25 Amazing DIY Christmas Decor Ideas on a Budget

Every year around Christmas I feel pressed for time and trying not to break the family budget? Is that familiar to you?

Well, there are many things you can’t avoid spending upon (such as presents for the kids), however, you can easily find some DIY craft ideas for inexpensive festive decoration that will turn your home into a magical place.

Best Christmas Decor On A Budget. Instead of buying expensive Christmas decorations and ornaments, create your own. These DIY Christmas decorations on a budget are the perfect choice. #decorhomeideas
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Still, don’t believe me? Let me help you skip all the expensive store-bought decorations with the help of these 25 easy Christmas decorating ideas on a budget.  😉 

1. Handprint Snowman Ornaments

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I’ll start with these beautiful handprinted festive tree ornaments – one of the best from all the decorating a Christmas tree ideas on a budget!

All you need is a bunch of old one-colored shimmering tree balls, some acrylic paints, and a brush. Easy and budget-friendly!  😉

DIY Project Details: BugabooAvenue

2. Handmade Flameless Fire Pit

DIY Flameless Fire Pit #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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Here is something that will surely give your home an additional warmth and coziness.

This DIY frameless fire pit is made of dry tree branches wrapped in aluminum foil and some Christmas string lights. It’s a time-saving, eye-catching, and most importantly – low-priced project.

DIY Project Details: blog.freepeople.com

3. Cute DIY Elf Family

Aarikka Inspired Jingle Bell Elves #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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Speaking of great Christmas ideas on a budget, this adorable elf family displayed on the mantel will surely turn into the centerpiece of the living room space.

All you need for each of these cheap and kid-friendly DIY elves is craft paint, jingle bell, one felt triangle, two wood beads (one larger for the body and one smaller for the head).

DIY Project Details: nalleshouse.com

4. Toilet Rolls Wall Christmas Tree

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This DIY Homemade Christmas tree made of simple toilet paper rolls is something that everyone should include in their list of ‘Christmas on a budget’ ideas!  😉

Thanks to the shimmering ornaments it doesn’t look cheap and boring.

DIY Project Details: Christmas Tree

5.  Botanical DIY Christmas Tree Ornament
Botanical Christmas Tree Ornaments #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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Pressed by the time? Can you believe that this project will take less than 5 minutes? All you need to do is adding some greens to a crystal ornament and arranging with tweezers if necessary.

It’s not just budget-friendly but also time-saving!

DIY Project Details: thecraftedlife.com

6. DIY Bottle Cap Tree Ornament

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The bottle caps can be used in many interesting DIY projects… such as this one here!  😉

These cute reindeer bottle cap ornaments will make everyone smile. Why do you need to spend tons of money on a couple of store-bought ornaments then?

DIY Project Details: makegreat.wordpress.com

7. Paper Ball Christmas Tree Ornaments

DIY Paper Ball Ornaments #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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These cute handmade paper ball ornaments are made from strips of scrapbook paper that are formed into spheres.

I love the fact they are one of those Christmas decoration ideas on a budget that can be easily adapted to any style of festive decor depending on the paper you choose.

DIY Project Details: nalleshouse.com

8. Handmade Thumbtack Christmas Tree Ornaments

DIY Thumbtack Ornament #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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These DIY thumbtack festive ornaments are so easy to make and also inexpensive.

They will definitely bring an additional glitz to your Christmas decoration. Plus, they will catch the eye of all your guests.  😉

DIY Project Details: sarahhearts.com

9. Stunning Mason Jars Spheres

DIY Underwater Festive Forest #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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I found this beautiful project, called DIY Underwater Forest, in the Make + Haus blog.

All you need to re-create it is a couple of mason jars, plastic/coated ornaments, or faux flowers and garland, primitive glitter or snow confetti, hot glue, liquid glycerin, and distilled water.

That’s one of the coolest and most romantic Christmas gift ideas for the family on a budget.

DIY Project Details: make-haus.com

10. DIY Crystal Ornaments

Easy Gem Icicle Ornaments #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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What do you think about the decorating a Christmas tree ideas on a budget with faux crystals?

You can simply hang them inside your festive tree to reflect the string lights? The result – magical!

DIY Project Details: madincrafts.com

11. Reclaimed Wooden Pallet Christmas Tree

Easy Upcycled Pallet Christmas Tree #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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Do you like the unsophisticated rustic ‘Christmas on a budget’ ideas? If so, then this upcycled pallet festive tree is right for you!

It’s easy to make, makes a charming addition to any Christmas decor and saves you lots of money.

DIY Project Details: thepinningmama.com

12. Egg Box Amaryllis Ornament

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These appealing DIY amaryllis ornaments made of egg cartons are eye-catching, recycled, budget-friendly and have the right amount of bling.

Speaking of great Christmas ideas on a budget, what else could you ask for?  😎

DIY Project Details: whatsurhomestory.com

13. Magical Birch Stump Christmas Centerpiece

Glamorous Birch Centerpiece #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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This glamorous DIY Christmas centerpiece combines everything I’m looking for – rustic vibe, glitz, crystal elements, and lots of candles.

Plus the difference in the height of the birch stumps gives an additional texture to this setting.

It is one of my top 3 favorite Christmas decoration ideas on a budget!  😉

DIY Project Details: thesweetescape.ca

14. Star Wire Christmas Tree Ornaments

Handmade Star Wire Ornament #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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Following my collection of ‘Christmas decorating on a budget’ ideas, these wire stars might not be exactly the easiest DIY project to make but if you find the right amount of free time and enthusiasm, you will end up with some appealing ornaments.

DIY Project Details: alyssaandcarla.com

15. DIY Iced Branches

How to make Iced Branches #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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Who said you can’t find some Christmas decorating ideas on a budget which are offering the right amount of glitz to your home.

These budget-friendly iced branches, for instance, are so whimsical that they will hold your guests’ attention.

DIY Project Details: makethemwonderblog.blogspot.com

16. Leafy Jingle Bell Ornament

Leaf and Jingle Bell Ornaments #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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If someone comes and gives me a jingle bell and asks me to come up with an ornament, this is what I would make.

It is so simple and yet so attractive. Moreover, it combines the most Christmas-y colors.

DIY Project Details: ahomefordesign.com

17. Hanging Wooden Stars

Make a Scandinavian Star Decoration with Twigs #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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I love these DIY organic, unpretentious hanging starts. They bring a strong rustic vibe to every home.

All you need for this budget-friendly project is some tree branches, hot glue, pliers, straw yarn and scissors (and let’s not forget the creativity!)

DIY Project Details: spalvotasdryzuotas.blogspot.bg

18. Cute Tiny Origami Santa

Make Origami Santas for Gift Tags and Ornaments #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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If you like the delicate type of Christmas decorations, this tiny origami Santas (each of them folded from two 1 1/2 inch squares of red paper) could be a cute addition to your Christmas cards and gift tags.

Trust me, they would make everyone smile!

DIY Project Details: howaboutorange.blogspot.com

19. DIY Metallic Paper Ball Ornaments

Metallic Paper Ball Ornaments #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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Haven’t picked up any Christmas on budget ideas yet?

Don’t worry! As shimmering and complicated as these budget-friendly DIY metallic balls may look, I promise you that they are very easy to make.

DIY Project Details: liagriffith.com

20. Fun Scrabble Tiles Ornaments

Scrabble Tile Ornament #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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These cute and fun ornamentations, made of scrabble tiles, is a quick-and-easy gift you can pull off in less than an hour.

It’s also an inexpensive festive decor for your Christmas tree that can be easily personalized.

DIY Project Details: oopseydaisyblog.com

21. Sequin Sparkles Christmas Tree Ornament

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While these DIY sparkling Christmas tree ornaments are quite time-consuming to make, they are such pretty holiday decor.

Moreover, they surely fall into the category of Christmas decorating ideas on a budget.  😉

DIY Project Details: caughtonawhim.com

22. DIY Snowy Pinecone Candleholders

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These romantic snowy luminaries made of Mason Jars, snow texture paint, and some pinecones collected from the nearest forest, will bring an additional warmth to your holiday home.

The dried orange or lemon slices would be a good alternative to the pinecones.  😉

DIY Project Details: craftsbyamanda.com

23. Large Paperboard Pinecones

Turn Corrugated Pinecones into Beautiful Pine Cones #Christmas #Christmasdecor #budget #diy #decorhomeideas
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I want to wrap my collection of ‘Christmas on a budget’ ideas with these handmade budget-friendly pinecones.

They will be ideal not just as a Christmas tree decor but to be displayed in the hallway as well.

DIY Project Details: craftsncoffee.com

24. Family Memories Christmas Wreath

DIY Christmas Wreath Family Memories #Christmas #wreath #diy #decorhomeideas
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We all have ornaments made by our kids or gifted to us in the past years that we don’t like to throw away but still keep in our Christmas box.

So this is a cute idea – put them on a Family Memories Christmas Wreath. While it could turn quite messy it’s also a great conversation starter.

25. Kitchen Cupboards

Kitchen Cupboards Christmas Decoration With Tartan Plaid Ribbon. Quick and Easy #Christmas #cupboards #diy #decorhomeideas
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Using a tartan plaid or buffalo plaid ribbon could make your kitchen cupboards ready for the holidays. It’s a cute and easy idea for quick decoration.

26. Scrap Wood Christmas Gift Decor

Scrap Wood Christmas Gift Decor #decorhomeideas
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So, these are my 25 Christmas decoration ideas in a tight budget I was dying to show you. Hope you found what you were looking for! 😉

You can give a bit of innovation to any idea and make it look astonishing and unique. Cheers! 

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