Holidays, Home Decor

Five Budget-Friendly Holiday Decor Projects

Decorating for the holidays is a chance to transform your home into a festive and cozy space. Check out these five DIY holiday decor projects that won’t break the bank this season.

Decorating for the holidays is a chance to transform your home into a festive cozy space. Using pieces you’ve either accumulated over the years or that have been passed down through generations, is a great way to bring back fond holiday memories. That said, it’s also fun to add in a few new pieces each year to keep your collection going, and if you use your imagination, adding new holiday decor doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

Sweater Wreath

Using an old sweater, floral foam wreath, bells, and faux floral you can create a cozy holiday wreath.

Start out by cutting the sweater into strips and using hot glue to secure, wrap the sweater around the floral foam until all is covered. Add decorative bells and faux floral to give some holiday flare.

Reindeer Ornaments

Have a bunch of wine corks and not sure what to do with them? Turn them into cute reindeer ornaments.

Start out by finding two corks about the same size and cut one in half.

Using hot glue and twigs from outside, create a neck, legs, and antlers. Add a little berry for a nose and a piece of ribbon for a scarf. Use the other half of the cut cork, a mason jar lid, and create a cute reindeer head ornament. 

Reindeer Wall Decor

Speaking of reindeer, you see a palm tree, and I see a wall hanging.

If you are visiting or live in a place that has palm trees, you can use old palm frond bottoms and make a cute reindeer head. Flip it over so the piece looks like a “Y.”

Use a little bit of craft paint to create the eyes, a small ornament or nut (that you can paint red) for the nose. Add a piece of string to the back so you can hang your reindeer head. You can even make a few and place them in a grouping. 


Holiday Art

Gift bags have come a long way and some make perfect holiday art. I found a beautiful vintage-looking Santa, cut out one side, and placed him in a wall frame we were already using.

 I did the same thing with a fabric tree farm gift bag I found too. I picked up a second fabric gift bag and with the help of some velcro, created an adorable pillow for our porch.

Homemade Stockings

Instead of throwing out extra fabric I had from my drop cloth curtains and another project, I created fun new stockings for our mantle.

I used our old stockings to trace out the shape and placed the right side of the fabric together. I used our sewing machine to sew the pieces together and flipped them right side out.

Using another piece of scrap yarn I created a loop to hang the stockings. 

Creating a fun and inviting space for the holidays can be as easy as just looking around you. There’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars updating your holiday decor. It can also give you a chance to show your creative side, or even a chance to make memories with your loved ones creating new holiday decor to enjoy for years to come. 

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Brooke has a lifestyle blog called Cribbs Style and currently lives in Charleston, SC. This wife, mom of two almost tweens, and mom of three fur children enjoys all things DIY and organizing. When she’s not helping others tackle the chaos of life, she’s either working out, at the beach, or just enjoying time with family and friends.

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