Easy and Affordable Christmas Decor

Here are two easy and affordable Christmas Decor items that I recently made that might inspire you to make some Christmas decorations using items that you already have.

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The first is this ribbon wrapped vase. I used a plain, clear $1 vase that I got from Dollar Tree and some leftover gold ribbon from my abundant ribbon stash. I made ribbon wrapped vases in the Spring to hold freshly cut tulips and I really liked the look. Why not do the same thing with gold ribbon for Christmas!

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For the second vase, I just wrapped a length of silver cord around it. It took seconds, and I really like how simple and pretty it looks. I looked through my craft supplies and spotted these jingle bells that I had leftover from another project and thought, why not?

After making these, which took about 10 minutes, I was inspired to go around the house and gather up any vessels that I could make into great looking Christmas decor.


Then I went to Michaels on Sunday with coupons in hand and bought a bunch of stems that were on sale. So together with those and supplies that I have on hand, I’ll be able to create more easy and affordable Christmas decor items!

So before going out and spending lots of money, go through your house and see what you can use to create your own unique Christmas decorations.

Thanks to Anj, for allowing me to share these ideas with you. I invite you to visit me at Create & Babble, where I love to make pretty things, and make things pretty!

Your welcome Jeanie,  I know I really enjoyed your post.  You totally inspires me to look into my stash and revamp some things, for Christmas.

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18 Responses

  1. Sue says:

    I am keeping these easy Christmas craft ideas in my pocket. I may go to dollar store to find some vases too.

  2. Gracie says:

    I never know what to do with these clear glass containers thanks so much for the inspiration. I’ll be searching my Christmas box for things like this.

  3. Susan ~ Designs of Home says:

    These vases are pretty. Love the one filled with the jingle bells! 🙂

  4. cynthial1956 says:

    These are really great ideas. I am always amazed at how something everyday can be made so special!

  5. Mrs.AOK says:

    Love!! Love!! Love!!
    Thanks for sharing via Mommy Monday!

  6. Love this. I am on the hunt for affordable Christmas decor ideas! Totally pinning these.

  7. Marianne says:

    These are beautiful!

  8. I’m planning to start my decorating next weekend. I may try the ribbon and vase. it looks beautiful!
    Found you via the MMM link party

  9. mrsthaywood says:

    What easy ways to add a bit of festivity to your home. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Brittnei says:

    I love this because I literally would love to decorate our house a bit but we don’t have a lot of money for it this year. I’m so going to use this as some of my inspiration! Thank you for sharing with us at Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to stop by on Friday to see if you are featured! xo

  11. Amber Neal says:

    Love these ideas! I need all the help I can get when it comes to decorating and not breaking the bank! I always enjoy looking through your blog and getting ideas. Thanks for linking up with us this week on MMM link up party! I will be sharing this on our FB too!

  12. Sue says:

    Stopping in again and doing some pinning to my DIY board at http://www.pinterest.com/SueHKaboodle/diy/

  13. Sounds great for decorating this season! Don’t have a lot of seasonal crafting items, but do have some decorations that I’d prefer to be OUT of the box! Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!


  14. FilipinaMacBarbie says:

    Those are super cute!!!

  15. Love these! Thanks for stopping by and linking up @ Whatever Wednesday! Hope you have a fabulous week.

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