DIY Christmas Decor (On A Budget) // Words From Deanna Stilwell

Hello beautiful people, who’s ready for the holidays?!!!! I know I am, so let’s get ready for the holidays on a budget. Majority of the materials I bought are from Dollar Tree, if you’re not familiar with the brand it is a store that sells all of their products for $1. All products used are vegan and cruelty free. All of the materials listed can be found on the Dollar Tree website, most of them are listed, if they’re not listed they have been sold out!
These are all great ways to engage children and adults during the holidays! We should all start creating more because it’s such a fun way to de-stress. We get so caught up with work, school and our families, we forget to take care of ourselves. The next time you’re practicing self-care try doing some crafts. It’s a great way to relax your mind while still using your brain and it’s very calming not to mention cheap.

Christmas Snowflakes

This is a cheap, easy and fun DIY. I remember making these as a child and taking them home. I would hang at least three up in each room and add tons of glitter to make them more seasonal! Plus this craft is reusable and they can all go with your Christmas decor and you can date the back of them and write the names of the creators to reminisce in the future. A great way to make a few memories each year!

  • Paper (Construction paper or Card stock)
  • Scissors
  • A Pencil or Pen
  • Some String
  • A Hole Puncher
  • Push Pin

1. Start by folding your paper in half
2. Either draw shapes on the half way line mark on your paper or go to step 3.
3. Cut out the shapes you drew while keeping your paper folded in half. If you didn’t draw shapes just cut out some pieces while your paper is folded in half.
4. Unfold your paper to reveal your original snowflake!
5. Punch a hole at the top.
6. Tie a string around it or hang it up on a push pin or Christmas tree branch!


Personalized Frames

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Frames are timeless – and of course they are a great gift. You can get frames at almost all stores now. The older we get the more memories we want to capture to remember, this is a great way to add to your already made memories. By having personalized frames in your home you’ll remember the person who made them during each holiday.

  • A Frame (size of your choosing.)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Beads
  • Ribbon
  • Glitter
  • Paint
  • Stickers
  • Fake flowers

1. Find a frame to begin with and start by painting your the outside of your frame if you’d like to change the color.
2. Once you’re finished with painting it, add some ribbon to it. Tie it on the corners as bows or make bows beforehand so you can just glue them on.
3. Glue beads where you desire on your frame.
4. Apply stickers to your liking.
5. Glue fake flowers where you desire.
6. Add pictures you love and hang up your new frame!


Personalized Mason Jars

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Mason jars are perfect for adding a little bit of life to your home. They are great for storage, you can store anything in mason jars. Plus they are super cheap! They are available almost everywhere now since they are so useful and currently “trendy.” I personally bought mine at Dollar Tree because I just needed the one, but I would recommend buying a pack at Walmart or a similar store in your location. They are much cheaper when you buy them as a set.

  • A Mason jar ( size of your choosing)
  • A hot glue gun
  • Some beads
  • Ribbon
  • Glitter
  • Paint
  • Stickers
  • Fake flowers.

1. Draw out a design on your mason jar before painting or adding actual color to your mason jar.
2. Paint your mason jar and let it dry.
3. Add one to three more coats of paint to make sure it’s not transparent.
4. After your paint is dry, glue on beads wherever you’d like.
5. Add ribbon and make a bow or just glue ribbon around the lid of your mason jar or wherever else you’d like it.


About the Author

Deanna Stilwell is a lifestyle blogger who started blogging during her second year at community college. She started blogging about her life and now she has a self-hosted blog. She loves writing whether it be for school assignments, journaling or for her loved ones. She enjoys reading in her spare time, besides creating DIY’s for experiments and shopping. She also has a great passion for movies!
Deanna has been blogging for almost 5 years now. She plans to write a book one day based on her life and sees blogging as a great way to practice opening up and getting her story out there. Writing has always been one of her passions.
When Deanna isn’t writing for her blog, she is attending a university in California. She is currently studying Business Administration, with a concentration in Management. She will obtain her Bachelor’s degree by the middle of December 2018. She already has her Associates-Transfer Degree in
Business Administration as well. She also works two part-time jobs to support herself through college.
You can keep up with her through her blog and social media platforms:
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One thought on “DIY Christmas Decor (On A Budget) // Words From Deanna Stilwell

  1. I’ve made paper snowflakes when I was in middle school and I always loved it! I’d love to try decorating a mason jar like that!

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