Wooden Christmas Decorations – So Simple & Easy To Make

Christmas and Holiday season is that time of the year when indoors as well as outdoors are decorated with different themes. One of the most trending themes of decoration is the usage of wooden DIY crafts. Several types of wood like Pallet wood, birch tree wood, recycled or reclaimed wood helps to make a Beautiful handmade Christmas tree as well as other DIY projects. There is something so magical about the holidays. I love it when it’s cold outside and you can snuggle up inside listening to Christmas music and Wooden Christmas decorations all around.

Wooden Christmas Decorations

Recycled Pallets are very popular for wooden decorations, especially for Christmas. Pallet wood can be recycled and used for DIY Christmas decoration projects and they are essentially inexpensive. You will love that rustic, country look, and can add a bit of comfy, warmth to your Christmas decorations this year. There are numerous creative ways in which we can use the different type of woods especially pallet wood to decorate our house for Christmas. In this Pallet Project Ideas post, I am going to show you some creative Pallet Projects and Ideas to inspire you to create your next decoration project.

Small, large and extra large wooden trees can be made of pallet wood and you can add decoration with paint and accessories. It also incurs less cost to decorate the yard. Additionally, Christmas lights can be added to let them glow at night.

Let me share with you great list of cool rustic Christmas decorations that you can easily DIY. You would love to explore these creative ideas and get an inspiration to add some rustic elements to your holiday decor.

DIY Wooden Christmas Decoration Ideas With Tutorials

Pallet Wood Trees

When it’s time to create Christmas Trees & Holiday Decorations, it’s always fun and interesting to make Christmas tree out of reclaimed wood or Pallet wood. They look cute and can be used to decorate indoors and outdoors. It’s really easy to make and the look of the tree can be enhanced with accessories like stars, glitters and buttons like we have done in the DIY pallet wood tree in the image. We can get friends and family together to create this kind of handmade Christmas tree. We can display it in the living room, besides the fireplace or the entrance of the house. The greatest advantage of such pallet wood is that you do not have to cut the tree just for Christmas. Tutorial

Pallet Wood Trees

Santa Logs

Santa logs are small baby Santa made of wood logs. It is made from small chirpings of wood where the vertical pieces of wood are decorated with Santa red cap and by creating the facial structure with paints and makeup. The small tree like wood is cut from the top diagonally and painted red, brown and white to get the Santa look. To further decorate the Santa Nisei, we can stick cotton as a nose and tie them in ribbon for the set of three or four. It is placed outside the doors or used to decorate the mock fireplace. Tutorial

Santa Logs

Peppermint Striped Candlesticks

Peppermint Stripped Candlesticks can mesmerize your Christmas decoration and it is widely popular. Here you would love the striped and polka dot pumpkins. We can say that it’s one of the most favourite handmade Christmas gifts because it takes much thought and effort to make it. It is made up of a set of three that includes different sizes and tri-colored as red, white and plain. Yes, it’s best for holding candles on Christmas, isn’t it. Tutorial

Peppermint Striped Candlesticks

Log Snowman

It’s fun to create a cute country style log snowman which is perfect for Christmas excitement and holiday decoration. You can make some to gift your friends and family. You can deck your hall with lots of decoration including traditional snowman. It is simple to make this DIY snowman by selecting logs of the size you desire. To add more fun, we can add different types of a snowman or can stick to the traditional one or rather design a group of log snow people. All you need to make this DIY is logs, paints, decorations and sandpaper. Tutorial

Log Snowman

Lighted Wood Pallet Christmas Tree

Lighted wood pallet Christmas tree is the most beautiful Christmas holiday decoration. It is generally placed near the door or outdoors so that it can lighten up during the nights and enhance the space. Those Small, large and extra large wooden trees, can be made of pallet wood and paint. The most creative part is to decorate it with different lights string giving it a shape of a tree. They are a low cost and look fantastic in the yard. Christmas lights are added to make it a piece of illumination and ideally to add cheer in the room. Tutorial

Lighted Wood Pallet Christmas Tree

Hanging Stick Tree

One of the best Christmas wooden decorations and creative craft is Hanging Stick tree. It takes an art and creativity to make one and it’s loved by Children. You can just go out and get into the woods to collect sticks of woods and strung them together in the tree shape. This wooden triangle is a soul work when you decorate it with colorful magic balls, shiny accessories, glitters and lights. This Hanging Stick tree can be used to decorate the walls, gardens and exteriors of your house. Tutorial

Hanging Stick Tree

Giant Wood Star

Giant wood star can be made in a beautiful way for the Christmas Mantle. Pallet wood is used in order to carve a star shape and it can be easily done at home as DIY craft. It’s absolutely exciting to decorate this star with lights, paints and craft materials. If you have Children in your family they would just love to take part in the making as well as decorating. Giant Wood Star is one such beautiful Christmas decoration usually hanged on walls in the living room, or ceilings. You can also hang it outside of your entrance door as it is very auspicious and traditional. Tutorial

Giant Wood Star

Sharpie Tree Sign

Most of the wooden decorations are the combination of in-house decor and made for house yards. One of the most interesting DIY is Sharpie Art tree Sign. It is placed outside in the court of your garden and near the entrance. It is easy to make and you can decide words for it as a message you would like to give to your guests in Christmas. This Sign placed outside can be decorated with greenery and ornaments and placed on the table or stuck on the wall. Hope you enjoy a great Outdoor time near Sharpie Art tree Sign and family. Tutorial

Sharpie Tree Sign

Wood Reindeer

During Christmas Handmade Wood Reindeer is placed near the entrance door as it is a tradition. It looks fabulous and classy when you paint it white to depict that it is covered in snow. It is made of Pallet wood and is very popular amongst all wooden Christmas decoration DIY. Tutorial

Wood Reindeer

Joy Sign

Joy Sign is the most creative way to express the festival excitement and vigour. Making it from pallet wood DIY is not just fun but a sign of inviting happiness for the festive season. It is made of rustic shades or plain surfaces; however, the most important thing is that it is decorated with different materials and greenery. Joy sign is placed outdoors as an invitation for guests or near the stairs if it fits your furniture style. It can look wonderful to place a decorated Joy sign near a plant, candle stand or a flower vase. Tutorial

Joy Sign

Pallet Wood Centerpiece

One of the most versatile Christmas decor craft is the wooden centerpiece as it can be used for the various purposes and for all seasons and occasions. These DIY centerpiece boxes can be used for decorating Christmas and Holiday season. This handcrafted box is created and designed from rustic weathered pallet and barn wood. The look and size can vary as per the choice of material and pieces of wood are the same such that it can be made unique every time. It can be filled with greenery, candles, flowers, wooden show pieces and lights. It enhances and lightens up the look of your living area during the Christmas. Tutorial

Pallet Wood Centerpiece

Snow Sleigh Shelf

Snow Sleigh Shelf is a very interesting DIY craft made of Pallet woods. Its purpose is not just to decorate the walls but can be used to hold the books, candles and also toilet paper. It is traditional to make this kind of Shelf as it’s a sign of ancient times when there was no fancy furniture and such shelves were used for basic utilities. To decorate it, we can use ropes, candles, greenery and decorative Christmas balls. Tutorial

Snow Sleigh Shelf

Twig Christmas Wreath

This beautiful, sophisticated wreath is made up with all the traditional elements of the Christmas holiday. Apparently, an understated vintage look linen bow with holiday print and burlap helps build a unique look to this naturally elegant design. This original design may be showcased indoors or in a well protected, covered area outside the house. The wreaths and swags should be carefully packed in a sturdy, new box perfectly suited for off-season storage to maintain its quality for long. Tutorial

Twig Christmas Wreath

Snowflake Ornaments

You can make the finest ornaments with wood or birch branch for Christmas. We can use this for gifting or decorate the Christmas trees with small DIYs. Apart from this, we can also hang this ornament on walls or door knobs as traditional Christmas Decoration. It is easy as pie to make this DIY and could be a great fun to gift it to even neighbors or classmates. You can create a garland of snowflakes or you could have the message happy holidays mentioned on the series of snowflakes. Tutorial

Snowflake Ornaments

String Art Reindeer

String Art Reindeer is made of threads or lights on a big piece of pallet wood or recycled wood. It is the most creative piece of artwork as many variations can be used to design it. It looks great as hanging on the wall or to be placed as signboard outside of the house. By adding small wonder lights, it can be a great piece of decor during holiday nights. Some greenery should be added on the piece of wooden decor along with other glittery decorations. Tutorial

String Art Reindeer

Noel Letters Decoration

Noel means basically a Christmas carol or a refrain in carols on Christmas cards. It is exciting to decorate Noel letters in your living room during Christmas holidays. Noel letters are very auspicious to have designed and placed in our house during holiday festival. It can be placed on the Table decorated with flowers and Christmas balls or on the stairs made from DIY wood project. Mostly it is hanged on the walls indoors as well as outdoors. To add more fun, the letters can be created with various shapes to enhance the Christmas Wooden Decoration. Tutorial

Noel Letters Decoration

Wooden Nativity

It is very artistic to create wooden nativity from pallet woods, clothes and cotton material. The idea of creating this is showing the family who is enjoying the Christmas festival and such decoration adds a charm to the excitement of the festival. It can be placed outside the doors or on the table or kitchen decoration. Here you can see the members of the family enjoying Christmas under the roof decorated with stars. Tutorial

Wooden Nativity

Wood Candle Holders

We all love Candle decorations during the Christmas and it is even more exciting to design birch wood candle holders of different texture and sizes as per our desire. It can be made from Birchwood or rustic recycled wood. It is widely decorated on the table, near the chimney or a small pond in our garden area. We can also place it near the trees outdoors and near Christmas tree indoors. Such DIY candle holders are a natural look that is popularly used year round, but I can see them looking especially amazing around the holidays. Tutorial

Wood Candle Holders

Mock Fireplace

Mock Fireplace is the prominent piece of wooden Christmas decoration. The real fun is experienced as it is made with lots of creativity and zeal involving different members of the family mostly. One cosy area of the Living room is selected to make this kind of Fireplace. It is made of small properly cut pieces of pallet wood or recycled wood. Traditional stockings are hanged for fun and if there are children at home, we can surprise them with Santa gifts. The top of the fireplace can be decorated with wreaths, candles, greeneries, flowers, lighting etc. It is considered very pious to decorate the fireplace in the living area which has an artificial light in the middle to signify fire. Tutorial

Mock Fireplace

Recycled Wood Christmas Tree

With using creativity and art, we can produce lucidly a very attractive Christmas tree from a recycled and reclaimed wood. We can choose the size of the tree as per our choice and this form of wooden Christmas decoration is very popular during the festival. After cutting the pieces and forming a triangle stitch of pieces of woods, we can paint it or decorate it with Christmas materials. It is used to hang indoors or outdoors on the walls, or can be placed in the living room with hangings, stockings and a stand to hold the tree. Tutorial

Recycled Wood Christmas Tree

Rustic Candle Holder

The rustic Candle Holder is one of the most artistically romantic DIY projects. It is most elegant as it is made out of most natural elements and gives the look of vintage and traditional. The Birchwood is cut from the top and a hole is carved so that colorful candles can be placed in the middle of the holder. Lots of artificial greenery and flowers are used to decorate it further and enhance the rustic wood look. It can be made from heavier barked wood, pine tree wood or birch wood, etc. It is perfect for gifting as well as table decoration or window place decoration. Tutorial

Rustic Candle Holder

Wood Porch Pumpkins

It is incredibly easy as well as exciting to create Porch pumpkins as a part of your Christmas wood decoration. The above is the selection of finest quality of rustic and elegant wood which is painted like pumpkin. The design is the double coat of the paint to give a proper look on the dark wood. Once the wood pumpkins are cut and painted properly, it is decorated with colorful ribbons and small Christmas decorative balls. It is perfect to decorate the corners of the house as well as outdoors. Tutorial

Wood Porch Pumpkins

Pallet Fireplace

The most glamorous part of the living room is the attractive fireplace during the Christmas holidays. The fireplace is properly made with Pallet wood and reclaimed wood. It is absolutely inexpensive as well as convenient to use Pallet wood for this DIY. To add the pretty look and festival excitement, the Fireplace is decorated with Stockings, lightings, stars and placed gifts in the fire area. The Christmas tree is also decorated and placed right besides the fireplace. Tutorial

Pallet Fireplace

Scrap Wood Trees

Christmas tree made of Scrap wood as a DIY project is not just easy but very much fun to do. Since generations, it is a wonderful tradition to have decorated Christmas tree with shiny toys and glittering garlands in your house during New Year. Live trees are popular; however, nowadays it is a trend to decorate with alternative trees made of the wide variety of materials. We can use fabric, feathers, plastic, paper glass and woods for attractive decoration. Tutorial

Scrap Wood Trees

Pallets Tree With White Ornaments

Pallet tree is already popular for the wooden Christmas decoration. To decorate it with white ornament signifies the look of Christmas during the winters and snowfalls. Pallet wood is cut in a huge shape to place it in the middle of the living room and it is painted white. Different shelves are created to place the golden and wooden ornaments with white paint. Traditionally to decorate this type of tree, we can use snow animals, plants, traditional utensils, stockings, books, wall accessories etc. For more contrast and charm, silvery and golden hues are used. Tutorial

Pallets Tree With White Ornaments

Natural Ornaments

It is amazing to see friends and kids make use of the natural elements like a collection of leaves, twigs, chestnuts and stones to make the natural ornaments. These natural ornaments add an elegant look to the overall wooden Christmas decoration. We can nature walk and collect such materials to design a DIY natural Ornaments. This could be decorated with woods, flowers and shiny materials tied in ribbon and hanged on doors, Christmas trees or anywhere in the home. Tutorial

Natural Ornaments

Ornament Trees

Ornament trees are made of sleek pallet wood cut into elegant equal pieces. A triangle is formed in a way that the ornaments can be hanged on the triangle which is tree shaped. This kind of wooden Christmas decoration is very common. We can hang Christmas shiny balls, stars, stockings, greenery, flowers, lightings, gifts, etc on ornament trees. It is usually hung on walls or placed near the Christmas tree. Tutorial

Ornament Trees

Wood Slice Christmas Table

We know the significance of decorating tables especially during festivals and occasions. The use of wood slice can add a traditional and elegant look during the festive season. Slices of woods are designed in different sizes for the placement of dishes, wine glasses and candles. A trendy tablecloth can be selected as per the time of the day. If it is evening time, we can select rustic looking golden shining decors and table clothes to make the entire arrangement look attractive. Wood slice not only gives the look of the traditional festival but it is prominently used since many generations. Tutorial

Wood Slice Christmas Table

Wood Merry Christmas Sign

Wooden Merry Christmas Sign is made of up a pallet wood cutting and wooden letters to convey the message for the festival. The letters are made of rustic wood and it can be painted golden or whitewashed as per the requirement of the craft piece. Such a craft and DIY design is generally hanged on wall or placed as a standee outside the entrance door to welcome the guests. It is an age old tradition and the evidence of high excitement of festival celebration welcoming the New Year. Tutorial

Wood Merry Christmas Sign

Wood Lanterns

DIY rustic wood Lanterns look very beautiful and is used as candle holders for autumn and winter decor. They are gorgeous on the front porch or inside the home. It is very low cost to create this DIY and it enhances the decorations of the entire house during Christmas festival. It can be placed indoors near the Fireplace or hanged up on the ceiling or used to illuminate the outdoor space near the garden. It is made of sleek pieces of pallet wood and is fun to create such artistic Lanterns. Additionally, we can paint the Lanterns or whitewash it and fill with pine corns, mini pumpkins and acorns. Tutorial

Wood Lanterns

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