Christmas is coming again and it’s time to decorate your home for this festive season. You don’t have to spend a lot of money when decorating your home’s exterior and interior areas. There are lots of DIY cheap Christmas decoration ideas that are fun to create and are easy on your holiday budget too. And don’t limit your Christmas decorations to the living room or family room. Kitchens, bedrooms and even the exterior of your home could be lightened up with some festive decorations.
Have fun with not only creating your decorations but also placing them in unexpected spots around the house. Do you have a little nook that otherwise goes unnoticed? Add some greenery and candles to brighten it for the holidays.
Christmas decorations aren’t just for the Christmas tree anymore. Create special pieces of art to complement your Christmas decor and let the walls of your home become the perfect backdrop for your unique Christmas art style. But most importantly, just have fun and make your home merrier and warmer for this most wonderful time of the year!
Cheap Christmas Decoration Ideas Under $100
A basket of holiday cheer for any room in your house
Create these quick but impressive Christmas arrangements with seasonal greens and decorations in baskets. This type of arrangement can be a great centerpiece decoration for your holiday dining table. Or just place it anywhere for a touch of Christmas in your home. The size of these arrangements depends on where you will put them. For example, keep dining table arrangements low so people can see each other at dinner but larger arrangements in more open areas to fill the space. Arrangements can be created in baskets, bowls, urns or anything that fits your decorating style.
- Fresh evergreen branches
- Artificial berries
- Floral foam
Line a basket with plastic sheeting, and secure it with tape. Cut a floral foam block to fit and press it inside the basket. Cut greenery into appropriately sized pieces and press them into the floral foam until the arrangement has a full shape. Push in pinecones and berries into the floral foam, affixes to pick. Water the arrangement when completed to keep it fresh.
A snow-flocked Christmas tree brings elegance to the season
Evergreen trees look so lovely when they are covered in snow and now you can have the same look on your own Christmas tree. Bring a winter wonderland inside your house for a completely unique decorating statement.
- Christmas tree
- Spray Snow
Assemble the Christmas tree and place in a well-ventilated area. Begin to add the “snow” to the tree by spraying the Spray Snow on it to get the natural covering of snow.
Cheap Christmas Decoration Ideas Under $50
Light the night with doily luminarias
Even dark winter nights can come alive with these specially crafted luminarias made from paper bags and doilies. Your guests might be surprised to know that these exquisite decorations were crafted from inexpensive paper products.
- Paper doilies
- Paper bags
Affix a paper doily to the front of a paper bag, varying the size for some variety. Place a candle in each bag and light for a charming, holiday glow all around the house.
Shiny ornament wreath puts the fa-la-la in your home decorating
Make your holidays glitter with this sparkling wreath made of Christmas ball ornaments. Hang it anywhere inside your home and you’ll have instant Christmas cheer.
- Styrofoam wreath
- Christmas ball ornaments
- Hot glue gun
Remove the hanging hardware from several ornaments. The amount you need will depend on the size of the wreath.
Ferrero Rocher Christmas tree is a statement in good taste
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Is there anything better than a shiny gold Christmas tree? How about one covered in delicious chocolates? This Ferrero Rocher Christmas tree will delight all your senses. Place it on a holiday buffet and guests will be delighted to indulge in this sweet treat.
To assemble this glittering confectionary tree, simply stick toothpicks into the artificial tree and then push a piece of Ferrero Rocher onto each pick. Continue until the tree is filled with sparkling candies. Top the tree with a shiny bow to complete the look.
Apple Christmas trees bring the festivities into the kitchen
There’s no need to limit Christmas decorations from entering your kitchen and dining areas. One of the easiest and cheapest ways is to create Christmas trees filled with fresh red or green apples. Talk about a healthy, yet festive way to celebrate the holidays.
- Styrofoam cones
- Fresh apples
- Toothpicks/Satay stick skewers
Cover each styrofoam cone with greenery or ivy and then insert toothpicks into the styrofoam, spaced in to accommodate the apples. Stick an apple on each toothpick and continue until the tree is covered.
Shadow boxes make perfect Christmas wall art
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Not all the best decorations are hanging on the Christmas tree; some of them are hang on the wall! This shadow box filled with shiny, colourful balls makes any holiday merry and bright. Create your own holiday saying and fill the shadow box with the types of ornaments that fit your style. Maybe jingle bells are more to your liking? Why not? It’s Christmas!
- Shadow box
- Glitter paper
- Vinyl letters
- Christmas ornaments
Remove the back from the shadow box and affix a sheet of glitter paper to the backdrop. Affix vinyl letters to the front of the glass to declare your holiday sentiments. Lay the shadow box face down on a table and add small Christmas ball ornaments. Remove the back of the shadow box and your festive wall art is ready to hang in any spot that can use some holiday spirit.
Colourful yarn wreath for a cozy Christmas
When winter winds blow, thoughts turn to keeping warm and toasty. Even though Singapore doesn’t get the chance to bask in the joy of winter, this charming yarn wreath is the perfect blend of creativity and warmth to make your holiday cozy and bright.
- Styrofoam balls of varying sizes
- Yarn in bright colours
- Styrofoam wreath shape
- Hot glue gun
Begin this delightful wreath by wrapping the styrofoam wreath with yarn. Then wrap the styrofoam balls until they are also covered in yarn. Attach the yarn-covered balls to the wreath shape with a hot glue gun. Add a loop of yarn at the top of the wreath for easy hanging. This wreath may be hung outside in mild weather if sprayed with a fabric protectant first.
Empty wine bottles live again as candle holders
No need to toss those empty wine bottles after dinner. Put them to work as Christmas candle holders to light the night at your next holiday dinner. Just add a few simple touches and your wine bottles become a source of illumination.
- Empty wine bottles
- Foil wrapping paper
Create these stunning candle holders by wrapping foil paper around the bottle to cover the wine label. Wrap a festive bow to complete the look and add candles to light up the Christmas spirit.
Cheap Christmas Decoration Ideas Under $25
Sugared fruit centre-piece sweetens holiday dining tables
Create a luscious centre-piece incorporating fresh fruit dusted with sugar to show some glamour for the Christmas season. This elegant look is so simple to make but your guests might think you have hired a professional to help.
- Fresh fruit such as apples,pears, grapes, tangerines
- Spray adhesive
- 1 ½ cups epsom salts
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/4 cup iridescent glitter
Mix together the epsom salts, sugar and glitter and set aside. Spray the pieces of fruit, one at a time, with the adhesive spray and roll in the sugar mixture until completely covered. Set on a tray to dry and then arrange the sugared fruit in a pretty bowl.
Cinnamon Stick Candle Holders add just the right spice to the holidays
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Candles and cinnamon are iconic items for Christmas. Combine these two for a perfect touch of Christmas throughout your whole house.
Use a hot glue gun to attach cinnamon sticks all around a large candle, moving all around the circumference until the candle is covered with sticks. Finish by tying a bright ribbon around the middle of the candle.
DIY Snow Globes for a bit of Christmas decorating whimsy
There’s just something magical about a Christmas snow globe! Now you can make some at home with customised elements. Use as table centre-pieces or last minute gifts.
- Mason jars
- Small Christmas decorations
- Fake Snow
Attach a small Christmas decoration such as a little tree, snowman, elf, etc. to the inside of a mason jar lid. Fill the jar with artificial snow and screw the lid on, and you have a quick, inexpensive snow globe to create little spots of whimsy all over your house.Price: $25
Candy Cane Apothecary Jars are Christmas decorations with good taste
For instant Christmas decorating, nothing comes together as quickly as candy canes in beautiful clear glass apothecary jars.
- Apothecary jars with lids
- Christmas candy canes
To make this fun, festive look, simply fill glass jars with peppermint candies and candy canes. Top it off with the lid and you have a delicious decorating touch that all your guests will enjoy.
Red plastic cup string of lights brightens all your holiday parties
Why just string lights for your Christmas decorations this year when you can add red plastic cups to take your look up several notches!
Using a sharp knife, cut a small slit in the bottom of each plastic cup. Then simply affix one cup over each bulb on the string of lights until each bulb is covered. Hang inside or outside to add a bit of whimsy to your holiday home.
Cardboard Snowflakes are exquisite designs from practical beginnings
Combine the intricate beauty of delicate snowflakes with the practicality of cardboard tubing and you have a decoration that is both stunning and budget conscious.
Gather empty paper towel rolls and cut them into one-inch pieces, vertically. Crease each piece in half to give it an oval shape. Then simply glue the smaller shapes together until a snowflake pattern emerges. You can make these as small or large as you want. You can attach them to packages or tie a string on each one and use as tree decorations.
Snowman Front Door says “hello” to Christmas guests
Who is that greeting your holiday guests this year? It’s your very own snowman! And only you will know that it took just minutes to create his friendly look!
- Heavyweight paper (black, orange and red)
Using the black paper, cut out circles for the snowman’s eyes and then cut smaller circles for the buttons down the front. Cut a triangle shape from the orange paper to create his carrot nose. Then cut some rectangular shapes from the red paper to fashion the snowman’s scarf. Simply use some double-sided tape on the back of each piece of paper and press on your front door to create this charming, welcoming look.
Pillow Snowman is just perfect for cozy times with little ones
Even bedrooms can be dressed up for the holidays, especially when the decor is as cute as this cushy snowman.
- Bed pillow
- Santa hat or black hat
- Black buttons or felt circles
- Orange button or felt circle
Kitchen cabinet wreaths bring Christmas to the most important room in the house
Just a little bit of Christmas decoration brings the holiday into the kitchen where so many of the season’s festivities stem from. These charming cabinet wreaths add just the right touch of holiday spirit.
- Small artificial wreaths
- Christmas ribbon
All it takes to make this fun kitchen look is to loop Christmas ribbon through a small wreath, then hang it on the front of kitchen cabinet doors, securing the ribbon on the back of each door with a thumbtack.
Wrap up a beautiful bow wreath
This happy wreath just makes you want to smile. And it’s so quick and easy to make that you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it before.
- Styrofoam wreath
- Pre-made Christmas bows
- Hot glue gun
Construct this merry wreath by gluing pre-made Christmas bows to a styrofoam wreath. Just start and work your way around until the wreath is filled and lush. Add a string or piece of yarn to the top of the wreath in order to hang it. Stand back and let the compliments roll in from your holiday guests. Price: $20
Out of this world Christmas ornaments take your decorating to another level
- Clear glass ornaments
- Clear floor wax
To make these dazzling Christmas ornaments, simply pour some clear floor wax into a clear glass ball ornament. Swirl to coat the wax all over the internal surface of the ornaments. Then pour in glitter colours of your choice, shake, and see what a masterpiece you have just created!
When it comes to sticking to your budget, it is possible to decorate your house tastefully and creatively without having to spend on pricey ornaments or decor items.
We hope you have enjoyed reading these inexpensive Christmas decoration ideas.