For many people, Christmas is the best time of the year. But it can suck if you’re broke.
Being broke at Christmastime means you’re probably struggling to afford gifts to give to other people so you can’t even think about getting decorations to make your house look festive. Well, never fear. There are ways you can get your home looking terrific without spending a lot of money.
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Shop at the Dollar Store
The dollar store has plenty of Christmas decorations that you can pick up for a dollar (or maybe a bit more or less). Sure, these may not be the most attractive or well-crafted decorations, but you can make up for it by going over the top to create a purposely cheesy effect. The items you buy may not last till next year, but that’s future you’s problem.
Nature has tons of Christmas decorating resources, and the best part is, they’re totally free. Go outside to collect items like pinecones, twigs and tree branches. You can add sparkle by dipping them in glitter or leave them as is. Position them attractively and you will get a classy look without breaking the bank.
Create Mason Jar Centerpieces
You may not have the cash to buy an expensive centerpiece, but you will be surprised to find out how easy it is to make your own. Mason jars are a great go to. Fill them with nature elements to make a winter scene or use candy or decorations you have lying around to complete the look. These will work well on dining room tables, on mantles or any surfaces on your house.
Make Your Own Tree Decorations
Decorating your tree can set you back considerably. Fortunately, there are a variety of ornaments you can make using materials that can be found in your home. If you know how to do origami, you can fold paper into the shape of Christmas trees or balls. Fill a glass bulb with greenery and hang it on a bough. Make a popcorn string for garland and tie ribbons around the branches.
Other DIY Decoration Ideas
There are plenty of decorations you can make yourself that will be suitable for different locations around the home. Use twigs to make star and snowflake shapes. Tie them together attractively and hang them from surfaces. String dried fruit around your entryways and other areas of the home. Heck, you can even make a collage out of old cards and call that a decoration.
Decorating for Christmas does not have to take a lot of money. The tips in this article will get your home looking festive, even if your wallet is thin. How do you like to decorate when you’re strapped for cash?