16 Inexpensive Ways to Decorate Your House for Christmas

Filling your home with yuletide decorations doesn't have to put a stress on your wallet. In fact, much of your seasonal decor can be made using items that you might already have lying around! Get inspired by these quick and easy projects that will bring the holiday spirit to your home.

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1. Illuminated Wine Bottles

Save those wine bottles from your holiday shindigs and transform them into twinkly decorations with a few tools and a string of LED lights. Recycling and decorating for the holidays? Yes, please!

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2. Evergreen Holiday Bouquet

Elevate your flower arrangement or centerpiece with fresh evergreen clippings. Click the link to learn how to piece together a simple evergreen bouquet.

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3. Stocking Hangers

Make your own unique stocking hangers using toys reminiscent of those found on the Christmas lists of little girls and boys. Designate each family member's stocking hanger using different colors or go with classic gold.

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4. Birch Wood Reindeer

Place these charming little guys on your mantle, side tables or your desk at work. Birch wood reindeers are easy to make and wonderful to gift.

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5. Simply Stunning Wreaths

Deviate from the traditional evergreen wreath to something a little more outside of the box. Try your hand at creating one of these Christmas wreaths using natural materials such as succulents, rosemary sprigs or red-hot chili peppers.

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6. Paper Bag Luminaries

Safe and easy paper bag luminaries can be made in minutes with a decorative hole punch. Tea lights add a natural glow, but if you plan on displaying your luminaries for an extended amount of time, we recommend using battery-operated candles.

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7. Gorgeous Succulent Centerpiece

Looking for a centerpiece that will last throughout the season? Try one that combines succulents, red berries, and roses. Learn how to create a centerpiece that puts hearty succulents in the spotlight.

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8. Holiday Reindeer Mugs

Imagine serving these adorable DIY mugs filled with hot cocoa, or why not use them to set out milk for Santa on Christmas Eve (and don't forget the cookies!). These reindeer mugs with matching saucers are doable for even beginner crafters.

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9. Willow Twig Balls

Thin, curly willow twigs are easy to bend and bring to mind the beauty of the outdoors during winter. Fill a bowl or vase with willow twig balls that are versatile enough to fit well with the decor of any home.

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10. Reclaimed Wood Card Stand

Display your holiday cards by making a reclaimed wood card stand. The toughest part of this uncomplicated DIY project is finding a rustic-looking wood beam, but you can also head to your local home goods store and purchase scrap wood and stain to mimic a reclaimed wood find.

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11. Holiday Berry Bowl

Create a Christmas terrarium made of sustainable foliage. A traditional berry bowl layers woodland ferns and different types of mosses, and this tutorial shares how to pull off an updated design using readily available materials.

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12. Foil Leaf Wreath

Try this super simple embossing technique that can be used to create an eye-catching wreath. A gold wreath is great for the holidays, but for a piece of year-round decor, experiment with using white or gray spray paint.

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13. Make a Mistletoe Kissing Ball

Heat up your home this holiday season with with a ball of mistletoe. Instead of tying together a few stems, make a stylish ball of mistletoe filled with bells and pearls.

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14. Himmeli-Style Christmas Star Tree Topper

Top your tree with a modern Himmeli-style star. Originating in Finland, Himmeli-style decor is now more popular than ever. The coiled brass wire gives this project a contemporary twist.

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15. Bottle Brush Christmas Trees

Arrange a miniature forest of bottle brush Christmas trees all around your home. Click the link to learn how to dye these little trees in festive shades of red and green.

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16. Holiday Floral Arrangement

Take a $10 bouquet of flowers from ordinary to impressive with evergreen clippings, berries and other greenery from your yard. Learn how to expertly arrange them into a one-of-a-kind holiday floral arrangement.

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17. Cardboard Christmas Fireplace

If your home doesn't have a fireplace, set the scene with one made from cardboard and wood. Santa might not be coming down the chimney, but your tree and gifts will look wonderful next to it!

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