DIY Christmas Decor that's cheap and easy

15 Easy DIY Ways To Decorate Your Home For Christmas

Dish it to your friends!

Decorations don’t have to be complicated to be beautiful.

We’re sharing our favorite easy Christmas decoration tips, tricks, and hacks that we use to decorate our home year after year.

They work for EVERY budget, style, and space, and most of them utilize items you may already have around the house.

Use these ideas to repurpose random leftover Christmas supplies like gift wrap, candy, wine corks, or pine cones.

A lot of these are even fun crafts or DIY gifts you can make with family.

Whether you’re throwing an epic Christmas party or wedding, hosting a fun old fashioned family Christmas, or enjoying a quiet holiday in your small apartment–if you’ve taken on the task of decorating this year–we have you covered.

You’re guaranteed to find atleast one idea you can use and keep checking back because we update it every year!

The decorations are organized into the sections below:

1. Wrap Your Doors

2.Garland Or Tinsel On Doors, Windows, Entry Ways, Banisters, and Mantels

3. Hanging Garland for Ceiling, Walls, Windows, and Mantles

4. Fill Your Containers With Christmas

5. Candles

6. DIY Snowflakes

7. Pinecone Decorations

8. Candy Cane Decorations

9. Cone Decorations

10. Wooden Indoor or Outdoor Decor

11. Claypot Christmas Decor

12. Christmas Branches

13. Vases And Jars

14. DIY Wall Hanging Christmas Tree Ideas

15. Christmas Wreath Ideas

16. Christmas Stockings

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Cheap and easy DIY Christmas decoration ideas for the home, office, or apartment.

1. Wrap Your Doors 

Our college used to do this every Christmas and we have been doing it ever since!

Wrap your doors for an easy DIY Christmas Decor idea
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You can use wrapping paper, construction paper, or ribbon to decorate your doors.

Easy DIY Christmas Decorations, Gift Wrap Door
We did this using leftover scraps of wrapping paper

This works for ALL doors including cabinets and even the fridge.

Easy DIY Chrostmas Decor Snowman Fridge
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Make a cute design like a snow man, wrap your whole door or put a piece of wrapping paper on just the top half of the door, top it off with a bow or ribbon.

Door Bow Easy DIY Christmas Decorations
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You can also just tie it up with a bow. It’s also great for schools since it’s super easy and uses supplies that you already have.

Easy DIY Snowman Door Decoration
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Gift Wrap Stairs for an Easy DIY Christmas Decoration
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Wrapping paper can also look great on the face of tiled or wood stairs, just cut the pieces to fit and attach them with double stick tape.

2. Garland Or Tinsel On Doors, Windows, Entry Ways, Banisters, and Mantels 

You can really get creative with this. Use store bought garland or tinsel, or make your own.  Add lights and bows or ornaments to make it really festive.

Easy Christmas Decoration Ideas Garland Doors
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We always hang garland above our doors and windows. From the drop ceiling going into the dining room, we hang tinsel with lights and ornaments.

Garland Above Entryways / Easy DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas
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Don’t forget your kitchen cupboards! Line the tops of cupboards with garland and or lights.

DIY Garland Christmas Decoration Idea for your kitchen. Perfect for the home, apartment, or small space.
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Garland and tinsel work really well above mantels and on stair banisters.

Easy Ways To Decorate Your Home For Christmas Garland Banister
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Try different drapes and designs with ornaments, lights and garland on staircases.

Easy DIY Christmas Decor ideas for your table, mantle and wall using garland and candles. Elegant, farmhouse Christmas budget decor ideas for the home, party, or wedding.
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Add a wreath to the wall of a garland covered mantle for an added touch.

Easy DIY Christmas Decor ideas for your door, table, mantle and wall using garland and candles. Elegant Christmas budget decor ideas for the home, party, or wedding.
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Hang garland and ornaments in just one corner of your doorway for an elegant look.

Easy DIY Christmas Decor for Outdoor Lights
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Use this cheap and easy trick for hanging garland from wall lights.

Cardboard Gingerbread House Garland

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Make super easy cardboard Gingerbread house garland from your amazon boxes.

Easy DIY Ornament Garland/Christmas Decoration Ideas
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If you have leftover Christmas tree ornaments string them on some ribbon for your very own diy garland!

Easy DIY Christmas Garland idea on mantle or staircase using silver ornaments and string or ribbon. Elegant, budget home decor.
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String them single file for a simpler look or load them up on the ribbon for a posh look. This looks gorgeous indoors and out!

Easy DIY Christmas Garland made of ball ornaments and ribbon. Great to use garland on mantle, on staircase, and doorways. Great holiday decor idea.
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Having a party? Grab some green solo cups and balloons for faux light garland. Add glitter to the balloons or glows sticks inside for an added touch.

Easy DIY Balloon Christmas Garland
Roll the cups and balloons in glitter to add some sparkle. Picture Via Pinterest, A tutorial is at LivingLocurto.com

DIY Wood Slice Christmas Garland

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DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check and Burlap Christmas Garland

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We found the pic above on Pinterest for purchase through etsy but you can certainly recreate it yourself.

Tie strands of fabric around a string for a beautifully festive Tassel Christmas garland. Buffalo Check and burlap are farmhouse staple fabrics.

Rustic DIY Christmas Burlap Garland Christmas Decor
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Do the same thing with lights. Tie scraps of burlap around string lights.

DIY Burlap Christmas Garland for mantle

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Easy DIY Dollar Store Christmas Decor for livingroom
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Use Dollar Store items to decorate the banister, tie snowflakes and ornaments to the banister with fishing wire.

3. Hanging Garland for Ceiling, Walls, Windows and Mantles

Easy DIY Pom Pom Garland. How to make using invisible thread and cotton balls. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration idea for your ceiling, window, or wall. Great Budget decor for the home, wedding or party..
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Thread different sized pom poms or cotton balls on fishing wire or clear string for an indoor snow flurry garland! This would make a great Christmas party, wedding decoration, or window decor.

Easy DIY hanging window ornaments using ribbon. Elegant Christmas decoration idea for mantle, window, ceiling, or wall. Great budget decor idea for the home, winter wedding, or Christmas party.
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Transform windows, hallways, doorways, mantels, or even walls with hanging ornaments.

Easy DIY Christmas Hanging Ball ornament decoration using ribbon. A great idea for the mantle, window, ceiling, banister, or wall. Elegant budget decor for the home, party, or wedding.
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Use ribbon or string and even clear fishing wire! Don’t be afraid to use different sizes and shapes.

DIY Candy Cane Window Garland

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Make hanging candy canes for your window using festive colored ribbon.

Easy DIY hanging window ornaments using ribbon and garland. Elegant Christmas decoration idea for mantle, window, ceiling, or wall. Great budget decor idea for the home, winter wedding, or Christmas party.
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For a glam look you can even use beads for hanging garland! TIP: Use Styrofoam balls coated in glue and rolled in glitter for larger sized ornaments.

Do the same to mantels and chandeliers for a dazzling centerpiece.

Easy DIY hanging mantel ornaments using ribbon and garland. Elegant Christmas decoration idea for mantle, window, ceiling, or wall. Great budget decor idea for the home, winter wedding, or Christmas party. Dollar store.
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Easy DIY hanging ornament chandelier Christmas decor idea using dollar store ornaments and ribbon. Elegant Christmas decoration idea for mantle, window, ceiling, or wall. Great budget decor idea for the home, winter wedding, or Christmas party.
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Easy DIY chandelier Christmas decor idea using dollar store ornaments. Elegant Christmas decoration idea for mantle, window, ceiling, or wall. Great budget decor idea for the home, winter wedding, centerpiece, or Christmas party.
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If you don’t have string, just hang ornaments directly on the chandelier with hooks for a winter wedding worthy look.

Easy DIY Glamour Christmas Chandelier Ideas for Your Home Decoration. Elegant Christmas decoration idea for mantle, window, ceiling, or wall. Great budget decor idea for the home, winter wedding, or Christmas party.
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Hang garland, snowflakes, and ornaments from your Chandelier for easy festive ceiling decor that doubles as a centerpiece.

Easy DIY hanging ornament chandelier Christmas decor idea using dollar store ornaments and ribbon. Elegant Christmas decoration idea for mantle, window, ceiling, or wall. Great budget decor idea for the home, winter wedding, or Christmas party.
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For more glamour hang DIY or dollar store snowflakes off of chandeliers. This can double as a centerpiece over your table.

Easy DIY hanging snowflake chandelier winter decor idea using dollar store snowflakes and ribbon. Elegant Christmas decoration idea for mantle, window, ceiling, or wall. Great budget decor idea for the home, winter wedding, or Christmas party.
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You can also glue or tie string or clear thread to dollar store snowflakes to make hanging snowflake garland!

Easy DIY Snowflake garland. Simple yet beautiful dollar store craft idea anyone can make, even kids.
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Thread them with pearls or forego the string altogether and glue or tie them to eachother.

Easy DIY Dollar Store Snowflake garland. Simple yet beautiful dollar store craft idea anyone can make, even kids.
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Don’t forget the banister!

Easy DIY Hanging Ornament Decorations using ribbon. Perfect Christmas decorating idea for the bannister, ceiling, mantle, and wall. Elegant home decor, party decor or winter wedding idea on a budget.
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Use festive string, ribbon or even burlap!

Easy DIY hanging mantel ornaments using burlap. Elegant Christmas decoration idea for mantle, window, ceiling, or wall. Great budget decor idea for the home, winter wedding, or Christmas party. Dollar store.
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Hang garland from a Dollar Store picture frame. Coat everything including the string in glitter for a opulent look.

4. Fill Your Containers With Christmas

Grab a vase, basket, cake stand, plate, or even bucket and fill it with all things Christmas.

Easy DIY Christmas Decorations Ornaments on a Plate
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We do this with leftover Christmas odds and ends that we can’t find a place for.

White and silver ornaments on a 3 tier tray luxury DIY Christmas decor

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Transform a 3 tier serving tray into a luxurious display using metallic and glitter ornaments in the color of your choice.

Christmas Balls in Vase With Lights/ Easy DIY Christmas Decorations
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Have wedding centerpiece vases lying around? Fill them with ornaments and lights!

How to make: Easy DIY Christmas Decorations that cost nothing. Elegant Christmas or winter decoration, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Wedding #MantleDecorIdea
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You can use ornaments, pinecones, ribbon, candles, or create a Christmas scene using salt or fake snow as a base. 

How to make: Easy DIY Christmas Decorations that cost nothing. Elegant Christmas or winter decoration, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home or party. #Christmas #Wedding #MantleDecorIdea #NYE
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A black, silver, and gold filling could double as New Year’s Eve décor and hold those NYE party favors.

Christmas Vase/ Easy DIY Christmas Decorations
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Store your gift wrapping supplies like ribbons and bows and ornaments in apothecary jars.

Jars Filled With Christmas/ Easy DIY Christmas Decorations
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Anytime you need a bow, ribbon, or ornament just open up the jars and grab one. If you empty it early on you can always fill it up with other Christmas stuff.

Easy DIY Fish Bowl Snowman. Elegant Christmas Decoration idea for the mantle, table, wedding, party. Great budget decor.
Fishbowl Snowman Decor GET TUTORIAL HERE

Stack your vases or fill them with your favorite Christmas scene.

Christmas Glass Jar Scene Easy DIY Christmas Decorations
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Christmas tree centerpiece

Easy DIY Christmas canister. Elegant Christmas Decoration idea for the mantle, table, wedding, party. Great budget decor.
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Cardboard Gingerbread Houses

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Make easy and cheap realistic looking cardboard gingerbread houses to stand alone or put in your apothecary jars and canisters using white paint, a paint pen, or even white out.

Cardboard Gingerbread House Villiage

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Don’t stop at houses, you can make complete faux gingerbread villages from cardboard boxes just as easily.

Cardboard Gingerbread Villiage Votive

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Faux gingerbread villages can be used as votives with battery powered candles and Christmas lights that light them up from behind.

Gingerbread villiage centerpiece idea

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5. Candles

Bring out your cake stands and pedestals to fill with candles, pinecones, or anything else that puts you in the spirit.

Easy DIY Christmas Cake Stand Candle Decoration
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Roll mason jars in glue, epsom salt, and even glitter for EASY Snowy Mason jar Luminaries and votive candles.

DIY Snowy Mason Jar Christmas Decoration

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This super easy and popular craft is amazingly beautiful on a table.

Easy DIY Snowy votive

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Can you believe these were quickly made with dollar store votive glasses, glue, and Epsom salt?!

DIY Winter Candle Votives

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Here is just another easy yet beautiful variation of what you can do with glue and Epsom salt on glass. This centerpiece is channeling a Frozen theme.

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Do the same with twigs and any vases or votives you have lying around. Just trim the twigs to your desired length, glue on, and you have a beautiful rustic decoration.

DIY Glittery twig candle holders

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Have any paper cups lying around?! Coat twigs in Mod Modge (or elmers) glue, roll them in glitter, and glue them to the bottom of a paper cup. For the full tutorial click on the “TUTORIAL” link.

DIY Christmas Napkin Decopage Candle

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Have battery operated candles hanging around? Make them Christmas candles in MINUTES using paper Christmas napkins and glue!

DIY Christmas votive candles

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Here’s something to do with the left over ends of your candles or wax melts, make easy festive Christmas votives out of cookie cutters!

Turn your wine glasses into containers and candle holders for an instant holiday centerpiece or decoration that costs nothing. 

How to make: Easy DIY Christmas Decorations that cost nothing. Elegant Christmas or winter decoration, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Wedding #MantleDecorIdea
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This is what you do to your spare ornaments. 

How to make: Easy DIY Christmas Decorations that cost nothing. Elegant Christmas or winter decoration, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great dollar store decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Wedding #MantleDecorIdea
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Glue together dollar store candlesticks and glass bowls for beautiful votives and centerpieces you can use year round.

How to make: Easy DIY Christmas Decorations that cost nothing. Elegant Christmas or winter decoration, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Wedding #MantleDecorIdea
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6. DIY Snowflakes

Snowflake decorations are great because once Christmas is over, you can keep them up all winter long.

Easy DIY Dollar Store Snowflake garland. Simple yet beautiful dollar store craft idea anyone can make, even kids.
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You can buy them at the dollar store or make them yourself to suit any style from farm house to glam easily.

Easy DIY Snowflake Popsicle Stick Farmhouse Christmas Decoration for kids to make
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There are several ways you can make snowflakes yourself. One easy way is to glue together popsicle sticks in the shape of a snowflake.

Easy DIY Glittering Popsicle Snowflake Ornament. Simple yet beautiful dollar store craft gift idea anyone can make, even kids,
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They can be painted, glazed, or glittered out.  Even kids can help!

Easy DIY Popsicle Snowflake Christmas Ornament or Winter decoration. Simple yet beautiful dollar store craft gift idea anyone can make, even kids,
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Make them as simple or intricate as you want and small or large. 

Easy DIY Snowflake Christmas Decoration Craft

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Another way to DIY snowflakes is to cut them out of cardstock and paint, sprinkle with glitter, or decorate it with anything you’d like. 

Easy DIY Snowflakes and garland. Simple yet beautiful dollar store craft idea anyone can make, even kids.
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Probably one of our favorite methods is the hot glue gun method. All you need is wax or parchment paper, a printed out snowflake design, and hot glue.  

Place the parchment paper over the snowflake design and trace it with hot glue. Once dry peel them off and place on the window or glue to string to make hanging snowflake garland.

Easy DIY glitter Snowflakes and garland. Simple yet beautiful dollar store craft idea anyone can make, even kids.
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You can make them sparkle by painting them with Mod Podge and sprinkling with glitter.

TIP: You can also use puff paint or elmer’s glue. However the elmer’s glue method works best on smaller snowflakes. ALSO try using the new glow in the dark elmer’s glue for glowing night time snowflake ornaments on your tree!

Easy DIY Snowflakes and garland made out of pipe cleaners. Simple yet beautiful dollar store craft idea anyone can make, even kids for a party, wedding, or gift.
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The least messy DIY method for making snowflakes is the pipecleaner method. Just cut pipe cleaner and twist into a snowflake design. Add a little rhinestone in the center for sparkle.

This method is great for kids!

Easy DIY Popsicle Stick Snowflake Christmas Decoration Craft
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Whatever method you choose, snowflakes also look great hanging from a door…

Easy DIY Dollar Store Snowflake door hanging. Simple yet beautiful dollar store craft idea anyone can make, even kids. For weddings, or a party.
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Easy DIY Snowflake wreath. Simple yet beautiful dollar store Christmas craft idea anyone can make, even kids for a party, wedding, or gift.
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hanging from windows…

Easy DIY glitter Snowflakes and garland. Simple yet beautiful dollar store craft idea anyone can make, even kids for a party, or wedding.
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or even under your plate!

Easy DIY glitter Snowflake charger plate table setting. Simple yet beautiful dollar store Christmas craft idea anyone can make, even kids for a party, wedding, or gift.
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DIY Popsicle Stick Snowflake Picture Frame Christmas Decoration Craft
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You can even put wrapping paper or pictures on it and make a nice keep sake.

DIY Snowflake Window Clings Easy Christmas Decorations
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These window clings are a great way to dress up your windows from the inside. The tutorial is for snowflakes but you can do stars, a snowman, or just about any pattern you want. Sprinkle them with glitter or even paint them with nail polish.

These would also make cute ornaments as well. All you need is a hot glue gun and parchment paper.

TIP: If you want to make it more sturdy then after the hot glue dries, peel the snowflake off the parchment, and add a layer of Mod Podge before decorating.

7. Pinecone Decorations

Pinecones are readily available no matter where you live and you can do so many beautiful things with them. Here are the best ways to decorate using these adorable little Christmas staples. 

Easy DIY Pincone Christmas Tree Flower Pot Craft
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Even one little pinecone can make an adorable Christmas tree. If you have a bunch of pinecones you can also easily make a larger tree.

Easy DIY Pinecone Christmas Trees Craft
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When we were little we used to go on walks with our mom and collect pinecones then we’d take them home to decorate.

DIY Pinecone Christmas trees with wood branch base

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Pinecones on their own can make adorable stand up tabletop trees. If you want to make them fancier use a hot glue gun to glue wine bottle corks, or wooden slabs from tree branches to the base.

Easy DIY Pinecone Christmas tree Decoration
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Make larger trees like the one above using a large clay pot or planter and a simple cone made out of card stock. Paint and decorate pinecone trees to your liking.

How to make: Easy DIY Christmas Decorations using pinecones. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration, DIY gift, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Wedding #Pinecones #ChristmasTreeIdeas
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They’re great for

  • Offices,
  • Bathrooms
  • Centerpieces
  • Mantles, or even on the porch
Easy DIY Pinecone Christmas trees Craft
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Easy DIY Christmas Decorations Pine cone lighted Vase
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  • Roll pinecones in glitter
  • Spray paint them silver or gold
  • string them in a garland
  • turn them into trees
  • make them scented and put them in a basket or vase with Christmas lights
How to make: Easy DIY Christmas Decorations using pinecones. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Wedding #Pinecones #White
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…the possibilities are endless.

How to make: Easy DIY Christmas Decorations that cost nothing. Elegant Christmas or winter decoration, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Wedding #MantleDecorIdea
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Trap a pinecone in your Champagne glasses and top with a votive for a wedding worthy centerpiece.

Easy DIY Glitter Branch Christmas Decor idea and craft
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Add a branch covered in glue and glitter and you can make a beautiful centerpiece for your table or mantel.

Easy DIY Pine Cone Christmas Decor Idea
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Easy DIY Christmas Decor Ideas/ Pinecone Garland Craft
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Before making any of the items above you can scent them so they double as air freshener!

DIY Scented Pinecones/ Easy Christmas Decor Ideas
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8. Candy Cane Decorations

Easy DIY Candy Cane Christmas Decoration Crafts
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Seldom do most people eat all the candy canes they’re given, so why not make some eye candy out of them? From vases to place cards to candlesticks, there’s a plethora of easy, classy decorations you can make. Check out this nice little list:

Easy DIY Candy Cane Christmas Decor Craft Ideas
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9. Cone Decorations

Easy DIY Glitter Christmas Cone Tree Decoration Crafts
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Cone decorations are super easy yet super classy and you can put just about anything on them.

Just take poster board or even construction paper, roll it in a cone, brush it with glue and decorate it with glitter, beads, rhinestones, or anything else your heart desires.

Easy DIY Christmas Cone Tree Decoration Craft Tutorial
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For longer lasting ones, use the tutorial above that involves spray sealant.

Easy DIY Elegant Silver and Gold Metallic Christmas Cone Decoration Ideas. Perfect for the mantle, the table, or as a tree alternative. Budget friendly decorating for the home, a party or winter wedding.
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This could easily be used at a wedding too.

Easy DIY Christmas Decor Ideas Santa Cone Hat Craft
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For a more colorful look turn them into Santa!

Easy DIY Cone Santa rinestone Christmas Decoration idea. Perfect for the mantle or on the table. Elegant, budget decor idea for the home.
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Easy DIY Christmas Sequin Cone Tree. Perfect for the mantle, or table, or even bathroom. Easy, elegant Christmas Decor idea for the home on a budget.
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Make your own Christmas tree easily with cones and garland!

Easy DIY String Christmas Tree

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Whether you use a styrofoam form or cardstock cone, you can easily make this dollar store string Christmas tree in all sizesz and colors.

Easy DIY String Snowman Christmas Decor Idea
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This isn’t a tree but while we’re talking about string and yarn make this easy string snowman.

Easy DIY Christmas Garland Mini Tree. Perfect tree alternative or for the mantle or table. Great elegant budget decor idea for the home.
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Use some rolled up cardstock, garland, and a glue gun. Top it off with ornaments!

Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Tree Alternative. Perfect for the mantle, table, or as a tree alternative. Easy and elegant Budget decor idea for the home. All items are at the dollar store.
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You can also use styrofoam and ornaments for an easy holiday tree.

Easy DIY Christmas Garland and Tree alternative. Perfect for the mantle, table, front door, or as a Christmas tree alternative. Elegant budget home decor idea.
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Combine ornaments, garland, and lights for a realistic tree decoration that lights up!

10. Wooden Indoor or Outdoor Decorations

How to make: Easy DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations using logs and branches. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration for indoors or out doors. Great Budget decor ideas for the home.
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Steal a couple of logs from your fireplace stash to make this cheap and easy indoor and outdoor Log Deer rustic decoration. You can make a Rudolph version or pick your favorite of Santa’s Reindeer.

Kids will LOVE this too!

How to make: Easy DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations using logs and branches. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration for indoors or out doors. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. Snowman design. #Christmas #Winter #Craft
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Don’t forget Frosty! These use a few items you already have lying around the house. You can paint on the face or use any kind of items you want, get creative!

How to make: Easy DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations using logs and branches. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration for indoors or out doors. Great Budget decor ideas for the home.
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What a great way to store extra fire wood, when you’re done using them you can burn them in your fireplace! 

How to make: Easy DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations using logs and branches. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration for indoors or out doors. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Wedding #Craft
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Simply stack logs or use glue and pegs!

Easy DIY Outdoor Wood Christmas Decor Wood Tree Snowman
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Wood Santa Claus Decoration

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Make this pack of Santas for your porch out of fallen branches and paint. You can DIY these or purchase them through the link.

11. Clay Pot Christmas Decor

Easy DIY Clay pot snow man Christmas decoration.
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Stack your clay pots and paint them.

How to make: Easy DIY Clay Pot Snowman Christmas Decorations using claypots. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration for indoors or out doors. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Craft
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Here is yet another version of a clay pot snowman.

How to make: Easy DIY Snowman Candy Jar Christmas Decorations using claypots and saucers. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration, gift, and craft. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #DIYGift #Craft
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If you have a fishbowl vase, add some clay pots and saucers to make the perfect candy jar that would make a great gift!

How to make: Easy DIY Candy Or Gift Jar Christmas Decorations using Claypots and vases. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration, DIY gift, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Wedding #DIYGifts
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You can use clay or terra cotta pots to make Christmas trees of all sizes.

How to make: Easy DIY Christmas Decorations using Claypots. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration, DIY gift, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #ChristmasTreeIdeas #Christmastreealternative
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Make clay pot candy dishes or vases.

How to make: Easy DIY Candy bowl or vase Christmas Decorations using Claypots. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration, DIY gift, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #ChristmasCrafts #DIYGifts #Kids
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Need a unique DIY gift basket alternative? How about putting their favorite things in a claypot Santa!

How to make: Easy DIY Candy Or Gift Jar Christmas Decorations using Claypots. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration, DIY gift, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #kids #DIYGifts
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Here is a décor ideas for the sports fans in your life! 

How to make: Easy DIY Sports Planter Christmas Decorations using claypots. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration for indoors or out doors. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Crafts #kids
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NutCracker fans of all ages will love this clay pot idea. Just stack various claypot sizes, then paint and embellish!

How to make: Easy DIY Clay Pot NutCracker Christmas Decorations using claypots. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration for indoors or out doors. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Craft
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Claypots can even make great candle holders or candle gifts!

How to make: Easy DIY Candle holder Christmas Decorations using Claypots. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration, DIY gift, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #ChristmasCrafts #DIYGifts #Kids
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Don’t forget your bathroom! With terra cotta pots every room can have a Christmas tree. This is exceptionally easy to make!

How to make: Easy DIY Christmas Trees using Claypots. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration, DIY gift, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #ChristmasTreeIdeas #Christmastreealternative #ChristmasDecorationsIdea
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12. Christmas Branches

How to make: Easy DIY glitter branches Christmas Decorations using fallen branches. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Wedding #MantleDecorIdea
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This is the ultimate in centerpiece, mantle, and even wedding décor but costs practically nothing!

Grab some fallen branches outside, coat in glue, and sprinkle with glitter. Place them in a vase and you have an impressive Christmas display.

How to make: Easy DIY glitter branches Christmas Decorations using fallen branches and ornaments. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Wedding #MantleDecorIdea
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You can even forego the glitter and just stick branches in a vase and hang lights and ornaments on them.

How to make: Easy DIY Christmas Decorations using fallen branches and ornaments. Perfect Christmas or winter decoration, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home. #Christmas #Wedding #MantleDecorIdea
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Silver and gold, pinecones, and pearls are just a few things you can fill your vase and branches with.

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You can add just a touch of sequins or glitter to the branches making an elegant and beautiful display.

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13. Vases and Jars

Although many of the ideas above can be used for a vase or container there are a few hacks worth mentioning.

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Save those empty jars from Thanksgiving! Grab an empty tomato sauce or pickle jar and glue dollar store beads to it for a beautiful vase or container.

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How to make: Easy DIY Christmas Decorations and gifts. Elegant Christmas or winter decoration, craft, or wedding centerpiece. Great Budget decor ideas for the home or party. #Christmas #Wedding #DIYGifts #ChristmasParty
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Use an empty coffee can to make a container you can store anything in or use for a gift! Just paint the coffee can the color of your choice and use cardstock for the bottom. 

Super Easy DIY Rustic Farmhouse Glam Christmas Crafts and Home Decor Ideas That Look Store Bought. Budget Farmhouse Christmas tree idea and Rustic Christmas decorations or gift idea
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Dollar store vases get a Farmhouse Glam makeover with white paint and sand paper. These are ridiculously easy to make and can hold anything from candlesticks to tree branches (Click on “source” under the photo for the full tutorial). Add some glitter for a bit of sparkle.

DIY No Water Christmas Snow globe

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Make a quick and easy waterless snow globe out of leftover jars or clear containers. This is an excellent Christmas decor craft for kids and adults.

14. DIY Wall Hanging Christmas Tree Ideas

Lighted Wall Christmas Decor Tree with Photos

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Don’t have a Christmas, or the room for one? Then make one on your wall!

Wall Photo Christmas Tree Decoration with lights

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Make this simple photo tree for the wall using lights, command hooks or thumb tacks, clothes pins, and photos. You can even use Christmas cards.

Cheap DIY Wall Christmas Tree

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This idea works for ANY room and ANY budget making it genius for kids, teens, bedrooms, and apartments because you can make it out of virtually anything.

Wall Christmas Tree Decor

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Use dollar store command hooks and lights, garland, tinsel or even photos on string.

You can even decorate your tree with ornaments once you’re done!

Driftwood Christmas tree

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Make a wall Christmas tree out of driftwood and string or purchase the one above on etsy.

Wall Hanging Christmas tree

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You can buy the above wall Christmas tree or attempt to make it yourself using command hooks and wire garland.

Wall Christmas Tree Decoration Gold

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You can use gold string and command hooks or thumb tacks and nails. Design the tree over a table or add a shelf to the bottom with garland to enhance the elegance.

15. CHRISTMAS WREATH IDEAS

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Use a Dollar Store frame and ornaments to create your own Christmas wreath alternative for your door, wall, or mantle! You can make this elegant or rustic.

DIY White Luxury Christmas Wreath Cheap

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Use a white wreath form or pool noodle and dollar store garland to make an incredibly easy yet luxurious looking white Christmas wreath.

Dollar Store FarmHouse Picture Frame Christmas Decor

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Make a Country Christmas FarmHouse version using silver painted dollar store wood letters and garland hot glued to a white frame.

DIY Dollar Store Vintage Car Wreath

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Glue Garland and dollar store ribbon on to a dollar store frame for a unique vintage wreath for your door or wall.

DIY Cardboard Christmas Decor Wreath

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Make this easy yet unique farmhouse wreath out of cardboard and fabric.

Easy DIY Fabric and Hoop Dollar Store Christmas Wreath

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Here is another version using a hoop and fabric.

DIY Wall Christmas Decor Wreath using ornaments

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DIY Ornament Christmas wreath

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Glue dollars store ornaments to a dollar store form to create a luxurious looking Christmas ornament wreath for cheap. Hang it on your door, above your mantle, on your wall, or even on the kitchen cabinets.

Easy DIY Dollar Store Pom Pom Wreath

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Make a pom pom Christmas wreath out of Dollar Store yarn and cut card board or a floral form.

16. Christmas Stockings

DIY Rose Gold Luxurious Sequin Christmas Stockings

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Make an easy custom made stocking that only looks expensive.


We hope you enjoyed our favorite, easy, no fail Christmas decor ideas for every budget. They’ll have your home looking like a Hallmark card year after year with the greatest of ease.  If you haven’t already, don’t forget to bookmark or pin this post for reference to use next year as well.

Have a very Merry Christmas and the best New year yet!

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