From Wrapping Yourself in Lights to Building Your Own Christmas Tree

 - Nov 15, 2012
Christmas can be a pricey time of year, but these 12 DIY Christmas decorations give you a look at the shift toward creative, low-cost solutions for decorating your house. Maybe buying ornaments at the store is a bit faster (then again, during the holidays it may not be faster at all), but making your own decorations is a great family activity that builds a sense of personal pride.

DIY Christmas decorations also tend to get you thinking about the holiday season much more as you conceive, cut, paste, assemble and place your creations. When you think of the family bonding time that comes out of DIY Christmas decoration sessions and the one-of-a-kind items produced, the benefits to this practice begin to show their colors (mostly green and red).

DIY Christmas decorations have picked up steam as a cost-saving measure around the holidays. In the midst of a slowly recovering economy and with the holiday season already putting many families in financial strain, DIY Christmas decorations are a great way to conserve money and splurge on creativity.