in ,

Adorable Ways To Decorate This Christmas

Christmas is approaching: the time of the year when money is stretched but you still want, and deserve, to have the most wonderful time of the year.

We’ve found cheap and cheerful ways of having a festive home with fancy looking Christmas decorations, but instead of forking out a fortune you can make them yourselves. After all, there’s nothing as original as homemade stuff.

1. Miniature Pine Cone Christmas Tree

Get the directions here.

amysdelights.blogspot.com

Get the directions here.

2. Ice Cream Cone Ornaments

Tie onto a tree or use in a garland.

howaboutorange.blogspot.com

Tie onto a tree or use in a garland.

You could also use pom-poms.

linesacross.com

You could also use pom-poms.

3. Cookie Cutters as Ornaments or Place Cards

4. Pine Cone Hedgehog Ornaments

There's no tutorial for this, but you could make your own by slicing a pine cone in half and drawing little faces and paws with a Sharpie.

welovepandas.co.uk

There’s no tutorial for this, but you could make your own by slicing a pine cone in half and drawing little faces and paws with a Sharpie.

5. Succulent Place Cards

6. A String-Art Card Display

7. Plastic Animal Figurines as Place Cards

8. Candy Cane Mice

Get the directions here.

marthastewart.com

Get the directions here.

9. Peanut Creatures for Ornaments and Garlands

Get the tutorial here.

ohparty.net

Get the tutorial here.

10. Mitten Cupcake Toppers

Get the directions here.

etsy.com

Get the directions here.

11. Piñata Ornaments

These will take you into New Year's Eve or really any party time.

craft.tutsplus.com

These will take you into New Year’s Eve or really any party time.

12. Watercolor Gift Cards as Gift Tags

13. Mini Felt-Ball Wreaths

This one takes less than five minutes and can easily be made with the kids.

asubtlerevelry.com

This one takes less than five minutes and can easily be made with the kids.

14. Ice Skate Ornaments Made from Twigs

Get the full tutorial here.

michelemademe.com

Get the full tutorial here.

15. Paint-Chip Christmas Tree

16. Felt Appliquéd Stockings

Get the tutorial here.

thepapermama.com

Get the tutorial here.

17. The Rudolph Wreath

Get the directions here.

thepapermama.com

Get the directions here.

18. Easy Handprint Snowman Paintings

So easy a child could (and should) do it!

joybobo.com

So easy a child could (and should) do it!

19. Ornament Planters

Get the tutorial here.

gimmesomestyleblog.com

Get the tutorial here.

20. Mason Jar Snowglobes

Get the DIY here.

make-haus.com

Get the DIY here.

21. Little Sweater Hearts

22. Tiny Bunting for a Tiny Tree

The bunting is made from burlap. Get the directions here.

baysidebride.com

The bunting is made from burlap. Get the directions here.

23. Santa Clothesline

Get the knitting pattern here.

ravelry.com

Get the knitting pattern here.

24. Mini Christmas Scene Photo Backdrop for Your Guests

25. Snowman Marshmallows

Draw little faces on them using edible marker.

wintertime-in-summerville.tumblr.com

Draw little faces on them using edible marker.

26. Christmas Figurine Planter

Set tiny plastic reindeer and Santas in any houseplant.

hobbyvimsa.blogspot.no

Set tiny plastic reindeer and Santas in any houseplant.

27. A Holiday Bingo Game

Download the PDF here.

sayyestohoboken.com

Download the PDF here.

28. Animal Party Spoons

Requires cutting plastic animals in half with a kitchen knife. Get the tutorial here.

fun.kyti.me

Requires cutting plastic animals in half with a kitchen knife. Get the tutorial here.

29. Iron-On Dinner Napkins

Get the directions and the iron-on printable here.

sayyestohoboken.com

Get the directions and the iron-on printable here.

30. Christmas Teepee for the Kids

Learn how to make one here.

joannagoddard.blogspot.com

Learn how to make one here.

31. Fun Christmas Props for Photos

Download the printable here. You can also buy them from Etsy here.

ohhappyday.com

Download the printable here. You can also buy them from Etsy here.

 

32. Christmas DIY decor: How to craft a Snowman

This little snow critter is made out of woolly socks – and he’s just adorable, isn’t he? Whether you want wrap him up as a gift or pop him under your own Christmas tree, this little guy’s bound to put a smile on someone’s face.

Get the instructions at Darkroom & Dearly now.

 

Chalk Pen Galvanized Buckets

Stuff galvanized flower buckets with fresh pine, draw on a festive message, and light it all up with twinkly lights!

Get the tutorial at Finding Home Farms.

Buzzfeed

What do you think?

Women sleep better next to dogs than other people

30+ Life-Saving Holiday Hacks That Are Borderline Genius