DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas on Budget

Christmas is a time of festivities, family, and gifts. It is also the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the meaning of life. Decorating your home with Christmas decorations can be an exciting activity for you and your family.

DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas are more than just adding some lights or hanging up some mistletoe; they are a way of expressing yourself. You can make your home look beautiful and festive by using different kinds of decorations.

I’m a big fan of saving money and DIY projects, so I was excited to find these budget-friendly Christmas decorating ideas. These crafts will add festive touches to your home without costing an arm and a leg!

Monochromatic Christmas Tree

If you’re looking for a more minimalist approach, try going with a monochromatic color scheme. For example, painting your walls and trim white, then hanging white lights on the tree will create a beautiful effect. Or if you want something bolder, go for red! You could also choose from green or blue huesβ€”it’s up to you!

You can even use all one color when decorating wreaths and garlands around the house! Just remember: if it’s not silver or gold (or some other metallic), it probably goes best with white backgrounds.

DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe

If you have a crafty bent, mason jars are the perfect way to add a personal touch to your Christmas decorating. Not only are they inexpensive, but they’re also easy to decorate and can be used year after year.

You can do this craft with kids tooβ€”it’s fun for them to see their snow globe creations come together! This project also makes a great gift idea if you’re on a budget or in need of hostess gifts. All you’ll need is some glitter glue and water, along with an ornament that fits inside your jar (or another decorative item), and voila! A one-of-a-kind decoration for your tree or mantlepiece is ready for display!

Jingle All the Way Garland

If you want to give your Christmas tree a little extra glitz and glam, try making this DIY jingle bell garland. It’s a festive way to bring some sparkle into your holiday decorating.

What You’ll Need:

  • Jingle bells (1 for every 2 feet of ribbon or garland)
  • Ribbon/garland of your choice (you will need approximately 1-2 yards per 3 feet of garland)

Wood Block Snowmen

To make these snowmen, you’ll need:

  • Wooden blocks (the kind that is used for building things) in a range of sizes.
  • Paint in various colors (your choice).
  • Small paintbrush.

The steps to create your own adorable little wood block snowman are as follows:

  • Paint the blocks white and let them dry completely before moving on to the next step. If you don’t wait for them to dry completely, the paint may seep into cracks in your block and leave an uneven finish when it dries later on. This will ruin all of your hard work! Don’t be impatient; just wait until it’s dry before moving on with the rest of this project!

  • Next comes adding some facial features! You can do this however you likeβ€”just find whatever materials or ideas inspire you most and get creative here! Some options include googly eyes and buttons for buttons, but if those don’t speak to you then feel free to experiment with something different instead πŸ™‚

Chalkboard Paint Ornament

  • Use a paintbrush to apply the chalkboard paint.
  • Fill your glass ornament with water and place it in the oven at 400Β°F for 10 minutes to create a Santa Claus cookie mold. Add red food coloring to the melted chocolate and pour it into the mold.
  • Remove from the oven, let cool, then turn over onto a tray or cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Peel off any excess chocolate from around Santa’s face and fill in any gaps with extra melted chocolate until he is fully covered in white chocolate (about 2 hours).
  • Let sit out until cold before decorating your ornament!

Wrapping Paper Christmas Trees

Get a roll of wrapping paper and cut it into strips, about the width of your pinky finger. Then roll each strip tightly to make a cylinder. Secure with tape or glue, then glue another piece over the top. Repeat until you have enough β€œbranches” for your tree (up to 6 inches tall).

Once you have your branches, add some tinsel for extra sparkle!

The best way to hang them is on nails in a line across the ceiling near where people will be walking. It’s also fun to use more than one color if you want to create depth in the room by hanging multiple trees next to each other!

Christmas Light Balls

Materials needed:

  • String lights of your choice (the brighter the better)
  • Wool roving (you can use a variety of other fibers if you don’t have wool)
  • Safety pins
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread to hand sew with if you’re not using a sewing machine
  • Craft glue for decoration – we used hot glue, but any white glue will do here!

Xmas / Christmas Lights for 20$

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Christmas Light Balles LED White App Check Price
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How to save money and make your home more festive by making these crafts!

Having a DIY Christmas is not only fun, it’s also an inexpensive way to decorate your home and save money. Plus, you can make these crafts in your own style β€” which means you don’t have to spend hours shopping at the store!

If you are looking for some budget-friendly decorating ideas for Christmas, then here is a list that will help you out:

  • 1) Make your own ornaments by painting them with acrylic paint or using glitter to decorate them. You can even use recycled items like wine corks to make these ornaments.
  • 2) Use newspaper cones (the kind you used in elementary school) as tree skirts/skirts around the base of your tree to hide the cords/wires at the bottom, so it looks neater and cleaner!
  • 3) Use tinsel garland on any doorways or stairways in your home for an elegant look!
  • 4) Use Christmas lights around windows, doorways, etc… but make sure not to overload them with too many strands!
  • 5) Hang snow


We hope these DIY Christmas decorations have inspired you to make your own holiday decor. Remember, there are so many ways to save money and make your home more festive. You don’t need to spend a ton of cash on decorations that will only last one season when there are so many unique and beautiful things you can do yourself at home!

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