4 DIY Christmas Crafts/Decorations

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I love Christmas, and being crafty, and decking my halls…but I don’t love spending a ton of money! Here are 4 frugal Christmas crafts/decorations that will add some Christmas cheer to your home!

1. Frosty Fridge

Decorate you refrigerator to look like a snowman! This brings a wonderful jolly spirit to your Kitchen!

What you need:

Black, Orange & Red Construction Paper



Wrapping Paper

Cut out black circles for eyes, mouth & buttons. Cut out a large orange triangle (carrot nose) and a red pipe. Cut out a black top hat. Cut a scarf out or wrapping paper. Use tape to attache items to fridge & arrange as you wish!

2. Salt Dough Ornaments

You’ve probably seen this done before, but it is truly one of the easiest (and cheapest!) ways to make ornaments!

What you need:

4 cups flour

1 cup salt

1 1/2 cups warm water

Oven (Preheat to 325)

Cookie Cutters (Christmas)


Craft Paint & Paintbrushes







Mix your flour & salt together. Gradually add warm water, while stirring. Knead with hands. Roll out on floured surface and cut out ornaments with cookie cutters. Place ornaments on baking sheet and poke a hole at the top of each ornament with a straw. Bake at 325 degress for an hour. After ornaments have cooled, paint and decorate (you can use glitter also if you are up for the mess)! Tie a string through hole or use ornaments hook to hang on tree.


3. MistleTOE

We love to hang some mistletoe in our home and share lots of kisses! This is a fun way to involve your children and could be a great keepsake in years to come.

What you need:

White Paper (Construction, printer, etc.)

Red paper

Green Paint





Have your children step onto a plate of green paint (or you can paint their feet with a paint brush). Then place their feet onto a piece of white paper.Once dry, cut out their footprints and glue their heels together. Cut out some red circles, and tie a small bow (ribbon), then glue both to the heels. You now have some lovely mistle”toe” that you can attach above a doorway with some tape.


4. Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

This is a really festive decoration to hang on a door!

What you need:

Popsicle Sticks

Hot Glue Gun (glue sticks)

White Paint & Glitter (Snow Paint)


Glue six popsicle sticks together in the center.

Next glue the popsicle sticks together in a start shape patter – 5 sticks!

Make six of these and glue them to the original six sticks. Once complete, you can paint with white paint and glitter or use a snow (glitter) paint from a craft store. After it has dried, tie ribbon at the top and hang!






Hope you enjoy these fun and frugal crafts! Merry Christmas!

This post is part of the 25 Frugal Days of Christmas and is written by Emily from Teachable {MOM}ents.
Emily Powers is a redeemed daughter of the King. Wife to Ben; a Pastor & her high school sweetheart and mama to three precious souls; Evelyn, Beckett and Annabel. Emily is a former preschool teacher and a published children’s book author. She shares her homeschooling & motherhood journey on her blog Teachable {MOM}ents; where you can find her free Preschool Resources. Most importantly, she wants to help other moms find and cherish the teachable {mom}ents in each day! You can also visit Emily on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest

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Are you looking for more frugal Christmas ideas? Check out the other posts in this series:

Day 1: Create Your Own Photo Christmas Cards with free templates and tutorial
Day 2: Making Fun and Affordable Christmas Gifts
Day 3: How to Have a $5 Christmas
Day 4: Cookies in a Jar: a Frugal Christmas Recipe Round up with FREE printable gift tags
Day 5: Snowflake Card Craft for Kids
Day 6: DIY Snowman Ornament
Day 7: Printable Handmade with Love Gift Tags
Day 8: Frugal Family Traditions
Day 9: Bringing the 12 Days of Christmas to Life for your Spouse
Day 9 {2}: A Frugal Family Christmas Tradition
Day10: Frugal Gift Idea: DIY Christmas Crackers
Day 10 {2}: 6 Ways to Repurpose Kids Art for Christmas
Day 11: Repurposed, Reused, Free and Frugal Christmas Decor
Day 12: Frugal Gift Idea: Favorite Things Memory Box
Day 12 {2}: Frugal Family Christmas Tradition Ideas
Day 13: Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas
Day 14: Frugal Christmas Ornament for Kids
Day 15: Christmas Lights Drive {with printable awards}
Day 16: Frugal Gift Idea: Food!

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