10 IKEA Christmas decoration ideas for the unexpected sparkle

Running out of Christmas decoration ideas? Fret not. Take a look around at the IKEA items you may already have. With a little ingenuity and hacking, it’s possible to turn them into unusual festive Christmas decoration, IKEA style.

Here are 10 Christmas decoration ideas with IKEA

#1 The picture ledge Christmas tree
Christmas decoration ideas with an IKEA twist
Source: MerMag

This is a gorgeous idea, especially if you do not wish to invest in a tree. Swap out the ornaments and lights and the picture ledges work as usual on regular days. Merrilee used the old RIBBA picture ledge which is now discontinued. Use the MOSSLANDA instead.  See more on MerMag.

#2 The IKEA Christmas stocking
Christmas decoration ideas with an IKEA twist
Source: BootlegBaubles

I’m sure, you would have an IKEA FRAKTA bag, if not several, stashed away somewhere. You can turn them into a one-of-a-kind Christmas stocking, like how Bootleg Baubles did. Unfortunately, the link to the site doesn’t work anymore. But if you know how to thread a needle and make stitches, you can definitely sew one. Follow this pattern and sew away. More info.

#3 Advent calendar
Advent calendar

Make a large scale advent calendar from a KALLAX / EXPEDIT. See how it’s done.

Related: See our curated list of 30 best Christmas Gifts for the IKEA obsessed

#4 Frame the tree
Christmas decoration ideas with an IKEA twist
Source: IKEA.com

Now, here’s a novel Christmas decoration idea. Take one wide IVAR side unit (19 5/8 ” / 50cm). Next, string Christmas lights around the frame. Then, add strings horizontally across, creating a ladder effect. Lastly, create a tree shape out of ornaments. Click here for more info.

#5 Custom gift wrap
Christmas decoration ideas with an IKEA twist
Source: poppytalk.com

You can easily make your own gift wrap with cookie cuttersMÅLA paint and MÅLA drawing paper roll. Your kids will also love helping out with this project. Get the details on Poppytalk.

Related: Last minute IKEA Christmas decoration ideas to deck your halls and walls. See all 10 ideas.

#6 Make a modern garland
Christmas decoration ideas with an IKEA twist
Source: IKEA.com

The idea is from IKEA itself but the link to the original tutorial is gone. But from what I can see, all you need to do is to measure out a string of twine. Knot the end. Thread a Christmas bauble through to the end of the twine. Add one or two more baubles. Then a little ways above the initial cluster of baubles, add another cluster of baubles, spacing them out as you see fit. Repeat the process until you complete the entire length. Then end the garland with a knot and hang it up. (Via Apartment Therapy)

#7 Unusual Christmas baubles decor
Christmas decoration ideas with an IKEA twist
Source: IKEA.com

Put this up for Christmas and you can leave it on till Valentine’s day. Cut a firm cardboard to the shape you want. (It doesn’t have to be a heart). Hot glue the baubles onto the cardboard and let dry. At the back of the cardboard, stick on one or two picture hooks or 3M Command picture strips and hang up. (Via Apartment Therapy)

#8 Chalkboard tray
Christmas decoration ideas with an IKEA twist
Source: wonderfullymadebyleslie.com

Do you have a spare tray lying around? Turn it into a chalkboard sign. Leslie used the ROMANTISK tray and chalkboard spray paint. See more.

#9 Christmas vignettes
Christmas vignette

Just for the holiday season, swap out the images in your RIBBA photo frames to Christmas scenes. Decorate the ledge of the frame with the ornaments you like. See the full tutorial.

#10 Christmas Decorative Lantern

Nest a Christmas scene inside the ROTERA lantern.

Here’s another version, using the BORRBY lantern. See the tutorial.

Christmas decoration ideas with an IKEA twist
Source: thegirlcreative.com


The Christmas Card IKEA manual style

Download and assemble it.

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