“May the simple joy of Christmas- warm your heart, fill your home, and last a lifetime.”
– Source Unknown
When The Mister and I were first married, funds were T-I-G-H-T!
Christmas can seem difficult when you have a limited budget so we needed easy holiday décor to bring a little holiday cheer! That was no easy task since that was……
Pre-Pinterest days……….. WHAT??? Shocking, we know!
Ideas were available in your head, magazines, books, and/or friends. Creativity had to prevail.
We did easy holiday décor like paper stockings (made with leftover red flyers), popcorn garland, pine cones, paper snowflakes, etc.
Thinking outside the traditional store décor, we have been able to create a homey Christmas.
Our budget has loosened a tad since then, but we still have to watch our expenses, as you may have read about HERE, AND we just don’t want to store a ton of STUFF. Anyone else?
Sometimes Christmas décor is right under your nose.
DIY Bargain Christmas Wall Decoration
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We had a plain Ikea picture frame.
TIP – Do you know frames are super easy to come by at a thrift store?
Normally, it held family pictures, but for Christmas it got a makeover.
- The frame was painted black, with paint on hand, and was slightly distressed.
- Added some magazine holiday pictures
This project is so easy, especially because you don’t have to paint. You can change out any frames you have around the house with holiday pictures just by adding professional photographed magazine pictures.
No matter what your budget, time, and/or space restraints, you can have a festive home.
Here are some other inexpensive/free home decor ideas:
Branches, pine cones, logs, plants, etc.
SHOP YOUR HOME
Look to use something in a new way, ribbons, baskets, and more. We used a sheet here.
You already have holiday décor like your gift wrap. You can use your gift wrap grouped together in a basket. Holiday cards clipped to a shutter.
It doesn’t take a lot of time, money, or resources to add a few holiday touches to your home. And just think, small changes can make a big difference.
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