11 Magical Ikea Christmas Hacks

We’re obviously big fans of Ikea hacks, but throw Christmas into the mix and we get really excited!

There are so many amazing products at Ikea that lend themselves to creating magical Christmas decorations or gifts. So we though it would be a great idea to gather some of the best Ikea Christmas hacks right here.

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So, let’s get stuck into these awesome Ikea Christmas hacks!


Ikea Sinnerlig Woodland Christmas Terrarium

A woodland theme is very popular for Christmas at the moment and this very simple terrarium made from a Sinnerlig Jar from Livet Hemma creates a Christmassy woodland scene in no time.

All you need to do is go out for an autumn stroll collecting pine cones, pine branches and anything else you want to put in it. Great to keep the kids occupied!

Ikea Moppe Advent Calendar Drawers

Another simple, but fun idea is this advent calendar by Limmaland. It uses a Moppe set of mini drawers to create an advent calendar drawer system for Christmas.

You can make this up quite easily with chalk board paint or get decals to stick on the front of the drawers.

Ikea Drommar Christmas Gift Wrap

Buying gift wrap can get expensive if you’re giving a lot of gifts and the choice of paper can get repetitive. This great idea from Poppytalk to make your own Christmas Gift wrap will solve all of that.

You just need some plain white rolls of paper and the Ikea Drommar cookie cutter set to print some animals on your gift paper.

The recipients of your gifts will love the originality of the wrap!

Ikea Ribba Snowy Scene Shadow Box Hack

You can’t beat a miniature winter scene for your Christmas decorations and this awesome shadow box scene from Ikea Hackers is perfect!

We love the car carrying the tree home for Christmas and the cute little chalk board snow scene in the background. It’s so imaginative!

Ikea Borrby Lantern Christmas Decoration

The Ikea Borrby lantern is a great product and it is taken to another (Christmassy) level by The Girl Creative here.

They have actually looked at using it for every season and this is the Christmas version, so simple and yet really effective!

Ikea Strala String Light Christmas Tree Hack

If you don’t have space for a Christmas tree, why not try this amazing string light hack from Poppytalk.

The snowflake string lights may not be available but you can get the Strala star lights instead.

It makes a gorgeous feature for night time as well!

Ikea Begavning Glass Bell Jar Lights

We love this awesome use of the Ikea Begavning bell jar and some fairy lights to create a stunning effect.

It’s not going to take you long to create, but it has such a big impact on your Christmas decor.

Ikea Mosslanda Picture Ledge Christmas Tree Hack

This Mosslanda picture ledge Christmas tree from Mer Mag is such a great idea. You’re no longer restricted to ornaments that you can hang on a tree, you can put almost anything on the ledges.

It still invokes the Christmas tree spirit but takes up far less space!

Christmas Mug Candle Holders

Ikea does the basics so well, but sometimes they need a helping hand to make them great!

These gorgeous candle holders from La Delicate Parenthese made with simple white Ikea mugs that have been decorated with a black sharpie in a variety of styles are great for your Christmas candles needs.

Ikea Socker Greenhouse Winter Scene

This winter village scene in an Ikea Socker greenhouse from Zilver Blauw would be a lovely project to do with kids.

You can get creative making some paper houses, trees, animals, you name it!

Christmas Tree Crate Base

Instead of the usual Christmas tree bases, why not try out this awesome crate tree base from A Purdy Little House.

It’s made from a Lack table as the structure and simply has wooden boards glued to the sides.

You can then get creative with what you want to decorate the sides of the crate with! We’re thinking plenty of north pole references and maybe a custom stamp?


Christmas is coming! You need to get prepared, and these Ikea Christmas hacks can give you another way of creating some amazing Christmas decorations at low cost.

We hope you’ve found some inspiration and ideas here, I know we have!

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Have a wonderful Christmas!