It’s that time of year again when we all start thinking about Christmas! And one of the best parts of Christmas is decorating your home for the holiday. But if you don’t want to spend much money on decorations, why not try making some yourself? Today, we’ll show you some fun and easy DIY Christmas cardboard decorations that will add a festive touch to your home without breaking the bank. So read on to see how you can create these adorable decorations yourself!
Looking for other Christmas DIY projects? Check out our Creative Upcycled Christmas Decors and Best DIY Boho Christmas Decor Ideas that you can try.
Here are the DIY Christmas Cardboard Decorations:
Giant Cardboard Christmas Tree
Source: Lovely Indeed
If you’re searching for an easy, fun, and festive project this holiday season that won’t break the bank, look no further than these life-sized cardboard Christmas trees! Made from recycled materials, this DIY ticks all the boxes. Plus, it’s a guaranteed showstopper that will fill your home with seasonal cheer.
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Cardboard Christmas Village
Source: Paging Supermom
Crafting a Christmas village out of recycled materials is actually an incredibly cost-effective way to make a tradition! Not to mention, this particular project (miniature houses as opposed to gingerbread ones) requires minimal effort. If you find yourself in need of extra materials, check your local dollar or discount store before heading to the craft store – chances are you’ll save money and end up with similar items.
Cardboard Box Snowman
Source: Smart School House
If you’re one of those people with a few (or more than a few) leftover cardboard boxes, we have the perfect solution: Make a Cardboard Box Snowman!
Tiny Cardboard Gingerbread Houses
Source: Little Red Window
Make these tiny, cute, little cardboard Gingerbread Houses from recycled cardboard boxes. This will show you how I did it and it only took me a couple of hours, but if you do not have a Master in Cutting and Gluing, you might expect them to take a little longer. It’s worth it, in my opinion, because they are just so darn adorable!
Source: Mr. Printables
For those days when it’s too cold to go outside, these DIY peg dolls and cardboard slotted animals are the perfect way to have fun indoors! We have a lovely deer and a big moose from a winter forest, plus a polar bear and huskies visiting from the arctic. With these toys, you can survive the winter without ever getting bored!
Hand-Drawn Recycled Cardboard Stars
Source: Jennifer Rizzo
A cheap project for you that upcycles old cardboard boxes headed for the recycling bin. It’s perfect to do on a cold day with the kids! All you need are some empty cereal or tissue boxes, a gel pen, and imagination. Hand-drawn stars made out of recycled cardboard are not only eco-friendly but also look really cool!
Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
Source: Happy Toddler Playtime
This Christmas advent calendar is one that you can use yearly- simply replace the tissue paper. Reusing this calendar is easy and eco-friendly, plus your little one will love it! This particular calendar is great because you can personalize it to your child’s liking.
Cardboard Reindeer Bust
Source: Good To Know
With winter on the horizon, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can make your home cozier. This charming wall decoration will do just that, and best of all, no animals were harmed in its making! All you need are some old pieces of cardboard and a bit of patience.
Source: A Piece Of Rainbow
We love this homemade magnolia wreath! Can you believe it’s so easy to make and costs almost nothing? This elegant and stylish wreath looks great on the front door, don’t you think? Considering it was free to create, it looks even better!
Related Post: Beautiful DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas
Source: Country Living
With a little creativity, wrapping paper rolls, mailing tubes, and even paper towels can be upcycled into something worthy of being placed on your front door. To do this project, you’ll need an X-Acto knife to cut the tube into two-inch slices. Then, lay a bowl rim down on a flat surface and arrange the cardboard slices around it following this guide picture. Use hot glue to attach the sides where they meet then decorate with jingle bells if desired.
Full-Size Upcycled Christmas Tree
Find somewhere in your home where your tree can bring some extra holiday cheer. You could also attach homemade ornaments, or find other ways to make it more personal.
Cardboard Gingerbread Garland
Source: My Family Thyme
I love to bake, craft and decorate, so this DIY gingerbread garland is perfect for me. It’s simple to make too – all you need are some Christmas cookie cutters, cardboard or card stock, and a chalk pen.
Related Post: Best DIY Christmas Garland Ideas
Giant Glitter Snowflakes
Source: Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
Wanna make a statement for Christmas? Try creating these 16 inches wide snowflakes. The cleaning up part is just the only thing that will take a while, but it will be worth it once you see how beautiful they are!
Glitter Star Ornaments
Source: Garden Sanity
Create dazzling star ornaments for your Christmas tree using Glitterific paint and cardboard stars. This two-ingredient project is so simple, even young children can make them!
Related Post: Best DIY Christmas Ornaments
Mini Christmas Trees
Source: Pink Stripey Socks
Create a forest of Christmas Trees or simply make mini trees for your Christmas Village. These mini Christmas trees are easy and fast to make, and you can even paint them or add a few embellishments to the tree to give it some extra flair.
Rustic Cardboard Christmas Star
Source: DIY & Crafts
This homemade cardboard Christmas star decoration is a great way to personalize your holiday decor. You could add this rustic piece to your mantle, put it inside a frame and hang on the wall, or even attach it to a wreath. With just some cardboard, thread, and glue you have an adorable addition to any of your holiday decorations.
Not only are these gnome ornaments adorable, but they’re so easy and fast to make that you’ll have a blast creating them. Christmas is the perfect time for crafting with kids, and they’ll love making these gnome ornaments as gifts, decorations, tree ornaments, or just for fun.
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Some Items You Can Buy To Get You Started On DIY Cardboard Decors:
- VALUE PACK- 30 sturdy craft rolls, long lasting value bundle. Thick cardboard tubes, NOT the flimsy tubes found in your toilet paper roll
- ROLLS SIZE- 1.57 x 1.57 W x 3.9 L inches, 0.04 inch thickness
- MANY USES- The rolls can be painted, glued, cut to create different designs. Ideal use for making DIY Crafts, Building, Constructing Projects
- Use as book board, binder's board, backer board, paper board, chipboard pads and much more
- Ideal thin chipboard sheets for making albums, frames, displays, covers, backs, boxes and containers
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