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How to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

how to decorate for Christmas on a budget

How to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

It might be difficult to decorate your home for Christmas when you’re on a tight budget. You may stretch your holiday budget by finding creative and resourceful methods to decorate your home on a budget. Here are some ideas for some inspiration for a budget friendly Christmas.

Here are five ways you can decorate for Christmas on a budget:

  1. Christmas photo galleries
  2. Use ornaments
  3. Use Christmas cards
  4. Create holiday crafts with children
  5. Bring the outside indoors

1. Christmas photo gallery for the family

Since Christmas is all about sharing priceless family memories, mat copies of old photos in black and white on red and green Christmas paper before putting them in low-cost silver frames to create a unique display.

2. Use ornaments to decorate

Use ornaments you already have or get a couple boxes at the dollar or thrift store closest to you.

There’s more than one way to use your your baubles.
  • For quick seasonal appeal, place Christmas balls in bowls or vases or hang them from a chandelier.
  • Your stair railings can be decorated with ornaments made of tinsel.

3. Decorations from Christmas cards

Your home will look colourful and whimsical with holiday cards. Place them over a mantle or fasten them to a cheap red ribbon that is placed on a door, wall, or set of kitchen cabinets.

Instead, preserve your best Christmas cards, cut out the fronts, and arrange them in a pretty frame to make a lovely Christmas collage. For a one-of-a-kind work of holiday art, include a Christmas quote and little embellishments like buttons, ribbon bows, or silk flowers.

4. Create Holiday Crafts with Children

Children love Christmas, so making decorations with them will undoubtedly be enjoyable.

Stimulates the mind, brings the family together and looks great – crafts is for everyone.

5. Bring the outside indoors

Utilising objects from your yard will allow nature to assist you with your Christmas decorating.

  • Pine tree trimmings can be used to create wreaths and garlands.
  • Put berries and pinecones in a basket, and then wrap a ribbon around the handle or the base.
  • Add a flameless candle from the dollar shop and some tiny pine cones or acorns to a glass candle holder.

When you decorate your home on a tight budget, beauty doesn’t have to be sacrificed. On the other hand, simple homemade decorations and natural botanicals provide an elegance and whimsy that are absent from mass-produced, store-bought things. Involving your family in the preparation of your decorations also helps you to establish festive customs and memories that they will treasure forever. 

Rebecca Trattou