If you are in a money crunch this holiday season, (who isn’t?) you may be wondering how you will afford to decorate your home on a budget. Holiday decorations can cost quite a lot, especially if you plan on updating them every year. There is no reason to head out and spend a hundred dollars or even fifty dollars on decorating. Here are some low cost holiday decorating ideas to make your home merry and bright.
Low Cost Holiday Decorating
Keep holiday decorating simple. One way to keep costs down for decor for the holidays is to keep your theme simple. Just go with a simple color scheme or idea such as red and white or snowmen. This makes it easy to find just what you need without buying stuff that won’t necessarily go together. You don’t need to decorate every corner of your home, either. You can simply add a few touches that add a bit of holiday spirit.
Shop thrift stores. Once you have a theme in mind, hit up thrift stores first. Thrift stores often have an over abundance of holiday decor at very good prices and many times, it is not only in great shape, but still new in the box.
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Let nature be your guide. Pine cones, twigs and holly are all easily found either outside or at craft stores and they are usually fairly cheap even if you have to pay for them. Paint pine cones, add glitter and use sticks to create ornaments. All of this only requires a little bit of imagination and creativity and very little cash. It creates a wonderful rustic look.
Buy some apothecary jars and update them for the seasons. Apothecary jars are really popular right now for home decor and the great thing about them is they can be updated to fit any season so you get a lot of use out of them. For instance, in the fall, you can put mini pumpkins in them and for Christmas, a few round ornaments will look awesome and simple.
Use coffee filters. This may seem like a silly idea, but coffee filters are amazing for low cost crafts. They look elegant when bunched together and you can even dye them if you want. Check out our Coffee Filter Wreath and Elegant Coffee Filter Candle for inspiration.
Make Orange Pomanders. They smell lovely, add a great look to any table and they are super easy and low cost to make considering winter is the best time to buy most citrus fruits. Check out this how to make pomanders post on Saved By Grace to see just how easy it is.
Remember to shop after Christmas for next year. If you shop after Christmas, you can get stuff at 50-90% off and when the next year rolls around, you will already have it!
What are some ways that you do your low cost holiday decorating? I would love to hear your tips!