Favorite Christmas DIYs for the Budget Conscious Decorator

If you love to decorate on a budget, you'll want to visit these nine amazing Christmas projects that you can make! Turn your home into a holiday wonderland without spending a lot of money!

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Welcome to November friend!

I normally have most of my Christmas decor out by the end of October, but this year I'm a bit late. Our son's wedding was October 28 and we had out of town family (as well as our kids) staying with us, so I opted to leave the Fall and Halloween decorations out until after everyone left.

I'm packing up the Fall decor this week and then will be starting on Christmas decorating. It's always such a fun time of the year to go all out and make the house look festive! This will be our first Christmas in our 'new' Mississippi rental, and while I'm excited to decorate, this home is almost 1000 sf smaller than our TX home, so I know I will be challenged with space!

Anyhoo, while all that is happening, I thought it would be fun to revisit some of my past Christmas projects. You know I'm a big fan of decorating inexpensively and each one of these projects fits that bill!

Have fun visiting the projects below. If you click on the blue link in the title, you'll be taken directly to the tutorial.

9 Christmas DIYs for the Budget Conscious Decorator

No. 1 - Drop Cloth Christmas Napkins

So quick to make, these napkins can be customized to work with your Christmas decor and colors!

No. 2 - High Gloss Gingerbread Cottages

With Halloween just over, now's the perfect time to look for clearance houses that you can transform with paint into these darling gingerbread cottages!

No. 3 -  Farmhouse Beaded Wood Tray

You might enjoy keeping this wood tray out all year because it's so versatile! Make one (or several as gifts) for less than $20!

No. 4 -  Red and White Wood Slice Beaded Santa Garland

Take a store bought red and white beaded garland, and add the cutest Santa wood slices for a classic touch on your Christmas tree or mantel!

No. 5 - How to Upcycle Worn Out Ornaments

Before you toss them, reimagine old ornaments! Also a great way to update cheap ornaments from the dollar store or Walmart!

No. 6 - Christmas Sign from an old Fence Board

Got an old piece of wood? Maybe your neighbor just replaced their fence and tossed the old boards! Pick one up and transform it into a merry Christmas sign for your porch, mantle or anywhere you need a pop of cheer!

No. 7 - Chippy White Spindle Tree

Love cottage style? Cut the spindles off a discarded chair or crib rail and turn them into the cutest tree.

No. 8 -  Dollar Store Ornament Wreath

Now is the perfect time to find the best ornaments from the dollar tree! Combine them with old ornaments you may already have on hand (or find some at the thrift store) and make an ornament wreath!

No. 9 -  Cozy Christmas Trees

You'll never believe how inexpensive these cozy trees are to make! The neutral color will work with any style decor and they'll add the coziest vibe to your home.

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