The classic debate, when is it too soon to decorate for Christmas? Some people would say Thanksgiving is an under-appreciated holiday. Especially from a consumer standpoint, the stores push Christmas right after Halloween is over.
Trust me I am all for Thanksgiving. However, I have my house decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving is even over. It’s by far my favorite holiday year after year!
Blast some Christmas music, light some scented candles, and bust out those Christmas decorations.
1. Wrap Canvas, Picture Frames, or Mirrors Like Presents
Found on Better Homes and Garden
I got this cheap Christmas decoration idea from my grandma. She was one very savvy woman. She was the queen of decorating on a budget. She would take down her pictures or mirrors she had on the walls and wrapped them like a gift. This idea is so brilliant and you do not have to buy new decorations to fill that empty wall space.
2. Fill a Jar With Pine Cones or Ornaments
Found on Take Time for Style
I love the mouth of this vase because you can put in some pretty big fillers. I had some vases lying around and went to go make this cheap Christmas decoration and the mouth was too small. Finding the right size for what you are trying to fill your vase is crucial.
3. Giant Christmas Ornaments
Found on Smart School House
I am in love with these giant Christmas ornaments! Anywhere you hang them outside is sure to catch the eyes of your neighbors. Another reason why I love these giant Christmas ornaments is that they are so cheap! Head to Walmart or a dollar store kid section to pick up the outdoor balls.
4. Large Painted Letters
Found on Rosyscription
The large letters can be found at any craft store. Wait it out until the letters are on sale or use a coupon to make sure you are never paying full price. Spray paint is so cheap and very versatile. Pick a color that matches the color scheme of your Christmas decorations and spray away!
5. Christmas Ornament Wreath
Found on Home Talk
If you have been searching Pinterest for cheap Christmas decorations, the DIY Christmas ornament wreath is always a popular pin. These are super simple and really cheap to make. Pick up clearance ornaments at the end of the holiday season and string them onto an old metal hanger shaped into a circle.
6. Mason Jars Filled with Christmas Decor
Found on Knot and Nest Designs
I love how mason jars can be used for any holiday decoration. Enter, the spray paint again. Give your mason jars a spray and fill them with Christmas fillers. I love the idea of entering burlap into Christmas decorations to give them a beautiful country Christmas look.
7. Wreaths Tied to Kitchen Cabinet Doors
Found on It All Started with Paint
The simplicity of the above photo is what makes decorating so amazing. Sometimes when decorating less means more. The simple wreaths that you could find at a dollar store are hung with cheap spooled ribbon. Use an upside-down command hook on the back of the cabinet doors to get the wreaths to hang.
8. Table Centerpiece With Candles and Ornaments Mixed
Found on Home Bunch
The reason the above photo makes the list of amazing cheap Christmas decorations is because of the colors. I love when people are able to break away from the traditional red and green Christmas colors. You can buy the table centerpiece once and then change out the decorations for each of the different holidays.
9. Milk Glass or Vases Filled With Ornaments
Found on Better Homes and Gardens
My mother has so much milk glass! With milk glass being white it is an excellent decoration base to fill with holiday colors. Again, with the less is more in the above picture. I have seen mantles overfilled with decorations. The less you display the more money you are saving. Go with the minimalist approach.
10. Use a Cake Stand
Found on Pretty Providence
Cake stands can be found so inexpensive at thrift stores. Using some cheap spray paint you can match the cake stand to your house decor. On top of your cake stand, you can decorate with some candles and wreath pieces.
Final Thoughts On Cheap Christmas Decorations
Decorating for Christmas does not have to be expensive. You can decorate on a budget fairly easily using these amazing ideas above. Plus as an added bonus you won’t have as much to take down and store each year.
Think outside the box when decorating and re-purpose items you already have in your house.
How do you decorate on a budget?