Looking to make your home festive for the holidays? I know I am. To me – nothing “screams” the holidays more than decorating! I love to have a festive home, but I can’t afford to break the bank. Here’s how you can have some incredible Christmas Decorations on a Budget. You can deck the halls without breaking them!
Christmas Decorations on a Budget
Here’s my BIG secret though, I’m by no means a Martha Stewart. I’m not crafty. I’m not a fantastic DIY’er. I’m not an amazing decorator, but I love to make my home feel festive for my family throughout the month of December. When I was a kid my mother would take one day off of work right after Thanksgiving and decorate our entire house! I remember always getting excited for that particular day because I knew the house would be full on in holiday cheer mode!
It’s funny every year I go to Christmas at Blithewold Mansion every year to see their decorations and they are beautiful. They are massive and spectacular and just the most gorgeous ever! I know I can’t afford those kinds of decorations, but I can make my home fun and festive for my kids. Christmas decorations on a budget can almost be a fun thing to go after because you get real creative, real fast.
The thing was though – we always had Christmas Decorations on a Budget. My parents couldn’t afford expensive things, we needed to be smart. I remember that I would come off the bus that day and run like the wind to my house… as soon as I opened the door it was like walking into a winter wonderland to me. My mom would just always do an amazing job making the house feel so special!
I want this for my kids… but I’m not nearly as good as my mom! BUT! There are easy ways that you can (definitely) make your home festive for the holidays. I want to show you how you can have Christmas Decorations on a Budget. As a matter of fact, I have 12 EASY ways to accomplish this feat for you and your family!
Christmas Decorations on a Budget – How to Make Your Home Festive for the Holidays
Do 1 or all of these to make your house special and full of holiday cheer!
#1 – Decorate with lights outside! It doesn’t matter if it’s perfect, it just matters that you tried! Although… I will say, my husband takes on this task and he ROCKS it out of the park every single time.
#2 – Take out your holiday books! Their colorful, whimsical covers help make your home festive and promote reading. I set up stacks throughout the house for the kids to grab and read throughout the month.
#3 – Christmas Countdown! It wouldn’t be Christmas without it! You can also create a red and green paper link chain!
#4 – Poinsettia plants throughout the house or outside help make your home festive! They add such a beautiful amount of cheer! These aren’t expensive at all. If you want Christmas Decorations on a Budget, these are the iconic plants to get and you can find them really well priced at BJ’s Wholesale Club, local farms, Home Depot, etc.
#5 – I started adding small “fake” trees in the kid rooms! They all love it and they’re allowed to decorate anyway they want! I buy these at the end of the season. I bought this one for $19.99 down from $100 at Home Depot a few years ago. I couldn’t believe how cheap they were, people just wanted them off the shelves!
#6 – Take out your holidays dishes and plates! Always gets us in the holiday mood! I always buy these right after the holidays for the next year. Keep this in mind now. You can score some amazing deals and you won’t believe what you can find and buy! It’s awesome.
#7 – GET YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE AND DECORATE IT! This is probably the top item to do!!
#8 – Garland is always fun to decorate with outside and/or inside! We decorated the fence out front and we love it! We even added some white lights, too! You can even get these from your own backyard, too! Or head to local farms an see about buying them. They’re not too expensive.
#9 – We decorated the stair rail and the kids love it! I bought this fun garland at a craft store for like $2 and just thought it was ideal for the staircase! Never miss an opportunity to make your home festive on every level, I always say!
#10 – Holiday photos throughout the years! I love bringing out photos from previous Christmas cards and also all the photos with Santa throughout the years! It always makes me smile VERY big and it’s the ONE thing people gravitate towards when they come visit!
#11 – Hang those stockings with care! This tradition always makes me happy! Hanging stockings is a tradition, but is such a festive one. Same stockings every single year.
#12 – Bring out my nutcracker and Santa collection that I’ve received as gifts throughout the years! This tradition started years ago and I just love it to pieces! Every year we add a new Santa and nutcracker into the mix from someone we love! You don’t need expensive gifts from people, some of these came from a shop in the New England area where these cost less than $10!
#13 – BONUS! We always hang up the holiday cards that we get every season, too! I love seeing all of our friends and family displayed on our walls! These are 100% free and bring you joy, too!
See how easy it can be to decorate for the holidays and add festive cheer to your home? OH! And yes… you can play holiday music, too! This always is a fan favorite! Christmas Decorations on a Budget are possible! I don’t want you to think you can’t want a beautiful home on a budget. You can and it will be beautiful!
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!