DIY Holiday Decor on a Budget

Holidays are one of the most expensive times of the year for many. There is the financial burden of buying gifts, attending holiday parties, and much more. To top it off,  you want your home to feel decorated and cozy for the season. Purchasing decorations for the holidays is just another expense to add to the list. One easy way to save some money is to make your own holiday decor. Not only is it cheap, but can also be a fun holiday activity that you can enjoy with friends and family.


One of the cheapest easiest and cheapest ways to decorate for the holidays is to make your own garland. Making your own garland is much cheaper than purchasing it from the store, and it can also be a fun activity to do. There are so many different types of garland you can make for the holiday season. Here are some of our favorites!

Evergreen Candle Sticks 

A fun way to add a little something to space is to make some candle stick trees. Whether you choose to light them or not, they are a fun touch in every home. Check out this diy tutorial to learn how you can make your own!

Berry Wreaths 

These mini berry wreaths are a great addition to any room in the house. They are super simple to make, and the supplies you need are less than $10. You can hang them on your cabinets for a little extra festivities in your kitchen or even just have them hanging in the windows.

Pom Pom Wreath

This tutorial for a pom pom wreath will have your friends asking you where you got them. The look on their faces when you tell them you actually made it will make all your hard work worth it. This project is a little bit more time consuming, but the end result is totally worth it.

Twine Trees

If the style of decor that you are looking for is a little bit more rustic, we have the perfect DIY project for you. These twine trees are great to put on your mantel or really anywhere in your house.

Wrapping Paper Table Runner

The last DIY we have is the easiest one yet. Rather than going out and buying an overpriced table runner, make it yourself with just one simple item: wrapping paper!

All you need to do is find a wrapping paper you love– we would suggest using kraft paper which is thicker and you can personalize. You could paint the whole a solid color like red, green or gold or decorate with polka dots like this diy does. You can order some on Amazon, cut it to the size you want, and have some hanging off your table.

Make a Night of It

Not only is making your decor cheaper, but it should also be fun! Make a night out of it and gather your friends for a holiday decor making party! Watch some movies, make hot chocolate, or even bake some cookies to enjoy while you make your decor.