For many, Christmas is their favourite holiday, but it can also be the most expensive holiday. There are things you can do to help save money when you decorate for Christmas. Are you trying to stay on a budget this holiday season? Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can keep up the Christmas spirit and traditions without breaking the bank. Let’s take a look at a few ideas on how to decorate for Christmas on a budget.
Here are some ideas on how to decorate your home for Christmas on a budget:
1. Make your own ornaments
Whether you make ornaments from cookies, beads and pipe cleaners, or create some paper ornaments, DIY ornaments can save you bundles of money. They will also help you create lifetime memories with your kids!
2. Design a homemade wreath
You might make it out of bows, ribbon, or construction paper. No matter how you design it, a homemade wreath will create a warm, welcoming experience for anyone who knocks on your front door.
3. Go ribbon crazy
Ribbon is an easy way to add some holiday spirit throughout your home. You can tie bows on your mantel, staircase, make bows for the Christmas tree, and so much more!
4. Break out your candles
White and red candles, in particular, can make for great Christmas décor, but any candles will do and they really set the mood.
5. Check out the dollar stores
Another idea to help you save on your Christmas décor budget is to check out local dollar stores for good items.
These are just some ways to decorate for Christmas on a budget! Keep in mind that you don’t have to go crazy to add some holiday spirit to your home. Do you have any ideas that you want to add to the list?
Great ideas, another great place to get deals is at thrift stores.
I like the idea of making our own wreath. It would make a fun craft project for me and my daughter.
I love repurposing things – I’m going to try and decorate with some mason jars and other glass jars this year.
Great tips. Homemade is the best! I find it so fun to make ornaments and little crafts and they mean more to me than anything store-bought! 🙂 Merry Christmas to you
in 2014 my oldest got married and we had it at our house. I didnt have much time to prepare ore the funds so we really did a budget christmas weddin. Thank goodness for pinterest got some really great diy ideas and everything was beautiful.
Awesome ideas! I would love to make our own wreath. I’ve seen some really neat ones on Instagram. I’ve also been using a lot of ribbons in our tree decorating. I love the glamorous and traditional look it adds!
I have founds some great items at the Dollar store.
I often check out a church shop, it’s amazing what they have on offer there and cheap too.
I have made my own wreath several times, often using a foam ring, glue, pine cones and decorations. Other times using sprigs of pine and twine. Both were fairly easy and there are always plenty of decorations at the Dollar store.
The dollar store is a great place to get affordable decorations. I find that I barely have to buy anything anymore because I have saved all the decorations over the years.
The dollar store has a lot of great finds for making your own or they even have decorations you can buy!
I need a wreath and can’t afford to spend much on one so I like the idea of making your own! I think I’ll do that.
Great tips! I think something can also be said about proper storage and wrapping of your decorations after every Christmas season. And also when purchasing, investing in quality and not quantity.
Great tips! Thanks for sharing!
The first year of our marriage, we didn’t have a ton of money. Our tree was one that my parents had and no longer used. And we decorated it with homemade ornaments, a lot of them made with items found in nature.(pine cones, twigs…) And after Christmas, during Boxing week, store bought ornaments were purchased at a fraction of the regular price.
Waiting for Boxing day deals is a great tip to save money for next year’s decorations!
I too like to see what’s on sale after the holidays that I’d like to add to my collection. Dollar stores also have an amazing amount of decorations at a good price before Christmas too.
I’m not really big on decorating but I do the minimum
Good article on Decorating on a Budget, good ideas on budget friendly Christmas Decorations. I would also make popcorn then use a needle & thread to make ropes to go around the tree, then add red bows & round balls in different colors.
Love the popcorn option for decorating the tree!