I'm not gonna lie. I love me some DIY. But I also like things to look ... not horrendous. And when you're not an avid crafter (I have a toddler and a full-time job, people), there's a fine line between kitschy and cute, and, well, hot mess-y.
I decided to go DIY for the holidays this year. After an impromptu trip to Michaels, I was feeling creative, confident, and festive. And if I do say so myself, I think everything turned out quite nice. Bonus? I barely broke $30 on Christmas decorations this year.
Here are 6 cheap holiday decor crafts the most DIY-challenged can do.
Image via Nicole Fabian-Weber
This isn't for everyone, but I'm a big fan of minimalism -- and it doesn't get much more minimalist than this. I found two branches in my (neighbor's) yard; stuck them in a small, clear vase; and put a few pom-poms on them.
You could use anything to decorate your "tree," but I'd go with the whole "less is more" philosophy here (a few ball ornaments or a little string of garland). I bought these paper balls from Target (they're the Spritz line). They came in packs of two for $2.99.