120 Frugal Christmas Decorations

This is the ULTIMATE list of frugal Christmas decorations which includes hundreds of ideas for centerpieces, outdoor decor, ornaments, garlands, candles and much more! All of the supplies for these frugal Christmas decorations can be found at Dollar Tree, for free in nature or are commonplace items that you would probably already have around the house. Nearly all of these Christmas decorations are under $10, with a majority of them under $5. This is your one stop spot for affordable Christmas decorations!

Frugal Christmas Decorations


Burlap Christmas Candle
tall candle, burlap ribbon, twine, evergreen branch


Natural Christmas Centerpiece
wine glass bottles, white taper candles, twine, pine twigs

Rustic Stick Candle
glass candleholder, small pillar candle, sticks

Christmas Candy Vase
Christmas kisses, peppermints, tall vase, white ribbon

Snowball  Candleholder
round glass candleholder, spray adhesive, fake snow


Hanging Ornaments Window Decoration
assorted round ornaments, white curling ribbons, large bow


Snowman Door Decoration
construction paper, red striped gift paper
You can also add the same decoration to your fridge if it’s white.


Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
popsicle sticks, red acrylic paint

Washi Tape Christmas Tree Card Holder
decorative tape, string, a tinsel garland, tacks, red glitter star

Easy Holiday Card Display 
Christmas ribbon, mini clothespins

DIY Christmas Card Holder
burlap ribbon, floral wire, twine, glue gun

Dollar Tree Snowy Village
$1 snow village houses, white spray paint, Mod Podge, white glitter

Christmas Village Jars
jars, epsom salt, $1 Christmas village items

Hot Glue Snowflakes

Buffalo Check Garland
burlap ribbon, buffalo check ribbon, twine, string

$3 DIY Dollar Spot Pillow

Dollar Store Christmas Countdown Charger
charger, tape, Christmas ribbon, floral wire, chalk paint ($2 Walmart), paint marker, picture holder
You can get everything but the paint marker and chalk paint at Dollar Tree

Make Your Own Garland for Less Than $5
$1 garland, pruning shears, floral wire, evergreen branches, berries, pinecones and/or bows

DIY Button Garland
white buttons, hemp string

Pretty Burlap Garland
burlap fabric, hemp cording, a tapestry needle

 Pinecone Garland
pinecones, twine, Mod Podge, gold glitter

Plastic Spoon Mini Christmas Tree
plastic spoons, glue gun, tree form, spray paint

Pine Cone Mini Christmas Tree
tree form, needle nose pliers, glue gun, pinecones, paper bag

3D Paper Snowflakes
paper, scissors, stapler, tape

Frugal Christmas Tree Ideas

Designer Dollar Store Christmas Tree from Saw Dust 2 Stitches

Wood Christmas Tree
branches, saw, ornaments, clear lights

Scandinavian Christmas Tree (source unknown)

Modern Minimal Christmas Tree from Homey Oh My

Berry Christmas Tree from Sugar and Charm
You can get berry picks from Dollar Tree

Simple Farmhouse Christmas Tree from Love Grows Wild

Burlap Woodland Christmas Tree from Live Laugh Rowe

Snowman Christmas Tree (source unknown)

Frugal DIY Christmas Ornaments

pineconebowPinecone Ornament
satin ribbon, twine, pinecone

frostedpineconesFrosted Pinecone Ornament
glitter, pinecones, small screw eye for hanging

Twig Ornament
twigs, jute string, glitter spray (optional)

jute-ball-ornaments-featureTwine Ornament
ornament, jute twine

twineballornament-treeTwine Ball Ornament
balloons, jute twine, cling wrap

clothespinsClothespin Snowflake Ornament
wooden clothespins, embellishments


Cardboard Snowflake Ornament
cardboard or Kraft paper, white Sharpie, snowflake template

ornaments2Natural Ornaments
clear craft ornaments, evergreen sprigs, holly berries, etc.

musicSheet Music Ornament
Print music on parchment paper and glue onto ornament with Mod Podge.

Epson Salt Ornament
clear ornaments, glue stick, epsom salt

diy-paper-towel-roll-stars-6Paper Towel Star Ornaments
paper towel roll. glitter, mod podge, acrylic paints, string

Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments
straight sticks, ribbons, glue gun, twine

ribbonsChristmas Ribbon Ornaments
All you need is ribbons – just bow tie them to the tree!

peppermintMelted Peppermint Ornament
peppermint candies, metal cookie cutters, twine or ribbon

Pom Pom & Pinecone Ornaments
pinecones , pom poms, string, glue gun

bottlecapsnowmen2Bottle Cap Snowmen Ornaments
 acrylic paints, ribbon, buttons

peanutsSnowmen Peanut Ornaments
peanuts, acrylic paints, yarn, twine

Kitchen & Dining Frugal Christmas Decorations

Gift Bow Cabinets
Christmas bows and coordinating ribbons, glue gun

Dining Room Chandelier Decorations
garland with berries, ornaments, string or ribbons (for hanging)

Mini Stocking Utensil Holders
All you need is a pack of mini stockings from the Dollar Tree

Candy Cane Placeholder
candy canes, place cards, ribbons

Snowmen Place Setting from Stager Linda

Christmas Tree Folded Napkin from Publix

Candy Candy Place Card from Spoonful of Sugar

Pine Cone Place Cards
orange acrylic paint, cardstock, pine cones, letter stamps & ink pad (or marker, letter stickers, etc.)

Snowman Hat (source unknown)
coffee can, plastic plate, black spray paint, christmas ribbon, christmas pick, faux snow

Santa Claus Can Centerpiece from Sew Many Ways

Natural Christmas Centerpiece (source unknown)
pine cones, pine clippings, candle holders, candles, vases

Simple Christmas Table
$1 tabletop Christmas tree, burlap fabric, Christmas ribbon

Christmas Log Centerpiece from Jenna Burger
If you have a saw, drill with a large drill bit and plenty of evergreen, pinecones, and berry vines near you,
then this would be a very cheap centerpiece idea for you

Gold Dipped Holiday Glasses
gold spray paint, painter’s tape, wine glasses

How to Dress Up Dollar Store Plates from Classy Clutter

Frugal Outdoor Christmas Decorations


Ornament Window Box
garland, colorful large ornaments

Festive and Frugal Front Porch
ribbons to hang ornaments, ornaments, faux poinsettias, berry wreath


Yardstick Star
5 yardsticks, white spray paint, white Christmas lights, nail & hammer


pallet, small log, Christmas star, ornaments, clear lights, command light clips
You can get the pallet for free or very cheap on Craigslist or local businesses

outdoor-boxesFaux Christmas Gifts
empty boxes, kraft paper, Christmas ribbon, pine branches, 20 count Christmas lights, ornaments

Terra Cotta Christmas Decoration
terra cotta pot, evergreen clippings, ornaments, pinecones

Festive Porch Light 
$1 Christmas bow, floral wire

DIY Christmas Porch Light Decoration
foam block, wire coat hanger, chenille stems, paper clips, tree trimmings, Christmas bow

Christmas Starbursts 
straws, red spray paint, zip ties

Joy Porch Sign
scrap wood board, red & white paint, pencil, printer
Paint wood board white and let dry. Then, print large letters out and trace onto the wood with a pencil and fill in with red paint. You can use sandpaper to give it an aged look

Porch Chair Wreath
small wreath, burlap ribbon, red stripped ribbon

Natural Christmas Porch
evergreen branches, pinecones, floral wire, ribbon
The oversized ornaments are made from globe lights and tuna cans. The instructions are here


Hanging Pinecones
burlap ribbon, pinecones, floral wire


Christmas Garland for Porch Railing
red bows, plain garlands
You can get both of these items at Dollar Tree

Falling Snow
cotton balls, fishing line

Plastic Pumpkin Snowmen
pumpkin pails, white spray paint, branch, scarf, $1 party hat

Frugal Christmas Wreaths & Door Hangers


Festive Hanging Pinecones
red ribbon, pinecones, glue gun


Burlap Christmas Wreath
burlap ribbon, metal frame wreath, Christmas ribbon & other accents, chenille stems

wreath4Candy Cane Wreath
candy canes, snowflake ornament, red ribbon


Santa Hat Tulle Wreath
santa hat, foam wreath, white tulle

Burlap Candy Cane Wreath
candy cane wire wreath, white & red burlap ribbon, chenille stems, Christmas pick, Christmas sign


Poinsettia Wreath
poinsettia bushes, grapevine wreath, wire cutters

Christmas Ornament Wreath
wire hanger, ornaments, wired ribbon, craft wire


DIY Berry Wreath
red and white berry bushes + grapevine wreath

Twine Star
wood shims, jute twine, wood glue, glue gun

Birch Wreath
birch branches, evergreen & winterberry clippings, floral wire, saw, e600 glue

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