Looking for simple Christmas decorating ideas? Oh, good. Here are a few for under $10. Simple Christmas decorating is the best.
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I never met a last-minute super simple Christmas decorating idea that I didn’t like.
Want to share ideas?
I’ll go first. I’ve decorated the house and I looked around and realized there were so many simple ideas that take a hot minute and you don’t have to stress about and I wanted to share.
Just in case you needed a little Christmas decorating inspiration today.
Here are not one.
But TWELVE simple Christmas decorating ideas under $10 just for you.
1. Make a wreath out of drop cloth
You can even find drop cloth at the dollar store now.
This wreath only requires about 2 feet of drop cloth and it’s no sew and extra glue.
2. Fill a dough bowl with ornaments
One of the best simple Christmas decorating ideas.
Or it doesn’t have to be a dough bowl. It could be a regular bowl. Or a basket.
Just add all those random extra ornaments to it that you find in the bottom of your Christmas tubs.
3. Decorate with presents
I’ve said it before.
I can’t help myself with my present wrapping advice.
It’s one of the easiest and simplest ways to add a little Christmas to your home and it’s FREE.
And the best part?
There’s no clean up after Christmas.
4. Make a twig wreath
This is an almost free project.
All you need are twigs from the yard and a wreath form and glue.
You can see the entire tutorial here.
5. Make your own handmade ornaments
These make the perfect decorations and fun gifts, too.
Start with a plain wood ornament from the craft store and add a word or a family’s name with a fine-tipped paint pen.
You can free-hand it or use carbon paper to trace the lettering.
6. Add an ornament to a cloche
One of the easiest SUPER simple Christmas decorating ideas.
Open up the cloche and add an ornament.
Or stack a few plates and add an ornament or a tiny tree to the top.
Anything is cuter in a cloche.
7. Stamp a set of books
Isn’t this the cutest gift idea? I was thinking about making these for the family Christmas gift exchange at our house.
Aren’t they the cutest.
It’s such a simple project. These are paperback books with the covers removed, then wrapped in twine and stamped.
You can get stamps like these at the craft store.
8. Sweater vases
This is a great way to add a little cozy to your home.
I used cream sweaters for this project, but old Christmas sweaters would work just as well.
9. Make a scrabble tree
If you have a chalkboard and some scrabble tiles?
This is such an easy DIY.
You can add the words from any carol you like. I chose O Holy Night.
You can see the project here.
10. Dollar store tree
I just shared this project, but it needs another day in the sun.
All you need is leftover garland and a little bit of glue.
You can see the entire step-by-step DIY here.
11. Jingle bell garland
I made a jingle bell tree here.
But why not a jingle bell garland?
All you need are dollar store jingle bells and jute twine.
Simply thread the twine through the top of the jingle bells and tie. Then repeat 5 inches later with another jingle bell until you have the entire garland finished.
Simple Christmas decorating ideas are as easy as jingle bells and twine.
12. Recycle your old Christmas cards
Make a banner out of old Christmas cards.
Just flip them over, trace a letter and cut them out.
You can see the tutorial for this and several other fun Christmas card projects here.
And one more for the road.
This is such a simple handmade gift idea and the perfect hostess present.
Hand-dipped pretzel sticks.
You can see how I made them here.
And for tons more Christmas inspiration?
Here are some of my favorite friends with links listed below.