The holiday season kicks into high gear in late October and doesn’t end until January. During this time, people are constantly decorating, making home-cooked food and baked goods, traveling, buying presents, and throwing parties. It can easily become a very expensive time of year. However, when you have DIY holiday projects up your sleeve, you can have a budget and stick to it!
Make your own holiday decorations to save on buying over-priced ones from the store. My mom was the master of recycled holiday crafts when I was younger. We made milk-jug skeletons to hang at our door and old bed sheet ghosts that danced around the tree in our front yard for Halloween. The ghosts were even featured in the local paper one year!
Craft heart-felt DIY gifts that everyone on your list will love. I once made my dad a whole deck of cards using my family members’ faces for the king, queen, jack, and joker. It cost me diddly-squat, and my dad absolutely loved it.
Also included among these DIY projects are cooking and baking tips and recipes, because food is arguably the most important part of the holiday season. I know it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without my grandpa’s baked ham and my mom’s cheesy potato casserole. Get pumped for four months of holidays with these budget-friendly projects and ideas.