During the Christmas season, there are many purchases and expenses tend to skyrocket, namely with the Christmas decoration🇧🇷 Still, it is possible save and decorate with all the Christmas ornaments that you like so much. On this festive season, joy and family communion, for many families the traditional lights, nativity scene, stars, candles, table decorations, Santa Claus, among other festive decorations cannot be missing🇧🇷 At a time of crisis marked by strong inflation, the family budget has even less room for this type of expenditure, as there are priorities. However, if you want to keep the tradition and give your home a new color, be creative. If you do a quick search on Pinterest, you will find hundreds of original ideas at attractive prices to decorate your home🇧🇷 Here are some ideas for decorating your home this season without spending a lot of money. Also read: This year may be different: 7 tips for a more sustainable Christmas
13 ideas to save on Christmas decor
Enjoy what you have from previous years
For example, items such as candles, stars, Santa Claus, among others, can be used from previous years. You don’t need to change your decor every year.From the outset, colors are important. If you already have decorations suitable for Christmas (red, white, green or beige, for example), you can always use and reuse them. Alternatively, you can always experiment and make your own stars or candles.
Reuse cans and jars
Take advantage of canned goods. What do you usually do with cans of sausages, beans, grains or tuna, for example? Use them! Try washing them, remove the paper and place a candle inside. If you want, paint the cans in a color to match your Christmas decor.Merry Christmas🇧🇷 After all, it is simple, original and inexpensive.
Redo some pieces with new decor
If you want to save, don’t waste resources. Ie, enjoy Christmas decorations from previous years even if it’s not what you really want for this year. For this, use some decorative ribbons. For example, you can make a wreath or use these scraps to fill glass jars. But if you prefer, add some lights and you have a different Christmas tree! On the other hand, if you go to a handicraft store or even one of the well-known “Chinese stores”, you can buy some decorative adhesive tapes and decorate any object with them. and it stays like new. But if you want to be even more original, opt for personalization. enjoy what you have, from bowls, candelabras, vases, glass ashtrays, among other things. in the attic or garage and don’t know what to do with them? Well then! Bring them home, remove the glass and back and be left with just the boundary frame. Then, with the help of some threads or rope, hang stars and Christmas balls. Finally, a spray of snow or led lights. be creative🇧🇷
Buy Christmas decorations in stores from 1 euro
The calls “1 euro stores” have dozens of great pieces to decorate your home for Christmas. Then, take advantage of the prices and save🇧🇷 If you prefer, buy these items throughout the year that you can use at Christmas (candles, stars, napkins, paper plates and other decorative items). pay attention to the colors that you use or that you intend to use this year during the Christmas season.
Enjoy children’s creativity for Christmas decoration
Children are original and creative by nature! Take the opportunity and make Christmas decorations with your children🇧🇷 There are several options, such as: angels; stars on cardboard; drawings; or even bonbons to put on the tree. On the internet you will find many websites with Christmas ideas. Look, for example, on pages like Pinterest or on Youtubewhere you will find hundreds of tips and tutorials.
Build a paper door wreath
Ideas abound! For example, with a few simple sheets of tissue paper or crepe paper, you canecho a wreath for your front door🇧🇷 Get to work! Buy one in foam, cover it with tissue or crepe paper, glue a few sheets and put a bow at the end. See, it costs nothing!
Don’t buy everything at once
Christmas is synonymous with enthusiasm and excitement for many families. Still, try to maintain control and don’t buy everything that appears in front of you! Buy the few and judiciously, really think about what you want for your home. For example, you can buy a little every year and build a collection of Christmas items to your liking! Also take advantage of the discounts that stores offer right after Christmas, to buy a little more.
Use the natural resources at your disposal
Nature has a lot to offer us, including for Christmas🇧🇷 Make the most of the fallen leaves of a tree with autumn colors, small trunks that you pick here and there, pieces of holly that you have in the garden or even pine cones. Use your imagination and make Christmas decorations at no cost. Bring nature into your home. Not only do you contribute to the sustainability of the environment, but your wallet will also thank you. On the other hand, you can spray paint many of these items, for example in gold or silver. Take advantage of tree trunks and put them inside a vase, for example. Make a different Christmas tree. Finally, at the table, place a sprig of rosemary in a circular shape on top of the plate (tied with kitchen string). After all, the sky is the limit and it all depends on your imagination.
Make a tree on the wall
Have you thought of one Christmas tree on one of the walls in your living room or kitchen, for example? For this purpose, you can use the following items: paper; newspapers; cardboard; ribbons; bows; postcards you no longer need; corks; family photographs; etc. Look at what you have at home that you don’t need and think: How can I use this piece for Christmas?
Use LED lighting in Christmas decoration
Whatever kind of Christmas tree you make, it has to have lights. That is, Christmas without lights is not the same! Always use LED lights🇧🇷 Also, don’t forget that these last around 200,000 hours and consume 90% less energy. After all, your electricity bill will thank you!
Choose an eco-friendly Christmas tree
Take advantage of old newspapers and magazines, and make a Christmas tree of various sizes and shapes for your home🇧🇷 Once again, turn to Youtube and there will be no shortage of ideas and suggestions to learn how to do it. If you want to give it a more personal touch, paint it in the color you want for your Christmas and add other decorations: stars or balls, for example.
Make a Christmas calendar
Have you ever thought of making one? christmas calendar in my home? Well then, imagine a very large sheet, illustrated by the little ones, with the days of December. Easy and cheap! Get everyone involved and get a doll to ‘jump’ from day to day.
Christmas decoration: Make a snowman “without snow”
Do you happen to have old car tires in your garage and never got rid of them? Well then, take advantage of them to make a Snowman (but no snow!). Then, paint them white, stack three and leave one ‘standing’ on top of this pile. Then just make a little cardboard face, put on a hat, a scarf and you get a snowman without snow! Again the cost is virtually nil. Read more: Christmas in two months? Prepare and maximize savings