‘Tis the season for decking the halls! I admit it – we put our tree up last weekend and I’m so glad we did. While I use most of the same decor each year, every now and then, it’s nice to switch it up. Below are five easy and budget-friendly Christmas decor ideas that I use to update my decor without breaking the bank.
Wrapping paper isn’t just for wrapping gifts. Last year, I cut a few pieces of wrapping paper and switched out the frames in our hallway. I also used wrapping paper to wrap a few books on a side table, and wrapped two large wall pictures in the kitchen.
My personal favorite wrapping paper is from Hobby Lobby. It’s affordable and nice and thick – but not so thick that you can’t actually wrap something with it. I used this trick my last One Room Challenge makeover too and framed a pretty feather wrapping paper.
Pinterest and Google are your friends and there are a ton of free printables out there. This year, I’m using these winter botanicals from Bless’er House (sign up for her newsletter to download) and some vintage sheet music I found.
I had mine all printed at Costco, but if you have a decent home printer, then it’s even cheaper. Search “free Christmas printables” on Pinterest and you’ll find some great options.
If you can find some cute gift box tops, these are also easy to stick in a frame. I used two in the kitchen last year, and another in the entryway.
Target and Dollar Tree and great places to find some.
You know I love a good bow. If you use a lot of ribbon in your Christmas decor, then swapping this out is an easy way to update or change your decor.
However, ribbon can get pricey, but if you scout sales at Michaels or Hobby Lobby, you can find some deals. And Costco always has some good option in huge quantities.
And finally – ornaments! I shared last year five ways to use ornaments in your decor, besides on a tree. You can pick some up at Dollar Tree, or scout the sales.
What budget-friendly ways do you decorate for Christmas?