5 Frugal Christmas Decorating Tips

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life:

source: indecorating.com

With Thanksgiving over, you have probably already decorated for Christmas or you are working on it now. From pulling boxes, bins and bags out of the attic, to shopping for new ornaments and ribbon and browsing Pinterest for the latest and greatest inspiration, decorating for Christmas is hectic to say the least.

There has to be a better way – a way out of the holiday decorating rat race. Whether you are an early-decorator or a late-decorator, these 5 frugal Christmas decorating tips can ease the stress on your heart and your budget.

Cut Fresh Greenery

If allergies aren’t an issue in your home, consider using fresh greenery {evergreen, magnolia, boxwood} to decorate with. If you can cut greenery from a tree or bush for free that is the best, but oftentimes Christmas tree shops either sell or give away cuttings.  One of my favorite features of fresh cut greenery is the wonderful, festive, evergreen scent.

Shop Thrift Stores

Vintage Christmas items such as ornaments, tins, wreaths, pot holders and place mats can be found at your local thrift shop for next to nothing.  The character and charm of second hand ornaments adds a unique touch to Christmas decor. So, don’t be afraid to mix up your decor to include pieces of yesteryear.

Use What You Have

This probably goes without saying, but when being on a strict budget or a “no-spend policy” for Christmas decor, just use what you have. Simple, beautiful decor is sometimes more pleasing than overdone, fluffy decorations. Don’t try to make your home look like a magazine cover. Just decorate simply and let your heart {and budget} shine!

Create Your Own Decorations

There are so many possibilities when using natural items from your back yard or various other craft supplies – felt, burlap, ribbons, buttons.  Think outside the box, involve your children, and create unique Christmas items that you will treasure for decades!

Have you downloaded your free Handmade Decor ebook yet?

Host a Christmas Decor Swap

Invite a few friends over and have everyone bring the Christmas decorations that they are tired of.  With a Christmas Decor Swap, everyone will go home inspired and excited about their “new” decor…and it didn’t cost a dime!  How fun!

I hope these 5 frugal Christmas decorating tips have inspired you to save your money and make your Christmas decor uniquely memorable for your family this holiday season!

How do you save money on your Christmas decorations?

Myra has a B.A. in Interior Design and is currently self-employed. When she’s not spending time with her little man, thrifting, creating, shopping or working on a project, Myra enjoys date nights with her husband and blogging at My Blessed Life.
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