Most people in Japan, I think, do not make their New Year decorations. Most people buy them ready-made. They are sold in many places, especially grocery stores. I got permission to take photos at my local supermarket:
This is the section where the New Year decorations are sold. I saw many shoppers with these decorations in their baskets.
You can see different styles…..
This last photo shows very small decorations. 380 yen is, according to today’s exchange rate: Three American dollars and thirty-eight cents.