20+ Simple DIY Holiday Decor Ideas

Decorating your home for the holidays doesn’t have to be expensive. If you’re the creative type, these DIY holiday decor ideas are sure to be a goldmine of inspiration for you. Check them out and see what you can make with what I bet are materials you can get on the cheap.


Pinecones – got a tight budget for holiday decor this year? Small trinkets from the shops often cost a fortune, especially ones with intricate details, but why spend so much when you can make your own holiday bits and baubles to decorate your home with pinecones. They’re free and you can easily pick a few from your backyard or the community park and then you can let your creative juices flow. Here are some ideas on what you can make:

Mini Christmas trees

pinecone trees in gold

pine cone trees pine cone christmas tree topiary

Pinecone wreath

pinecone wreath pinecone wreath with red accents

Rustic holiday garland

pinecone garland door frame pinecone garland

Pinecones in jars

pine cone bleached decor in jar pinecone centerpiece in apothecary jarpinecone decor

Christmas tree ornaments

pine cone christmas tree ornament

Christmas balls – I don’t know about you but I’ve amassed quite the collection of Christmas balls through the years and this year, instead of throwing them away, I’m reusing them to create new holiday decor. I have a lot of really nice ones that just doesn’t go with my theme this year so it’ll be nice to be able to still use them despite that. Here’s what I have in mind:


Christmas ball wreath

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Balls in frames

framed christmas balls

Chandelier accessories

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An addition to the table’s centerpiece

white and gold set up with christmas balls centerpiece tower of christmas balls braided basket with greenery and christmas

String lights – need a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to add a cozy and fancy vibe to your home? Using string lights to decorate is a great way to achieve this. You can put them around your tree, in apothecary jars or decorative lamps, light up your plants/fake plants, and just add them anywhere that needs a bit of sprucing up.

lighted garland string light decor for staircase

Recyclables – last but not least on this list are recyclables. Materials like tin cans, newspapers, old bottles of wine, wood scraps, and more can be made into beautiful holiday decor if you’re creative enough. This is also a great way to get rid of some of the clutter around your home to welcome the new year.  Here are some pictures to get inspired by:


Wooden Christmas tree planks

wooden planks christmas tree diy recycled wood tree

Snowy Mason jar votive holders

snowy mason jar

Mason jar snow globe

christmas snowglobe snowman and santa mason jar snowglobe

Cozy sweater vase

sweater vase for centerpiece gray sweater vase

Cardboard Christmas village

simple cardboard christmas village cardboard christmas village

What’s your favorite way to decorate on a budget? Are you the kind who prefers store bought ornaments or do you find joy in making your own holiday decorations?



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