It’s almost avalanche season again. No, we’re not talking about the weather but about the mountain of manufactured Christmas goods that are about to show up in our stores (if they haven’t already). While some of these entries into the holiday marketing season are cute in their own right, they lose much of their attraction when you start seeing them everywhere you go.

Instead of unboxing all those theft-proof packages and inserting all those batteries with weird manufacturer’s names that you’ve never heard of before and never will again, why not do something special this year and create your own Dollar Store Christmas decorations. Not only will you feel much more in tune with the true spirit of the season but you can probably also save a bit of money as well. So, without further ado, here are 18 DIY Dollar Store Christmas Decorations that you can make for yourself.

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Christmas Burlap Wreath

There is nothing better than producing a DIY holiday decoration that looks like it took months of slavish detail work to complete but actually got whipped together in an hour or two. This is just so seemingly delicate and yet intricate at the same time that even you will have trouble believing that its DIY rather than picked up at some trendy boutique. You don’t have to tell unless you want to.

Christmas Gift Bag Wall Art

Now here is an idea that is super smart and so environmentally friendly. We all love those kitschy Christmas gift bags. Here is a way you can pair them up with an old picture frame and turn them into a strikingly original wall decoration that will have everyone talking.

Christmas Snowmen

We all know that it can’t possibly be Christmas until there is at least one styrofoam ball in the shopping bag. For these adorable mommy and daddy snowmen, you’ll want to get at least six. More if you want baby snowmen too.


Dollar Store Holiday Decor

Candy canes are a perennial favorite for home holiday decorations. You can practically smell the peppermint just by looking at the pictures on this one. Simple, thrifty and, who knows, it might come in handy if that new dessert doesn’t turn out quite right.


Christmas Wreaths

Everyone loves those welcoming and cheery wreaths on the door. They really set the tone for what is about to happen once your guests get in to where it is warm and toasty– plus they are such an easy addition to your holiday ensemble.

Christmas Tray

Here’s a delightful little touch for your guests to look at as they take off their winter things in the foyer. It’s so whimsical. Everyone will want to know where you got it from, and you can answer by tapping yourself on the heart.

Mason Jar Snow Globes

Speaking of beautiful and unique decorations in small packages, you’re going to want a couple of these for the kids to play with– if the adults ever get tired of them. Maybe you better make some extras so everyone can share in the fun.


Holiday Dioramas

Less is a lot more when you make these fabulous inverted wine glass dioramas for your sideboard or table. Three assorted wine glasses, sugar, and adorable little figurines are all you need to produce a charming touch of the season in a very small space.

DIY Berry Wreath

Fire up your glue gun again for this scrumptious three-color berry wreath with just the most delightful hint of greenery peeking through the abundance of berry sprigs formed around a wicker wreath. So easy to make and so wonderfully welcoming and different.



Nontraditional Centerpieces

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Everybody has tons of old Christmas Tree bulbs lying around. Why not turn them into something completely different this year and use them as the foundation for a captivating and symmetrical centerpiece for your holiday table?

Odds ‘n’ Ends Holiday Decorations

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Part of the true joy of Christmas lies in exploring the many different ways in which it is celebrated around the world. Here is one from Ukraine that you’ve probably never heard of before– a Christmas Spider hiding in the tree. Made from leftover beads and wire, you can add a touch of surprise and mystery to your tree this year.

Christmas Ornament Garland

How about some Pretty Quirky ideas for having more fun with ornaments? Just string a bunch of your favorites onto lengths of ribbons and drape them in carefully chosen ways that will display this inventive new twist on an old decorative favorite.



The Christmas Candle Holder

Who doesn’t love holiday candles? Needing only a package of half round glass stones and a glue gun, this safe and enchanting candle holder is so easy to make. As soon as it is finished, you’ll be dying to turn off the lights and let the candle flames reflect and dance through the stones.

The Candy Cane Wreath

What would a do-it-yourself holiday season look like without Martha Stewart in it? We don’t know either. Check out her candy cane wreath for something that is quick and easy but you’ll need to display it in a dry location.

The Snowflake Door Hanger

This charming collage of snowflakes is not just about Christmas but can even start early and go all the way til the snow starts to melt. A simple assortment of Dollar Store snowflakes and a glue gun that is ready to rumble is all you need.



The Fish Bowl Snowman

Frosty Meets The Snow Globes in this ridiculously-easy-to-make snowman that features inexpensive acrylic fishbowls filled with fluffy white cotton wool snow and cheery holiday figurines arranged in three separate vignettes. You’ll be so tempted to give it a shake. But please don’t.

The Santa Tulle Wreath

Here’s a beautiful and tastefully understated Santa Wreath to hang on your door. With Santa’s jolly hat, a wreath form, a spool of lovely white tulle, and some snips of ribbon, you can make this uniquely evocative wreath that will become one of your cherished favorite traditions for years to come.

The Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree

Crazy as it sounds, these are really amazingly cute little decorations that are made out of chrome-plated plastic spoons, a styrofoam cone, and (everyone’s favorite) a magic wand with a star on the end. These pass one of the most important tests of any DIY decoration project — you can’t tell what it’s made of unless you look really, really hard.

DIY Popsicle Snowflakes

It’s very easy to glue together a snowflake from popsicles and you get a unique Christmas decoration in modern style. It’s a fun little project that you can engage your whole family in too.

Easy Christmas Garland

Garlands are always fun and they are a necessary classic. Making them is not always that simple so here’s a tutorial for you. Fun, creative and very Christmasy.

Wine Cork Trees

Use any wine corks you have for small Christmas ornaments such as these lovely little trees. It’s a simple display but it will make your Christmas decorations just a little bit more unique.