Where You Should Go for Cheap Christmas Decorations
If you save money on your Christmas decorations this year, you'll have more money for presents!
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Shop Hobby Lobby's discounted Christmas decor
Retailer Hobby Lobby is offering a whopping 50 percent of Christmas decorations before Christmas and many of the items cost less than $5! Create a Christmas table display with a light-up gingerbread house, a plaid gift box, a gold reindeer, a fuzzy standing fabric snowman and more. You can also buy supplies at Hobby Lobby to make these DIY Christmas crafts.
Make ribbon back chairs with supplies from Michaels
Michaels is one of the best sources for supplies for crafters, and the materials needed for DIYing your own Christmas decor are pretty affordable—often at a huge discount even before Christmas! Make these chic holiday ribbon-back chairs on the cheap.
Shop Dollar stores
Dollar stores a gold mine for cheap Christmas decorations. You can get farmhouse-style signs with sayings like "jingle all the way," tinsel garlands, wooden nutcrackers and lots more. Make sure to avoid these holiday decorating mistakes you didn't know you were making.
Shop thrift stores
During the holiday season, people are rummaging through their garages and storage units to take out their supplies. This often causes the purging of unwanted Christmas items. Take advantage of these donations to stores like the Salvation Army and Goodwill. These bargains will help your home shine this season.
Get an assist from Mother Nature
Skip the synthetics this holiday season and head to the woods to gather pine cones and make decorations yourself! It can be a fun outing for the whole family! Make these easy Christmas ornaments with your kids.
Rummage through the toy box
Dive into your kids' outgrown toys for a plastic deer figurine or other wintry items that you can cover with basic white glue and glitter or beads. You could also purchase items to glam-up from a dollar store.
Check out the tree lot
Inexpensive and easy. Go to a live tree lot and ask if you can have any discarded branches (you may have to pay for them but it won't be much). At home, gather them together and wrap the base in a brown paper bag. Add a ribbon and ornaments if you want. You could also fill a vase with evergreen clippings, wiring ornaments onto the branches.
Find inspiration on Pinterest
Head to Pinterest and see what other budget-conscious holiday crafters are making for decoration this year. You'll find so many great ideas, like this sweet, low-cost nod to Rudolph!
Dig into your closets
If you have an old family quilt that's taking up space in your closet, give it new life by upcycling it into adorable Christmas stockings that you can use year after year!
Go to the hardware store
You may already have some extra Mason jars, but if not, go to the hardware store or purchase a pack on Amazon. Once you have the jars, simply brush the outside of the jar with white glue, then rub it in Epsom salt. Tie a red ribbon around the finished product and place a candle inside. To check off everyone on your list, here are gift ideas for people that are impossible to shop for.