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19 Easy DIY Decor Christmas Ideas On A Budget


DIY Christmas Decor 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, Christmas decorations don’t have to cost an arm and a leg!

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!

1. Christmas Printables To Frame:

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Check out 21 Free Christmas Printables here to frame and decorate your home with these holidays!

2. Pinecone Christmas Trees:


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I love these pinecone Christmas trees and how “budget” they are to make because 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.

3. DIY Christmas Centerpiece:

Once again, this is another ultra frugal 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

4. 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 like a million bucks 🙂 Find the tutorial at

5. 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


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6. 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,

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. DIY $3 Target Buffalo Check Blanket Pillow Covers:

Oh if only I owned a sewing machine! These DIY pillow covers to use on pillows you already own are so cute, trendy, and CHEAP. At only $1.50 per pillow cover, they are a steal! You’ll be converting a 3$ blanket from the Target Dollar Spot into 2 pillow covers using this trendy buffalo check print. Check out the full tutorial at happinessishomemade.

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11. Rustic 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. “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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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. And don’t forget to subscribe using the form in the sidebar so you won’t miss another day of Countdown to Christmas in this 25 day series!! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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