As we head into the holiday season, many are fearful of added expenses. This year you can use our Frugal Decorating Tips for the Holidays to help you stay within your budget while creating a gorgeous home for company to enjoy. Decorating never has to be expensive, and the holidays provide you with even more fun ways to spruce up your home with unique décor.
4 Frugal Decorating Tips for the Holidays
Go Outdoors for Inspiration
Winter months bring about changing of leaves, snowfall, winter berries on holly bushes, cedar trees, and of course the classic fir Christmas tree. This year look outside for inspiration. Grab pine cones, leaves, and acorns for a quick centerpiece that costs nothing but your time. Snip a few sprigs of cedar and a few pieces from the local holly bush for a fun bright and fragrant wreath to hang on your door.
Use Existing Items
Things like basic candles, ribbons, and even popcorn or cranberries all make great holiday decorations. Not only can they bring you back to classic old style holiday décor, they are frugal and easy on your budget.
Decorate with Food
Fall and winter is the perfect time to grab things like nuts in their shells and fresh citrus and apples. Create fun and edible centerpieces throughout your home. Not only are they fairly inexpensive, they are dual purpose!
Shop the Dollar Store
Basic garland, lights, and simple red bows are all inexpensive at your local dollar store. With a few added embellishments, you can quickly create a fun wreath, garland, or window hanging that will rival the department store crafts.
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on fancy decorations to create a lovely holiday décor at home. These frugal decorating tips for the holidays are sure to stretch your dollar further, all while giving you the warm holiday spirit you expect each year.
I have never understood why people go out and buy new decorations every year. Why not reuse what you had last year? If you only buy what you really like it’s easy to use the same thing year after year – using your decorations in new ways means things can always look different.