Today I’m sharing some of my best ideas to try this Christmas that are beautiful and affordable!! My favorite thing to do is recreate expensive looks on a shoestring budget.
My Top 12 Christmas DIY Projects
Here are my top ideas and projects to DIY your way to a beautiful Christmas home. A little something for everyone!
Thrifty Style Team
On the second Friday of every month, the Thrifty Style Team gets together to bring you thrifty and affordable decorating ideas and DIYs. For December we are all bringing you dozens of our favorite decorating ideas and projects.
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Run to your local Michael’s and grab a few of their unfinished birdhouses to make your own Christmas village houses! This is an easy DIY project…all you need is white acrylic craft paint, metallic craft paint, and fine metallic glitter!
One of my most popular projects on Pinterest this holiday season! I turned a set of clear plastic ornaments into faux mercury glass with paint. You can either hang them on your Christmas tree or display them on your table in a bowl with greenery…both ways look beautiful!
This is a perfect idea for a cute hostess gift for a holiday party or just to dress up your own front door!! Grab a cheap plain coir rug (I’ve seen them at Target, Lowe’s, and Home Depot). You don’t have to be the best artist on the planet either…most of it is straight lines and curves.
Here’s a popular one from this Christmas DIY season! I bought the set of 48 bottle brush trees on Amazon for around $17 and used a wreath that I already had to make this pretty and on-trend wreath.
A few beautiful ideas on how to DIY gift wrap using natural touches like dried flowers pinecones, wood slices, and berries. If you are a fan of unique gift-wrapping ideas you will love this one!
My readers love this project! My modern take on the jingle bell wreath. It starts with a few different-sized jingle bells and some spray paint. This is one of my favorites too!
This pine cone door swag is the #1 all-time most popular project here on Cottage on Bunker Hill!! Grab a bag of pine cones and your favorite roll of holiday ribbon and make one for your own door. I’ve made one with a more neutral ribbon to keep up all winter long too.
Grab a box of big clear ornaments…either plastic or glass…and make a few of these botanical ornaments. Add dried flowers, faux greenery, and fake snow or whatever you have on hand to DIY your own set of ornaments for much less than the expensive catalog stores sell them for.
These vintage angel ornaments are such a beautiful addition to your Christmas tree or as an addition to the top of one of your packages this holiday season. Using mini grapevine wreaths, free angel printables, and flowing chiffon ribbon.
See how I added a few DIY art projects to my living room gallery wall for this winter. This project was inspired by a picture in the Pottery Barn winter lookbook. Oh, and I upcycled old canvases and frames so it cost me nothing to do…just a little time, paint, and a printer!!
Dried orange slices just look plain pretty for the holidays!! All you need is a bag of oranges and a few hours to let them dry in the oven. I’ve used them in my garlands and trees…plus to add a festive touch throughout my kitchen.
This is such a popular DIY project here!! Made with cinnamon salt dough gingerbread men and puffy paint. A fun project to make with the kids too.
here are my latest Christmas decorating ideas for your home!
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Our Crafty Mom – 17 Easy to Make DIY Ornament Ideas
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The How to Home – Last Minute Christmas Crafts and Decor DIY’s
DIY Beautify – 6 Thrifty Christmas DIY’s Using Wood
2 Bees in a Pod – 40 Thrifty Christmas Ideas
The Tattered Pew – 3 Natural Christmas Decorations You Can Make
Cottage on Bunker Hill – DIY A Beautiful Christmas – My Best DIY Ideas to Try
Amy Sadler Designs – 7 Easy Homemade Gifts to Give at Christmas
My Family Thyme – Simple DIY Christmas Crafts
Simple Nature Decor – DIY Christmas Mason Jar Snow Globe
Zucchini Sisters – 9 Christmas Craft Ideas for Adults
Sonya Burgess – Budget Crafts From Christmas Past
Bloggers’ 10 Days of Christmas
10 days…100’s of fantastic decorating projects, ideas, and tips to help you this holiday season!
- Day 1 – Christmas DIY Ideas
- Day 2 – Front Porch Decorating Ideas
- Day 3 – Christmas Tree Ideas
- Day 4 – Christmas Table Decor Ideas
- Day 5 – Christmas Cookies and Sweet Treats
- Day 6 – Christmas Decorating Ideas
- Day 7 – Christmas Hacks You Should Know
- Day 8 – Christmas Gift Wrapping Guide
- Day 9 – Wreaths & Front Door Decor
- Day 10 – Winter Greenery