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Christmas Decorating Hacks
Christmas is the season when people spend lots of time and money decorating their homes. Why? Because we all LOVE the holidays! If you are looking for some super smart, inexpensive, and EASY ways to decorate your home this year, then you will love these 8 Christmas Decorating Hacks. I’ll show you where to get some of the supplies and there are simple tutorials included. Christmas decorating has never been so simple!
1. Decorate Cupboards and Cabinets with Christmas Ribbon
Tape red polka dot ribbon onto your kitchen cupboards and hot glue glittery red bows on top! Simple, really pretty, and you can reuse the supplies year after year for Christmas! Source Unknown.
2. Make Lollipops out of Paper Plates
DIY dollar store lollipops for Christmas decor! Use paper plates (glued/stapled together) Christmas colored markers or paint, and cellophane. Stake them into the ground with a stick and tie off with ribbon. Click the picture for full details!
3. Snowman Tea Light
Use a flameless tea light to make a light up snowman! Cute, easy to make, and something everyone will want to display! Get the tiny top hats here. Source unknown.
4. Snowman Refrigerator
I’m sorry, I think this is so cute. I don’t know why…. who wouldn’t love this? (Source Unknown)
5. Hang ornaments from a chandelier
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This is a really cute way to use Christmas decorations above the table instead of on the table.
6. Make Christmas candy decorations using coin wrappers
and some ribbon or holiday scrapbook paper like this:
7. How to make Giant Lollipops
Make these GIANT Outdoor Lollipops for Christmas! We love making candy themed decorations for the holidays. Our Christmas tree is even filled with candy ornaments. It’s too fun! That’s why we love the idea of using a ball, PVC pipe, and cellophane to make awesome outdoor lollipops. I have to try this!
You might also like these Paper Plate Lollipops! Directions here
8. How to Make Santa’s Footprints
Make Santa’s footprints in your house with baking soda mixed with a little glitter on the bottom of a boot. This is genius!
Here’s our version of Santa Footprints (directions here)
9. Snowman Plates
So cute! I love the snowball centerpiece too. Use white plates, chocolate covered raisins, baby carrots, red and black napkins, plus a fork, spoon, knife.
Here’s our version of a snowman place setting! (details here)
10. Tomato Cage Christmas Tree
I love deco mesh trees. You can get deco mesh at any craft store. They have the holiday colors out now, so stock up before it’s too late
Watch how it’s done:
11. How to Make a Lighted Christmas Box Decoration
This is a DIY Christmas decoration that you can use year after year!
12. Clay Pot Christmas Trees
Paint terra cotta pots and glue them together (or stack them) in order from biggest to smallest. I love the polka dots for the ornaments.
13. K-cup snowman hat ornaments
This is so cute! It looks like they used the lid of a can of some sort, but according to these directions it looks like cardboard or thick paper would work too. So adorable and a great craft for kids. Start saving those K-cups now! (source unknown).
14. DIY Teddy Bear Ornament
Use an ornament and various sized pom poms from the craft store. Tacky glue or hot glue will do the trick! Add a little bow and a cute face. This is a great gift idea for kids to make too. Source unknown.
15. Wine Glass Snow Globes
Head to the dollar store and pick up a collection of wine glasses, a bag of fake snow, and a few holiday figurines. All of these items can also be found at any craft store. If you’ve got a child who wants to make one, use a plastic bottle with plastic ornaments. The finished decorations look adorable on your holiday table or mantel topped with dollar-store candles.
Here are a few more Wine Glass Snow Globes for inspiration!
16. Handprint Christmas Ornaments
Make little snowmen on an ornament with a kiddo’s handprint!
17. Hanger Snowflake
How to make snowflakes using plastic hangers from the dollar store!
18. Cardboard Box Snowman
If you like to shop online for Christmas gifts like I do, then you might have a bunch of Amazon boxes piling up.
19. Washcloth Reindeer
You will love this adorable DIY washcloth reindeer Christmas craft and it makes the perfect homemade Christmas gift or decoration!
20. Giant Christmas Ornaments
Bring in the Holidays with these Giant Christmas Ornaments for your home!
Thanks for such great ideas, Kelly!
I Love this post, and am sharing it on my blog!
How very budget.