It’s not quite December, but close enough, and for some reason this year I am 100% into the Christmas season already. I think it’s because we finally have a child who is old enough to get SUPER excited, which in turn, gets me super excited!
We were lucky this year, for some reason all of my neighbours unanimously decided to put up their Christmas lights in the middle of November. It’s the strangest thing, none of the streets around us have their lights up but our entire little cul-de-sac looks like Candy Cane Lane and my toddler is DELIGHTED. Every time we drive down our street at night we have to drive really slowly so he can stare at each house and say “Wow” in hushed tones. 2 year olds are the sweetest!
Since I’ve been married I haven’t done much to decorate at Christmas. Mostly because we always spend Christmas at my Mom and Dad’s and the practical side (okay the grinch side) says that there is no point when it’s just for my husband and I and I’ll just have to take them down again in a month. But this year, it’s for my toddler, Dirk – so I’m going all out. We’re trying reallllllly hard right now to budget and be good with our money so we can be prepared for when munchkin # 2 arrives in March so I searched Pinterest for really easy, pretty, and cheap Christmas decorations and Pinterest did not disappoint.
Here is my round up of DIY Christmas Decor. To qualify for my list the craft had to be super cheap, SUUUUUPER simple (because I’m really not very crafty), pretty and whimsical. I’m so excited to deck the halls this season!
DIY Snowman Door (or Fridge)
Via the Creative Stamper Pot
You can deck out your fridge or your door with this cute snowman look – using construction paper. I know Dirk will love it. He is obsessed with snowmen and living in Victoria, this is probably the closest he will get to the real thing!
2. Toilet Paper Roll Wreath
I know when I said “cheap” crafts you probably weren’t expecting toilet paper rolls, but look how cute this is! Toilet paper rolls, green paint, fake berries, and a glue gun are all you need for this Christmas wreath.
3. Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
I always love making paper snow flakes and these popsicle stick snowflakes are a cool twist. Bonus, you get to eat popsicles, or you could buy them from a craft store…but where’s the fun in that?
4. More Snowflakes – 3D Snowflakes
Via Wiki How
I like that you can use scraps of Christmas paper and different colours for these fancy paper snowflakes. I like to hang mine up around the house with ribbon or fishing wire.
4. Coat Hanger and Christmas Bobble Wreath
This wreath is gorgeous and all it requires is a wire coat hanger, about 50 plastic bobbles and some greenery or a bow.
5. Candy Cane Wreath
Via Trendy and Wild
Another easy wreath – all you need are candy canes, a snowflake ornament, ribbon, and your trusty glue gun. Plus, you can eat it later… I would definitely use Cherry Candy Canes, because they are the best.
6. Popcorn and Cranberry Garlands
I adore the old time charm of popcorn and cranberry garlands. These are so simple and cheery.
7. Bobble Centrepiece
Via Merrick’s Art
How easy is this? Just take your glass vases or bowls and fill them with ornaments, peppermints, pinecones, the sky is the limit. I’m definitely making some of these this season.
8. Cake Stand Centrepiece
Just a cake stand, a wreath, and some candles, but the effect is so pretty!