12 Unique But Simple Christmas Decorating Ideas

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Are you looking for some different Christmas decorating ideas? Want to try out something new to decorate for Christmas? I’ve picked out 12 Unique But Simple Christmas Decorating Ideas, I know I’ll be trying a few of these out myself!

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#1. Stocking Ladder

Isn’t this a nice idea? Make a Stocking Ladder using a ladder with fairy lights and red berries wrapped around the rungs and a hook for each stocking to hang.

stocking ladder

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#2. Elf Legs for Your Table

For a bit of quirky elf-ish fun dress up your Christmas dining table legs with some elf leg covers. Available to buy on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

elf legs

Or if you are handy with the knitting needles there’s a free elf legs knitting pattern available from Cool Creativity you could have a go at.

elf legs knitting pattern

Image courtesy of Cool Creativity

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#3. Colander Centrepiece

Wow! This would make a great talking point. This Christmas decorating idea uses a metal colander with fairy lights, pine cones and touches of red for a lovely Christmas feature. It could brighten up a dark corner too.

christmas colander centrepiece

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#4. Wall Tree of Lights

I’m a sucker for fairy lights so I think this tree on a wall made of lights from A Merry Mishap is a lovely idea, I’ll definitely be giving it a go.

christmas tree wall lights

Image courtesy of A Merry Mishap 

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#5. Stockings Hanging Board

I love this “The stockings were hung” board, it looks pretty simple to make from a wooden coat hanger with the knobs painted red for fun reindeer noses!

the stockings were hung

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#6. Christmas Bunting

What I love about this Christmas bunting idea from Bo Bedre is three things – firstly, its simplicity using a ribbon or string with a variety of cute Christmas decorations and baubles dangling down. Secondly it’s a great way to decorate a kitchen window. Thirdly it’s totally tailored to you and your family as you can choose what to put on it.

christmas bunting

Image courtesy of Bo Bedre

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#7. White Tree

Isn’t this such a simple but stunning Christmas decoration idea from BHG? Just take a vase, some bare twigs or simple tree branches and hang white baubles for a gorgeous mini tree.

christmas tree with white decorations

Image courtesy of BHG.com

#8. 3D Snowflake Decoration

Get the kids to help make this gorgeous paper snowflake decoration. Full instructions and materials here.

#9. Colourful Pom Pom Tree

I just love this Christmas tree for a wall made out of different coloured pom-poms. You could either buy them or spend an afternoon crafting with the kids and making your own.

christmas tree made from pompoms

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#10. Pine Cone Vases

This decoration idea for Christmas is so simple – glass vases with pine cones and fairy lights tucked in. In fact it could almost stay as a whole year round decoration too.

pine cone vases

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#11. Christmas Santa Topiary

I just love, love, love this Christmas decorating idea from DIY Candy. They’ve put 3 cute dotted Santa hats with square glass vases crammed with stripey candy canes. It would make a real talking point for your table or mantelpiece.

santa hats with candy canes

Image courtesy of DIY Candy

#12. Christmas Jug Decoration

I think this idea from Back Porch Musings is gorgeous especially for your Christmas dining table. It’s just a simple white jug but dressed perfectly with some white baby’s breath with red berries and a lovely ribbon bow on the handle. So stylish!

christmas jug decoration

Image courtesy of Back Porch Musings

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Over to you now. Which of these Christmas decoration ideas was your favourite? Tell us in the comments below.

 12 Unique But Simple Christmas Decorating Ideas



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