DIY Holiday Decorating Ideas On A Budget

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Vintage Santa greeting card banner

Vintage Santa greeting card banner. source: collectingfeathers, etsy.

Our friends at contacted us about some of their simple and budget-friendly DIY holiday decoration ideas so I thought you’d like to have a look-see yourselves. The cool thing about inspiration is that, with a little bit of creativity, you can make an idea your own.

For example, if you like the wine cork idea below, but don’t have a votive or any wine corks, use what you do have like leftover ornaments or a collection of toys and place them in a glass bowl or vase. It’s all about the color and bringing a grouping of items together that makes a fun holiday statement.

If you want to make a holiday banner but don’t have burlap, upcycle your old Christmas or holiday cards and glue them to a ribbon. Or, use typing paper, cut it into squares, then let your kids go nuts using crayons or markers. Decorating is play…so put on some fun-making-appropriate clothing and enjoy!

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly,'s key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).