Christmas on the Cheap-Decor Ideas

Each year, I love to create new decor ideas for Christmas. The stores are filled with glittery goodness, and I like to keep my wallet full of my hard-earned greenery goodness.

If you get my drift. (That’s no snow joke.)

Here are a few ways that I’ve decorated our house for pennies on the dollar.

 


My Pretty Paper Xmas Trees were very inexpensively made. They grace my fireplace mantle and add a lot of color to my gray living room. Each are made from dowel rods, scrap plywood, wrapping paper and hot glue.

 


This is what the trees look like this year; surrounded by vintage deer, tinsel and very breakable bulbs (knowledge courtesy of ninja cats).

I made the Wooden “Peace” Garland that’s on the  Broken Mirror Art from a felled tree, spray paint and stencils.

 


These are the pieces close up to the Wooden Christmas Garland before I polyurethaned them.

 


This DIY Vintage Aluminum Christmas Wreath was made from Aluminum foil, cardboard and leftover red bulbs. Super cute, lightweight and cheap!

 


Simple, different, pretty and sparkly. My Silver Twig Wreath is a fanciful addition to our front door. And yes, I like fanciful things very much, let me tell you.

 


I also made this Retro Christmas Stocking for Biceps…


…and one for me using leftover felt and vintage ric-rac. They were both very simple to make and much better than the gigantic knit one Biceps insisted on using-hoping Santa would fill it to the brim. The size of this Retro Christmas Stocking is much more practical, although certain people aren’t happy about it.

 


To match the stockings, I also made a Retro Christmas Tree Skirt for our secondary tree with the same felt and ric-rac. This tree skirt just took a few minutes to make.

 

Throughout out the house, if there are any remaining surfaces untouched by Christmas, I fill jars with inexpensive ornaments picked up over the years at flea markets and garage sales. I add some sparkly tinsel and a few varieties of colors of bulbs and my house is ready for Christmas.

I have always said, “You can never have too many bulbs and you can never have too much Christmas.” I’m sure you’ve heard me say that, right?

I hope you’ve been inspired or at least your creativity has been sparked from some of these ideas. I would love to see and hear how you are decorating on the cheap this year!

 

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6 Responses to "Christmas on the Cheap-Decor Ideas"

  1. Trena says:

    Love your creative ideas & all the bright colors! I keep seeing all these muted colors for Christmas this year, and while they are very elegant, nothing says Christmas to me like shiny, sparkly & bright!

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  2. Jan says:

    Visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage. I LOVE your aluminum foil wreath. Should have thought of that myself, duh. I only have 50 cardbox boxes stashed in the garage waiting to be broken down for recycling. When I moved into one of my first apartments, I took the side of a large cardboard box, covered it in aluminum foil, and made a three dimensional floral arrangement on it out of crunched up aluminum foil, so this is something I’ve done before. Duh. Should have thought of it when I was hunting around this year for something to hang on my front door — the battery-operated wreath that was up there last year is above the fireplace mantle this year. Okay – next project – make myself an aluminum wreath… Thanks for the inspiration and BTW, your decorations are tres cool.

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    • Rebekah says:

      Jan-
      Thanks for the compliment! And, thanks for stopping by. I’d love to see what you come up with for a wreath. Have fun decorating! Weeeeee!

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  3. Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com says:

    Again, of course, VERY creative. Looks really fun. Wish I could come over for a christmas tea and see all that loveliness in person. ;-)

    Thank you for linking it up at the linky party at http://www.finecraftguild.com

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