DIY Christmas Decorations On A Budget: 18 Charming Ideas

DIY Christmas Decorations On A Budget: 18 Charming Ideas

This post is a curated list of 18 charming DIY Christmas decorations on a budget.

From crafting whimsical paper snowflakes to recycling old sweaters into cozy pillow covers, you’ll find a delightful array of projects that are simple, affordable, and bound to bring that magical touch to your holiday season.

Whether you’re decking the halls, your mantel, or your tree, there’s a DIY decor idea here for everyone.

It won’t matter if you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast or just looking to dip your toes into the crafting world, this blog post is your festive companion on the journey to make your home shimmer with warmth and joy.

Paper Snowflakes

Create intricate paper snowflakes to hang from ceilings or windows for an overall winter wonderland effect.

Use pearl shimmer or Christmas-themed paper to mix and match your snowflakes.

Mason Jar Candle Holders

Paint or decorate mason jars and place tea lights inside for a cozy and rustic holiday look.

Fill the jars halfway with Epsom salts, you might have leftover candles or flameless candles from Thanksgiving decor or Halloween decor.

Pinecone Wreath

Collect pinecones and glue them onto a wreath frame for a natural, rustic wreath.

To fill the wreath frames start with the largest on the outside, the smallest glued to the inside, and then fill the middle with a mix of both.

You might have to use a lot of hot glue to create the foundation.

In addition, add some evergreen sprigs, berries, and fairylights to fill the wreath.

Felt Christmas Ornaments

Another great idea especially with kids is hand-sewn or glued felt Christmas ornaments in various shapes.

Pom-Pom Garland

Create a colorful pom-pom garland to drape around your tree or mantel.

Use a PomPom Maker or your fingers.

The size of the pom poms will affect the amount of yarn. needed. For example, a garland for a Christmas tree is usually made with smaller pom poms while a garland for a window or mantle uses larger-sized pom poms.

Thread the Pom Poms with a needle ( that fits the yarn) or simply tie the tail to a length or yarn to create a garland with space between the pom poms.

Christmas Centerpiece

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Arrange mason jars with Epsom salts and candles or flameless candles along a table to create a wonderfully ambiant Christmas centerpiece.

Colorful ornaments on a cakestand are great colorful, quick, and easy DIY Christmas decorations.

Upcycled Sweater Pillows

Repurpose old sweaters into cozy pillow covers for your couch.

Check out the local thrift shop for old Christmas sweaters.

These are easier to make using cushion inserts, which can also be found in the thrift store.

Cinnamon Stick Candles

Wrap cinnamon sticks around plain candles and secure them with twine or ribbon for a fragrant and decorative touch.

Ensure the cinnamon sticks are hot glued to the candle to keep them on the candle while it burns.

Rustic Wood Slice Ornaments

Paint or wood-burn holiday images onto small wood slices for unique tree ornaments.

Alternatively, decoupage Christmas napkins or decoupage paper onto the wood ornament with modge podge.

Burlap Stockings

Sew or no-sew burlap stockings and embellish with ribbon, buttons, or stenciled designs.

Also, an easier option is to buy Burlap Stockings and personalize to fit your style.

Snowy Pinecone Garland

Paint pinecones white and attach them to a string with floral wire to create a snowy garland.

Christmas Card Garland

Display your received holiday cards on string with wooden pegs and create a meaningful garland.

Wine Cork Reindeer

Make cute reindeer decorations using wine corks.

Using hot glue create little reindeer with mini pom noses, ribbon bows, and pipe cleaner antlers.

Festive Candleholders

Decorate vases with pillar candles using festive washi tape or paint.

In addition, roll out air clay and using cookie cutters cut out festival shapes. Ensure the candle is used to create the hole in the middle (wiggle it around so the hole is slightly bigger). Lay flat to dry.

Washi Tape Christmas Tree

Using cardboard or foam cones cover vertically with festive washi tape.

To also Diy the cones with cardboard watch this tutorial.

Scented Salt Dough Ornaments

Create ornaments from salt dough and add your favorite holiday scents like cinnamon and nutmeg.

Create ornaments, a garland, or both!

Another key point is salt dough lasts for years, as long as it doesn’t get damp.

Click here for a recipe for salt dough from Rockyhedge Farm.

Christmas Bows

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The key to a great fluffy bow is a wired ribbon.

Bows can be tied anywhere, among the Christmas tree, and look beautiful on banisters. As a result, they are the easiest Diy Christmas decorations to spread in the home.

For a full tutorial have a look at How To Mom

Quick And Easy Pom Pom Wreath

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Using an evergreen wreath (pretty common in thrift shops) dot using pom pom and hot glue to add a fun pop of color.

Use the leftover pom poms from making the pom poms garland or a bag of various-sized pompoms.

Additionally, a less permanent solution for the wreath is to hot glue pompoms to floral wire and secure them to the wreath meaning you can remove them without damaging the wreath.

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