How to make Christmas decorations on a budget is something many people are already asking me about so…

…I’m going to give you a couple of ideas that are cheap to make but look gorgeous. The second idea uses paper and will follow in the next post.

The first idea for how to make Christmas decorations is using white bread – yes bread – but of course you can’t eat them!

So your main material is cheap, its easy to obtain for most people and the decorations are surprisingly durable if you make and finish them according to my method.

I’ve had mine for years and they are still going strong.

They are also pretty easy for children to make, under supervision.

I made a video on the first idea back in 2016 and you can see that by clicking here. But first I would recommend reading on to find out what you will need to follow along with the tutorial.

If you have already started wondering how to make Christmas decorations and have not come up with any ideas yet, do watch the video and have a go.

When you watch the video, you will need the following items to follow along:

  • A loaf of soft white bread (the kind no one wants to eat!)
  • A selection of Christmas themed cookie cutters
  • Acrylic metallic paint in Christmas colors
  • Paint and glue brushes
  • Sprinkle on glitter
  • Tiny stick-on craft gems
  • Christmas table sprinkles (as seen on the gingerbread men decorations above).
  • Thick brush on glaze/sealer such as Triple Thick
  • Some thin ribbon or pretty string

Don’t worry if you can’t get any of these things locally. I have these supplies in my Amazon store, except for the bread of course.

A cookie cutter set ideal for making detailed Christmas decorations from bread is avaiable in both my UK and US stores.

Click here to go to my UK Amazon store to see the supplies I suggest.

Click here to go to my store if you live in the US or Canada.

And to see my Amazon store disclosure, click here.

In my next post about how to make Christmas decorations, I will be showing you how to make very simple decorations using paper/card.