Decorating for the holiday season is the perfect way to get in the mood for the most festive time of year. But, all those decorations can get expensive. We’ve scoured the Internet for some fun DIY ideas that will make your home a winter wonderland without breaking the bank. Gather the family, turn on some carols and get to crafting!

Painted Branch with Ornaments

Photo credit: The Lovely Drawer

It doesn’t get much simpler yet elegant than this decor styling by The Lovely Drawer. Find a branch in the great outdoors, paint it in Christmas colors (we love this classic white) and hang a couple of your favorite ornaments from it. What a pretty centerpiece!

Chalk Pen Galvanized Buckets

Photo credit: Finding Home Farms

Pick up galvanized buckets at any Home Goods or TJ Maxx, grab a chalk pen, glue gun and holiday ribbon and you’ve got a great way to share a holiday-inspired message! We love how tree trimmings really bring the whole concept together! Lovely and low-cost idea from Finding Home Farms.

Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

Photo credit: A Girl and A Glue Gun

A Girl and A Glue Gun has the right low cost idea that’s a fun craft project as well as decoration! Get your kids to put together popsicle sticks (easily available at your local craft store) into their own individual snowflake pattern, and then a parent can come along and help glue together with heavy duty glue or a glue gun! Hang on the wall or on your front door. So pretty!

Bow Tie Pasta Garland

Photo credit: The Gold Jelly Bean

We’re pretty sure you’ll never look at bow tie pasta the same away again after completing this craft, thanks to The Gold Jelly Bean! Simply use dry bow tie pasta, gold paint and glitter, glue and twine and you can create the prettiest, shiniest garland thanks to her simple directions. Love!