DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas: Decorate for the Holidays on a Budget

| December 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Christmas Decorations Christmas is around the corner and decorating the house is high on the list. Worried that it would eat into your budget and dip into your savings? Don’t be. Here are some fun and easy DIY Christmas decorating ideas to brighten up your home without busting your budget.

Use Appliqué and Stencils  for a Festive Touch

If you are the sewing and crafting sorts, you can easily add touches of festive décor to your home by simply appliquéing and stenciling on Christmas patterns, such as holly leaves, snowflakes or even, words such as “JOY” or “PEACE”. Another great idea is to stencil handprints of the kids and then, let them paint them in. You could then, easily appliqué them onto cushions and towels.

Make Your Own Wreaths

You’d be surprised at how easy and effortless it is to make a Christmas wreath that looks absolutely stunning. You can use pinecones, yarn balls and even, fruit to make a lovely wreath for your front door. This post has some awesome designs and wreath inspiration for you to get started with.

Use Nature to Decorate

One of the easiest ways to add festive décor is to bring in Nature. Use flowers, leaves and shrubs to add color to corners and centerpieces. You can even press flowers, dry them, stick them on card paper and make banners to hang decoratively. However, the best way is to fill vases, bowls and glasses with the colors of your garden and let them add festive color instantly and for free.

Resources for Making Your Own Christmas Decorations

Excited to start with DIY décor for your Christmas but don’t know where to start. While you can definitely rely on your own artistic skills and imagination, sometimes you do need a bit of inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Here are some great books that are chockfull of ideas for DIY Christmas decorations:

Have Yourself Very Vintage Christmas by Susan Waggoner

Country Living Merry and Bright by The Editors of Country Living

55 Christmas Balls to Knit by Arne and Carlos

The Farm Chicks Christmas: Merry Ideas for the Holidays by Serena Thompson

Celebrating Christmas on a budget can be fun and enjoyable. In fact, by going the DIY route, you can involve the whole family and make decorating a tradition that everyone would look forward to for years to come.

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Prerna Malik is a freelance writer and work-at-home mom who believes in green living, frugal fun and positive parenting. You can find out more about her at The Mom Writes.

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