Tis the season to decorate for the holidays (even if it’s 80 degrees outside). And while there are aisles and aisles of delightful décor in every craft and department store, these classy Christmas creations might not be in your budget.
If you’d like to create a winter wonderland in your home this holiday season without shelling out all of your gift money, then try some of these DIY decoration ideas that will have you singing “Fa-la-la-la-la” without fretting about your finances.
1. Sweater Stockings
If grandma’s favorite gift to you is one of those itchy cable-knit Christmas sweaters that makes you look like Santa’s bag of presents, then try turning your “gift” into something you’ll actually display. Here’s a tutorial on how to turn your old sweaters, or some thrifty Goodwill finds, into trendy stockings for your mantle.
2. Glitter Snow Candles
One of the most magical aspects of the Christmas season (if you don’t live in Texas) is seeing your ordinary world coated in white, fluffy snow. But if you don’t live somewhere that is blessed with white flurries, then create your own winter wonderland with these fabulous and festive candles that will make any house glow with Christmas cheer.
3. Homemade Wreaths
Whether you want to decorate your front door or display your Christmas cards, wreaths are a holiday staple. You’d be surprised how easy it is to create something beautiful and “pin worthy.” One of the wreaths on this DIY post from woohome.com is created entirely out of peppermint candies, glue and ribbon. You probably have that at the bottom of your purse.
4. DIY Front Porch Trees
One of the most recognizable symbols of the holiday season is the Christmas tree. But not everyone has the funds to buy multiple evergreens to adorn their living room and front porch. So, if you’re craving more green and don’t want to spend much, then try these cute tomato cage Christmas trees from campclem.com.
5. Wood Transfer Ornaments
One of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions is taking each ornament out of its protective tissue paper it wore in the attic, and thinking and talking about when we made or received it and all of the memories associated with it. An ornament can be more than just a decoration seen from afar. It can be a memento from the precious holiday moments you’ve made in the past.
Here’s a tutorial from thehomesteady.com that shows you how to create timeless ornaments by transferring photo images to slices of wood. Not only are they beautiful, but they are easy to make and can even be a great gift for friends and family.