How to Make Affordable and Beautiful Holiday Decor

These DIY projects will leave you feeling extra jolly this holiday season!
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The presents are under the Christmas tree and the stockings are hung by fire: Everything inside is looking festive and amazing! But what about the outside? It's time to spread your holiday love to the outdoors, too. We know you can do better than simple Christmas lights. We have all the cheapest and chicest design ideas you need to create a winter wonderland. We bet everyone in the neighborhood will be driving past your house ogling in awe this season. Check out our favorite outdoor DIY decors right now:

1. Make a Giant Christmas Tree Ornament

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Make a giant Christmas tree ornament to hang outside your home! These look amazing and are very inexpensive to create. Follow this how-to video from SmartSchoolHouse.com.

2. DIY Your Own Sleigh

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Put your stamp on Santa's sleigh by decorating your own version for your home. Paint your family's initial or crest on a sleigh for a welcoming touch to your front porch. See more options at GodFatherStyle.com.

3. Wrap Your Door Like a Present

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It's an old standby, but one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to decorate for the holidays is to wrap your doors! Find your favorite wrapping paper or ribbon and tie your front door up to look like an enticing present. This always gets us into a festive mood. Get more ideas at Countryliving.com.

4. Turn Your House Into Something Sweet

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Turn your garden into something sweet with giant DIY lollipops. These are made with paper plates and look just like the candy. No matter your skill level or budget, you will be able to create these for your home. Get the step by step from SmartSchoolHouse.com.

5. DIY Giant Wreath

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We saw this wreath and fell in love! The best part is that it's made with a hula hoop! This project will inspire you to do even more DIY around the house. It's beautiful, elegant, and festive. Try this today with the help of HomeMadeGinger.com.

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