The budget? As little as possible. The objective? To achieve a classy Christmas look and feel in our home.
It may sound like an impossible task, but thanks to the abundance of brilliant DIY stars on the world wide web and our relentless pursuit of finding the best stuff out there for our readers, we are right full of fun, festive and fantastic looking DIY decoration ideas. And most cost next to nothing.
Grab some scissors and glue and click through to get your Christmas craft on.
Last-minute DIY Christmas decorations that cost next to nothing
Silver Pasta BowsSo you've gone gluten free and have boxes of wheat pasta taking up precious cupboard space. Turn those pieces into something pretty by spray painting each one silver. Bon appetite! Via Tiny Prints.
Candy Cane MiceWhether stuck on top of presents under the tree or set in front of each person's placemat at supper, these cute felt mice are versatile and can be made in bulk.Via Martha Stewart.
Black and White GraphicA chalk pen and a Sharpie are the only writing utensils you'll need in order to achieve these beautiful black and white ornaments. Yup, less really can be more. Via Earnest Home Co.
Cinnamon Ornaments and Gift TagsThis is a classic, but it's still just as classy. Cinnamon tags and ornaments are delicate and totally seasonally appropriate.Via Craft Noire.
CD OrnamentsThis is it, the reason you've been saving all those scratched CDs from the ‘90s. Give them new life by cutting them up and gluing them to a basic glass ornament. Like a holiday disco ball! Via Creme de la Craft.
Glittery PineconesPut them in a bowl, hang them on the tree, or just pile them around the house. These sparkling pinecones are a cinch to make, and the kids can easily help. Via Miss Renaissance.
Botanical Ice LanternsA wise Canadian knows to embrace the winter weather. Let Jack Frost help with the decor this season with these brilliant botanical ice lanterns. Are those mandarins? Delicious! Via Gardenista.
Log Candle HolderDress up any holiday dinner table with some of these log candle holders, and you've got yourself a party. They'll work with your winter decor long after festive fetes are over. Via The Wood Grain Cottage.
Ice Cream ConesNot everyone's hot for decorations of Santa, reindeer and bells. For folks craving something cooler, these adorable mini ice cream cones should do the trick. Via How About Orange.
Pom-Pom GarlandMove over popcorn garland! We know everybody loves garland, and everybody loves pom-poms. Therefore, everybody will adore your adorable strands of red, white and green garland. Hint: opt for two-tone thread. Via Honey We're Home.
Pallet Christmas TreeWe've seen these wood pallets used for headboards, tables and all sorts of other reclamation projects, but this is new. And cool. Via Affirmaison.
Peppermint Candy WreathLook closely at that red and white circle in the centre of this wreath. Bet you'd never guess it was made out of peppermints! Tasty, budget-friendly and makes a statement. Via The Cavender Diary.
Paper OrnamentIf you're on a budget, these paper ornaments will deck your halls without breaking the bank. All you need is some colourful bristol board and a bit of patience to cut hundreds of circles. We recommend post yoga. Ommmmmm.Via Hello Yellow.
Washi Tape Christmas TreeSmall space and no room for a traditional tree? No problem. This one crafty DIYer has used black and white tape to make the silhouette of a pine and decorated it with a simple strand of metallic bulbs. Via Homey Oh My.