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19 Easy DIY Decor Christmas Ideas On A Budget

There’s nothing like decking the halls to get in the Christmas spirit. But sometimes the cost of decorations can become a bit staggering when you’re already saving money for gifts, food, and everything else that goes along with the holidays. However, there are plenty of DIY Christmas decor ideas to make your home beautiful. AND creating them can be a great holiday activity to get your family involved and in the Christmas spirit. Here are 19 of the best DIY decor ideas on a budget to try this Christmas!


Felt Christmas Trees:

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These adorable felt trees are a DIY version of the felt trees you can buy at Target for a much higher price. All you need is felt, a wood base, and wood sticks to made these adorable Christmas trees. Find the tutorial at


DIY Christmas Centerpiece:

Once again, this is another DIY Christmas piece you can make on a dime. This beautiful centerpiece can be made with what’s growing in your backyard. We have evergreen trees, a holly bush, and an abundance of pinecones in our backyard so this centerpiece would be completely free to make (other than the glue). Find the full tutorial at


Mason Jar Luminaries:


How beautiful are these mason jar luminaries? They’d go perfectly with my favorite farmhouse decor theme, and I love the pop of color the red striped string and spruce sprig add to the glowing white of the jar. Find the tutorial at


Popsicle Sticks Sleds:

What’s cheaper than popsicle sticks glued together? Not much, but what’s cuter than these popsicle stick sleds?! Add a little greenery and some bells from the dollar tree and you’ve got yourself an adorable ornament or decoration. Find the full tutorial at


Christmas Ball Wreath:

This wreath is so beautiful nobody would ever know you made it yourself! All you need is a wire hanger and ball ornaments you could buy at Goodwill, your local dollar store, or a garage sale. Find the full tutorial at


Sparkle Branches:

I love these so much! They are so simple to make, absolutely beautiful, and can be made from branches in your back yard, a little glue, and glitter from the dollar store. These are ultra frugal but they look fancy and beautiful. Find the tutorial at

FREE Christmas Printables To Frame:

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Check out 21 Free Christmas Printables here to frame and decorate your home with these holidays! There are a variety of printable so you can hang a few in your kids room, the bathroom, frame one for the kitchen counter, and more.


“Merry Mail” Christmas Card Holder:

I absolutely love this Merry Mail Christmas card holder. It’s a great way to decorate on a budget because you’re using the Christmas cards you received in the mail for free. Find the tutorial at


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Lighted Burlap Garland:

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I love the simplicity of this DIY burlap light garland! All you have to do is tie strips of burlap or cloth to your string of lights you already own and you’ve got a beautiful festive lit up garland. I tried it in my own home and I absolutely love it! Find the tutorial at


Book Page Christmas Tree Banner:

All you need for this craft is some book pages from that old book you never read anymore, these adorable Christmas tree templates you can find with the tutorial, and some string. Check it out here at


Frosty Pinecones:

Once again with the pinecones… but there are two great reasons for why pinecones should be a staple in your DIY Christmas decor this year. 1) They are FREE! 2) They go perfectly with the trendy “woodland animal” theme I’ve been seeing a ton of this year. Find the tutorial for these cute, versatile frosty pinecones at


Twig Ornaments:

If you’re a fan of rustic Christmas decor or the popular woodland theme, these twig ornaments are for you. And once again, super cheap and easy to make. Find the tutorial at


Origami Paper Trees:

If you’re going budget on DIY Christmas decor, paper is a great option because it’s so cheap! These paper origami Christmas trees are super cute, versatile with colors, and easy to make. Find the tutorial at


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DIY Rustic Tomato Cage Christmas Tree:

I love the creativity of this DIY tomato cage turned Christmas tree using a garland. It’s perfectly rustic and fits in any corner of your home. You could even string some lights around it to brighten it up a bit. Find the tutorial at


Wooden Star Christmas Decoration:

This star is so cute, joyful, and will go with any rustic Christmas decor you already have in the house. It’s super easy to make, using wood slats and stencils for the words. You can find the tutorial at


DIY Ornament Garland:

Make this easy ornament garland in 10 minutes or less. It’s perfect to hang on your mantel and you can find cheap ball ornaments virtually anywhere. I’d check a used store first because, hello cheap! Find the tutorial at


Pinecone Christmas Trees:

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I love these pinecone Christmas trees and how “budget” they are to make. All you have to do is find a few great pinecones in your back yard for free! These are the perfect addition to any end table or mantle that needs a little “sprucing up”. See what I did there 😉 Find the tutorial to make these little cuties at alldaychic.


Tea Light Snowman Ornaments:

These super cute snowmen are great for lining a windowsill or hanging from your Christmas tree. You can find tea lights for a dollar at your local dollar store and dress them up to look the way you want. Find the tutorial at

And That’s A Wrap!

19 Easy DIY Christmas decor ideas on a budget to try this year! I hope you love the results after you give a few of these ideas a try and can enjoy your beautifully decorated home on a budget. If you liked this post, don’t forget to share this list on Pinterest with the pin below. Merry Christmas!

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In-Store Shopping:

Fetch Rewards:

Scan any receipt (groceries, gas, restaurants, and more) to earn points towards cash back in the form of gift cards. I always cash out for Amazon. I use Fetch rewards in addition to Ibotta because Ibotta usually gives me more money back but takes longer to use. With Fetch, all I have to do is take a picture of the receipt and I instantly get points. Earn 2,000 points (4,000 when promotions are going) when you sign up for the fetch reward’s free app using my code – 6VQ1A


Ibotta is an app used to earn cash back on purchases. Simply add the items you bought in the app and take a picture of the receipt to redeem your money back. I like to check the app before going shopping to see what high-paying cash back items are available. Get $10 on me if you get the free app and sign up using my code – icnaysv

Online Shopping:


I use honey to get cash back when I’m online shopping and to inform me of price changes on online items. I downloaded the honey browser extension to my computer so when I’m online shopping, I will automatically receive cash back for qualifying items. No research or logging into the Honey website is required. It saves me money with zero effort. Honey also tells me if an item is a good deal or not. It will show me the item’s price over the past several months so I can see if it’s a good time to buy or if the item’s price is jacked up. This is my favorite feature of Honey’s by far because I can always make sure I’m not overspending. Get 500 points free ($5 value) when you sign up for honey (it’s free) using this link.


I also use Rakuten in addition to Honey because they also offer cash back for many online stores. I use both because Honey shows me price changes while Rakuten does not, but Rakuten offers cash back on 3,000+ stores so if Honey isn’t offering cash back on a store, there’s a good chance Rakuten is. Rakuten also offers a free browser extension so you can automatically earn cash back without having to do anything. Just make sure the browser extension is downloaded to your favorite online browser and start earning cash back when you shop online. You can sign up for Rakuten  using my link (it’s free) and earn $30 cash back when you make your first online purchase of $30 or more. So essentially, my link gives you a free $30 purchase. Enjoy!

Secondhand Shopping/Selling:


Buy new and used clothing for discounted prices and sell your own new or gently used items from your closet and earn money quickly. Poshmark also allows you to buy/sell home decor, shoes, baby toys, makeup/beauty products, and more. Get $10 free to use on Poshmark when you sign up for Poshmark using my code “meredithanne26” 


Mercari is another buy/sell app I use to buy and sell new or gently used clothing, shoes, and items. I love that I can use both Mercari and Poshmark to buy secondhand items because it raises my odds of finding what I want to purchase. Get $10 off your first purchase when you use my link to sign up for Mercari.

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