DIY Christmas Decor – Two Pretty Simple Holiday Projects

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Have you decorated for Christmas yet? If not, what are you waiting for, it’s only 2 weeks away! In yesterday’s post I showed off my bedroom Christmas decor. Two of my favorite festive additions to my room are ones I created myself -quote artwork and a wreath. Whether you’re a year round crafter or just inspired by the season, the holidays is the prefect time to try a little DIY! Here’s some pretty simple DIY Christmas decor. 

diy christmas decor

DIY Christmas Decor- Quote Artwork 

Glitter and Glue 
Tissue Paper 



I had two packs of paper adhesive letters- one pack with big letters, the other with small ones. I found them at Target ages ago but had yet to use them. I wanted a Christmasy saying so I went with MERRY and BRIGHT. The letters were white and cardboard color when I bought them, but that’s not festive! I originally intended to do the MERRY in red glitter but didn’t have enough so I used red paint instead. As a background I used some white and gold poke-a-dot tissue paper. The frame is the one that always sits on my dresser, I just swapped out the artwork. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and it’s something I can use again next year.

diy christmas decor merry and bright artwork

DIY Christmas Decor -Wreath

Ornaments and Hooks 
Berry Branches/Winter Floral

I bought a plain wreath from the craft store. There happened to be a sale so I got it for about $2.50 compared to its usual price of $6.99. If you’re planning a craft project pay attention to the craft store weekly sale items, and if you’re desired item isn’t on sale, use a coupon. ALWAYS use a craft store coupon whenever you can!

I decorated the wreath using old Christmas ornaments. Instead of gluing them to the wreath I used the wire ornament hooks you use to hang them from a Christmas tree. I wrapped the hooks around the branches of the wreath to secure them in place. I also added some berry branches and winter floral, using ornament hooks once again to secure them in place. The final touch was some candy cane themed ribbon I used to hang it up. 

diy christmas decor wreath


*Tip– The wreath isn’t that heavy, but I wouldn’t recommend hanging it from your curtain rod itself unless you’re sure about how sturdy it is. I didn’t tie my wreath directly onto the rod itself, but rather the center bracket that’s securely mounted to the wall. 

Deck The Halls

What I love about these two projects are that they are completely customizable. Use whatever items you already have and whatever colors fit your color scheme. And your quote for your artwork can be whatever you want it to be (as long as you have enough letters to spell it out!).

Christmas decorations can be expensive. Even if you buy cheaper items they can really start to add up the more you include. I already owned about 90% of the items used in these two projects. Recycling, reusing and repurposing items is a great way to save on holiday decor.  

Do you DIY for the holidays? Let me know in the comments below. We’d love to see your DIY Christmas decor! Join us on social media and share your holiday treats by tagging @itsaprettysimplelife on Instagram or @prttysimplelife on twitter and by using the hashtags #PSLTreats or #PSLChristmas.  

And if you’re still in need of some holiday shopping help, don’t forget to check out all our gift guides. *Hint Hint- go check out the Wine Lovers guide, I just added a way for you to get $10 off one of my favorite deals!

Happy Holidays! 

xo, keanna 

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By Keanna

I'm the crafty half of It's A Pretty Simple Life. I love a quick and easy DIY and live for a good home décor hack. I like to consider myself an amateur wine critic, but professional wine drinker; give me a bottle (or box) of Zinfandel and I'm a happy girl! There's a quote that I love that says "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated". My goal with this blog is to embrace the simple, to focus on the small things that bring a little bit of beauty and joy to an otherwise overwhelming and chaotic life. I hope you stay tuned and come along for the journey! xo, keanna


  1. Reply

    I love the wreath! So simple and yet very pretty!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Deb! Just checked out your blog and your book countdown is such a cute idea!

  2. Reply

    Wow this is great!!! It’s so easy to do! Love how you decorated your room with red curtains and the wreath!

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