As joyous as this time of year is, it can be incredibly expensive. Between the gifts and the parties, it’s far too easy to empty your bank account without even trying. However, you can give your wallet a break when it comes to Christmas decor. With so many wonderful holiday DIYs floating around, decking the halls has never been easier (or cheaper)!
Here are a few of my favorite DIY Christmas decor ideas!
Thumbtack & Canvas Art
Since craft stores practically give away canvas this time of year, it’s not a bad idea to stock up and DIY this lovely “Joy” sign at the same time. Grab a box of thumbtacks from the dollar store and you’re good to go!
Instructions and Photo via At Home With H
Snowy Wine Bottle Centerpiece
No need to buy fake snow to make these lovelies! A little bit of epsom salt is all it takes to turn these upcycled wine bottles into a wintery wonderland!
Instructions and Photo via Cleverly Inspired
Simple and Festive Mason Jar Ornaments
Have spare mason jar lids and craft supplies lying around? Take 20 minutes to make a few of these adorable mason jar ornaments. This is a fantastic beginner DIY Christmas project, and perfect to do with the kids!
Instructions & Photo via Life Storage
DIY Candy Cane Vase
Candy canes aren’t exactly a dime a dozen, but they’re not far off. Use these inexpensive Christmas staples to create a delightful vase — perfect for any festive bouquet.
Instructions & Photo via Living Well, Spending Less
How amazing is this wreath? For only $15 in supplies, this 30 minute wreath is bound to get tons of oohs and ahhs from your impressed guests.
Instructions and Photo via Design Improvised
How can something so easy to make look so complicated? This stunning ornament garland is made with ribbon and baubles — both of which can be purchased at the dollar store!
Instructions and Photo via Pretty Quirky
Framed Christmas Quote
Free printables combined with thrift store frames are a great way to up your decor game without breaking the bank.
Printable & Photo via Moritz Fine Designs
Easy Holiday Wall Art
These gorgeous pieces are as simple as hot gluing holiday themed fabric to inexpensive foam board. Check out your local fabric store’s sale bin to make this DIY Christmas craft even more affordable!
Instructions and Photo via Pens & Needles
DIY Merry Christmas Garland
If you’re the type to regularly raid the scrapbooking section at the local craft store, then this project is for you. Scrapbooking paper, letters, clothespins, and twine make this DIY Christmas garland quick and easy!
Instructions and Photo via Vicky Barone
I remember making these ornaments as a child and the smell is so fresh in my memory that it’s hard to believe it was over 20 years ago. Whether you dress them up with glitter, or leave them plain, their spicy smell will bring joy to both your tree and your heart.
Instructions and Photo via Wholefully
Wreaths, garland, and tabletop decor — all can be created affordably without sacrificing style. Save your money for bringing smiles to friends and family, and get crafting. You never know what you discover! Get more ideas in Christmas Decorating on a Budget.