Here’s an overview of our Christmas decor in 2023! We used a mix of DIY projects and store bought items to share the holiday spirit!
Another holiday in the books! This has been another great year of decorating for us with quite a few new decor builds to pair with some of our old ones.
We love creating new holiday decor projects each year and sharing all the tutorials with you.
We’ve already shared all the tutorials individually, but each year we like to go through all of our decor and share how it looks together. Each of the projects is linked here as well, so hopefully this gives you some last minute inspiration or an idea for next year!
Be sure to check out our decor from the last couple of years:
Our outdoor Christmas decor
We love making our front yard and porches shine each holiday season!
As usual, we have an artificial tree on both of our porches. A lot of the double decker porches in our neighborhood do this and it looks so beautiful at night. We also put our new DIY 2×4 Christmas tree on the front porch too.
We strung garland up the stairs and wrapped them with lights, and that’s accented on the bottom of the stairs with our DIY oversized jingle bells. Our son helped make these last year and they look so cool at the bottom of the stairs!
In the yard, we left up our 12′ skeleton since Halloween. He was part of our Thanksgiving decor as well, and we didn’t want to take him down.
We tried to hang the oversized jingle bells in his hands, but they were too heavy, so we made him look like he was stringing up lights. Honestly, he’s been up for three months and we’re ready to take him down.
We have a couple of inflatables in front of everything that our kids picked out and love, even thought we aren’t really big inflatables people.
The real star of our outdoor holiday decor is all of the DIY Christmas trees. New this year was both our DIY wooden pallet Christmas tree and our DIY PVC pipe Christmas trees. These look really cool in the yard and were super simple projects that were really cheap to make!
The one carry over tree is our pole Christmas tree, which is made from a piece of rebar in the ground with a long PVC pipe and string lights spread out from the top.
Our indoor Christmas decor
Indoors, we have a feature of our Christmas tree and mantel area, but we actually wanted to scale back this year on some of the knick knack stuff. Our house has enough clutter with a 3 and 5 year old, so there’s no reason to bring in more.
Our Christmas tree is inside our round DIY slatted wood tree collar and was decorated by our kids. We used to do beautiful themed trees, but now the theme is just silly ornaments our kids have picked out.
On our mantel, we again put up our wooden house tree wreath and village that we made a few years ago, but we added our new DIY sea glass Christmas tree and some vases with fresh cuttings off the tree.
We also have a bit of DIY Christmas decor on the table and floating shelves behind our couch, including our DIY giant wooden snowflakes we made last year, our twig Christmas trees and our tabletop wooden Christmas trees that are an all time favorite.
We are keeping our Christmas cards on our new DIY Christmas tree shaped card holder that was a simple build to hold a couple dozen cards.
As always, we hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season and we can’t wait to bring you some new DIY projects in the new year!
Hey there, I’m Sean, the woodworking enthusiast and builder behind CharlestonCrafted.com! Since 2012, I’ve been sharing the magic of turning raw materials into beautiful creations. I love teaching others the art and satisfaction of woodworking and DIY. I try to inspire fellow crafters to make something extraordinary out of nothing at all.