The challenge with decorating for the holidays is making an impact without damaging your wallet. Christmas ornaments, wreaths, and trees can cost a lot, but you can lessen the expense this holiday season. This tree, decorate a wonderful Christmas tree on a budget with these easy and affordable ideas!
Take Advantage of Sales
Never underestimate the power of sales! In holiday decorating, the most expensive item is the Christmas tree. If you prefer a real tree, the cost varies depending on your location. Also, local farms have more affordable trees than the big retailers. If you like artificial trees, you can always take advantage of various online sales! Everything from trees and wreaths to ornaments are put on sale months before winter comes in. You can search the web, and even their brick-and-mortar counterparts, for a more affordable Christmas tree plus holiday decorations for your home!
Another option if you want to create a beautiful Christmas tree on a budget is to make your own ornaments. Making DIY ornaments doesn’t cost as much as buying new ones. Aside from that, these décor pieces also give you the chance to be as creative as you want, and they allow you the leeway to use the colors you prefer.
Our family room, which houses the Kennedy Fir wreath and tree, was the simplest and quickest to decorate. For ornaments, we hung the cinnamon apple sauce ornaments I made with my kids. These DIY decorations were affordable (costing $14 all in all) and make dozens. The biggest cost for this project was the baker’s twine I ordered from Amazon. For $8, you get a huge spool of twine. I’ve used it for two different ornament projects and it doesn’t look like I made a dent in it. I am planning to use it for gift wrapping as well.
I also hung on the tree several Sculpey clay and salt dough ornaments that I made with my friend, Joanna. If you’re planning to go the cheaper route, salt dough ornaments are definitely the way to go. I was inspired by these ornaments from Oleander and Palm.