5 Inexpensive DIY Home Projects for the Holidays

Tami McQueen

Tami McQueen

Thinking of sprucing up your home for the holidays? But don’t have the time and/or cash for a complete home makeover this Christmas season. No worries! Check out these 5 inexpensive DIY home projects for decking the halls without breaking the bank:

DIY Home Projects - A living room at Christmas with white painted walls, a Christmas tree in the corner next to a fire place.

DIY Home Projects – Idea #1:

Consider giving your home a fresh look by swapping out your wall color. Whether you prefer something classic, minimalist, or trendy your local paint store has the goods you need to update your home in just a few hours.

DIY Home Projects – Idea #2:

Add splashes of holiday color to any room with a few Christmas-themed pillows, seasonally colored throw blankets and richly-hued vases and candles. These DIY home project staples can easily be found this time of year at discount, department and home stores. And don’t forget the fresh flowers – poinsettias, roses and miniature evergreens add warmth, sophistication and texture to any room.

DIY Home Projects - Beautifully decorated fireplace at Christmas. Garland, Christmas stockings, candles aglow bring attention to a well lit fire in the fireplace.

DIY Home Projects – Idea #3:

Christmas stockings draw attention to your fireplace – make it standout with a simple refresh. Make it pop with color, whitewash brick facing, grout, update tiles, the list is endless. Consider placing hurricane lamps, candles and garland on and around the mantel to add the finishing touches to your Christmas masterpiece.

DIY Home Projects – Idea #4:

Serve and entertain your guests in style. The holidays are the perfect time to add sparkle to your dining room by polishing the silver, dusting off the crystal and using the good china. Add holiday touches with new Christmas linens, jolly place holders, a festive floral centerpiece and a few Christmas-themed serving pieces you can use year-after-year.

DIY Home Project - Beautifully decorated dining room table at Christmas. Tree in the background, red and gold glass ornament balls on the table, crystal, bottle of champagne and lit red candles.
A table setting in preparation for a Holiday meal.

DIY Home Projects – Idea #5:

Welcome your holiday guests by creating a warm welcome. A fun holiday welcome mat, cheerful wreath, shimmering luminaries or well-placed mistletoe, holly and Christmas bows can help ring in Christmas cheer before your family and friends enter your home.

And don’t forget to cross your fingers for a white Christmas to add ambiance – for free.

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Do you have other Inexpensive Holiday DIY Home Project Ideas? If so, please share:


Tami McQueen

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