Frugal & Simple Christmas Decor Ideas– Do you want your home to look festive for the holiday season, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money? Try these simple and frugal Christmas Decor ideas:
Fake Some Snow– Make a “snow” candle by adding epsom salt to a candle holder or vase and placing a candle in the center. You can also make these in smaller container and add small white votives to make it more snow like.
Display Ornaments- Place shiny ornaments in a basket or box with a strand of lights for an easy and inexpensive decoration. You can place the ornament basket on the floor, or place the ornaments in a glass bowl on your table or mantle.
Go Natural- Use items from your yard such as pine cones in a basket or twigs tied with a ribbon.
Use Accents- Place decorative accents on items you already have on display such as shelves and picture frames.
I used a foam Christmas tree and some holiday ribbon to add a festive look to our kitchen shelves.
Last year I added this gift box ornament to a wall mirror (also a thrift store find).
Make a Simple Centerpiece- Table centerpieces don’t have to be complicated or expensive. I found all three of these pieces at the thrift store and combined them for a fun centerpiece for our kitchen table. You could also use a glass bowl filled with cranberries or a candle tied with a wide ribbon surrounded by cranberries.
For more ideas, see my Christmas Decor–The Easy Way Pinterest Board Here!
How do you keep your Christmas decor simple and budget-friendly? Leave a comment or a link.
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Craig Potter says
This is exactly what I needed! I’m going to do Christmas decorating this weekend and I hope to have some time in December to do some crafts. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the inspiration!
You’re so welcome Craig!
Lori@Mothering Matters says
Thanks for these! I had a basket with pinecones for years – and then added white lights in with them for several of the years. Thought about putting one together again this year as I passed by some beautiful pinecones near my house while on my walk yesterday. I never thought about doing it with holiday ornaments too! I do have some small glass containers that I put the small C-mas ornaments in, then a small votive or tea candle. A couple of those go on my table as a centerpiece.
But THIS is my FAVORITE (easy and cheap/free) idea for this year! 🙂 It just makes me happy thinking about it . . . as I have always hated my ugly, old, rusting, falling apart white fridge. But now – it has a grand purpose! 🙂 I love snowmen – and have them all over the house . . .but this is the biggest and funnest of all!
That is so cute!
I buy an ornament or a box of ornaments each year after Christmas and store it for the next year. I keep to a color scheme of red, gold, and white. Bows made of strips of lace or ribbon make nice ornaments and decorations. Before we built up our ornament collection, I would cut Christmas cards in circles and hang them on ribbons. A coat hanger stretched in a circle makes a good base for greenery for a wreath.
I like the Christmas card ornament idea–so thrifty! 🙂
Lori Lynn @ Playing House says
This is my first Christmas as a married woman 🙂 My hubby has one, lonesome ornament. That is the extent of the Christmas decorations that I married into! Hehe 🙂
I found an almost new Christmas tree at a thrift store for $10. I bought 3 strands of lights at Hobby Lobby ($5 a piece, but I had a coupon so it was a little less) and then tied 6″ squares of tulle next to each little bulb (http://pinterest.com/pin/15481192440687439/). The tulle cost me about $1.50 a yard, and I needed 6 yards. So for about $35 I have a one of a kind Christmas tree! Considering a new, undecorated tree can be anywhere from $20-$100 (maybe even more), I’m quite thankful to be blessed with this used one. And I’ll get many more years of use out of it!
I’m planning on crocheting our tree skirt and stockings… hopefully that will be done before Christmas! 🙂