10 Fun and Frugal Ideas to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays!

Holiday Decor Collage
Images via respective owners, compiled by Sharon Rowley

Whoosh! Thanksgiving has flown by, and the holidays are upon us. With so much on our plates — finding and wrapping gifts for our families, baking holiday treats, and making the season feel special for everyone — it can be really hard to find some easy and inexpensive ways to make our home look festive! So today I am sharing with you 10 Fun and Frugal Ways to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays!

Snow Glob Terrariums
Image via Pink Pistachio

#1 Snow Globe Terrariums

These beautiful, lit apothecary jars took Missy only 10 minutes to make, and she made great use of holiday lights and glass jars she already owned! Head on over to Pink Pistachio to see how she created these beautiful Snow Globe Terrariums!

Christmas Nisse
Image via Smart Girls DIY

#2 The Danish Nisse

What is a nisse? According to Liz from Smart Girls DIY,

“The Nisse (pronounced nissa) is a mythical creature of Scandinavian Folklore and differs from the American Santa Claus. Instead, ‘nisser' are elves, or gnomes, with long colorful hats.”

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All I know is that they are adorable and would look awesome next to my front door! Liz provides all of the instructions on how to make your own Nisse here!

Stocking Hanger
Image via Listfully Blissful

#3 Stocking Hanger

Not every home has a fireplace over which to hang stockings, and honestly, even if you do have a fireplace, hanging fabric stockings over a lit fire is probably not the best idea! Melanie from Listfully Blissful created this fantastic stocking hanger out of a board and attached it to her wall with Command hooks, so it can easily be removed after the holidays!

Check out her No Mantle Stocking Solution here!

Hallway Twinlle Lights
Image via Nest of Posies

#4 Hallway Twinkle Lights

Kellie from Nest of Posies has this easy-to-do idea that turns an ordinary hallway into a magical place for kids to play together and dream about holiday to come! She hung lights from the hallway ceiling! You can see just how she hung her Hallway Twinkle Lights here.

Olaf sock snowman
Image via One Creative Mommy

#5 Olaf Sock Snowman

Not only did Heidi from One Creative Mommy come up with an adorable idea to decorate her home, but she also pulled this together as a craft project for her daughter's Frozen birthday party. I love these Olaf Sock Snowmen, and they would be so much fun to make with my kids!

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Reversible Holiday Blocks
Image via The Red Balloon

#6 Reversible Holiday Blocks

This awesome craft is actually two holiday items in one! Renee from The Red Balloon gives you the full tutorial on how to measure, prep, and stain the wood blocks, how to apply the craft paper for the background, and then how to add the vinyl lettering to create this festive Reversible Blocks sign!

Reindeer Stairs
Image via Nest of Posies

#7 Reindeer Stairs

Kellie from Nest of Posies used a Silhouette Cutting Machine to create the lettering for her beautiful Reindeer Stairs project. After seeing so many craft bloggers use the Silhouette for cool projects like this, I was inspired to purchase my own a few years back, and let me tell you — it is awesome! But you could also cut these letters free-hand if you are so inclined! I hadn't thought of adding lettering to my stair risers before. What a fantastic idea!

ribbon trees holiday decor diy
Image via Momof6

#8 Ribbon Trees and Wrapped Candles

I wanted to share with you a holiday decoration I created for my now home a few years ago. I made these sweet ribbon trees using foam cones and ribbon, which I secured with pins. Then I added coordinating candles to my display with free scrapbook paper that I downloaded and printed and secured with matching ribbons! You can check out all of the details on these Ribbon Trees and Wrapped Candles over on Momof6!

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Wine Cork Reindeer
Image via Make the Best of Things

#9 Cork Reindeer

Got any wine corks hanging around? How about twigs? Could you rustle up a few of those? (Um … yes!) Then you have the basics of what you need to create a herd of these adorable Wine Cork Reindeer! I love this idea from Ann over at Make the Best of Things!

Holiday card Display
Image via Chickabug

#10 Holiday Card Display

Heather from Chickabug created these free printable banners that you can use to show off your past holiday cards! I did this in my home and strung our cards on ribbon across our fireplace mantle, and it looks beautiful! To get the free downloads, you'll need to Sign up for HowDoesShe's mailing list at www.howdoesshe.com. You'll receive a welcome email with a link and password that you can use to download these printables!

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10 Fun and Frugal Ideas to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays!

My name is Sharon and I am the busy Mom of six children ages 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, and 8. People often ask me "How do you do it?" I tell them that my key to success lies in planning ahead, with a whole lot of creativity and organization thrown in! ... More

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