Budget Christmas decorating tips are what we all need after the tight year we’ve had. It’s December, so Christmas is right around the corner and once again we’re decorating our homes to welcome and accommodate family and friends. Sometimes it’s difficult to know how to plan your Christmas design, especially if you’ve never done it before. And even if you have, the same old design soon gets boring. What’s even more difficult, is decorating on a tight budget. DIY projects has jumped to the interior design rescue, giving you 12 ideas you can use and personalise however you want. If you want simple, affordable Christmas decorating tips, you’ve come to the right place!
Budget Christmas decorating tips for your home
1. Use ribbons (in Christmas colours) to tie bows on candlesticks, lamps, room dividers and ornaments
2. Use cheap baubles in small bowls to decorate your tables and small spaces. Or use a large, glass bowl and fill it with shiny baubles. I like adding a small, battery-operated line of fairy lights and turning them on in the evening.
3. Buy a small plant and decorate it with tinsel and glitter. Once Christmas is over, you can use the plant in your house or garden.
4. Ask your local shop or supermarket for small boxes they’re getting rid of. Wrap these with gift wrapper and use them as decoration in your living room.
5. Use tea lighters (small candles) in big, glass bowl. You can put some water in the bowl and add a touch of food colouring to it. Light the tea lighters and enjoy the romantic lights, instead of lights on the Christmas tree. Obviously, exercise care with all candles and don’t leave them unattended.
6. Cut holly or fir branches and use these around the home as Christmas decoration. You can also sprinkle glitter on them or tie small red bows on them for added colour.
7. Spray paint is excellent for all your Christmas decoration needs. You can spray paint leaves on artificial trees or those holly or fir leaves you’ve cut.
8. Use your Christmas cards to decorate your house too. This is a resource you don’t even have to buy.
9. Sprinkle sparkle on, or spray paint pine cones. Display in a large bowl.
10. Add spice to everyday things. For example, sew a bow onto your cushions, buy a cheap red scarf to cover your couch, replace your table centrepiece temporarily with a bowl of red baubles.
11. Replace the pictures on your wall temporarily with a beautiful Christmas card you’ve received, or a piece of nice wrapping paper. You could frame it for a special touch.
12. Bring in some wild ivy growing in your garden. Spray paint an old wine bottle red (or any other holiday colour). Spray paint your ivy in a contrasting colour (another holiday colour). Put some water in your bottle and put the ivy in. Let your beautiful spray-painted ivy trail from a visible place in your house. It will look simply stunning!
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Now you’ve seen my tips on budget Christmas decoration, do you have any of your own? What do you do around Christmas time to decrease your spending, that you think we can all benefit from on the DIY Projects’ site? Please share these in the comment box below. While you’re here, why not check out my designs in the Extreme Home Makeover page. You still have time to do many of these before the holidays. Also, there are lots of stuff you can make to beautify your home. Let me know how you get on and if you have any design questions at all, feel free to just ask.
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