As the holiday season approaches, you may be ready to pull out your box of Christmas ornaments and get decorating! Making your own Christmas decorations can be a time-honored tradition, and it can save you money, too.
Create an Advent calendar
Start by spraying an old frame with a metallic base, says By Stephanie Lynn. Create tags using an online template (see link below). Mix in gold, silver and neutral ornaments to tie the whole Calendar together.
Go for a bow wreath
Creating this simple, festive wreath from Design Improvised is easy and won’t drain your wallet! Get this look by simply hot gluing bows of various colors to a Styrofoam wreath. It only takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Craft a candy cane vase
Put some simple odds and ends to good use for this easy craft from Living Well, Spending Less. Glue the candy canes to the can, tie with a red ribbon, and fill with artificial (or real) poinsettias.
Make your own mistletoe
Felt, a fabric pencil, pearl embellishments, red ribbon and a hot glue gun are all you need for this cute decor from Stay At Home Artist! Cut out your felt mistletoe using a template provided and arrange pearls how you like. Tie with ribbon and hang.
Try formal finishing touches
Wrap bows around your dining room chairs (you can even tie on Christmas ornaments for extra sparkle), says Better Homes & Gardens. Secure on the underside with tape as needed.
Redo your wreath
Stack wreaths and give classic winter door decor a pick-me-up. Purchase three wreaths in different sizes, hang on top of each other and add accessories, according to Sweet Little Bluebird. The best part is this costs only $20!