Christmas is one of the most popular holidays for decorating.
While some people might choose to go all out and spend a lot of money on decorations, there are also many simple and holiday decorating tips to create beautiful Christmas decorations yourself.
In this blog post, we will share five simple and affordable DIY tricks for adding some Christmas cheer to your home. We hope you enjoy these ideas!
DON’T YOU LOVE CHRISTMAS…
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Tis the season… to decorate the home. This year we set out to decorate our home for the holidays on a budget.
And show you this trick that will save you money without looking cheap.
1. Find an Affordable Christmas Tree
Deciding on a Christmas tree is a big deal. It’s insane how much a real or fake tree can cost.
See, my family had terrible allergies, so a real tree is not an option. Therefore we spent endless days at the different stores trying to determine who had the best deals.
If you’re in for a new tree, a few places that we considered are Bigots, Walmart, the Christmas store, Sams, and a few online.
Although we didn’t purchase from these stores, we did get an idea of what tree we wanted in our home.
The Dunhill Fir tree won us over.
This tree is tall, full, and well-shaped. Unfortunately, we also learned that this high-quality fluffy tree came with an unrealistic price tag of 400 dollars.
I love Christmas but 400 dollars!
Instead of buying a new tree for 300- 400 dollars, we purchased this awesome found the same tree for a steal. The Christmas tree we bought was less than half.
And we donated the old tree to another family to have a Christmas.
2. Create DIY Holiday Decorations
Holiday decor can add up quickly.
The best way to shop for less is
- purchased the holiday decorations from my favorite story ..DOLLAR TREE
- Head to Michael’s and be sure to take coupons found on their site
- Always purchase decoration the day after Christmas
You can find coupons for almost anything on snip snap.
I lucked out because Michael’s at the end of the season; everything was 50% off. In addition, I used a 50% off coupon from the app snip snap.
This, by far saved me tons of money with Christmas decorations.
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3. Holiday Decorating Tips: RIBBONS + BOWS
I was inspired to make ribbons and bows from a wreath we made at work. Check it out on my Instagram.
Making ribbons and bows are an easy and cheap project you can do at home with the kids!
I found a fantastic tutorial from Michaels.
I modified my bows a little by using fabric I found on sale and making a longbow ribbon.
TIP: THE DOLLAR STORE SELLS RIBBONS FOR A DOLLAR, PLUS YOU CAN PICK UP BURLAP FROM ANY FABRIC STORE.
4. DIY Holiday Center Pieces
The centerpiece was so easy to create and beautiful too.
There are many holiday centerpiece ideas that you can choose from.
For the center glass jar, use any leftover ribbon by placing it in the jar in a circular motion. See…. simple, cheap, and easy just like my other DIY projects!
The burlap table runner was a roll I found at Michaels. I used it for the tree and decoration.
5. Use Outdoor Finds to create Holiday Decor
Did you know you can pick up pine cones for free outside? Or you can purchase a small bag of pine cones for a few dollars at Michaels.
Pine cones and glitter is a fun craft for any kid. All you need is glue, glitter, and pine cones. And you have yourself DIY cheap Christmas decorating ideas.
Image from the Spruce Craft
I followed The spruce craft steps to make Glitter Pine Cone ornaments on the fireplace mantel, on the table for decor,, and on on the bookshelves.
Sometimes you don’t have time to run to the store when you hop on Amazon and check out their Christmas decorations clearance section.
The holidays are great, and decorating can quickly add up. There is no need to go broke trying to decorate for the holidays. Instead, follow these few decorating ideas that you can DIY on a budget!
Did you decorate your home for the holidays? Share your ideas?