Dec 24

Frugal Christmas Decor

I don’t consider myself gifted in interior decorating…. but I wanted to share some frugal Christmas decor around my house.
For me, adding anything green, red, with candy canes or bows equals easy Christmas decor.
Here are some easy tips to use what you might already have:

  • Put Christmas cards that you receive from friends and family on top of crown molding or ledges, OR hang them on string or fish wire across the wall of a room.
  • Use hooks (for jackets) in your entranceway or mud room to hang Christmas ornaments or stockings.
  • Add fake holly and red flowers (or poinsettias) to help give a “seasonal look” to your normal decor.
  • Put glass ornaments in a large hurricane vase/candle holder and use as a centerpiece on your table.
  • Take out all of your snow globes and display on your mantle or other prominent place.
  • Add a red bow to certain furniture or decorative items in a room just for fun (I did this for our fancy mantel clock – a wedding gift from my brother-in-law – and for a decorative white horse).
  • Highlight red and green items in your current decor and embellish by adding ornaments or nutcrackers to your mantel or table, or special holiday pillows or accessories to your couch or other area.
  • If you are a person who has to have a real Christmas tree for tradition’s sake, then by all means get a real tree (if you can afford one). But if you are ambivalent about real vs. fake (like me) buy a fake tree during an after Christmas sale, and store it throughout the year to save cost on buying a fresh tree each year. If you miss the special aroma of a real tree, try lighting “holiday scented” candles in your home.
  • Use Christmas decorations handed down from your parents, grandparents or other relatives. We have an old nativity scene from my parents and many old ornaments and a tree topper from my grandparents. It is thrifty and sentimental!

In a way, this is my way to give you a little tour of my fun Christmas decor. Welcome to my home!:

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