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27+ Easy & Budget-Friendly Christmas Crafts To Make Now

Are you ready to start planning for Christmas 2023? For Christmas in July, I’m sharing over 27 Easy Christmas Crafts, Cheap Christmas Decorations, Projects, and Craft Ideas.

I’ve gathered some of my favorite, easy, and budget-friendly Christmas Crafts that you can make now.

It’s hard to believe, but Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye. It’s my favorite time of the year, but it can also be a time for spending a lot of money.

If you’re looking for ways to save money on your Christmas decorations this year, why not try making your own?

Get started today with these economic ideas, and when you blink in a few weeks, you’ll be prepared.

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Christmas In July Blog Hop

I’ve joined with 16 of my favorite bloggers to bring you holiday inspiration to help you plan for your Christmas decorating and more.

Be sure to follow along at the end of this post to get so many valuable tips for the holidays.

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Budget-Friendly Christmas Craft Ideas

Saving money on Christmas decorating doesn’t have to be hard. Most of these DIY projects are super easy to make as well as budget-friendly.

Easy Christmas Crafts

Let’s begin with a few super easy Christmas crafts that anyone can make.

Easy Christmas Craft - Hot Glue Gun Craft Ornaments or Gift Package Toppers.  Cheap Christmas Decorations

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments: Hot Glue Gun Crafts

These cute Angel and Cross Christmas Ornaments are made using a hot glue gun and hand-painted with gold and white accents. They can be made in various sizes and used for gift tags as well as tree ornaments.

Even if you’re not a big crafter and shy away from DIY projects, I think you will love how easy these are to make.

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How To Repurpose Vintage Spools For Christmas Decorating

Have you ever found a Vintage Wooden Spool while thrifting? I found several at a yard sale, and you have to see this repurposed wood spool DIY idea I made for Christmas.

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Easy Christmas Craft Ideas using vintage wooden spools to make tassels.  Great Tree Decorations.
Cheap Christmas Decorations using faux snow technique to flock your Christmas tree.

How To Add Faux Snow To Your Christmas Decor

If you are looking for an easy, no-mess way to add snow to your Christmas decor, check out this 2 Easy Step easy method. You can flock to a Christmas Tree & more without any mess. You can easily add faux snow to trees, wreaths, and pinecones; they also look great year after year!

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Cheap Christmas Decorations

Y’all know I love inexpensive and budget-friendly decorating ideas. Here are some cheap Christmas decoration ideas using fresh greenery, recycled and foraged materials. In addition, these cheap Christmas decorations are eco-friendly and sustainable decorating ideas.

5 Sustainable Gift Wrap & Ornament Ideas

Y’all know I’m a fan of recycling scrap fabric, so I decided to make some sustainable gift-wrapping DIY projects using scrap fabrics. These eco-friendly wrapping ideas are budget-friendly and super easy to make.

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Sustainable and Eco-friendly gift wrap and ornament ideas for unique Christmas Projects. Cheap Christmas Decorations
The secret to making a magnolia wreath with fresh leaves is a great Cheap Christmas Project.

The Secret To Making A Magnolia Wreath with Fresh Leaves

If you love a wreath with magnolia leaves, get ready for the easiest tutorial on how to make a magnolia wreath ever. It only takes an hour, and it’s almost free to make.

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3 Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Ornaments To Make Now

If you’d like some inexpensive and easy DIY Christmas Ornaments, check out these Eco-Friendly ornaments. Most of the materials are foraged. However, you’ll love the sparkle and shine of the DIY Ornaments glitter.

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Eco-friendly and sustainable foraged materials Cheap Christmas Decorations.
Easy Christmas Craft with dried fruit and herb garland tutorial

DIY Dried Fruit and Herb Garland

See how to easily make a unique, sustainable dried fruit and herb Christmas garland. I’ve made several dried fruit garlands for previous holidays, but this one is my favorite. Plus, it’s easy to save and reuse the following year.

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Additional Inexpensive Christmas Decoration Ideas

  • How to Decorate A Christmas Tree With Dried Hydrangeas – Have you ever dried hydrangeas? It’s easy to do, and they are a great source for sustainable decorating. I’m excited to share how to decorate a farmhouse Christmas tree with budget-friendly dried hydrangeas. Read More
  • The Secret To Making A Fresh Cedar Garland -Want to know the Secret to make Fresh Cedar Garland that stays together and doesn’t fall apart? I’ve made my fair share of Fresh Garlands, and although I follow all the instructions, they simply want to fall apart. This year I had another idea, and it worked like a charm. Read More
  • How To Make A Fresh Herb Kissing Ball – Don’t you just love kissing balls for the holidays? Want to learn how to make a Kissing Ball for Christmas using fresh herbs, cedar, and dried oranges? It is easy, looks great, and smells even better. Read More
  • How To Repurpose Old Christmas Decorations -Don’t you just love changing your holiday decor each year? But what do you do with last year’s decorations? In addition, what about all those new styles when you have boxes & boxes of the old style? Well, don’t throw away those old decorations because here is how to repurpose old Christmas décor to make it look fresh and up to the minute. Read More
  • How to Use Greenery For Christmas Projects – Are you ready for some more sustainable and eco-friendly DIY projects? I’m sharing how to use greenery for Christmas DIY projects, such as Christmas boxwood mini wreaths, cedar ornaments for packages, and tree decorations. Read More

Christmas Projects

If you are looking for some Christmas projects that are a little more involved, you will want to check out these fun ideas.

How To Build A Shiplap Tree

You will love this step-by-step tutorial on How to Build a Wood Christmas Tree using reclaimed shiplap boards. This is an easy project to create a unique farmhouse-style tree. There’s no need to worry if you don’t have reclaimed wood because I’m sharing how you can age new wood at the end of this tutorial.

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Christmas Projects - How To Build A Shiplap Christmas Tree.

DIY Christmas Topiaries – Cheap Christmas Decorations

These DIY Topiaries are perfect for cheap Christmas Decorations. They are unique and so inexpensive to make.

Christmas Craft Idea - DIY Real Cedar and Dried Orange Topiaries.  Eco-friendly and sustainable holiday projects

DIY Real Cedar and Dried Orange Topiaries

These DIY Real Cedar & Orange Topiaries are a sustainable and budget-friendly way to decorate for the Christmas season. Fill your home with the wonderful fragrance of live greenery and save money this holiday by following this easy step-by-step tutorial.

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How To Make DIY Foraged Christmas Topiaries

Do you love using topiaries to decorate for Christmas? These foraged DIY Christmas Topiaries can be made for almost free. All the supplies are gathered and recycled materials except for the styrofoam cones.

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Cheap Christmas Decoration - DIY Foraged Christmas Topiaries with gathered twigs, pinecones, and dried oranges.

Paper Christmas Craft Ideas

Next are some creative ways to use paper for Christmas Craft Ideas.

Easy Christmas Craft - DIY Paper Snowflakes for a banister garland.

Budget-Friendly Farmhouse Banister Garland

If you are looking for a unique way to decorate your banister for Christmas, check out this budget-friendly farmhouse Christmas Garland for Banister that is so easy to make. It is a rustic combination of a DIY project and bells used previously.

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How To Make Paper Christmas Trees

Check out this tutorial on How to Make DIY Paper Christmas Trees that can be used alone, on a garland, or as a tree ornament. A cheap DIY Christmas tree made with regular white paper.

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DIY Paper Christmas Trees for Easy Holiday Ideas. Cheap Christmas Decorations.
Coffee Filter Floral Garland for Christmas Decorating and beyond.  Cheap Christmas Decorations Ideas.

DIY Coffee Filter Floral Garland

This is an easy and cheap way to make a DIY Floral Garland using Coffee Filters from the inspiration I saw in the Ballard Designs catalog. This is a simple coffee filter crafts ideas that looks high-end.

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Fabric Christmas Craft Ideas

There are so many fun craft projects that you can make with fabric. Even if you don’t sew, many of these projects include a no-sew tutorial. Let’s take a look at what you can make.

Easy Christmas Napkins With Cutlery Pockets

So here is a quick and easy DIY Christmas Napkins with Cutlery Pocket tutorial. These are perfect for the Christmas Holiday Season but can be easily adapted for any season.

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DIY Fabric Crafts - Ticking and buffalo print napkins with cutlery pockets.  Easy Christmas Craft ideas
DIY Fabric Crafts - Ticking and buffalo print table runner with tassels.  Easy Christmas Craft ideas

Easy Christmas Table Runner Tutorial

Would you like a creative one-of-a-kind table runner for the Christmas holidays? I’m sharing a step-by-step tutorial so that you can make your own. Plus, it looks great with the cutlery pocket napkins.

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Easy To Make Ticking Fabric Tassels

I love using red ticking fabric for Christmas, so many DIY projects incorporate this fun fabric. I’m sharing a tutorial to make Easy DIY Tassels for a Christmas Garland & more cute ways to use these fun tassels during the Holiday Season. There are so many uses for these Easy Christmas Craft Ideas.

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Easy Holiday Craft with ticking tassels for package topper, napkin rings, garland and more Cheap Christmas Decorations.
Felt fabric Christmas Trees for Fun Christmas Projects.

Easy & Whimsical Felt Christmas Trees Tutorial

Want to add some whimsical holiday decor this year? See How to Make Easy Rustic DIY-Felt Christmas Trees. They are so cute and fun to make.

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Additional Fabric Christmas Projects

Napkin Decoupage Easy Christmas Crafts

Have you tried napkin decoupage crafts? It’s a fun and clever way to create unique one-of-a-kind decorations.

Here are a few napkin decoupage easy Christmas crafts ideas you should start making now.

DIY Napkin Decoupage Christmas Ornaments. Christmas Craft Ideas

Easy Napkin Decoupage Christmas Ornaments

If you want unique ornaments for your Christmas tree, you need to make these decoupage Christmas Ornaments made using napkins. I added the napkins to these inexpensive ornaments from The Dollar Tree and ta-da; I have one-of-a-kind ornaments.

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Easy DIY Gift Idea With Napkin Decoupage

Are you looking for some easy DIY Gift Ideas? You have to try these easy-to-make napkin decoupage coasters from DIY Coaster Tiles. They can be customized to match almost any decor.

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Napkin Decoupage Gift Ideas - DIY Coasters for Easy Christmas Craft

Air Dry Clay Ornaments

This is another great Christmas craft idea. I recently started working with air-dry clay and love making Christmas ornaments and gift tags.

Check out this Air Dry Clay Ornament Tutorial. Clay Ornaments are a great way to create unique one-of-a-kind ornaments for your tree.

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DIY Air Dry Clay Ornaments.  Easy Tutorial for the Holiday.. Christmas Craft Ideas


Christmas In July Blog Hop

Thank you for following along today. Be sure to hop over and see Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill to follow along on the blog hop.

Join the Christmas In July Blog Hop for more holiday inspiration. To follow along, click the highlighted blog name.

Christmas In July Blog Hop

The Ponds Farmhouse / Cottage on Bunker Hill / Chas Crazy Creations /

Design Morsels / The Tatter Pew / White Arrows Home

Christmas In July Blog Hop - Christmas Craft Ideas

Midwest Life & Style / Bricks N Blooms / Simply 2 Moms /

Shiplap & Shells / Down Shiloh Road / Country Road 407

Christmas In July Blog Hop

Celebrate & Decorate / WM Design House / Peacock Ridge Farm

/ Robyn’s French Nest / Life At Bella Terra

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AnnMarie | Simply2Moms

Wednesday 26th of July 2023

Thanks so much for hosting such a fun group for this blog hop Rachel! You have so many awesome Christmas craft ideas. Pinned!


Thursday 27th of July 2023

AnnMarie, Thank you so much.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Wednesday 26th of July 2023

I can't tell you how happy I am that there is one place for all my favorite Christmas crafts! Now I just need to decide which ones to try and make for the holidays. Thank you so much for hosting Christmas in July Rachel.


Thursday 27th of July 2023

Kim, Thank you for stopping by. I can't wait to see what you do.

Chas - Chas' Crazy Creations

Wednesday 26th of July 2023

Wow what a great collection of crafts! Thank you so much for hosting another wonderful hop.


Wednesday 26th of July 2023

Chas, You are welcome. Thanks for participating.


Tuesday 25th of July 2023

You come up with the best ideas, my friend. You are so talented. Hugs to you.


Wednesday 26th of July 2023

Renae, I really appreciate this. Thanks for stopping by.

Jennifer Howard

Tuesday 25th of July 2023

So many amazing projects!! I hope we never run out of new ideas!!! Thanks for putting this together today.


Tuesday 25th of July 2023

Jennifer, Thanks you and I agree. It's so much fun to be creative and make unique items.