

11. BONUS: Visit All of My Christmas Ideas!

If you just want to be able to visit all of creative and easy Christmas ideas in one convenient spot, then you can access all of those HERE!

Santa mug vignette with Christmas ideas in our kitchen

Plus, don’t miss this post where I share 22+ Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas On A Budget! I just updated it this year and I love the mix of ideas from our old house and news house. I promise there is something good for everyone in this post!

22 ways to decorate for Christmas on a budget

Creative and Easy Christmas Ideas to Try This Year

And that’s a wrap on our festive journey through 10 Creative and Easy Christmas Ideas! I hope this holiday roundup has infused your December with a sprinkle of joy and a dash of inspiration.

As we bid farewell to this post, I want to express my gratitude for joining me in celebrating the magic of Christmas. Whether you’re planning to whip up one of the delicious recipes, tackle a DIY project, or simply use the decor tips to deck your halls, I hope these ideas add a touch of warmth and whimsy to your holiday season.

garland on our stairs

So, as you navigate through this magical time of year, may your days be merry and bright, your heart be full of gratitude, and your home be filled with the laughter of loved ones.

Thank you for being a part of my Christmas celebration! Wishing you all the joy, love, and wonder this season has to offer. Here’s to a holly, jolly Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  1. Oh my goodness! I love your home. The blue and green just make me giddy! So many wonderful ideas, my friend. Merry Christmas!

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