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Yuletide DIY: 8 Christmas Decorations You Can Do Yourself

October 19, 2018 | By Ana Elliot

Halloween is racing towards us, the first in a volley of holidays bringing us towards one of the country’s favorites: Christmas! The stores are already bombarding you with Christmas decor and ornaments that cost more than just a pretty penny. Instead, break out your glue gun, grab your pipe cleaners, and call your friends! Check out these 8 fun DIY projects that will help you feel festive, fun, and in-budget.

Decorate a Wreath

Christmas wreaths can be colorful and filled with baubles or plain and understated. Your ideal wreath might have been hard to find or just too expensive when in a store, but the good news is you can make your own for much cheaper. Plain wreaths can be bought for a fraction of decorated prices and you can decorate it yourself!

Wine Bottle Decorations

Wine bottles are often beautiful and have a nice weight to them. Most of the time though, these pretty bottles get thrown away or recycled. Well, you can easily turn these empty bottles into vessels for Holiday spirit with a little DIY charm! Check out these chalkboard wine bottles or these Christmas Wine Bottles if you like a more classic look.

Tree Tricks

Sometimes, a tree can be too expensive. Fake trees might last for years but it’ll be expensive upfront. And real ones might have a delightful smell but could still cost money and eventually die. Why not try a DIY tree this year? Check out YouTube for great wall-mounted trees! And if a big tree isn’t your thing, why not look up some tabletop decoration tutorials?

Candles, Candles, Everywhere!

Nothing gets you feeling like the holidays more than having flickering candles about the house! You don’t have to sink tons of money buying decorative candle holders or sconces to get that feeling though. You can whip up some Christmas magic with simple things like mason jars, ribbon, or even, oranges!

Look online for all sorts of fun tutorials to make your season bright. Check out Pinterest for Dollar Store Mason Jar candle holders! And orange candle holders will not only look great but make your home smell delightful! Add clovers around the orange to add extra spice to your decor!

With these 8 crafts, you can get into the Christmas without your bank account crying. Crafting your own decorations will not only fill your home with warmth, holiday cheer, and color, it’s the perfect time to bring your family and friends together. Picking a weekend or two leading up to Christmas to come together and make decorations is a great way to spend time with friends. You can even break open a couple of bottles of wine while you craft. (You’ll need them for supplies!)

To afford a house of Yuletide bliss would have any sane person searching for a signature installment loan but, honestly, you don’t have to! You heard that right – you don’t have to shell out your hard-earned shillings this year to get into the spirit of the season. Get decorating and get into the holiday feels!