Decorating for Christmas doesn’t have to spend a lot. Here are some great ideas to inspire you with Christmas decorating on a budget.
The holiday season tends to be stressful if you have to decorate your home to host the holiday dinner. Gift buying, meal preparations already have your budget stretched and now it is time to decorate. A few simple tips can show you how to decorate for Christmas on a budget with ease.
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How to decorate for Christmas on a budget
The first step in any decorating project is to pick a theme. There are many themes to choose from when it comes to Christmas. Some theme ideas are:
- Rustic outdoors
- Red, green, and white
- Blue and white
No cost Christmas tree
When putting a display together make a big impact with very little cash. If your budget does not have enough for a fake or fresh Christmas tree, take large branches from outside and spray paint in a silver or gold color. Place in a large vase.
Then place large rocks at the bottom of the vase so it will not tip over. Place a large box or bench under the vase and cover the bench with a lovely piece of material or use last year’s tree skirt. If the vase is large enough to use without a lift, place a large bow on it. This an easy way to decorating for Christmas on a budget.
Pom-Poms Tree, Garland, and Tree Skirt
Make your own pom-pom garland or pom-pom tree by using a ball of yarn or bag of pom-poms and a few other supplies. You can make both projects for under $10! Then you can display your pom-pom tree on a shelf or mantle. You can use your garland to decorate a tree, centerpiece, or on the mantle.
Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones
Make your own cinnamon scented pine cones for almost no money. All you need are some pine cones and cinnamon essential oil.
How to make your own
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees
- Line a cookie sheet with foil
- Spread pine cones out in a single layer
- Bake for 30 minutes or until pine cones open fully
- Allow them to cool overnight
- Create cinnamon spray by adding water and 40 drops of cinnamon essential oil to a spray bottle
- Place pine cones into a zip bag
- Spray until all pine cones have been covered
- Allow to sit overnight and enjoy!
Christmas decorating on a budget is easy to do with some ribbon. Many craft stores have them on sale for 50% off or you can use a coupon to get them for cheap. Ribbon can be added to:
Wrap them around trees, hang them from mangles, and wrap them around candles. Create bows and use them as ornaments, add them to garland, or hang large bows from doors. The limits are endless.
Christmas decorating on a budget with hand me downs
Do you have friends or family getting rid of Christmas decorations? Ask them if you can take them off their hands! Instead of them throwing those decorations away or donate them you can use them. This is a free way to decorate your home for Christmas.
The Dollar Store is a great place to look for Christmas decorating on a budget. You can find garland, candy canes, ornaments, tree skirts, strings of lights, and even Christmas trees.
Twine and pine cone garland
Use twine and pine cones to create a fun garland. You can find small pine cones outdoors or purchase a bag. Use twine, metal ornament hooks, and a little hot glue.
Wooden Bead Garland
It doesn’t get easier than making your own wooden bead garland to decorate your home for Christmas on a budget. You can make this garland for under $5!
All you need are wooden beads, twine or yarn, and scissors to make this project. You can use different colored wooden beads or paint the wooden beads to match your Christmas decoration theme.
Check other places for cheap decorating ideas
Did you know that you buy your Christmas decorations online for a fraction of the cost? If you’re looking for a way to decorate your home with unique Christmas decorations and also ones that are affordable, see what you can find online. You’ll be amazed at all the Christmas holiday decor that you can find for cheap! Here are some of my favorite finds that are all under $5:
Buy your outdoor Christmas decorations on clearance
After the holiday season, all of the Christmas decorations go on sale! This means that you can score some great holiday decor without busting your budget. How awesome is that?
Just wait a few days past the Christmas holiday and head to the store to see what you can find. You’ll be amazed to see some unique Christmas decorations that are literally 75% off! (or more!)
Learn how to make some of your own beautiful Christmas decorations
The best way to stay on budget is to not spend any money. If you can craft, you can make some of your own beautiful Christmas decor. Check out these Christmas Decorating Ideas For Your Front Door or these Christmas Decorating Ideas For Kids Rooms. These are great examples of how you can easily save money while still making your home look festive and beautiful.
I hope that these Christmas decorating on a budget tips will help you create a Christmas display in your home that you’re proud of. How to decorate for Christmas on a budget is about thinking outside the box and reusing old items will help you decorate for Christmas on a budget.