In 2019, U.S. households spent about $1,500 on holiday decorations.
2020 is a different year, but still, this is the season to start decorating your house for the holidays! And if you’re hoping to create some winter cheer without breaking the bank, you’ve come to the right place.
DIY holiday decorations are a great way to bring on the festivities without having to worry about money. Plus, you can make them with friends or family, which is perfect if you’re looking for ways to celebrate and spend time together.
So, without further ado, let’s dive in together!
1. Garlands, Galore
Garlands are one of the easiest things to make, and out of something quirky and creative. All you need is some string and something to be strung!
You can make garlands out of just about anything; popcorn, branches, paper snowflakes, pinecones, etc. All it takes is some dedication and an active imagination, so this one is great to do with kids who love to brainstorm.
This is also the perfect decoration to place anywhere, whether it’s around your tree, above your curtains, or outside on terrace homes.
2. Holiday Card Trees
This craft is perfect because it puts those holiday cards from friends to use. Take those babies off the fridge and pick an empty wall in your home, and arrange the cards in a triangle to create a simple and easy tree filled with all of your friends!
3. Makeshift Advent Calendars
If you’re one who loves to celebrate the Advent season, making your own advent calendars can be the DIY holiday decor you’ve been waiting for.
You can make an advent calendar out of anything, just like the garlands, so long as you’ve got enough of one item.
4. Paper Crafts
It should go without saying that using paper to create your decoration is one of the best and easiest things you can do. You can reuse paper and make original decorations with your family and friends.
Use paper to create an advent calendar, as mentioned in tip 3, snowflakes, wreaths, and so much more! The possibilities are endless, and you’re helping the environment out at the same time.
5. Tasty Decorations
Finally, some of the best decorations are the ones you can smell (and sometimes taste, if they’re super temporary). Baking your own cookie ornaments can be a fun project and will spice up your tree.
Baking the pieces into a gingerbread house and decorating it together will create a classic decoration to display. You can also put orange slices in the oven and string them into a garland with some greenery and pinecones, which is a hot trend right now.
Deck the Halls Using DIY Holiday Decorations
And just like that, you’ve got five easy DIY holiday decorations you can add to your home. Deck the halls with boughs of holly — that you’ve hopefully used to make a few garlands!
What are you waiting for? It’s time to gather your materials and start creating the decorations of your dreams just in time for the holiday season.
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