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With these beautiful Christmas decor DIY ideas, Christmas Day can be affordable and fun!
One of my favorite ways to get ready for Christmas is to look at the Christmas decor DIY ideas.
With a teensy bit of planning and an idea of what style I want for our home, I can usually make a pretty version for cheaper than buying it new.
A woman armed with a glue gun can accomplish just about anything.
With our goal of paying off debt, I’m inspired by affordable – heh heh – as close to FREE! Christmas decoration ideas as possible.
I’ve rounded up some ideas that are inspiring this year. I purposefully picked easy, inexpensive and fun ideas.
Remember to pin this for later so you can try these with friends or family!
You can find most of the supplies at the Dollar Store or free by repurposing within your home.
While reaching our money goals are important, I also value the memories to be made with our daughter who will really enjoy Christmas this year.
She’s one and loves lights, crinkles, and bright colors. I’m betting I’ll spend a fair amount of time keeping her away from the Christmas tree!
Getting debt free can be fun especially with a little affordable Christmas cheer on your doorstep and in your home.
Mini Christmas tree from garland
We have a lot of unused garland that can be put to use as a tiny Christmas tree.
The blogger gives all the directions to make it and it doesn’t look hard. Score!
Mini Christmas Tree by My Design Rules
Primitive Mini Christmas trees
For a country chic look this could work really well using older plaid shirts.
I have some nominations from my husband’s overstuffed closet! The man has more clothes than I do.
Primitive Mini Christmas Tree by Making Manzanita
Merry Christmas Scandinavian Wreath and FREE Merry Christmas Printable
I’m obsessed with this wreath. It also comes with the free Merry Christmas printable. Deal!
You can involve older kids by going on a scavenger hunt for sticks.
You can make hot chocolate later to add to the fun.
Merry Christmas Scandinavian Wreath by Sisters, What
Christmas Greenery Snowflake Wreath
I LOVE! this design because you can use it as a wreath, table decoration, or wall hanging.
It’s customizable, kinda rustic, yet simple.
Christmas Greenery Snowflake by Uncommon Designs
Stunning evergreen wreath
This is a brilliant wreath tutorial to make your front door more welcoming and festive.
I’d love to do this for our front door.
Evergreen Wreath by Gardener’s Path
Burlap Christmas Tree Hanger
This idea is so fun. It only takes a couple hours to complete!
You can spend an afternoon crafting and drinking your favorite hot beverage and watch your favorite holiday movie. So fun.
Burlap Christmas tree hanger by The Tip Toe Fairy
Silver Winter Pinecone Wreath
If you live in a place with easy access to pine cones, this is a great affordable option.
And for everything else, the Dollar Store surely could have everything else.
Winter Pinecone Wreath by Passionate Penny Pincher
Fragrant and Festive Pomander
I’ve never heard of a pomander before until I came by this post.
These are beautiful and can be given as gifts to neighbors, friends and family.
The blogger suggested this as a great way to use up those cloves you haven’t got quite around to finishing.
Fragrant and Festive Pomander by Pink Fortitude
Abstract Fabric Christmas Ornament
This ornament is so simple to make and can be customized using your favorite fabric.
If you pick a non-Christmas styled fabric, you might even get it on sale!
Abstract Fabric Christmas Ornaments by Love My Simple Home
Prairie Point Stars
These are beautiful heirloom ornaments that can be passed from one generation to the next.
My most cherished ornaments are the handmade ones I made and received when I was growing up.
Prairie Point Stars by Super Mom No Cape
DIY Wine Cork Snowman
If you’re a vino, this is perfect!
You can repurpose wine corks you already have or talk your best vino friend into sharing the corks with you.
Snowman ornament by Janine Huldie
Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament
If you’re like me, you probably have tons of extra Mason jar lids just asking to be used for a project like this.
The steps are really simple and fun.
I think a teacher would really appreciate a gift like this.
Mason Jar Lid ornament by Crayons and Cravings
Quilt Christmas Ornament
I’m fascinated by this ornament tutorial.
It looks like it’s sewn, but it’s not. I’m gonna have to try this!
The writer has great photos and ideas for creating a similar version yourself.
Quilt Christmas Ornament Tutorial by Tikkido
Frameable or printable
Ugly Christmas sweater wall art
I like the modern yet old fashioned look of this free wall art printable. I’m thinking it would go really well in a home or office.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Wall Art by The Soccer Mom Blog
Modern Christmas Tree sign
Have you heard of cricut?
It’s the newest, latest and greatest hobby among crafters.
You can make really pretty designs like this as gifts or just for yourself!
Modern Christmas Tree Sign by Artsy Fartsy Mama
DIY Sign for Christmas with Blended Paint
Ooohh! Now, this is an art piece.
The creator gives a great description of how to create this.
I like how it’s very much Christmassy, but not in your face either.
DIY Sign for Christmas by That Sweet Tea Life
Christmas Crafts and Cozies
Illuminated Snow Scene in a Jar
This is a fun alternative idea to a snow globe.
The writer suggests it as a great kid-friendly project.
You can re-purpose old Christmas items that didn’t get enough love into something like this to save even more.
Snow Scene in a Jar by Bitz n Giggles
DIY Christmas Stockings from a Thrift Store Sweater
This is an awesome idea using ugly sweaters you might find at a thrift store.
While you’re at it, the thrift store is a great place to find festive items for holiday parties you might attend.
DIY Christmas Stockings by What’s Up Fagans
Felt Christmas Tree Decorations
These are so beautiful.
I’d love to make this and place a few of them on our mantle near our fireplace.
Felt Christmas Tree Decorations by the Country Chic Cottage
Along with crafting, potpourri is a great way to set the mood of the day.
I feel so at home with the magic of Christmas in a pot on the stove.
Christmas Potpourri by One Crazy Mom
Christmas Carolers Tube Craft
These are too cute and are kid friendly.
They are somewhat of a modern update to the paper mâché dolls our craft grandmothers made not long ago.
Christmas carolers by The Inspiration Edit
No Sew DIY Flannel Blanket
Cozy up with this flannel blanket.
It would be a great addition to a weekend night watching Christmas movies at home.
My favorite is the Charlie Brown Christmas story. What’s yours?
No Sew DIY Flannel Blanket by Amber Oliver
Dollar Store Christmas Candle Holder
If you’re a fan of easy craft projects, this is a great option.
All you have to do is arrange the beads in a pretty way and light a tea light candle.
You could create quite the ambiance with a few of these in your home.
Dollar Store Christmas Candle Holder by One Crazy Mom
Christmas Coffee, Tea & Hot Cocoa Bar
In all of your crafting, make sure to stay hydrated.
It can be our lil secret if you choose a hot chocolate over plain ole water.
This tutorial has me drooling already!
Christmas Coffee, Tea & Hot Chocolate Bar by Delicious Table
I hope you enjoyed this round up!
Making happy memories with my family is one of the best parts of the holiday season.
Hopefully this will inspire you to create those memories at home, too.
What are you most looking forward to for Christmas? I love reading your comments.
Before you go, be sure to check out my posts for saving money year-round!
- 4 shrewd financial planning tips to help you pay off debt
- 101 free activities to try this year!
- How to save 88% in interest on your loan