Decorating for Christmas is part of getting into the holiday spirit. It’s fun to bring all of the holiday cheer into your home and make it warm and cozy for the holidays. Unfortunately, decorating for the holidays can get quite expensive, but there are some frugal ways to decorate for Christmas.
Let’s go over some tips and tricks on how you can save money and bring the spirit of Christmas and some holiday cheer into your home.
Check Out The Thrift Stores
Just because it is used, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have any life left in it Plus, as they say, “one man’s trash it another man’s treasure”.
Once the holiday season is just around the corner, it is the perfect time to start your own holiday décor shopping at the local thrift stores. Many of the items you will find are in perfect condition and of course, a lot cheaper than purchasing them new.
Repurpose Old Decorations
A great way to save money on holiday decorations is to repurpose your old decorations. A simple Pinterest search will give you plenty of ideas on ways that you can take your old decorations and turn them into a newer version or something completely different.
Washi Tape is also a great way to spice up your décor and you can find some for a few dollars each. Just grab some holiday-themed tape and use it to update your home décor items. Another fun idea would be to make a wreath with all your holiday cards that you’ve collected throughout the years. The big focus here is to use what you already have on hand and get creative with it so that you aren’t spending much out of pocket if anything.
Free Printable Artwork
With the technology we have today and the creative artistic minds that are out there, finding some great printable artwork can be easy and affordable.
You can purchase an inexpensive frame at your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree, print out the artwork, and hang it up. It is an affordable way to bring some holiday cheer into your home.
Shop At the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree
Speaking of both the Dollar Store and the Dollar Tree, just before the holidays both put out their holiday décor. Many of these items aren’t expensive and look great. At the Dollar Tree, everything is $1 so you can easily find some holiday craft supplies to make your own frugal decorations or already made decorations that you can use.
Use Real Nature Items or Flowers
Create an affordable holiday arrangement by using your own flowers or foliage from the backyard. These types of items can add up when you are shopping for decorations, so to save you some money, try using real ones that you can grab for free.
Things like berry trees, hydrangea bushes, magnolia flowers, and pinecones can be turned into a beautiful centerpiece, wreath, or home decoration. If you aren’t lucky enough to have these in your backyard, you can ask friends, family, and neighbors if you can have a few of them for your project.
Buy Holiday Decorations on Clearance
Every year, the day after a holiday, the items get marked down considerably making it the perfect time to grab them up and store them for next year.
Everything seems to go on clearance so you can find goodies for not just decorating your home, but also for decorating your tree or giving as gifts next year.
Think Outside the Box
We went over the thrift stores and the discount stores, but don’t forget to think outside the box when it comes to shopping. Flea markets and yard sales are just a few of the other places you can check. Sometimes, antique and resale shops discount their holiday items so that you can save money and support your local small businesses.
Make Your Own Holiday Decorations
You don’t have to be a craft genius to come up with some cute DIY Christmas decorations. Just like repurposing your own decorations, you can find a ton of home decorating and craft tutorials online that you can follow to create your own decor.
This is a great way to get the family and the kids involved with decorating too. The kids will love creating their own special holiday decorations and you can keep them as keepsakes throughout the years.
Another tip: Look for items that aren’t necessarily holiday-themed. You can probably find these pretty cheap at local craft or discount stores and you can get creative and turn them into Christmas decorations. For example, with a few affordable supplies, that plain solid color dish you have stored away in the cabinet can become a beautiful holiday decoration to add to your collection.
Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to break the bank. There are some pretty easy and frugal ways to decorate your home for the holidays. These are just a few ideas and hopefully, they can give you some ideas and inspiration on the different things you can do to make your home more holiday-friendly.