Save on Holiday Decorations with These DIY Ideas

Save on Holiday Decorations with These DIY Ideas

Posted on Oct 17 2023 Posted in  Holidays & Seasons
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Table filled with DIY holiday decorations.

There’s something about handmade holiday decorations that add an extra touch of coziness to your home. Not only is it usually less expensive than buying everything premade, but you can make an entire family event out of crafting your own holiday ornaments. 


Check out these DIY ideas for decorating inspiration this holiday season. You might just be surprised at what you can do with some glue and string. And you can do it all while earning cash back!

Dyed Wooden Bead Holiday Garland

Paintable beaded garland for Christmas tree

Tinsel garland is cool and all but why not take your tree to the next level by making some festive beaded garland? Shop JOANN for some thread, unfinished wooden beads and liquid dye of your chosen colors and get   cash back.  Plus, it’ll last you a whole lot longer than popcorn garland.

Cone-Shaped Christmas Trees

Craft con-shaped Christmas tree decorations

Get your mantel or window sill ready for the holidays with these simple Christmas trees made from paper mache cones, craft cord and twine—all available at Hobby Lobby, where you’ll also earn 3.03% cash back. The store also has fairy lights if you want to add some sparkle.

Peppermint Drop Beaded Ornament Kit 

DIY peppermint ornament kit

Taking inspiration from the popular holiday candy, this Peppermint Drop Ornament Kit from Michaels comes with everything you’ll need to make these elegant tree adornments. Not to mention you’ll also be treated to 5% cash back.

DIY Snow Globes

DIY snow globes at Dollar Tree

Your next favorite holiday project might just be creating your very own snow globe. Just add some water, snow glitter and your fave decorations and you’ll have yourself a masterpiece. Get them at Dollar Tree and earn 2.02% cash back. Available in bulk or if you only want a few you can get a minimum of four globes.

Paint Your Own Ceramic Ornaments

Paint your own ceramic Christmas ornaments

Grab a set of ready-to-paint ceramic ornaments from Michaels for your next family holiday activity. The DIY craft kit comes with six ornaments, brushes and paint. Plus, you’ll get 5% cash back from your purchase.

Winter Shadow Box Craft Kit

DIY winter shadow box kit

If you’re looking for a cool solo DIY project, this Winter Shadow Box Craft Kit will keep you busy. And just think how nice it’ll look by your window or fireplace. Get it at Oriental Trading Company and enjoy cash back.

Crafting Glass Ornaments

Fillable glass ball Christmas ornaments

Part of the fun that comes with DIY decorating is that you can do your own thing, and these ready-to-fill glass ball ornaments are no exception. Fill ‘em with snow glitter, miniature figurines, greenery, or whatever brings you joy. Available at JOANN ( cash back).

Christmas Lights Stencil for Cards

Stencil design for Christmas cards

Who doesn’t love receiving a handmade card? This holiday stencil design makes it super easy to create professional-looking cards, only it’ll be lovingly crafted by you (aww). Grab it at CraftStash and get up to 5.05% cash back.

Create High-Quality Decorations with a Cricut Machine

Cricut machine for making crafts

A DIY dream tool if there were one, Cricut has several machines to choose from depending on your preferred craft. From ornaments, cards, holiday signs to ugly Christmas sweaters, the sky's the limit here. Get ready to create your work of art and nab 4.04% cash back while you’re at it.

Santa’s Workshop with LED Lights

DIY Santa's Workshop for painting

All this Santa’s Workshop needs is a little paint, glitter and whatever adornments you see fit. Made with unfinished wood, it comes with a yellow LED light that can switch on and off for a cozy glow. Order it from Michaels and get 5% cash back.


What DIY crafts are you making this holiday season? Tell us in the comments below.

Photograph of the blog author, Michelle Harris.

by Michelle Harris

Michelle Harris is the junior copywriter at TopCashback. When she’s not writing about money-saving tips, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and spoiling her chunky cat.

Member1138438690121November 3 2023, 11:12 I decorate glass ornaments with alcohol ink. Each one is uniquely beautiful & They make great gifts for friends, family, & Secret Santa.
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