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Easy DIY Christmas Decorations on a Budget That You'll Love

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Ezzly is artistic and has many creative ideas for celebrating the holidays with homemade gifts and decorations!

Try some DIY décor this holiday to spruce up your home while minding your budget! See video tutorials and photo inspiration in this article.

Try some DIY décor this holiday to spruce up your home while minding your budget! See video tutorials and photo inspiration in this article.

Deck the Halls With DIY Christmas Décor

It's so wonderful when you can have your whole family round to celebrate Christmas! A big celebration doesn't have to mean a big cost, though, and one of the areas where you can save money is decorating. Rather than buying premade decorations, you can buy craft supplies and make your own! Let's take a look at DIY holiday décor for various parts of your home.

  1. Christmas Mantel Decorations
  2. DIY Christmas Centerpiece Ideas
  3. Easy Christmas DIYs for the Hallway
  4. DIY Christmas Villages
  5. Decorative Christmas Crates
  6. Christmas Ladders Using $1 Dollar Tree Supplies
  7. Easy, Elegant DIY Christmas Ornaments
  8. Picture Frame Christmas Wreaths
  9. DIY Wall-Mounted Christmas Trees
  10. DIY Hoop Christmas Wreaths

1. Christmas Mantel Decorations

It's really fun to put together your Christmas mantel each year! If you don't have anything to put on the mantel, don't worry. Start with some simple pieces like evergreen boughs (real or fake) and candles. Then, add something new to your display each Christmas. Here are a few items to try:

  • Glass candleholders
  • Faux berry sprays
  • Ribbons in Christmas colours
  • Pinecones (real or fake)
  • Stockings
  • Christmas lights
  • Ornaments
  • Lanterns

Scroll through the photos below to explore some gorgeous ways to design your holiday mantel!

Mantel With Red Candles and Berry Sprays

Mantel With Red Candles and Berry Sprays

Mantel With Twig Trees, Festive Greenery, Holidays Signs and Lights

Mantel With Twig Trees, Festive Greenery, Holidays Signs and Lights

Flocked Mantel With Evergreen Boughs, Pinecones, Wreath and White Lanterns

Flocked Mantel With Evergreen Boughs, Pinecones, Wreath and White Lanterns

Red and Gold Mantel With Dangling Baubles

Red and Gold Mantel With Dangling Baubles

Dramatic Red Mantel Covered With Oversized Baubles

Dramatic Red Mantel Covered With Oversized Baubles

Simple Mantel With Candles, Lanterns, Wreath and Tartan Ribbons

Simple Mantel With Candles, Lanterns, Wreath and Tartan Ribbons

Candy Cane-Coloured Mantel With Snowmen, Ribbons and Baubles

Candy Cane-Coloured Mantel With Snowmen, Ribbons and Baubles

Winter Scenery Mantel With Red Ribbons and Faux Snow

Winter Scenery Mantel With Red Ribbons and Faux Snow

Elegant White Mantel With Braided Fibers and Flocked Greenery

Elegant White Mantel With Braided Fibers and Flocked Greenery

Sweet Mantel With Deer Figurines, Garlands and Wreath

Sweet Mantel With Deer Figurines, Garlands and Wreath

Festive Mantel With Garland and Jingle Bells

Festive Mantel With Garland and Jingle Bells

White and Gold Mantel Draped With Greenery and Stars

White and Gold Mantel Draped With Greenery and Stars

"Believe" Mantel With Garland and Stockings

"Believe" Mantel With Garland and Stockings

Cozy Mantel With Holiday Sign, Mini Faux Trees and Stockings

Cozy Mantel With Holiday Sign, Mini Faux Trees and Stockings

Artistic Mantel With Ornament-Bedecked Garland

Artistic Mantel With Ornament-Bedecked Garland

2. DIY Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

Make your holiday table memorable by creating a striking centerpiece. You can go for something modern with glass candleholders and tall candles in metallic tones, like gold and silver. Alternatively, you can create a rustic centerpiece focused on greenery, pinecones and natural fibres. Little touches like a fabric runner or some table scatter will pull it all together. See loads of ideas in the photos below!

Elegant Glass Centerpiece With Dried Roses

Elegant Glass Centerpiece With Dried Roses

Gold and Black Candle Centerpiece With Napkin Bows

Gold and Black Candle Centerpiece With Napkin Bows

Simple Centerpiece With Evergreen Boughs and Pinecones

Simple Centerpiece With Evergreen Boughs and Pinecones

Faux Greenery Centerpiece With Silver Baubles and Tall Candles

Faux Greenery Centerpiece With Silver Baubles and Tall Candles

Modern Black, Gold, White and Silver Centerpiece With Star-Shaped Table Scatter

Modern Black, Gold, White and Silver Centerpiece With Star-Shaped Table Scatter

Festive Napkin Treatment With Berry Spray

Festive Napkin Treatment With Berry Spray

Silver, Gold and White Centerpiece With Wine Glasses and Baubles

Silver, Gold and White Centerpiece With Wine Glasses and Baubles

Gorgeous Natural Centerpiece With Greenery and Dried Roses

Gorgeous Natural Centerpiece With Greenery and Dried Roses

3. Easy Christmas DIYs for the Hallway

Don't neglect your hallways when you're decorating for the holidays! Make every room feel festive by incorporating some Christmas décor. Hallways are tricky because they're small and narrow, so you can turn to things like vases, ceiling decorations, wall decorations and filled baskets to make the most of the space. Check out our inspiration gallery below for decking your halls—literally!

Tall Vase Filled With Fake Snow, Santa and Fairy Lights

Tall Vase Filled With Fake Snow, Santa and Fairy Lights

Amazing Ceiling Decoration With Poinsettias, Snowflakes and Baubles

Amazing Ceiling Decoration With Poinsettias, Snowflakes and Baubles

Light-Up Stacked Star Decoration

Light-Up Stacked Star Decoration

Cosy White Wicker Wreath

Cosy White Wicker Wreath

Floor Basket Filled With Birch Logs and Berry Sprays

Floor Basket Filled With Birch Logs and Berry Sprays

Staircase Swags With Big Bows

Staircase Swags With Big Bows

Festive Ladder With Ornaments and Greenery

Festive Ladder With Ornaments and Greenery

Mini Spiral Christmas Tree With White Decorations

Mini Spiral Christmas Tree With White Decorations

Rustic Grey Stacked Star Decoration

Rustic Grey Stacked Star Decoration

Triangle Trees Filled With Silver and Aqua Baubles

Triangle Trees Filled With Silver and Aqua Baubles

Stacked Ornament Towers

Stacked Ornament Towers

4. DIY Christmas Villages

Christmas village buildings are something that you usually purchase rather than make (or you get them as gifts), but setting them up in an eye-catching arrangement takes a lot of DIY skills! Here are a few tips for making your village:

  • Work with the space you have. Resist the urge to buy loads of buildings that you don't have room for! A small village that's nicely decorated will look better than a bunch of helter-skelter buildings crammed into a tiny space.
  • Leave room around the houses. Instead of squeezing houses close together, leave enough room to add a front yard, backyard and possibly a driveway for each house. It will look so cute and realistic! Plus, you can include fun touches like snowmen in the front yards and cars with freshly cut Christmas trees parked in the driveways.
  • Plan your lighting scheme. You want each building to be properly lit, so plan ahead where you want to lay your string lights, and prepare to adjust your plan if needed. You don't want some buildings to be obscured!
  • Work with your other decorations. This tip is especially important if you have a small space. Struggling to fit both a Christmas tree and a village in your home? Lay out the village around the base of the tree! You can also lay out your village right on a bookshelf (see some photos of that below).

Take a scroll through the photos of sample villages below to get more ideas!

Christmas Tree With Village Platforms

Christmas Tree With Village Platforms

Snowy Village Around the Base of a Christmas Tree

Snowy Village Around the Base of a Christmas Tree

Cute Little Village on a Corner Shelf

Cute Little Village on a Corner Shelf

Intricate Village on a Tree-Shaped Shelf

Intricate Village on a Tree-Shaped Shelf

Busy Bookshelf Village

Busy Bookshelf Village

Village With Streets and Yards

Village With Streets and Yards

Little Village in a Tray

Little Village in a Tray

Sweet Village on a Ladder

Sweet Village on a Ladder

Rustic Village Laid Out on Crates

Rustic Village Laid Out on Crates

Pretty Village on a White Tree-Shaped Shelf

Pretty Village on a White Tree-Shaped Shelf

Big Illuminated Village on a Tree-Shaped Shelf

Big Illuminated Village on a Tree-Shaped Shelf

Warm Village on a Glass-Front Bookshelf

Warm Village on a Glass-Front Bookshelf

5. Decorative Christmas Crates

You can take plain wooden crates and customise them to make Christmas crates! You can paint or stain the wood, or you can just leave it raw. Stack the crates vertically or horizontally (or a mix of both), and fill them with anything you like to create a seasonal display.

For a sweet and simple idea, use a crate as the holder for a mini Christmas tree. You can also create a holiday diorama in the crate by filling it with tiny trees, snowflakes, village buildings and reindeer. Get super creative! See some fun ideas in the photo gallery below.

Coca-Cola Crate With Mini Christmas Tree

Coca-Cola Crate With Mini Christmas Tree

"Ice Cube" Crates With Winter Village

"Ice Cube" Crates With Winter Village

Christmas Train Made From Crates

Christmas Train Made From Crates

Flocked Mini Christmas Tree in Rustic Crate

Flocked Mini Christmas Tree in Rustic Crate

Black Crate With Lights and Dangling Baubles

Black Crate With Lights and Dangling Baubles

Crate With Snowy Outdoor Scene

Crate With Snowy Outdoor Scene

Crate With Silver Baubles and Deer

Crate With Silver Baubles and Deer

Stacked Festive Crates With Twig Stars

Stacked Festive Crates With Twig Stars

Crate With Three Little Trees

Crate With Three Little Trees

Tall Crate With Baubles and String Lights

Tall Crate With Baubles and String Lights

6. Christmas Ladders Using $1 Dollar Tree Supplies

For inexpensive craft supplies, look no further than Dollar Tree or other dollar stores. You can find these little wooden ladders for cheap, plus tons of items you can use to decorate them! Just browse through the Christmas aisle for ideas and imagine what would look cute on the ladder, whether that's a plush snowman or an evergreen garland. See what other crafters have come up with in the photos below!

Ladder With Stuffed Christmas Figures and Garland

Ladder With Stuffed Christmas Figures and Garland

Red Ladder With Christmas Elves and "Noel" Sign

Red Ladder With Christmas Elves and "Noel" Sign

Blue-Themed Snowman Ladder

Blue-Themed Snowman Ladder

Teddy Bear Ladder With Gold Bows

Teddy Bear Ladder With Gold Bows

Big Ladder Covered With Lights, Evergreen Boughs and Ornaments

Big Ladder Covered With Lights, Evergreen Boughs and Ornaments

Festive "Noel" Ladder

Festive "Noel" Ladder

Funny Climbing Snowmen Ladder

Funny Climbing Snowmen Ladder

Simple Ladder With Flocked Greenery and Red Bow

Simple Ladder With Flocked Greenery and Red Bow

Ladder With Stockings and Berry Sprays

Ladder With Stockings and Berry Sprays

Ladder With String Lights and Stockings

Ladder With String Lights and Stockings

7. Easy, Elegant DIY Christmas Ornaments

You can find clear plastic ornaments at the dollar store, as well as foam balls that are easy to turn into ornaments. Both of these items are super versatile!

You can fill the clear ones with fake snow or line the interiors with glitter to add colour and sparkle. You can also paint them or apply stickers to them to create cute scenes! For the foam balls, a classic decoration technique is wrapping them with ribbons and using pins to hold the ribbons in place, plus some sequins for glitz. Explore some examples in the photos below!

Snowy Glitter Ornament

Snowy Glitter Ornament

Reindeer Handprint Ornament

Reindeer Handprint Ornament

Red Glitter Spider-Man Ornament

Red Glitter Spider-Man Ornament

Christmas Truck Ornament With Styrofoam Snow

Christmas Truck Ornament With Styrofoam Snow

Winter Scene Ornament With Styrofoam Snow

Winter Scene Ornament With Styrofoam Snow

Red Glitter Santa's Belly Ornament

Red Glitter Santa's Belly Ornament

Painted Snowman Ornament

Painted Snowman Ornament

Glittery Superhero Ornaments

Glittery Superhero Ornaments

Teal Glitter Ornament With Painted Angel

Teal Glitter Ornament With Painted Angel

Foam Ornament With Ribbons and Sequins

Foam Ornament With Ribbons and Sequins

8. Picture Frame Christmas Wreaths

Old picture frames make brilliant wreaths for inside your home, and all you need are a few cheap supplies you can pick up at the dollar store! With some paint, ornaments, ribbons and faux greenery, you can create a unique holiday piece for your wall. Check out the video tutorial above to get a general idea of the steps, then look at the photos below to get inspired!

Silver Picture Frame Wreath With Dangling Ornaments

Silver Picture Frame Wreath With Dangling Ornaments

Green Picture Frame Wreath With Ornaments and Bows

Green Picture Frame Wreath With Ornaments and Bows

Tall Picture Frame Wreath With Colourful Ornaments

Tall Picture Frame Wreath With Colourful Ornaments

Rustic White Picture Frame Wreath With "Joy" Letters and Flocked Greenery

Rustic White Picture Frame Wreath With "Joy" Letters and Flocked Greenery

Rustic Wood Picture Frame Wreath With Ornament Tree

Rustic Wood Picture Frame Wreath With Ornament Tree

Black Picture Frame Wreath With Ribbon Tree

Black Picture Frame Wreath With Ribbon Tree

Red Picture Frame Wreath With Evergreen Swag

Red Picture Frame Wreath With Evergreen Swag

Silver "Joy" Picture Frame Wreath With Poinsettias

Silver "Joy" Picture Frame Wreath W