You don't have to spend too much to beautify your home for Christmas. I will share 7 budget-friendly decoration ideas that are both tasteful and inexpensive. Some are traditional, some are bold, and some are more unique.
No matter what you choose to do, any of these ideas can help make your home look gorgeous without spending a lot of money.
1. Make Tabletop Trees
I am so impressed with these DIY Christmas tree decorations from The Exchange. It's amazing how cheap they are to make. Do you have some poster board and fabric laying around? That's pretty much all you need to make these trees. You won't be disappointed because these beautiful tabletop trees are super easy to make and affordable to boot!
2. Hang Festive Homemade Icicles
I love, love, love these hanging icicles made by Apartment Therapy! You can make them in any colors and prints you'd like with leftover wrapping paper, cardstock paper, glue, and fishing line. Just cut circles from both papers and glue one cardstock circle to a wrapping paper circle. Join them together with fishing line and tape to enjoy for years to come. These would be so festive for a Christmas party!
3. Make Festive and Nature-Inspired Candlesticks
These are just a few gorgeous ways to dress up a simple candle. I love how simple these pieces are to create. You can use peppermint or cinnamon sticks to glue around a jar or candle for a festive touch. I especially love the nature-inspired candles on the bottom left. Just pick some greenery from bushes outside, arrange them in the container, and add a candle! I'd recommend using an electric candle with this one to make sure a fire doesn't spread to the branches.
4. DIY Star-Punched Paper Hurricanes
Martha Stewart had some of the best Christmas decorating ideas! These star-punched paper hurricanes are made by punching a design into decorative paper and wrapping it around a hurricane vase. Hurricane vases are inexpensive and can be found at thrift stores for cheap. I love this idea because you can use different prints and colors to mix and match your arrangement. You can find a template she provides for the hole punching, but you could very well make your own template and punch out whatever shapes you want.
5. Use Branches for Holiday Decorations
I found many ideas to decorate with branches at Inspire Bohemia. This project is simple to make and easy on the wallet. If you have white spray paint, ornaments, and a sort of vase to anchor everything in, you are good to go! If you don't have the spray paint, feel free to leave the branch natural. I've never really given much thought to using actual branches in my home décor, but this DIY made me realize they can make some stunning Christmas décor.
6. Use Homemade Floating Stars
Using floating stars is such a bold way to decorate and I love it! I would cut big snowflake shapes out of cardboard, paint them white, and maybe add a little glitter. For the big stars, I would use the star lantern template I found at Homemade Gifts Made Easy! You can hang the paper stars without adding lights to make it easy, or you can string lights through them to add a glow. All of these pieces would be hung with fishing string to give the illusion that they're just floating in the air.
7. Make a Wreath Christmas Card Holder
This is a pretty Christmas card holder made by Fern Creek Cottage. She used muted clothespin colors so the wreath could be used all year round. If you want it to look more holiday-specific, you could paint them your favorite Christmas colors. Displaying the Christmas cards your loved ones sent you is always a nice touch.