Crafting Christmas for Cheap

November 4, 2015


Christmas is without a doubt one of the most expensive times of the year. Buying presents, cards, food, wrapping paper and decorations can all really add up, even if you do try and be a little bit thrifty.

If you’re feeling the pinch this Christmas, why not try and craft some Christmas items to help cut back on the cost? We have some great tips on how you can make some lovely things yourself this Christmas and cut back on the cost too.

The wreath

Having a Christmas wreath hanging on your front door is quite a traditional Christmas decoration, but one that can be quite expensive. Unless you have the skills and the supplies to make a real one yourself, buying one from a florist or garden centre can leave quite a big hole in your pocket, especially considering you’ll be binning it come the new year.

Making your own wreath will not only save you money this year, but it will save you money for many years to come as you can continue to re-use it. One great idea for a Christmas wreath is this felt hands wreath.

Source: cathiefilian.blogspot.com via Stacy of on Pinterest


Not only will you have something lovely and festive to hang on your front door, but it will also be a lovely symbol of your family. This wreath is made out of green felt and cardboard so it is super cheap to make.

Tree decorations

While most people re-use the same tree decorations they had last year, some inevitably need to be thrown out, get broken or don’t quite survive a year in the attic. Homemade decorations are great because they are very cheap to make, so even if they do get broken, it’s not the end of the world.

A great example of cheap Christmas decorations is salt dough decorations. Salt dough is made by adding 1 cup of salt and 1 cup of flour to half a cup of water. After the dough is made it can be cut into any shape required, either free hand or using cookie cutters.

After it is baked in the oven, it can be painted or drawn on with Sharpies and then hung on the tree. Not only are these decorations very easy on the wallet but they can be personalised to suit you.

Source: bhg.com via Catherine on Pinterest


Christmas cards

One of the easiest things to make at this time of year is probably Christmas cards. Not only will they have a great personal feel to them, but everyone can get involved in making them.

A good idea for making cards is to get the kids involved, if you have any. The cards will have an extra cute factor, and you can combine making the cards with a fun activity for the kids, so everyone is happy.


Cards like the reindeer one above are a perfect example of very easy cards that the kids can help make too. All you need to make these are an ink pad and some coloured pens for the details, which makes these very cheap as well. Easy!

If you’re stuck for ideas for things to make, why not check out the hundreds of craft blogs online. Some of them have some amazing Christmas blog content, meaning it’s easy for anyone to give Christmas a little handmade touch this year.

Are you getting crafty and thrifty this Christmas? Let us know in the comment box below.

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