This is a post about frugal decorating for the holidays. Staying out of the stores and making do with what you have at home.
You don’t have to go broke at this time of year or max out your credit cards.
Don’t Spend. Donate Instead:
You can always donate to your favorite charity or volunteer to help feed the poor. That is so much more rewarding than buying or receiving presents.
If you’re on a strict budget, my advice is to stay out of the stores altogether.
I tend to get overloaded with all the tinsel and glitz everywhere I look anyway.
Frugal Holiday Decorating:
You could place candles in a vintage sewing machine drawer. Take scraps of paper or images downloaded off the internet to dress them up.
For mine, I just applied clear tape to the paper and added some ribbon.
Make Your Own Ornaments:
I have been making ornaments for years. And each year I go about the house and find something else to use that I haven’t thought of before.
I added some large keys to the tree this year. They give the tree a vintage vibe.
If you have a sewing or craft area and craft supplies, start crafting for Christmas. I promise you there are ornaments “just waiting to happen” to decorate your holiday home.
Put small candles into teacups.
This happens to be one with a poinsettia on it. But it could be any teacup. You have to admit that votive candles just look better in a teacup!
Create A Christmas Vignette Under Glass:
Everything seems to look prettier under glass.
Find something pretty to use under a cloche as a centerpiece for your table. Add a sprig or two of holiday picks to it.
Decorate The Coffee Bar:
Add a vintage Santa mug with a small tree inside. It adds just a bit of holiday cheer to ordinary objects on your coffee bar.
Christmas In A Suitcase:
This is my vintage suitcase full of various trees.
I actually store these trees all year long in this suitcase. So I know right where to look come December!
Christmas Decor In A Colander:
If you have a red colander put a candle inside. I layered strands of gold beads around the candle to give it a little glam.
Add a strand of gold stars to a lampshade, and you’ve given it a touch of holiday spirit.
Cocoa Station On A Cake Stand:
You just have to look at what you have available and then get creative. Scour Pinterest.
By doing this and staying out of the stores where you are tempted to buy, you can enjoy a frugal holiday on a budget. And you’ll still have a home filled with color and cheer.
Put away the credit cards. Save your cash and make do.
Then pat yourself on the back for not spending too much money during the holiday season.