We all know Christmas can be very expensive. The gifts alone can be eye-watering, not to mention the decorations to make the house feel even more Christmassy.
So, if you love decorating for Christmas but you don’t want to give in to the accompanying price tags of most overpriced Christmas decorations, what alternatives are there?
Well, we looked for super easy Christmas decorations on YouTube that just about anybody can do. Luckily, they’re super cheap too!
Side Note: Or you can minimise decorations and go with making your home smell Christmassy instead.
This video is a compilation of 20 easy DIY Christmas decorations using cheap and easy-to-find items. We especially love the glitter bulbs and the penne star decorations.
The only drawback to this video is that it doesn’t really tell you exactly what tools or supplies are being used, which could be handy – especially if you have no DIY experience at all.
Yes, it’s a video so you can see but if you don’t have the tool and you need to borrow (or even buy) it, you’ll need to know what it’s called, right?
If you want to dig a little deeper and go a little cheaper, you can use recycled materials as the focal point of your project.
My favourite is the Christmas tree that was created from a magazine.
This video also doesn’t give you many details but unlike the first video, you can pretty much tell what’s being used.
Just be warned, this video has loads of ads! If these annoy you, you might want to just watch the other videos instead of this one.
I had to really push through with watching this video because there were quite a few gems here but really could’ve done without too many ads.
Totally unique DIY ideas here (Christmas-themed for the first 4 minutes) so this is probably my favourite.
I thought the wine glass decoration was particularly ingenious – a sort of snowball Christmas decor with built-in candle holder.
I love it!
I’m not entirely sure how people come up with these totally fab ideas but I’m amazed really!
Unlike the first few videos (which focus on indoor decorations), you’ll see quite a lot of Christmas decoration ideas that would actually look perfect outside. They’re easy to make and a lot cheaper than most store-bought options.
That said, I absolutely love the one using plastic spoons. Watch how it’s made on 1:14. 🙂
Again, this is a video that focusses more on indoor Christmas decorations but it’s got really unique ideas (except for the wire hanger Christmas wreath, which appears in all of the videos in our selection).
I’ve got my eye on Noel photo frames because I’m all for really easy DIY stuff that doesn’t involve a lot of materials in the first place – and which can be done with a toddler meddling, I mean, helping me.
Side Note: Dollar Tree isn’t available in the UK so if you’re looking for an alternative, head on over to Poundland. In fact, the next video is all about DIY Christmas decorations that use materials you can get from Poundland, so do check it out!
I actually ended up checking Google Maps to see where my nearest Poundland is because these are just so good…and so easy, even my toddler can do it so total win!
We definitely can use the elf clothing line and the candy-striped stockings. I’m not too sure about the mirror but only because mirrors + toddler = one very anxious mother :-D.
There are more DIY ideas in this fantastic video so if like me, you don’t have much time or you need to include less nimble hands in the project, but you need the finished ornament to look elegant and classy, then this is the one for you!
The decorations in this video actually make me itch to get moving (and buying materials).
Tresha takes unassuming and totally cheap materials and then transforms them into proper, winter wonderland Christmassy decorations that anyone can create and then enjoy afterwards.
The wreaths are completely doable and caught my eye instantly.
Now, I’m scouring our tiny flat to see where I could possibly put them.
Are we allowed to hang Christmas wreaths on every door in the house? 😉
Okay, so this video is just a video of one project! And it’s one I probably never do because my sculpting skills are abysmal but if you’re not like me, then go for it!
It looks amazing. It doesn’t seem like it’s a DIY project. And the materials are actually quite cheap. I mean, recycled coke bottles – can you get any cheaper than that?
Just remember, this requires a lot of patience and a steady hand – I possess neither so I’m gonna pass but I absolutely love it.
If you do decide to do this and you succeeded, let us know in the comments below so I can live vicariously through you. Hah!
Please don’t tell me that I’m the only one totally loving the projects in this video!
My favourite is the pillow (simple but classy and totally doable). Heck, even the pom-poms were dead-easy so this is definitely going on to my list of projects.
Though, I may have to adapt it so that I’m glueing it to a cover instead of directly on to the pillow as I’ll need to be able to wash it – otherwise, in less than a month that pillow will end up in the bin.
What a waste that would be.
You don’t need to go into debt just to decorate your home for Christmas.
Homemade decorations are just as effective as store-bought ones in making sure your home is suitably Christmassy.
In fact, sometimes, they’re even better because you made them yourself.
It can even be a project for your whole family, which can be a bonding experience if done right.
What about you? Which of the projects is your favourite? And do you have any DIY secrets that weren’t featured here? We’d love to hear more about it so drop them in the comments section below!