Just as I mentioned in my my Dollar tree Fall craft and decor ideas I posted back in August, “don’t shoot the messenger”.  Little did I know it would be so warmly received, and yet so early on.  So I figured I would piggy back off that, and share my Dollar tree Christmas craft and decor ideas round up with you.  Obviously, budget friendly craft ideas seem to be pretty popular.  At this point in my life, I pride myself on them.  I enjoy taking something basic and creating some seasonal fun with it.   All the links highlighted will take you to the actual project and/or free printable.
Contrary to popular belief, there's no need to spend lots of money, time, or energy decking your halls. In fact, that's precisely the thought behind the best DIY Christmas decorations we're sharing with you here. These thoughtful Christmas craft ideas and projects are impossibly easy and time-saving—so time-saving, in fact, that you'll have enough time left over to plan a Christmas party or two! What's more, they're affordable, leaving you a little extra dough to shell out on Christmas presents.

It's the season of lights, so make the most of it by filling your home with twinkling colors. Look for mini lights to add specks of color to the Christmas tree or garland in the house. For a more dramatic look, consider C7 and C9 lights to frame your doorways or illuminate outdoor trees. Drape your house in icicle lights that cascade down a few inches from the roof line, or cover your shrubbery with net lights that add instant sparkle. You can stick with a single color for a monochromatic look or spice it up with an array of hues. If you plan to turn your property into a holiday spectacle for your neighbors to enjoy, consider laser lights that dance on the walls or your house and pair them with inflatable characters that expand to take up space and move in the wind.

If your favorite part of Christmas is the abundance of candy canes, then this Christmas front door decoration is right up your alley. Hang two large outdoor candy canes on either side of your door, the hooked parts facing in opposite directions. If the candy canes you pick up don’t have enough sparkle for your liking, then add some glitter spray, which can easily be found at any craft store. To really give this look some pizazz, loop some candy cane print ribbon around a wreath, finishing off your unique DIY christmas decoration with some metallic green and red bulbs.


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Unless you're going for an ultra-minimalist look, your tree needs some decoration. This is a great way to give your tree some character, show off your personality and have some fun. Ball ornaments are great for adding color to the tree and establishing dominant hues. Look for ornaments with a shiny finish to reflect and amplify light, or choose a glittery finish if you want an icy glow. Blown glass ornaments shaped like birds, bows, and branches give the tree a classic aura. Consider adding ribbon or garland cascading down the side of the tree or add sprigs of holly, pinecones and flowers for a more natural look. Don't forget the tinsel if you want a tree that really sparkles in the evening light.
Fresh garlands are gorgeous, but customize yours to give it a touch of fun and to ensure it fits in with the existing environment. Grab some construction paper in vibrant colors and then cut out some seasonal shapes (like these triangle trees). Then glue them together and hang them from your garland. To make it all match, tie a ribbon in a corresponding color around the end of the banister.

Fresh garlands are gorgeous, but customize yours to give it a touch of fun and to ensure it fits in with the existing environment. Grab some construction paper in vibrant colors and then cut out some seasonal shapes (like these triangle trees). Then glue them together and hang them from your garland. To make it all match, tie a ribbon in a corresponding color around the end of the banister.


Hey, all you Christmas tree lovers, this one is for you! This year, I have been obsessed with tabletop trees. They are classy and add the perfect seasonal décor touch to any room. However they can be expensive, which is why I decided to make my own for just a few dollars. I headed to my local Dollar Tree and picked up a few artificial tabletop trees, some faux flowers and greenery, a tree topper, and a basket for just $1 each. Using white spray paint I had at home, I frosted the trees to make them appear as though they were dusted with snow. I topped them off with the faux flowers and greeney and set them in a basket with white tissue paper and voila… festive décor on a budget!
A tree trimmed in traditional red and green emphatically says "Christmas" with top-to-bottom vintage letters. These letters culled from old signs, printers' type, and alphabet teaching aids punctuate this tree. Arrange them to make a statement, and spell out holiday words such as "Ho Ho Ho" and "Holly." Throw in silver starbursts, baubles, and tinsel garland for a stylish '50s aura.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas is one of the most iconic holiday stories of all time. This Grinch-inspired Christmas decor will impress everyone in your neighborhood. The door hanging can be created easily. Using green fabric, hand stitch a large stocking with a pointed toe. Fill it with pillow stuffing and close it at the top. Add a red fur trim and red fabric polka dots using fabric glue and finish with a candy cane trim. The upside-down stockings can easily be created using white Styrofoam cones and red and green ribbon.
Inside the house, Christmas trees are key. Whether you prefer a fresh-cut tree or an easy-to-assemble artificial tree, The Home Depot is sure to have one that suits your style and fits your space. We offer a wide range of unlit and pre-lit Christmas trees, available in sizes from tabletop all the way up to two stories. Trim your tree with Christmas ornaments, lights, ribbons and tree skirts.
The Christmas tree, while a spectacle in itself, is just the start. Use stockings, wreaths, and garland (along with other festive finds!) to fill the inside and outside of your home with holiday cheer. Along the way, you may even get the opportunity to revisit your favorite decorations of Christmas' past like Grandma's vintage Santa figurines or the glittering tinsel trees you grew up with. The end result? These jolly decorating ideas will make every inch of your home will look and feel as festive as Whoville. And don't forget to pick up a copy of our Christmas Spectacular issue, bursting with festive decorating ideas.

Unless you're going for an ultra-minimalist look, your tree needs some decoration. This is a great way to give your tree some character, show off your personality and have some fun. Ball ornaments are great for adding color to the tree and establishing dominant hues. Look for ornaments with a shiny finish to reflect and amplify light, or choose a glittery finish if you want an icy glow. Blown glass ornaments shaped like birds, bows, and branches give the tree a classic aura. Consider adding ribbon or garland cascading down the side of the tree or add sprigs of holly, pinecones and flowers for a more natural look. Don't forget the tinsel if you want a tree that really sparkles in the evening light.
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