There’s nothing like decorating to get you into the holiday spirit. And, best of all, festive home decor doesn’t need to cost a fortune! These DIY decorating ideas are easy, budget-friendly, and will ensure you have the most uniquely decorated home on the block.
1. Cinnamon Stick Candle Pillars
If you want something simple that doesn’t require a lot of crafting supplies or effort, these cinnamon stick pillars are perfect. Not only does it look beautiful, it will also make your home smell amazing! All you need to do is glue cinnamon sticks to a pillar candle and place on a dish. You can also add a bit of twine for an extra touch of rustic charm.
2. Spray-Painted Wreath
If you’re looking for an easy and versatile decor idea, spray-painted wreaths are a must! All you need to do is spray-paint a store-bought wreath of dried branches with a frosty colour. You can hang the wreath on a door or wall as-is, or you can dress it up with lights, ribbon, greenery or other ornaments.
3. Flameless Fire Pit
Want something that’s sure to impress guests? This DIY flameless fire pit doesn’t require much time or supplies to transform your home into a cozy winter wonderland. All you need is lace strips, tree branches, aluminum foil, fabric stiffener, string lights, rocks, and a paintbrush – most of which you probably have in your home or backyard!
4. Snowy Pinecone Luminaries
Bring a bit of winter into your home – without the cold. These pinecone luminaries are a fun way to accent your holiday table or fireplace mantel and don’t require much time or skill to create.
5. Decorate with Christmas Tree Lights
Sure, you can add Christmas lights to your tree and the exterior of your home, but why stop there? Strands of lights are an affordable piece of decor that offer endless ways to spruce up your home for the holidays. Not sure where to start? No problem! Check out these 31 ideas to decorate with Christmas lights.
6. DIY Wooden Houses Advent Calendar
Get ready for December with a homemade advent calendar to count down the days until Santa arrives. This charming advent calendar is the perfect way to decorate your mantel for the season with limitless personalization options. You can print the template here for a complete set of instructions.
7. Garland Entry
Your entryway is the first place to start for impressive holiday decor. If you’re hosting the family gathering this year, give your home that wow factor with a stunning garland entryway that includes pinecones, and glistening ornaments through your stairway and front foyer.
8. Rosemary Trees
Rosemary trees make your home smell wonderful and they can be planted in your garden once the holiday season is over. You can usually buy potted rosemary topiaries shaped into small Christmas trees then use them as aromatic tabletop decor. You can even dress up your topiary with tiny ornaments and trim clippings for meals.
9. Himmeli Ornaments
Himmelis are traditional Finnish Christmas decorations that resemble prisms. You can make your own geometric Himmeli ornaments out of brass, wood, or rubber tubing and wire for the holidays or decor year-round. These instructions show you how to make brass Himmeli hangers, but you can come up with your own geometric shapes using the same steps.
When you decorate for the holidays, you can let your imagination run free and get as creative as you want, or keep things tasteful and simple. Hopefully, these ideas have inspired you to deck the halls (and tables and mantels and stairways…) and bring some holiday cheer into your home this year!
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