Simple and Affordable DIY Holiday Decorations

diy-craftsThe holidays are upon us! If you haven’t started decorating yet, it’s time to get to work.

Whether you’re looking for a fun way to craft with your kids this year, or you just want to add some festive homemade creations to your current collection, we’ve got you covered.

Decorate without cutting into your gift-giving budget – try these simple DIY holiday decorations to get your house looking festive in no time.

Festive Glass Ornaments

There are dozens of awesome DIY projects to do with clear glass ornaments. Go galactic by melting different bits of crayon in round bulbs for a glittery, swirled effect, or glam up your tree by filling acrylic teardrop ornaments with pretty peacock feathers, fake pearls, or gold glitter.


Wine Cork Wreath

If you have a pile of wine corks you’ve been saving all year, it’s time to put them to good use! Use toothpicks to attach wine corks to a foam wreath, and then add some chic embellishments like a glittery silver ornament or a big red ribbon – you’ll have a pretty holiday wreath to display on your front door in no time! 


Waterless Snow Globes

Mason jar snow globes make for a fun twist to a traditional winter craft. Gather all the items you want to showcase in your mini winter wonderland (tiny trees, pine cones, snowmen, plastic reindeer, you name it!) and hot glue them to the lids of the mason jars. Add a little faux snow to the jar and screw the lids back on.


 Advent Calendar

As much as we all love the store-bough advent varieties, making your own advent calendar is way more fun! The best part? You’ll be able to reuse it year after year. Get inspiration from some of our favorite magical and inventive creations pictured below.


For more home décor inspiration, check out our DIY Holiday Decor board on Pinterest:

Not into DIY? No problem! Your local Goodwill of Orange County has a ton of great holiday essentials to outfit your home in style! In the process of saving a ton of cash, you’ll directly support Goodwill’s programs and services to provide employment training and jobs to people with disabilities and other barriers in your community.

What holiday crafts and projects are you trying out this year? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us at @OCGoodwill.

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