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25 Beautiful Modern Christmas Decor Ideas

I’m sharing 25 modern Christmas decor ideas for the home, from garlands to ornaments, table settings, and more!

25 beautiful modern Christmas decor ideas and DIYs

I haven’t traditionally been very into decorating for the holidays. But since moving to our current home and feeling a bit more “settled,” I’ve started to dabble in the world of Christmas decorating. I’ve been doing a lot of browsing around for inspiration, too.

So today I’m sharing a roundup of 25 beautiful DIY modern Christmas decor ideas for all around the home. This roundup has some of my favorite projects from some amazing creators, too. So much talent. So let’s jump in!

Modern Christmas Decor ideas collage

1. Felt Letter Modern Christmas Garland

This DIY Felt Letter Christmas Garland by my friend Colleen at Lemon Thistle is an adorable and easy DIY. It reminds me of the felt and wood bead name garland I made for Ramona’s first birthday party too.

Modern Christmas decor black Merry Christmas Banner draped on a white fireplace

2. Modern Christmas Table Runner

I love this beautiful DIY Table Runner by Love Create Celebrate—but the whole table setting is really beautiful. Lindi has the best style!

Modern Christmas decor table scape with DIY stamped table runner

3. DIY Modern Christmas Decor Pennants

Looking to make a DIY holiday pennant? These from Lemon Thistle are a beautiful idea. See the original post for more details from the super talented Colleen!

DIY holiday pennants one small on with red lettering one large one with black lettering

4. Wood Bead Christmas Decor Stocking Tags

I love using unfinished wood beads for crafts. These wood bead Christmas stockings by Our Crafty Mom are a lovely way to add charm to a white sweater Christmas stocking.

Modern Christmas decor

5. Paper Bag Snowflake Pendants for Christmas

These paper bag snowflake pendants by A Piece of Rainbow are stunning and remind me of beautiful Nordic holiday decor.

White paper snowflake pendants hanging with Christmas lights and greenery

6. Modern DIY Holiday Sign

This DIY modern Christmas sign by Love Create Celebrate is a chic and modern play on a traditional Christmas song. I love it.

Modern Christmas decor

7. Modern DIY Christmas Decor Ornament Holder

A modern DIY ornament holder like this one by Lemon Thistle is a great way to display beautiful Christmas ornaments in a toddler- and cat-proof way!

Modern DIY ornament holder made of wood in the shape of a triangle with ornaments hanging on it.

8. DIY Boho Macrame Christmas Tree Decor

These adorable boho macrame Christmas trees from A Crafty Mix will add a beautiful

3 white macrame Christmas trees made on twigs with gold wire star topper

9. Marbled DIY Christmas Ornaments Using Clay

I made these marbled Christmas decorations using clay after I did a similar pattern on some clay coasters. I love how the pattern looks in a tree shape, too.

DIY Monochrome Marbled Tree Ornaments

10. Salt Dough Christmas Decorations DIY

I honestly want to make these salt dough decorations using cinnamon and maple ginger tea like my friend Tag & Tibby did. They are so gorgeous and probably smell amazing.

Salt dough ornaments hanging on a frosted Christmas tree

11. Stunning No-Mess Glitter Christmas Ornaments

These are some of my favorite easy tree decorations to make. You add glitter on the inside of the ornaments to contain the mess, too. You can do them in any color, and they catch the lights from the tree in beautiful ways.

Learn how to make these DIY no-mess glitter ornaments

12. Modern DIY Gemstone Christmas Ornaments

These DIY Gemstone Ornaments from Lemon Thistle are unique and not your traditional holiday ornaments, but they are seriously beautiful.

Modern Christmas decor ornaments

13. Modern Paint Stirrer Christmas Tree Ornaments

My paint stirrer Christmas tree decorations are made out of…paint stirrers! I love the contrast of the unfinished wood and black on these.

DIY Paint Stirrer Christmas Tree Ornaments

14. DIY Marble Geometric Christmas Ornaments

These DIY marble geometric tree decorations by DIY in PDX are beautiful…and would you believe they use contact paper?!

Marble geometric ornament hanging on a Christmas tree

15. Stovetop Potpourri Ornament DIY

DIY stovetop potpourri ornaments are an awesome way to incorporate natural elements into your tree, plus they smell lovely and you can use them as potpourri.

DIY Stovetop Potpourri Ornaments

16. DIY Dipped Glitter Christmas Ornament Decor

I love these DIY glitter ornaments by Jennifer Rizzo because they are just half-dipped in glitter. I also love how they are hung from a branch on her mantle as opposed to a tree—though I’m pretty sure my cats would destroy these.

Modern Christmas decor

17. Modern DIY Alcohol Ink Glass Christmas Ornaments

Some of my favorites. I made these DIY alcohol ink ornaments last year while experimenting with alcohol ink—one of the first projects I used alcohol ink on! I love the bold, abstract look they have.

Modern Christmas decor

18. Personalized Christmas Decor

This post by my friend Lindi at Love Create Celebrate has some awesome personalized decor ideas for the holidays, including a doormat, these cute custom ornaments, and more!

Wooden bear shaped ornaments personalized with names

19. Gold and Glitter Feather Christmas Gift Toppers

Oh man, I love these! You could use these gold and glitter dipped feather Christmas gift toppers on any occasion, not just the holidays. My friend Colleen from Lemon Thistle has the best ideas.

Christmas present wrapped with with a black bow and gold and glitter dipped feathers

20. Simple Tree Gift Toppers for Christmas

And these tree gift toppers from Your DIY Family are beautiful, too. These would also make beautiful natural Christmas tree decorations too. I love the whole wrapping scheme here too with the neutral-colored paper and twine.

Three gift wrapped packages with Christmas tree gift tags

21. Modern Christmas Gift Wrap DIYs

I did these beautiful holiday gift wrap DIYs a few years ago—some use paint, some use washi tape, and some use natural elements like pine cones. I love how they all turned out.

beautiful custom gift wrap DIYs

22. Paint-dipped wooden star Christmas place cards

These paint-dipped wooden star place cards by Lemon Thistle (yes, her again, she has amazing style), are so simple and so beautiful. They also show off her beautiful hand lettering 🙂

Wooden star personalized place card sitting on a place setting at a table

23. Geometric DIY Holiday Christmas Trees

Simple and cute, these geometric Christmas trees by A Crafty Mix would make the perfect addition to any holiday table scape.

3 concrete Christmas trees with gold dipped tops sitting on a tray

24. Mini Concrete DIY Christmas Trees

These concrete mini Christmas trees by DIY in PDX would also make a beautiful addition to a Christmas table scape.

5 Concrete mini Christmas trees sitting on pine greenery

25. Simple Wooden DIY Christmas Tree Tablescape

And, finally, my favorite shot of this whole round up of modern Christmas decor ideas, these wooden trees tablescape for the holidays by Lemon Thistle. So, so cute, and I love the unfinished wood, black, and white combo.

Modern Christmas tree table scape with pine cones, dishes, and wooden Christmas Trees on a black tablecloth

25. Modern House Decor

And I’m adding a 26th! I just finished this cute little wooden house with a beautiful brushstroke tree backdrop.

modern christmas decor

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