December 22, 2015

Last-minute Holiday Decorating on a Dime

Are you a little (or a lot) behind on your holiday decorating this year?  No funds left for the festive frill?  We feel you!  We’re often so consumed with Thanksgiving travel plans, holiday baking marathons and checking our shopping lists (twice… naturally), that all of a sudden it’s Christmas Eve and not a decoration is in sight!  If this scenario sounds all too familiar, check out our list of five budget friendly holiday decorating hacks and deck the halls in no time!

No tree? No problem.

Snip a branch and bring it indoors for a wintery feel without the shedding and struggle of a real tree.  Strategically hang a few ornaments for a nostalgic nod at the Charlie Brown Christmas tree!

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Image source:  www.linaostling.se

 

Deck the Doorway.

Greet your guests with this charming coir doormat from The Home Depot.  Priced at under $10, it’s a budget friendly buy you can count on to love for many holiday seasons to come!

 

Rethink the Ornaments

Even if there’s no time to decorate the tree, that doesn’t mean you can’t still use your favorite ornaments!  Fill a glass vase or bowl with a collection in complimentary colors or shapes for a cheerful centerpiece done in seconds!

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Image source: www.vanessachristenson.com

 

Let it Snow

Channel your inner crafter (or hire the kids) and cut paper snowflakes to hang with thread in the window.  Simply tie the top of the thread to the curtain rod.

Image source: www.thebudgetdecorator.com
Image source: www.thebudgetdecorator.com

 

Take a Bow

Invest in wide, wire rimmed ribbon and elegantly tie bows on the back of your dining room chairs or around solid throw pillows on the couch.  You could even tie bows on the rungs of your stairs or wrap the front door up like a present!

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Image source: decoholic.org

 

How do you decorate for the holidays on a budget?

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