22+ Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas On A Budget

22+ Ways to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

I don’t know about you but I LOVE decorating for Christmas! However, I don’t like the price tag that can sometimes come with it. Today I am here to share 22+ beautiful Christmas decorating ideas on a budget that won’t break the bank.

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22+ Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas On A Budget

It’s no secret that decorating for Christmas is what I look forward to all year long. Today I am sharing my secrets about how I achieve beautiful Christmas decor on a reasonable budget. They are in no particular order and I am sure I have way more than 22 but these were the big ideas I find myself using year after year.

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How to Decorate For Christmas on a Budget

Decorating for Christmas on a budget can be fun and creative. Here are some tips and ideas to help you get into the holiday spirit without breaking the bank:

  1. DIY Ornaments: Create your own ornaments using paper, salt dough, or even old holiday cards. This adds a personal touch to your tree and is cost-effective.
  2. Natural Decor: Gather pinecones, holly, and evergreen branches from your yard or local park to use as decorations. They’re free and add a rustic, festive touch.
  3. Thrift Stores: Check thrift stores for second-hand decorations. You can often find unique and affordable items, from ornaments to holiday-themed dishes.
  4. String Lights: Invest in energy-efficient LED string lights, which use less electricity and last longer. You can also use them year after year.
  5. Paper Snowflakes: Cut out paper snowflakes and hang them on windows or walls. They’re simple, cost-effective, and look great.
  6. Homemade Wreath: Make your own wreath using materials like twigs, pine branches, or burlap. Add some ornaments or ribbon for a personalized touch.
  7. Repurpose: Look around your house for items that can be repurposed for holiday decor. Mason jars, glass vases, and old picture frames can all be turned into festive pieces.
  8. Printables: Find free or low-cost Christmas printables online. You can use them to make banners, table centerpieces, and more.
  9. Holiday Potpourri: Make your home smell like Christmas by simmering a pot of water with cinnamon sticks, citrus peels, and cloves. It’s a natural and budget-friendly way to create a festive atmosphere.
  10. Ribbon and Bow Accents: Use ribbons and bows to decorate packages, wreaths, and even your banister. They’re versatile and can be found at an affordable price.
  11. Table Settings: Get creative with your table settings by using inexpensive cloth napkins, placemats, and candles. You can also make your own holiday-themed table runners.
  12. Recycle Last Year’s Decor: If you have Christmas decorations from previous years, consider giving them a fresh look with a little DIY touch-up. A coat of paint or some added embellishments can make them feel new again.
  13. Candles: Use inexpensive candles in various sizes and place them around your home. They create a warm, cozy atmosphere, especially when placed in glass jars or on candle holders.
  14. DIY Stockings: Make your own stockings using fabric remnants or old sweaters. Personalize them with your family’s names or festive designs.
  15. Holiday Music and Movies: Set the mood with free or low-cost holiday music and movies. They create a cozy and festive ambiance that’s budget-friendly.
  16. Swap with Friends: If you have friends or family who also enjoy decorating for Christmas, consider doing a decoration swap. You can exchange items to freshen up your decor without spending a dime.
  17. Outdoor Decor: Decorate your outdoor spaces with natural elements like pine garlands or DIY luminaries made from old jars.
  18. Holiday Crafts: Get the whole family involved in making holiday crafts. It’s a fun and affordable way to create personalized decorations.

Remember, the key to decorating on a budget is to get creative and have fun. Your home can look festive and inviting without spending a fortune.

Now let me show you how I have decorated for Christmas on a budget!

Where to Shop to Decorate for Christmas On a Budget

When you’re looking to decorate for Christmas on a budget, there are several smart shopping destinations that I always consider.

Thrift stores can be treasure troves of budget-friendly holiday decorations, from ornaments to wreaths. Discount retailers and dollar stores often offer a wide range of affordable Christmas decor items, such as string lights, stockings, and wrapping paper. HomeGoods has the best and most affordable wrapping paper!

Red book from flea market
I found this gorgeous red From Manger to Throne book at a flea market!

Don’t forget about online marketplaces and social media platforms, where you can find second-hand or handmade decorations at competitive prices. Crafting stores provide the materials you need for DIY projects, which can be a cost-effective and creative way to decorate your home.

Buy Decor Off of FB Marketplace or At Flea Markets

My two favorite places to shop for budget friendly Christmas decorations are FB Marketplace and flea markets. The large candle holder you see below I scored off of FB Marketplace for $20. It is originally from Pottery Barn and looks great as a centerpiece!

Sometimes you have to be willing to dig and scour the flea markets for items to use in your home around the holidays. My go to’s at flea markets for Christmas are nativity sets, vintage ornaments, plaid blankets and old Santa mugs. Actually there are a million other things but those were my favorites this year.

And don’t forget, you can also sell your items you no longer want on FB Marketplace or at a garage sale to help you stay on budget!

Buy Faux Garland and Real Garland

I always love using garland at Christmas whether it be real or faux! My secret trick to buying faux garland is to buy it either after Christmas when it is marked down or to buy it in the off season when there are big sales.

The garland above our pew was from a local shop here in Northern Colorado and normally it was over $100! I snagged it at their after Christmas sale for almost 70 % off. I love a good deal.

Budget Friendly Christmas Decor for the Kitchen

Transforming your kitchen into a festive space without breaking the bank is possible and one of my favorite things to do.

Start by utilizing what you already have—decorate with holiday-themed dishware, mugs, and towels. Our Santa mugs are my favorite!

Or you can always even just use red and green accents!

Budget friendly decorating ideas in the kitchen

Hang a simple wreath on the kitchen door or windows, and place a bowl of fresh citrus fruits like oranges and pomegranates as a colorful and cost-effective centerpiece. Simply consider the bowl you put them in!

Budget decorating ideas for your kitchen

You can also create DIY ornaments with dried oranges to infuse the kitchen with a warm and inviting scent. These small touches will add a touch of holiday spirit to your kitchen without a hefty price tag.

Kitchen decorated for Christmas with our dog

Bedroom Christmas Decor on a Budget

Bringing the holiday spirit into your bedroom on a budget can be achieved with a few creative touches.

Start by changing out your regular pillowcases for holiday-themed ones or making your own using inexpensive fabric. Or simply layer a fur blanket or plaid throw at the end of your bed.

Christmas decor on a budget for your master bedroom

Decorate your nightstand with small, affordable ornaments or add a string of fairy lights for a cozy, warm ambiance. If you have extra ornaments, you can also hang a few on a ribbon above your headboard.

We even have fun decorating the kids’ rooms too! Below you can see if you look closely, that I turned their turquoise quilts over to have the white side showing instead. This was a free way to make the red blanket’s and decor stand out more! Here is another view of Christmas in my daughters’ room!

Christmas in my daughter's bedroom...colorful ideas!

Consider adding a holiday-scented candle to complete the festive atmosphere without a major expense. And of course I always love adding a faux tree with simple string lights on it for even more coziness!

See our Christmas bedroom and all the details for even more budget friendly Christmas decorating ideas.

Come tour Christmas in our bedroom where I used budget friendly decorating ideas.

Budget Friendly Outdoor Christmas Decor

Outdoor decorations can enhance your home’s curb appeal for the holidays without straining your wallet.

Free greenery is a budget friendly way to add a touch of Christmas to your outdoor spaces

Begin by using natural elements like pine garlands, pinecones, and evergreen wreaths. Hang them on your porch railing, mailbox, or entryway.

An evening tour of Christmas on our steps!

Opt for energy-efficient LED lights to reduce your electricity bill while still adding a festive glow. If you have outdoor planters, fill them with seasonal greenery or small trees to create a charming and budget-friendly outdoor display.

Budget Friendly Christmas Front Porch Decor

Creating a welcoming and budget-friendly Christmas front porch doesn’t require a large investment.

Start with a simple wreath on your front door. If you have planters, add some red and green plant arrangements or decorative branches or trees.

A cozy pew decorated for Christmas on our porch

Use a welcome mat with a holiday design to set the tone. Old sleds or wooden crates can be repurposed as charming outdoor displays.

Consider adding some DIY luminaries made from recycled jars to light up the path to your door. These touches will make your front porch inviting and festive without going over budget.

These ice votives were made with stuff I found all out in our yard!

How to make ice votives or ice luminaries at home.

Make Your Own Wreaths

Who doesn’t love a good DIY at Christmas? One of my favorite things to make are wreaths. This large outdoor Christmas wreath was simple and fun and I already had almost all of the supplies. It literally cost me under $30 to make.

As for my live garland that I like to use on our porch…I buy mine at either Home Depot, Trader Joes or Costco. All of these places sell live gorgeous  25ft garland for under $20. So affordable!

Also, places like Home Depot will let you take their tree clippings for free if you just ask!

Get Creative With Your Wrapping

One inexpensive way to add some color and charm to your Christmas decor is to change up your wrapping paper yearly. I love to hit up after Christmas sales for wrapping paper and I also find some of the best and most affordable wrapping paper at Home Goods and TJ Maxx.

Comfort and Joy holiday gift wrapping with my new Cricut Explore Air 2.

You can even get creative with vinyl words, gift tags and ribbon! On the gift below I added a mini brass horn for some extra charm.

These simple and pretty Christmas wrapping ideas are easy to do especially if you have your Christmas shopping done early!

Red, and white Christmas wrapping with pretty ribbon!

Make Your Own Ornaments

Making your own Christmas ornaments is a great way to save money. I made these blue ones using nail polish the year I decided to go from reds to blues. It was an inexpensive way to add a new color with out breaking the bank!

DIY blue ornaments for Christmas.

I was even able to get the kids involved which made it even more fun! If I decide to start decorating with pinks next year I will just make my own  ornaments again…I bet my girls would love pink. My husband and boys, not so much! Ha!

Come see how we added touches of blue to our Christmas tree.

I’ve also been know to use nature to make Christmas ornaments. My favorite example are these star shaped pine cone ornaments!

Star shaped pinecone ornaments are as budget friendly as it gets for Christmas decor!

I love using natural decor for a budget friendly option at Christmas and you will often see bowls full of pinecones around out home along with cuttings from our boxwoods and evergreen trees.

Pine cones in blue bowl for Fall decor

Using what you have can be just as beautiful if you aren’t afraid to get a bit crafty!

pine cones outside

Budget Friendly Christmas Decorating Ideas

When decorating for Christmas I like to think outside of the box. I am constantly looking for basket, boxes, crates or anything that a tree can fit in.

Use A Non-Traditional Tree Skirt or Collar

A few years ago I found this gorgeous square shaped vintage basket at a flea market that my tree fit in perfectly. It was less than $30 and so stinking cute.

I placed an old chenille bedspread in there to soften it up. Sometimes I even like to use tablecloths. Everything is fair game when it comes to decorating my Christmas trees.

For several years I have placed our huge 9ft tree in this old tree crate. I loved how unusual it was! You can see the full tree HERE.

Use Books and More Books

Books are my go to when it comes to decorating all throughout the year. I have even made a book garland before! But at Christmas I think decorating with books is a budget friendly way to pop color.

I love to look for red and green books at the flea markets all year long and save them for Christmas. To spice them up a bit I also like to wrap them in ribbon like the books you see below.

And sometimes I even like to wrap them up in wrapping paper! So easy and so budget friendly and beautiful!

Advent devotions and Christmas Crafts for Families

I also had fun making this DIY moss and glitter wreath with items from the Target dollar bins!

Moss and glitter wreath DIY

Change Up Your Ribbon

Each year I like to mix things up just a little bit when it comes to my Christmas decor. The first place I start is always my ribbon.

My trick for good ribbon is to search for it not in the Christmas section but rather in the normal ribbon section of places like Hobby Lobby or Michaels. Also I have found some of my all time favorite ribbon at Home Goods, like the plaid ribbon you see below!

Pretty ribbon is a must when it comes to wrapping Christmas presents!

Mixing and matching ribbons and wrapping paper has quickly become a favorite way to spice up my decor on a budget.

In our Christmas home tour I wrapped and placed fake presents in our printers cabinet with different ribbon for some budget friendly decorations. Cute, right?! My kids like to ask each year if they are real presents or my fake ones! They have learned my tricks!

Display those Vintage Ornaments and Family Heirlooms

Vintage ornaments and family ornaments are absolutely beautiful and special especially when displayed for the holidays.

Welcome Home Sunday: Our Christmas Home Tour

I love adding them to bowls, trees or centerpieces to make them a focal point! The Shiny Brites on the tree below were my husband’s granny’s ornaments and we treasure them.

The large jar of all silver ornaments on my counter I found at a local flea market for less than $20 for the entire jar! I didn’t have to do anything with them except place them in a wreath on my counter and BOOM…instant centerpiece! They steal the show on their own.

Use Free Christmas Printables for Decor and More

For me I love to search Pinterest and other blogs for fun and FREE printables. This year I created a Free Holiday Printables Bundle for everyone who subscribes to my blog.

I also have these gorgeous printable gift tags from our Homemade Hot Chocolate in a Jar blog post. It features my mom’s yummy recipe too!

free hot cocoa printable tags

Common Questions About Decorating for Christmas on a Budget

1. What are some cost-effective alternatives to a traditional Christmas tree?

  • You can use a small, potted evergreen plant as a budget-friendly alternative to a full-sized tree. You can also create a “tree” on your wall with string lights or decorate a ladder with ornaments.

2. How can I make my own Christmas ornaments?

  • There are several DIY ornament ideas, such as salt dough ornaments, paper snowflakes, and painted pinecones or my favorite star shaped pinecone ornaments. You can also repurpose old ornaments by giving them a fresh coat of paint or adding embellishments or even rub-n-buff.

3. Where can I find affordable holiday decorations?

  • Thrift stores, dollar stores, flea markets, garage sales and discount retailers often have budget-friendly holiday decorations. You can also check online marketplaces or social media for second-hand items.

4. What are some eco-friendly Christmas decoration ideas?

  • Use natural elements like pinecones, holly, and evergreen branches. Consider upcycling old items for decor and using energy-efficient LED lights.

5. How can I create a festive atmosphere with limited funds?

  • Get creative with what you have. Use items like ribbons, candles, and table settings to add a festive touch. Also, make use of free or low-cost holiday music and movies to set the mood. Sometimes I even like to swap items with my mom and sister so we each get a new look with out spending money. We of course just borrow the items and give them back! Or you could host your own holiday decor swap with friends and neighbors!

6. Are there any DIY wreath ideas that won’t break the bank?

  • Yes! You can make wreaths using materials from your yard, such as twigs and pine branches. Add a few ornaments or a ribbon for a personalized touch. Alternatively, repurpose an old wreath with new decorations. I love updating the same wreath Christmas after Christmas by just changing our ribbons and holiday picks.

7. How can I save on holiday lighting costs?

  • Invest in energy-efficient LED string lights, and use timers to limit their use. You can also reduce the number of lights you use or opt for solar-powered outdoor lights to save on electricity.

8. What can I do with old holiday cards?

  • Repurpose old holiday cards by turning them into DIY ornaments, gift tags, or holiday garlands. They add a sentimental and budget-friendly touch to your decor.

9. How can I make a beautiful holiday centerpiece without spending much?

  • Create a centerpiece with items you already have, such as candles in glass jars or vases filled with ornaments or pinecones. You can also make your own table runners and place mats.

10. Any ideas for budget-friendly outdoor decorations?

  • Use natural elements like pine garlands, pinecones, and evergreen wreaths for your outdoor decor. You can also make your own luminaries from old jars and candles to line walkways or driveways. One year I made my own ice votives and they were beautiful and affordable!

11. How can I involve the family in budget-friendly decorating activities?

  • Organize family craft sessions to create handmade decorations. You can make paper snowflakes, salt dough ornaments, or even paint rocks with festive designs.

Decorating for Christmas on a budget is not only cost-effective but also an opportunity to get creative and involve your loved ones in the holiday preparations. If you have any specific questions or concerns about budget-friendly holiday decorating, feel free to ask!

red and Green Christmas Decorating ideas on a budget

22+ Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas On A Budget

Hopefully I gave you a few good ideas for Christmas decorating on a budget. My hope is that you found that it is possible to have a beautifully decorated home for Christmas even if you are on a budget! I appreciate you stopping by by today and I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!



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  1. It is hard to pick one of your ideas. But I think the mini tree in the checkered box is mine. When I was 16, I was home alone for the holidays (long story) and I chopped down the equivalent of a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. It was 2′ tall, and the only thing I had for ornaments were blown out eggs rolled in cake decorating beads. It even tilted a bit like his! This tree reminds me of that one, and I only wish I had a camera for a good memory of that day.

  2. hello!!! thanks for this giveaway….could use it for Christmas, for sure!!! I use fresh greens cut from my trees and bushes in my decor, inside and outside!!! I also use store bought (dollar store) garland and use it as a valance (kind of). thank you!! and Happy Holidays to everyone!!!! (I am a subscriber as well)

    Angela from NJ

  3. I’m a subscriber and love your ideas for Christmas. I love to stack anything up, books, quilts, pillows, and then tie with a ribbon to make it look like a present. Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Kelly, everything looks like a million bucks! No one would say the words “budget friendly” when looking at these ideas… but they are just what this frugal Mom needs. I know I have some red and green books around here somewhere?!! Just need that gorgeous velvet ribbon. Thanks for the inspiration. Merry Christmas to you and Yours.

  4. Kelly I found your blog through an incredibly lovely lady, Paula @SweetPea!!!! I think this is such a lovely gift you all are putting out there. God bless your Christmas and love your ideas!!!!

  5. I’m a subscriber all and love your inspiration. To decorate on a budget I find all you need to start is greenery (picks or fresh from your yard) and ribbon. That will make anything look festive. From there you can add fake snow, lights, ornaments and pinecones depending on the budget.

  6. I love being a subscriber!! And I love DIY and saving money! So at my home at Christmas time I love going out around my house in the yard and cutting fresh greenery to use in old junky items that I have had around for a long time! Also love making easy oraments for my grandkids to do and I teach 2- 5 Sunday School so we are making oraments for them to take home! As you and tell I just love DIY! Thanks for sharing your home for Christmas! I love it! 🎄

  7. I just love all your painted furnitures and all your Christmas trees. I haveade my own decorations this year. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful prize.

  8. Free printables are very handy for tags and yours are particularly nice. I make mine large so they are easy to see and read. Sometimes I go a step further and personalize the to and from before printing.
    Thanks for sponsoring the drawing.

  9. I love how your little things can make a big impact when you group them together. Over the years I have been given gifts of snowmen and angels. On their own, they didn’t seem to make much of a decoration impact until I gathered the snowmen together and did a table top scape of all of them together. The same thing was true when I gathered all my angels on my fireplace mantle. The variety of their composition makes the display more interesting — from fabric, to wood, to glass to stone, as well as style of modern, to artsy to primitive, etc.

  10. I’m a subscriber and I love to wrap empty boxes like presents and stack them around…even as a center piece on the dining table.

  11. My favourite thrifty thing I make at Christmas is my homemade Christmas crackers. I use toilet paper tubes and put in a dollar lottery ticket along with a few chocolates and this year I’m including a note saying why I appreciate that person. For my grandchildren I always put in a different pez dispenser every year. Everyone always looks forward to opening theirs at our Christmas dinner.

  12. Hard to choose one favorite!
    I’m going to try wrapping and using books!
    I’m excited for this!
    As an aside, I’m also getting ready to paint a chest like your green one!
    I’ve been eyeing yours for a while!

    Scary tho!

  13. I am a subscriber & I love a bargain! I’ve gotten old red & green books, an old green lunch box & vintage ornaments from thrift stores to decorate with! Saved money & beautiful Christmas decor: Win Win!!!
    Merry Christmas!

  14. I love buying the fresh garland and wreaths at Trader Joe’s! They make the house smell so Christmasy!!
    I also love the printable tags! Thank you!

  15. My favorite budget friendly Christmas decorating tip is to use collect pine cones and cut them in half and paint them to make flowers to decorate your wreath.

  16. I love the wood crate used to hold Your Christmas tree; I have to admit I may have a box/crate addiction. For the past two years I have put my tree in a copper boiler which looks Great. Thanks for all your creative ideas not just for Christmas, but all year long. Merry Christmas!

  17. Love adding bowls and vintage boxes filled with old ornaments…the old ones have the prettiest patina.

  18. I’m a subscriber and I love finding items at garage sales and market place. You can find unbelievable items.

  19. I am a subscriber and I love buying Christmas paper goods – plates, napkins, cups, etc at the after Christmas sales and having them ready for entertaining the next year! Thank you for all of the great budget friendly ideas….Merry Christmas!

  20. The nail polish ornaments were so pretty, I wasn’t expecting them to be that simple.
    Happy to be a subscriber!

  21. You have such great ideas that it’s hard to narrow it down to one. I love to read and what a great way to get a little extra bang out of them when you wrap them. I really like the idea of finding antique books in green and red covers to display. I will be looking for some to use in 2021! Loved the added touch of a velvet ribbon. Thanks for sharing. I am a subscriber!

  22. Holiday Greetings Kelly~ I have been a subscriber……..although there are several budget ideas I have re this topic, I like framing the right kind of holiday card that has a snowman on it. The frames can be those I have around the house or purchased and redone from thrift stores. They’re placed about where a touch of holiday is needed!

  23. Christmas decorating always includes faux greenery…everywhere!! And, you can leave some of it up after the holiday as the winter moves forward! Create arrangements with balls and bows, tuck behind other decor on shelves, and wreaths on every door!

  24. Hello, I am a recent subscriber and I’m so glad I found your website. I have gotten so many ideas to try next year. I say next year because we’re in the process of selling our Victorian home right now but I couldn’t let Christmas go by without decorating some. I am a yardsale, dollar store. Charity store buyer. I couldn’t take my decorations out of the building to decorate with all the boxes sitting around but I still managed to put up a tree, decorate some areas around the room we live in. I found lights and bulbs for my tree and the Salvation Army store and greenery from outside. You inspire me to create items for next Christmas during the coming year so I can be ready to decorate a whole different style of home. Thanks for the ideas. I am saving them on my home screen so I can start making our new home really special next year. So happy I found your site.

  25. Wow, you have so many great budget ideas! Some so easy and really transform room to a Christmas wonderland. I find just changing out my throw pillows and throws makes a complete change for the season. You can always find great throw pillows on Amazon, Target and at Pottery Barn when they are on sale 🙂

  26. This year I placed the tree in a large ceramic pot. Everyone who visits me tells me that that idea would not have occurred to him and they admire how beautiful it looks.

  27. As a book lover and big reader, I really like using books as decor! A great idea I haven’t seen before.

  28. I have a question 🙋🏻‍♀️. How do you get your Christmas tree to sit in the boxes/baskets? I cannot wrap my head around it. How does it stand up! I have tried all kinds of things, metal tubs, baskets, etc, but I can never seem to have room with the “feet “(stand) of the tree. Please explain? This has been a mystery to me 😁🤓. Also, love your holiday decor, it’s perfectly enough and not overwhelming.

    1. Hi Crystal! The trick is measuring the base of the tree stand before you buy or pick your tub, basket, box, etc.! My tree literally sits in this basket so it works perfectly! Now our big tree that I place in the old tree crate I literally had to shove in and wedge it in! It made me a bit nervous! Hope that helps:) Thanks for your kind comments about my decor too….means a lot to me! Merry Christmas!

      1. This helped me. Thank you for replying! I think I am going through the “40 something brain”, where sometimes things that are so simple do not compute..haha. Your blog has been an inspiration for me , I pray you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

        1. Oh good I am so glad! Girl I can relate…I turn 41 in a few days and I swear I am losing my mind most days! Ha! Thank you so much for your prayers they mean a lot. Merry Christmas to you and yours too!

  29. I think the best budget decor for me is sharing with my sister. We swap decor items all year, really. And when we are finished we send it back. No need for storage. Win Win.

  30. Hi Kelly, I love your blog, and I’m subscribed to it. My favorite budget-friendly decorating idea for Christmas is using items found in nature. I’ve been finding lots of tree bark this year, which I’ve put in my dough bowl with found pine cones, leftover greenery from our tree, and some sparkly ornaments. Beautiful, simple, and fun. Thanks for the give away. Merry Christmas!

  31. This lady buys only fabric ribbons to tie on presents and then collects it when the presents are opened and uses it again next year.
    As for decorating…shopping after Christmas sales, ebay, and facebook marketplace. Flea markets!
    I basicly copy whatever my daughter does!!!

  32. Love reading your blog. And I love the green colour on your dresser. I am a seasonal decorator and enjoy seeing how you make simple changes to the top of the dresser with such impact! Always inspires me!

  33. I love all of the antiques you use in your house! Your trees are beautiful and I can wait to try the nail polish ornaments. I’ve been a subscriber for several years and just look forward to see what you come up with next. Have a very Merry Christmas!!🎄🎁

  34. I like to mix live and faux greenery (garlands, picks, etc) together. It makes the faux greenery look more realistic and adds a wonderful scent to the house!

  35. I love the books covered in plaid paper to add a extra sytle of decor. Can’t wait to get my books covered.

  36. I love the suggestion to search FB marketplace for Christmas decorations. I never thought of that. Love the PB candle holder for $20! Also, to use it for selling my Christmas stuff so I can make room for new old finds! Love the plaids!

  37. I love cutting greenery and red berries out of the yard and incorporating them around the house and over cabinets.

  38. I have just become a subscriber, and I am really enjoying your post. There are so many good ideas, but my favorite is the creative ways that the packages are wrapped and the suggestion to purchase paper at Home Goods or Marshalls. Adding natural elements to the packages is inspired. I found myself purchasing papers that coordinated to tell a story beneath the tree. All of your ideas are lovely!

  39. I can’t believe it took me this long to subscribe to your fun blog!! I love your tree in the basket and wood box idea! I also love decorating with vintage ornaments and books!! I love using books year round and Christmas is no exception! Thanks for all your fun ideas and letting us see inside your beautiful home!
    Merry Christmas, Kelly! 🎄

  40. I love how you’ve compiled these wonderful Christmas decorating ideas on a budget. It’s such a thoughtful and helpful approach to creating a festive and cozy atmosphere without breaking the bank. The tips you’ve shared are not only budget-friendly but also environmentally conscious, which is fantastic!
    Your personal experiences and recommendations, like shopping at thrift stores and flea markets, add a nice touch of authenticity to your advice. It shows that beautiful Christmas decor can be accessible to everyone with a little creativity and resourcefulness.
    I’m sure your readers will greatly appreciate these ideas as they prepare to decorate their homes for the holiday season. It’s all about spreading the joy of Christmas without the stress of overspending. Thanks for sharing these tips to make the season even more magical! 🎄🌟🛍️

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