Budget-friendly Christmas ideas

It is that time of the year again…a time that is anticipated across the world. The time when families gather, Santa has his work cut out for him, and the food and decor expedition begins. What shall we cook this year? How will I decorate my house? Is there still honey glaze left? Did we get the gammon? Only children will get presents! Adults are on budget!!

Christmas time is a festive time but also one that can be quite stressful. Especially this year, the world has faced many hardships through the COVID-19 virus, and we have all been affected by it in some form or another. We’ll all be keeping a closer eye on the budgets this year and with this in mind we’ve put together some easy budget-friendly DIY Christmas tips. Both for food and decorations.

As the Christmas period starts by creating the atmosphere of the season, we have two great and easy DIY decorations that can add to a cosy and personal atmosphere!

Christmas budget tip 1










Lighting is a wonderful way to set the mood and atmosphere. And what better way to set the atmosphere than with DIY tea lights in Christmas themed jars!

All you need is:

  • 1-3 Glass Jars (all those empty jam jars are just perfect)
  • Cut out of your favourite Christmas pattern (you can draw or print out a star or Christmas tree on a soft cardboard paper.
  • Red or Green or white (or all three!) Chalk paint
  • Tea Light Candles
  • Castor Sugar or Epson salt


Take your glass jar and use some prestik to stick on the cut-out of the soft cardboard pattern on the middle of your jar. Then paint the whole jar in your choice of chalk paint. Leave it to dry. Then remove the pattern, fill up your jar halfway with castor sugar or Epson salt and place the tea light candle inside! And there you have it!

Christmas budget tip 2








Sometimes buying cards can be quite pricey and not always personal. This year, why not try and make your own Christmas Cards?

What you need:

  • Soft Card paper – colour of your choice
  • Christmas pattern (bells, stars, tree)
  • Glue
  • Pen and your heartfelt wishes.


You can Google a Christmas picture of a tree or star, snowman, reindeer (you can be as creative as you want). Print it out in colour (or use the pattern and draw it on a colourful paper). Once printed or drawn, you can cut it out and stick it on your soft card paper (by this time your soft card paper A4 can be folded in half). Stick your picture on the front. Now what is left to do is to write your most special message inside.

And if you’re beautiful card deserves to be delivered in an envelope. Here is all your need to know about DIY envelopes from our favourite DIY Queen, Suzelle.


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