Cheap Homemade Christmas Ornaments and Decorations

Cheap Homemade Christmas Ornaments and Decorations

Cheap Homemade Christmas Ornaments and Decorations

Living on a tight budget usually means you are going to have to buy some cheap homemade Christmas ornaments and decorations. There is no shame in looking for bargains over the holidays. Actually we encourage you to try to save a little money here and there.

To put it lightly Christmas is very expensive. From the end of October all the way up to Christmas Day we are constantly spending money. It is just a constant spending spree buying presents, decorations, food, drinks, and making charitable donations. So if you can create an opportunity to save a bit of money over the holidays do it!

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Primitive Christmas Crafts

Do it yourself primitive Christmas crafts are a great way to save on your holiday decorating. What make decorating under the Primitive Christmas theme is that you probably already have the materials at your home and it is a great crafting medium for people to introduce themselves to holiday crafting.

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Primitive or the traditional style of Christmas crafting is very easy for people new to crafting to get involved in. The materials you will use to make primitive Xmas crafts and decorations are usually very expensive if not free. The materials you will use are typically things you already have in your home and also in your backyard. On the rare occasion you might have to stop by your local crafting store to pick up a couple things.

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We all know that holiday crafting isn’t for everyone. Sometimes it is because of the time restraints life throws at us over the holiday season and you just don’t have time for Christmas crafting. Sometimes we just don’t have the confidence to display our crafts for our friends and family. Well you can still have some cheap homemade Christmas ornaments and decorations. Local farmers markets, flea markets, and crafting sites online are great places to shop for primitive Christmas crafts. Not only can you find some truly amazing holiday ornaments and decorations but you can also get them at a fair price.

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Primitive Christmas Stockings

Three of the most important areas to decorate in your home for Christmas are your Christmas tree, your dining room, and your fireplaces’ mantle. All three of the locations are the focal points of your home during the holidays and areas where you will do the majority of your entertaining.

A beautiful sight on a cold Christmas Eve is a fire blazing in beautifully decorated fire place. The warm fire is the perfect backdrop for some traditional Christmas stockings. Primitive Christmas stockings will really give your home that rustic country charm that you are going for this year.

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Homemade Outdoor Christmas Decorations

When you are done decorating the inside of your home it is time to take you decorating for the holidays outdoors. A welcoming sight for your holiday guests is a well decorated yard and door way. Beautiful holiday lights are not the only way to bring your yard to life over the holidays. Vintage Christmas signs, rustic holiday wreaths, and Xmas themed welcome mats are great ways to add some holiday cheer to your neighborhood and invite your guests into you home.

Below are some examples of cheap homemade Christmas ornaments and decorations for outside of your home.

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Primitive Christmas Crafts

Primitive Christmas Crafts

Primitive Christmas Crafts

A great way to start off your Christmas decorating is to make some primitive Christmas crafts with you friends and family. Even though you may be new to DIY holiday crafting doesn’t mean that you can’t make some truly amazing Christmas ornaments and decorations.

The great thing about primitive Christmas ornaments and decorations is that the beauty of them is in their imperfections. For example you may be able to see the stitching on ornaments made from cloth or similar type materials. Unlike the ornaments you would find in your local department stores these ornaments have flaws or as I would like to call it character. The materials you are going to use for your Xmas ornaments and decorations can be usually found in your home or even by taking a walk around your neighborhood. So honestly don’t worry if you are new to crafting and are afraid to put your work out on display for your friends and family. They will see the beauty in your work and you may inspire them to craft along with you.

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If you are still developing your Primitive Christmas crafts skills and don’t want to display your work this year well you are in luck. The internet is a great source for homemade Christmas crafts and decorations. People just like yourself from all over the world have turned their love for making crafts into side and full time businesses. As you can see from the examples on this page the work they do is pretty awesome and since it is primitive themed Christmas ornaments it isn’t perfect.

As we said above you could probably find the majority of the materials you need to make your primitive Christmas crafts around your home or by taking a quick walk around your neighborhood. Traditional Christmas crafts are made with traditional materials. They are simple yet beautiful and have a charming rustic feel to them.

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Common Materials For Making Traditional Christmas Crafts

Cloth Or Material Christmas Ornaments – Includes wool, cotton, yarn, and burlap. Burlap is super popular this year for Christmas décor. It is rough to the touch but even a little bit instantly give your home that charming country Christmas feel you are after.

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Ceramics and Glass Christmas Decorations – Taking a weekly ceramics or glass working class is a great way to spend time with friends and family over the holidays. You would be surprised the quality of work we have seen coming out of a beginners class.

Wooden Christmas Crafts – Can be made with all types of wood, branches, twigs, and sticks. Pine cones and acorns are great ways to accessorize your wooden Christmas ornaments.

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Primitive Christmas Wood Crafts


Rustic wooden Christmas décor is one of those traditional Christmas materials that still look amazing in modern homes to this day.  Wooden crafts of any type just scream out loud to all of your guests that the item was handmade and is vintage. Unlike plastic, wood has to be worked down into the shaped to form its end product. Plastic on the other hand is just poured into a mold and painted. Wood is a lot stronger than plastic and overall will last you for generations to come.

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5 Popular Types Of Traditional Christmas Wood Crafts

Hand Carved Nativity Scenes – One of the most beautiful of all handmade Christmas ornaments depicts the birth of Jesus Christ and the Christmas tradition. Although a hand carved set is very expensive to buy but it will definitely become one of your holiday show pieces right up there with your Christmas tree.

Rustic Christmas Yard Signs – A wonderful way to you welcome your holiday guests is with a rustic wooden Christmas sign in your yard or entry way. Your holiday sign can be stained or hand painted to deliver whatever message of the holidays you are trying to send to your friends and neighbors.

Wooden Christmas Advent Calendars – Let the countdown to Christmas begin with a wooden advent calendar. Wooden advent calendars are a great way to build a child’s excitement for the holidays. Some of these rustic advent calendars just count down the days while others allow you to store small gifts or chocolates inside of them.

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Wooden Nutcracker Statues – Nutcrackers are probably one of the most popular images throughout the Christmas holidays. Although you may not want to try and start carving your own as a first wood carving projects you can find some truly beautiful wooden nutcrackers both in stores and online.

Hand Carved Tree Ornaments – A great thing about hand craved primitive Christmas tree ornaments is that they are a lot harder to break than glass. In additions to being stronger they also add a vintage feel to your overall holiday decorating.

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Primitive Christmas Garland


Two very popular places to decorate for the holidays are your stairwells and fireplace mantle. Garland of any type is a great way to add some Christmas spirit to both of these locations. As a primitive Christmas craft you can make your own garland to the specific lengths and styles you need to decorate your home for the holidays. Xmas garland traditionally looks very similar to your Christmas wreath and usually has some type of coniferous branches, pine cones, and berries, or flowers. Really the only difference is that it is a decorative chord that is used to wrap or rest on a mantle or railing in contrast to a holiday wreath that is circular and hung on doors.

Christmas garland also makes a great border for almost anything in your home. Garland can be hung around door frames, dining room tables, and as a decorative border to your Christmas tree skirt.

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Cheap Homemade Christmas Ornaments and Decorations

In conclusion, this Christmas why not try and make some of your own primitive Christmas crafts. The do it yourself homemade approach to Christmas decorations will not only save you a little bit of money over the holidays but you never know. What you make this year may become a business for you by next year. Primitive Christmas crafts are a great way to de-stress over the holidays and are a great way to get the entire family together for some quality time together.

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