8 Cheapest Christmas Decorating Crafts to Try on at Home

Christmas is just around the corner! And decorating the house to get into the spirit of Christmas can either be the chance to boost your creative juices, getting on the newest decorating bandwagon or rather be inventive and recycle the objects you already have in your stockpile that are probably just in your closet and cabinet gathering dust.  

Getting into the DIY spirit can be really fun and a great way for that strong bonding experience for the whole family. It doesn’t really matter how you like to deck the halls this season, Christmas must be about life’s simpler pleasures. Keep on reading as we share with you some of the fun and creative crafts that you and your family can work on together.

1. Make a tree out of Christmas cards
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Probably this is one of the easiest! A tree of Christmas cards to show off your season’s greetings in a graceful and fun way of presenting your cards on a wall in the shape of a Christmas tree. For you to smoothly change or add something to the arrangement of your Christmas card tree, you can use a Blu-Tack to stick up the cards.

2. Hang your Christmas cards

Your Christmas cards are not just meant to be displayed and to stand up always. You may want to pull away those cards from the shelves or mantelpiece and string them up using ‘S’ hooks. Create a harmonized color scheme when you’re arranging your cards for a more artful display. One suggestion is to use small timber pegs and silver bulldog clips that can work for this display.

3. DIY paper lanterns
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If you want an affordable Christmas display but an eye-catching one, you can create your own paper lanterns using various medium-weight papers or cardboard with different designs or colors. You can cut some slits into a rectangular piece of card, fastened at both ends and press down to create the shape. The tip is to cut them to varying heights so it’s more noticeable.

4. Have a long-lasting fabric wreath

If you like a DIY wreath that can last for a long time, look into your sewing baskets for offcuts and grab some wrapping-paper stash. You can cut them into shapes you like and layer them onto a cardboard ring, and there you have a little masterpiece! You can add some details with cutouts and buttons you prefer.

5. Use fabric ribbons for gift displays
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If you have gift displays under your Christmas tree or on your shelves, it better that you look for spare fabric offcuts from your sewing kit and create wide ribbons for gift-wrapping. This will create more beautiful Christmas visuals in your home.

6. Create a nostalgic advent calendar
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If you have unused drawers of a cabinet, you can dress them up with some lively pieces of papers or materials. You can use any fabric or gift wrap to the front using whichever design you like and cut numbers out of paper to customize each day. If there is difficulty with looking for a cabinet with the right numbers or drawers, you can opt for wall shelves that have five or ten drawers and stack them one on top of another, screwing or gluing to secure.

7. Delight your home with Christmas bonbons

Christmas should have hidden treats to create a decorative effect with a bang by making your own bonbons. You can look for colorful fabric, cute wrapping paper designs, and unique ribbons for ties. To make it more fun, personalize each cracker with a message of season greetings and some more materials. You can play around with vintage buttons.

8. Replace your tree with a Christmas tree decal
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If you want some change from the usual traditional tree and want to save more money, you can opt for a minimalist look in your home with a quaint decal that will surely catch the eyes of your family and friends. This is great for a modern home that uses a minimalistic design since it cuts the clutter.

You can spice it up a little with other decorations or place a pair of Christmas stockings by adding hooks to the branches. Practicality and eye-catching display in one!

This article was written by Ivandrea Ollero, a resident writer for PAAL Kit Homes Australia, one of Australia’s kit home leaders that offers a range of flexible kit house designs options. Ivandrea writes information for people who want to achieve confidence in building their own homes.

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