Modern Christmas Decorations That You Can Make

My taste runs to the more simple and modern.  I find many Christmas decorations to be gaudy and overwhelming.  Luckily, there are many talented people out there who share my sensibilities.  Following is a collection of wonderful modern Christmas decorations that you can make yourself.


Geometric Wreaths

These stunning, geometric wreaths were inspired by a traditional Scandanavian art called Himmeli.  They are so unique and modern!  All you need are cocktail straws and floral wire.Himmeli Geometric Wreath Project

Source:  Vintage Revivals


Geometric Paper Ornaments

Stylish geometric ornaments are easy to make with provided templates!  I absolutely love the snowflake tetrahedron.  What fun.

paper decorations by minieco // winter edition

Source:  Minieco


Modern Circle Paper Garland

This modern take on a garland uses a large paper punch to punch circles out of colored paper and/or old books.  They are then simple sewn together on a sewing machine (I bet you could sew by hand too).  The results are a wonderful, festive update on a traditional decoration.

created at: 11/30/2010

Source:  Curbly


Paper Ornament

This ornament has a mid-century feel and is simple made from cardstock and small grommets.

created at: 11/30/2010

Source:  Curbly


Geometric Shrink Plastic Snowflake Ornament

This is a fun project.  Cut ornaments out of shrink plastic (website provides templates) and heat in the oven.  You can leave them clear or spray with glitter.

Source:  iVillage


Paper Trees

Here is a super simple idea with high impact.  Instead of an elaborate centerpiece, just roll pretty scrapbook paper into a tree shape and secure with double-sided tape.  Using a bunch together is what gives this impact.  Would also look great on a mantel.

Christmas centerpiece ideas: paper trees

Source:  Midwest Living


Yarn Ball Ornaments

Who knew that yarn, a styrofoam ball, and some glue could add up to such beautiful ornaments?  Wrap 2 colors of yard simultaneously to create the striped ones.

handmade holiday | yarn ball ornaments

Source:  Funnelcloud


Mid-Century Ornaments

Print out these adorable mid-century houses on cardstock.  You can decorate them or leave them as is.  So cute!

Source:  Modern Kiddo


Gold-dipped Ornaments

These ornaments are painted to look as if they were dipped in gold.  Quite a lovely, simple effect.

Gold Dipped Ornaments sq -

Source:  Suburble


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