Finding Christmas decorations ideas for the holidays are fun!
It’s the best way to get the family involved in DIY ( Do it yourself) projects.
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 and trick that will save you money without looking cheap.
1. PURCHASING A CHRISTMAS TREE FOR LESS
Deciding on a Christmas tree us a big deal. It’s insane how much a real or fake tree can cost.
See my family had bad allergies, so a real tree is just not an option. Therefore we sent endless days at the different store 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 any of these stores, it did allow us to get an idea of what tree we were leaning towards.
The Dunhill Fir tree won us over.
This tree is tall, full and well-shaped. What we also learned was 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 purchased was less than half.
And we donated the old tree to another family so they can have a Christmas.
2. DIY CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS
Holiday decor can add up quickly.
The best ways 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 50% off coupon from the app snip snap.
This by far saved me tons of money with Christmas decorations.
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3.DECORATE THE CHRISTMAS TREE WITH 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 the Michaels.
I modified my bows a little by using fabric I found on sale and making a longbow ribbon.
TIP: THE DOLLAR STORE SALES RIBBIONS FOR A DOLLAR, PLUS YOU CAN PICK UP BURLAP FROM ANY FABRIC STORE.
4. CENTERPIECES DECORATING CHRISTMAS IDEAS DIY
The centerpiece was so easy to create and beautiful too.
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. PINE CONE CRAFTS FOR CHEAP CHRISTMAS 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 that I place on the fireplace mantel, on the table for decor and the bookshelves.
Sometimes you just don’t have time to run to the store so that 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?