Christmas Decorating Hacks

Christmas Decorating Hacks

Christmas is the season where 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!

Christmas Decorating Hacks that save time and money. Easy DIY and craft ideas with pictures and supplies included! #DIYChristmas #HandmadeChristmas #HomemadeChristmasIdea #HomemadeChristmasDecor #DIYChristmasGift

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. 

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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!

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.

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. 

Light Up Snowman! Cute, easy to make, and something everyone will want to display! Find the miniature top hats here.

 

 

4. Snowman Refrigerator

I’m sorry, I think this is so cute. I don’t know why…. who wouldn’t love this? (Source Unknown)

Snowman Refrigerator! I'm sorry, I think this is so cute. I don't know why.... who wouldn't love this?

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. 

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:

Make Christmas candy decorations using these coin wrappers and some ribbon holiday scrapbook paper

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!

How to make Giant Outdoor Lollipops

You might also like these Paper Plate Lollipops! Directions here

Paper Plate Lollipops

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! 

How to make Santa's footprints in your house. This is genius! MUST TRY (click the picture to see how)

Here’s our version of Santa Footprints (directions here)

How to make Santa's Footprints

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. 

So cute! I would never have thought of this!

Here’s our version of a snowman place setting! (details here)

HAVE KIDS COMING OVER FOR CHRISTMAS? Copy this cute idea!

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

How to make a Christmas tree using a tomato cage and poly mesh.

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!

How to Make a Lighted Christmas Box Decoration.

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. 

Terra cotta pot Christmas Trees!

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).

K-cup snowman hat ornaments! A great Christmas craft for kids. Start saving those K-cups now!

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.

DIY Teddy Bear ornaments for Christmas!

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.


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Here are a few more Wine Glass Snow Globes for inspiration! 

Wine Glass Snow Globe

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Wine Glass Snow Globe with candle

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Wine Glass Snow Globe with candle

16. Handprint Christmas Ornaments

Make little snowmen on an ornament with a kiddo’s handprint!

Handprint snowman ornaments!

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