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5 Quick and Cheap DIY Christmas Decorations

Dec, 16
By Real Deals For You | 

Now that December has finally arrived, it’s time for us all to embrace the fact that Christmas decorations need to go up – and soon!

But just because it’s that time of year again, it doesn't mean you need to use the same old decorations you’ve been getting out the loft for the last ten years.

Why not spice things up?

We’ve got some great ideas below for Christmas decorations you can make quickly and most importantly, cheaply! They’ll give your home a warm rustic touch this festive season, not to mention they can also earn you some serious brownie points, which may even get you out of helping with the gift wrapping…

1. Scrapwood Rudolph


Take four spindles, some salvaged wood, screws and a touch of paint (not forgetting a red nose!) and what do you have? You guessed it – your very own wooden Rudolph and a great new Christmas decoration.

Alongside the materials, all you need is a jigsaw and a good drill, just like this one from DeWalt and then you’re ready to get started – just take a look at the full instructions on findinghomefarms.com.

2. Rockin’ around the wooden Christmas tree


Christmas trees made out of wooden pallets or scrapwood are a fantastic way to add a festive touch to your home – and without all the fuss that comes with a real tree, or a plastic one!

There are lots of different ideas out there - many of which are quick and simple, and only require basic household tools, such as hammers and drills. Don’t be afraid to get creative using stencils, paints and garlands to decorate your tree too – it makes all the difference.

3. Woodslice Christmas decorations


These woodslice decorations are a brilliant, rustic touch to any tree (not to mention they’re also incredibly cheap to make!) – and you can design them how you like, as well as choose how big you would like them. You could even skip the eyehooks and twine if you’d prefer and turn them into festive drink coasters instead.

Getting the design on the wood is really simple too. If you’d like to find out more about the process, and download some of the designs, check out mountainmodernlife.com.

4. DIY faux mantel


Don’t worry if you haven’t got a mantel this Christmas – it’s the perfect time to make one! To find out how to construct this sturdy shelf so you’re ready for when Santa comes to town just visit www.hgtv.com. This project is a bit more time consuming but the end result is worth it – and there’s a full step-by-step guide on the link we’ve provided. In terms of tools, from tape measures to saws – we’ve got it covered, so make sure you visit your local Real Deals for You Stockist!

5. Metre stick star


Forget pricy wreaths – it’s all about this giant star, and you’ll never guess that it’s actually made out of metre sticks which are simply glued together and painted!

This DIY idea is quick, cost effective and the final result is a really impressive decoration – one that the kids can help out with too. To learn more about how to put it together, take a look at littlebitfunky.com.

Don’t forget, if you’re interested in making any of these quick and Cheap DIY Christmas decorations, make sure you’ve got all the tools you need by visiting your local Real Deals for You Stockist. There will be plenty of incredible savings for you to take advantage of! 

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