The holidays are here, meaning you can basically kiss your bank account balance good-bye, so you have to find ways to skimp where you can. And you definitely can with decor. You could go out and buy a bunch of brand spanking new decorations, but these DIYs will save you money, and they're seriously cool and unique, too. Whether you want something modern, traditional, understated, or totally bold—you'll find it on this list.
Because cleaning up branches is legit the worst.
Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.
These would look insanely chic on top of a mantle.
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It's so obvious, we can't believe we didn't think of this first.
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Up your holiday decor game and make your house smell incredible at the same time.
Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.
A must-make for any modern decor addict.
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This adorable "tree" will look chic on any surface around your home, and it's stupid easy to make. Just find a sturdy tree branch, apply spray paint, set it in a small glass bottle or vase, and decorate!
Get the tutorial at The Lovely Drawer.
In just 10 minutes, you can transform ordinary pillows into festive couch decor. All you need is a sewing machine and an inexpensive fleece blanket.
Get the tutorial at Happiness is Homemade.
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.
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer—gangs all here.
Get the tutorial at The Proper Blog.
Simply arrange, glue, and spray paint popsicle sticks for a snowy indoor wall scene.
Get the tutorial at A Girl and a Glue Gun.
If you're skeptical about replacing your traditional lights and ornaments, try this gorg floral wrap on a smaller second tree. Just cut down silk flower stems and stick them in—the more the merrier.
Get the tutorial at Design Love Fest.
If you want to guarantee a white Christmas, dust your tree with polyfill batting. Nearly as good as the real thing.
Get the tutorial at Home Stories A to Z.
This plastic spoon project is dominating right now—and we can 100% see why.
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To make this DIY, all you need to do is bring flower planters inside and fill them with shrubbery from the yard.
Get the tutorial at Midwest Living.
This simple flannel (buy fabric by the yard at a local craft store!) tree skirt requires zero actual sewing skills.
Get the tutorial at Beautiful Mess.
These diamond filler willow branches are a replica of a frozen winter scene—minus the melt.
Get the tutorial at Make Them Wonder.
Fill lanterns with colorful ornaments for a warm and welcoming entryway.
Get the tutorial at Dimples and Tangles.
Get the campfire experience without venturing out into the cold: Try this DIY (which requires lace ribbon and real branches), then light a smoky, pine-scented candle and make s'mores in the microwave.
Get the tutorial at Free People.
Forget mistletoe—kissing balls are it this year. This pine and pinecone version is a perfect addition to any doorway—and requires just a foam ball, ribbon, and greenery from your backyard.
Get the tutorial at Consumer Crafts.
This is pasta, all dressed up in its holiday best.
Get the tutorial at The Gold Jelly Bean.
No such thing as too much tartan on Christmas.
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A burst of pinecones, pine, and a sparkly snowflake makes the rustic holiday wreath of our dreams.
Get the tutorial at Love of Family and Home.
You'll want to make these little signs using all of your favorite Christmas sayings.
Get the tutorial at Blooming Homestead.
Bring a winter landscape to your Christmas tablescape—add votive candles to slabs of birch for a simple but stunning centerpiece.
Get the tutorial at The Sweet Escape.
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear.
Get the tutorial at A Bubbly Life.
Just tie strips of burlap and other festive ribbons around a string of Christmas lights for a twinkly garland that's totally lit.
Get the tutorial at Create Craft Love.