Easy DIY Christmas Decorations You Can Make In An Hour

As a seasoned RV enthusiast, I know that Christmas is a time for celebration and family. But I also know that Christmas can be expensive, especially when it comes to decorations.

That’s why I love making my own Christmas decorations. It’s a fun and affordable way to get into the holiday spirit.

Here are a few easy DIY Christmas decorations that you can make in an hour or less:

Salt dough ornaments

Salt dough ornaments are a classic Christmas decoration that are easy to make and can be decorated in any way you like.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (93 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.
  3. Add water and mix until dough forms.
  4. Knead dough for a few minutes until smooth.
  5. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4-inch thickness.
  6. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters or use your imagination.
  7. Make a hole in the top of each ornament with a straw or toothpick.
  8. Place ornaments on a baking sheet and bake for 1-2 hours, or until dry.
  9. Once ornaments are dry, you can decorate them with paint, glitter, or other embellishments.

Pine cone ornaments

Pine cone ornaments are another easy and affordable Christmas decoration. You can find pine cones in your backyard or at a local park.


  • Pine cones
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Ribbon


  1. Clean pine cones with a brush or water.
  2. Apply glue to the pine cones and sprinkle with glitter.
  3. Allow glue to dry completely.
  4. Tie a piece of ribbon through the hole in the top of the pine cone.
  5. Hang your pine cone ornaments on your tree or around your home.

Snowflake ornaments

Snowflake ornaments are a beautiful and delicate addition to any Christmas tree. You can make snowflake ornaments out of paper, felt, or even fabric.


  • White paper, felt, or fabric
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  1. Fold a piece of paper, felt, or fabric in half.
  2. Cut out a snowflake shape.
  3. Unfold the paper, felt, or fabric and admire your snowflake ornament.
  4. Apply glue to the back of the snowflake ornament and attach it to a piece of ribbon.
  5. Hang your snowflake ornament on your tree or around your home.

These are just a few ideas for easy DIY Christmas decorations that you can make in an hour or less. With a little creativity, you can make your own unique and festive decorations that will add a touch of holiday cheer to your home.

Personal tips from Doug:

  • If you’re making salt dough ornaments, you can add a few drops of essential oil to the dough to give them a festive scent.
  • To make your pine cone ornaments more durable, you can coat them with a clear sealant.
  • If you don’t have any snowflake shapes cut out, you can find them online or at your local craft store.


What are the benefits of making your own Christmas decorations?

There are many benefits to making your own Christmas decorations, including:

  • It’s a fun and affordable way to get into the holiday spirit.
  • You can create unique and personalized decorations that reflect your own style.
  • It’s a great way to involve your family and friends in the holiday preparations.

What are some other easy DIY Christmas decorations that I can make?

Here are a few other easy DIY Christmas decorations that you can make:

  • Paper snowflakes
  • Felt ornaments
  • Fabric ornaments
  • Painted glass jars
  • Pinecone wreaths
  • Garland made from popcorn, cranberries, or other natural materials
  • Christmas tree ornaments made from recycled materials, such as old CDs or wine corks

What are some tips for making DIY Christmas decorations?

Here are a few tips for making DIY Christmas decorations:

  • Use your imagination and get creative. There are no rules when it comes to making your own decorations.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment. Try different techniques and materials to see what works best for you.
  • Have fun! Making your own Christmas decorations is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

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