Sunday, December 11, 2016

8 EASY AFFORDABLE DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Hello all,

We all love to decorate for Christmas, making everything look so festive. But sometimes that can add up and get expensive. There's nothing like awesome easy affordable  DIY Christmas decorations to save money, and to make everything look amazing. Here are a few awesome ones I found to share! Enjoy:

1.Christmas decoration advent calendar (Woman's Day)  - You can decorate your tree one day at a time with this adorable Christmas advent calendar. To make you cover a  21 x 24 foam board in fabric and glue the back with hot glue. You can then hang store bought manila tags in rows with straight pins and add your own ornaments. To mark each date, you just punch holes in wood craft circles, and stamp with numbers and hang each number above an ornament. Beautiful!



8 Easy affordable DIY Christmas decorations - Christmas advent calendar



2. Gift bow wreath (Woman's Day) - To make this you simply  attach a loop of floral wire around a 16 inch styrofoam wreath form. Then using a hot glue gun, glue festive looking bows to the front and sides.



8 Easy Affordable DIY Christmas decorations - gift bow wreath



3. Wood pallet tree (Country living) - This one is so simple and cheap, you can get free pallets anywhere. Get a wooden shipping pallet. Then with green paint, paint on a tree. using a hot glue gun,  glue on pom poms as ornaments.


8 easy affordable DIY Christmas decorations - wood pallet tree



4. Frame ornaments (Country living) -  So simple yet so pretty. Tuck pretty wrapping paper pieces inside small nickel frames for beautiful ornaments. Hang from your tree.



8 Easy Affordable DIY Christmas decorations - frame ornaments


5. Mini forest (Better Homes and Gardens) - Use a circle punch or or scissors to cut green cardstock into various size circles. Then  accordion fold the paper to look like swagging evergreen boughs. Stack the folded rings and attach to wooden dowels to create a forest of fir trees. Group them together for a festive look. 



8 Easy Affordable DIY Christmas Decorations - mini forest



6. Yarn and button yarn topiaries (Better Homes and Gardens) -  This one is good for the kids. Using a hot glue gun, secure the end of a ball of yarn to the bottom of a foam cone with glue. Continue to wrap the whole cone tightly in yarn. Cut off the end when you have reached the top and secure with hot glue. Attach a large pompom with hot glue to the top, and a variety of different sized buttons  all over the tree. 


8 Easy Affordable DIY Christmas Decorations - yarn topiaries 




7.  Candy cane vase (Reader's Digest) - to make this simply clean an empty can. With a hot glue gun, glue candy canes all around the can. The tie with a red ribbon. looks beautiful holding poinsettias!



8 Easy Affordable DIY Christmas Decorations - candy cane vase



8. Giant Christmas ornaments (Hallmark) - Take a clean empty deli container and make holes on each side. Insert wire or coat hanger wire inside through the holes and bend to make a loop outside. Spray paint grey. Glue the deli container to a large plastic ball and let dry 24 hours. Looks awesome!



8 Easy Affordable Christmas Decorations - giant Christmas ornaments







28 comments:

  1. I have to admit that I am not very crafty, but all of these ideas are super cute. I might try one of them :)

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  2. Any of these would be great I like the wreath and advent calendar

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    1. I love the idea of the advent calendar for little ones.

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  3. I am little too lazy to make my own things but I can imagine I would save tons of money if I did. Thanks for sharing these ideas.

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  4. I have always been a big fan of big ornaments! Love the wood pallet tree idea too!

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  5. I love the gift bow wreath and the candy cane vase! They look pretty easy to make. And who doesn't love a good DIY Christmas gift idea :)

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  6. These are all awesome ideas! That homemade advent calendar is so clever, I definitely want to make one.

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  7. What cute and affordable decorations! I love it when I can easily replicate the decorations with my children. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  8. Oh I absolutely love the bow wreath and yes that would be affordable because I've seen the bows in bags at the dollar store!

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  9. Oh My Gosh! Those giant Christmas ornaments are so cute! I totally need to try this out!

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    1. They look awesome hanging from your house!

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  10. Those ideas are so cute, but those giant ornaments are my favorite! Thanks for the ideas ;)

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  11. I love all of the DIY Christmas decoration ideas but I have to say my favorite is probably the bow wreath. Such a great idea!

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  12. These are some really neat DIY affordable Christmas decorations. I love the giant Christmas ball ornaments. Thanks for sharing the ideas.

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  13. i really wish i was better with diys my mom and my brother are amazing when i comes to things like this

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  14. These are all greet ideas. I really like the forest idea. I would love to try that one someday.

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  15. Those are all so awesome and very pretty! I love that bow wreath the best.

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  16. So many festive Christmas decoration ideas! I really like the gift bow wreath, I think we might create something like that with my daugter. Those yarn topiaries are super cute too!

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  17. These Christmas decorations look so adorable.. I haven't decorated my house, bought only 1 wreath :(

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