Are you ready for Christmas? Are you ready for the carolers, the eggnog, the decorations, and the memories waiting to be made? I know I am, but my budget is telling me to be frugal. Are you in need of some Budgeting Tips for Christmas Decorations?
8 Budgeting Tips for Christmas Decorations
Making your home look festive is so much fun, but you don’t want to overspend. There are so many different things you can do that can really dress up your home and ring in the holiday spirit while still staying within your spending limit. Here are some great budget tips that will have your home looking and smelling of all the holiday cheer you’ve been waiting for all year!!!
1. Use what you already have
If this is not your first Christmas, you probably already have a stash of decorations in your basement or attic collecting dust. It’s time to clean them and hang them on your tree or around the house. Have a mismatched set? That’s fine, you can completely spray paint them all white or gold and you have a theme, even if it goes into the guest bathroom for display.
2. Create a winter wonderland
When you think of Christmas what do you see? Perhaps snow, pine Christmas trees, wreaths, and presents. Go ahead and spray faux snow on your windows with a $2 bottle of spray snow from Wal-Mart, and decorate your house with wreaths you bought 40% off from AC Moore. Don’t forget to excite all five senses by incorporating Christmas smells. Burn some cinnamon candles by Yankee Candles, or plug-in a warmer with sugar cookie wax melts by Scentsy. Are you sure this is your house and not the North Pole?
3. Take a wall walk down memory lane
World Market has an amazing tree holder that can create a personalized wall space dedicated to Christmas cards from loved ones. There are so many ways you can decorate using gifts and cards from loved ones and co-workers. This way you can decorate while displaying friends and family’s fun Holiday cards.
4. Put your kids to work. Those little fingers and toes create the best crafts imaginable. Boscov’s has a super fabulous mold kit that will ensure your remember this precious age in your kids or grandkids’ lives forever. Don’t forget the magic of making paper snowflakes!
5. Buy used decorations. Craigslist and Offerup are great sites that have tons of used and new items for sale. It’s also like a yard sale, haggling is allowed. Remember to use discretion when meeting anyone!
6. Have an ornament exchange party. You may not save much, but at least you’ll have handmade ornaments made by those you love! Plus, it’s an excellent reason to get together before Christmas and still feel merry.
7. Buy on Etsy
Looking for something personalized, but don’t want to pay big bucks for a big box name place to make it? Consider using Etsy and support an artist at the same time. Keep an eye out for sales and these coupon codes too!
8. Create a theme
When you have an idea, you’re able to control impulse shopping and stick to only the theme. Create a list using these budgeting tips for decorations, and put all the items you’d like. Stick to it! Simplicity is cheap. Want a garland? Pop some popcorn. Decorate your table with twigs, tea lights, and rosemary as mini Christmas trees. Want it to be wild and fun? Know that colors are welcomed and decorate with an array assortment and put caution to the wind as you mismatch your way through the tree.
Whether your house looks like it belongs on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens or like it’s the carbon copy of Little Timmy’s abode; remember, Christmas is about spending time with your loved ones and reflecting on life’s miracles. Enjoy your time together and create memories filled with laughter and joy. When you utilize budgeting tips you will truly create a beautiful Christmas look you love, and make memories that will last a lifetime!