Ho-ho-hope these ideas will help you cut the cost of Christmas for a frugal festive season

Yes! You CAN enjoy a fun and fulfilling Christmas without spending a fortune – you just need to get a bit creative with your time and money. And I’m here to help you do just that! Simply scroll through the DIY blog posts below to find step-by-step guides to make your own decorations and visit the Christmas Category on my blog for many more seasonal money-saving tips…


Firstly, there’s still time to make some cash in time for Christmas and the money-making blog post I wrote for AllThingsChristmas.com in September can help. It’s full of things you can do from home to get your hands on some extra money. It’s not too late to save for Christmas – with many of these tips you’ll have the money in your account within a week or so. Go for it!


I’ve just shared a new DIY video on my YouTube channel to help you make your own Christmas stockings. The great thing about this project is there’s NO SEWING involved! Instead, I’ve shared 3 alternative methods to craft your own designs using whatever fabrics you like. The result? Handmade stockings that coordinate with your interior decor or can be personalised in your family members’ favourite colours. Fab!


If you’re short on space or don’t fancy having a real tree this year I’ve created not one, not two, but THREE easy DIY Christmas trees. These space-saving designs still bring a festive vibe into your home and give you somewhere to pile those presents! Plus, they’re all upcycled from materials rescued from skips so they’re sustainable too.


This week I’ve shared a quick and easy festive phone case video on my blog to help you personalise your phone for Christmas. This would also make a great gift, as you can personalise the case with a range of different designs, or even add a name or motto. You could go for a flurry of snowflakes or even create a metallic New Year’s Eve confetti design – whatever you choose, it couldn’t be easier to DIY it yourself! 


I’ve upcycled second-hand finds from my local charity shop into Scandinavian-style festive decorations. Check out the blog post to see how I made a Christmas Eve box, custom snowflake baubles and this delightful ‘Happy Holidays’ sign.


I’ve got many more festive thrifty blog posts planned for December including these:

  • DIY Family fun snowball game
  • Festive decor inspiration from Beyond The Barn
  • Upcycled toy decorations
  • Quick & easy fairy lights storage DIY

Be sure to check back on Cassiefairy.com in December to read these money-saving posts – and much more! Let me know what frugal tips you have for Christmas in the comments below – I’d love to hear your ideas and see your festive DIYs! 



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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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