How do you get started Decorating for Christmas on a budget? Simple Thrifty Christmas Decorating Tips are easy and do not break the bank if you have a plan and idea beforehand.
I often feel overwhelmed because Thrifty Christmas Decorating is not easy searching high and low for the best deals at low prices and scouring the shelves of thrift stores in my area to find hidden treasures. It can be expensive if you are sucked into buying and buying unless you have a plan! Today I will give you Christmas Decorating Ideas that are easy and affordable for your farmhouse during the Christmas Season without breaking the bank.
Getting ready for Christmas Season is half the fun, from decorating and entertaining it is hard to stay organized or have a clear vision of the season. Christmas can be the time of the year for cheer and for giving but it can be a time for stress if you do not have a concrete plan. I found planning and organizing early before the season actually begins gives you an opportunity to access the situation, plan better and really experience the season for it’s worth.
Simple and Thrifty Christmas Decorating Tips
Steps for a Thrifty Christmas Decorating
Decide your main colors you want to use in your Christmas Decor. You may want to do blue and gold; this year I am working with the color scheme red and white.
Think what areas in your home you want to decorate such as kitchen, bedroom and/or living room. Also, I would focus on one focal point such as a piano, fireplace or staircase.
Decide what you want to decorate with during Christmas. Do you want lots of greenery, ribbon, flowers, etc?
Make a list of what you own and what items you either need to replace or purchase during your Christmas Decorating to achieve the desired look. Many items you own right now can be donated. If last years Christmas Decorating is beat up or worn it is time to toss. Create a list on your phone to have with you at all times when browse for Christmas Décor.
Thrifty Christmas Decorating by Shopping around your Environment
Shop your home for Thrifty Christmas Décor. Browse cabinets, cupboards and everyday items that you can use in your Christmas Décor and Color Scheme. The pitcher in the cupboard can make a great base to place greenery for a centerpiece, cookie cutters make nice ornaments or use scarves for table under or tree skirts.
Shop the outdoors for natural, thrifty Christmas Décor. You may find the outdoors can bring not only inspiration but, branches of greenery to make a wreath, pinecones to fill a bowl, acorns to create an ornament and many more possibilities!
Finally, shopping at a second hands store with your list of items you like to use to decorate this Christmas. You will be surprised how many hidden gems are in thrift stores for the Christmas Season. I enjoy spending the afternoon in local thrift or antique stores finding treasures that I can incorporate in my home each season. Spending very little money and picking up a couple items makes me happy and not broke!
What I gathered for some of my favorite ideas for Thrifty Christmas Decorating!
I thought I would share with you in hopes to motivate, inspire you to create an affordable home this season without spending tons of money.
On limited funds and on a strict budget it is achievable to create a gorgeous home that is thrifted this Christmas. I will share with you some ways I decorate to make my home just as festive and beautiful this holiday season.
Examples of Cheap Christmas Decor
Thrifty Christmas Decoration Around your Home
Outdoor Christmas Decorations ~I love using tons or natural elements during the Christmas season from pine, cedar to boxwood. Simple touches of the outdoors brings the warmest greetings indoors. Along with natural greenery I like to use sticks, twigs, acorns and pine cones to incorporate the outdoor within my home. Tying pine cones together and grouping greenery sprigs, acorns and twigs can achieve a thrifted, simple effect on a budget. Using many natural elements from the outdoors can give a gorgeous touch to your home Christmas Decorations.
Pantry Christmas Décor ~ I plan on using many items from my pantry or refrigerator such as oranges, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and clove not only is this thrifty but can be modified for anyone’s budget this Christmas Season. Try to place in small bowls or baskets. Create ornaments out of the spices and fruit and did I mention the smells will be amazing to anyone’s nose.
Thrifting Christmas Decoration to Buy at Antique or Thrift Stores
Vintage Christmas Décor~ I am in the hut for natural and any ornament that screams a “Rockefeller Christmas” I am loving stars, snowmen and angels. Many Thirty Christmas Décor can be found on the shelves of local thrift shops such as the Salvation Army. You will be surprised at how much variety of Christmas Décor you can find at thrift shops that are cheap and affordable. Thrift Stores are filled with tons of ornaments and figurines for all styles including a farmhouse inspired home!
Simple Christmas Décor~ Bells, “Carol of the Bells” when I think Christmas I think Bells; the more bells the better. I find tons of bells at second hand stores in all colors and shapes. I love displaying bells on mirrors, staircases and in empty bowls. You can also find a variety of bells at craft stores and places like Walmart.
Classic Christmas Décor~ Finally, my color scheme this Christmas Season is Red with pops of white. I love a traditional and simple Christmas by adding ribbon in my color scheme. Christmas Décor that is on a budget is simple to do just by adding ribbon in your home during Christmas. Ribbon can be placed just about anywhere in your home and not limited to just presents. I like to tie ribbon around mirrors, at the end of banisters, or draped around my Christmas Tree. You can shop for ribbon at thrift stores, craft stores and even the grocery store. Ribbon is such an inexpensive way to add Christmas in your home.
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