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Christmas Decorating and Gift Giving When You’re On a Budget
Christmas is so close, you can feel it in the air! I love, love, love the Christmas season. The one thing I don’t like however is the expense of it all. It all adds up and before you know it, you’re starting the New Year with empty pockets. Eek! No thanks.
Just because it CAN be expensive though, it doesn’t mean that it has to be, ya? Now, as I’m sure you know – the top pocket crunchers are Christmas Gifts and Christmas Decorations. So I’ve gathered for you these awesome and inexpensive Christmas Season tips and hacks.
Ready? Here are the 12 Cheap Christmas Decorations and Presents!
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Cheap Christmas Decorations
Hanging Baubles – Found on the Meaningful Nest
I love the simplicity of this. I mean, really! Why didn’t I think of it? The best part is that I get to use the old Christmas baubles that had lost its string. Just look at how pretty it comes out.
Hanging Candy Canes – Found on Good Housekeeping
Like the Christmas baubles, I love how simple yet well thought out this looks. You can easily get a box of 12 candy canes for a dollar at your local supermarket, and viola!
Wrapped Cardboard Boxes – Found on That Village House
Okay, so I’m definitely going to do this – like right now!
Christmas Bauble Wreath – Found on HomeTalk
An old wire hanger? Seriously? I’m in!
DIY Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree – Found on One Project Closer
This is such a great idea! Who, like me, has heaps of plastic spoons left over from birthday parties?
Christmas Card Holder – Found on Home Ec @ Home
What do you do with the Christmas cards that you receive? I hope they don’t just stay in the hall drawers. Do what Faith from Home Ec @ Home did. Use it to add to the cheer and festive feeling in your home.
Cheap Christmas Gifts
Personalized Candles – Found on It’s Always Autumn
Autumn over at It’s Always Autumn has an awesome tutorial on how to make these personalized candles. Head on over here to check it out.
Handmade Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap –Found on Simply Designing
Did you know that Cinnamon, back eons and eons ago, used to be at least 15 times more expensive than silver? You’re holding something quite valuable there, matey!
Go and head over to Ashley’s site, Simply Designing, to see how she makes these wonderfully scented festive soap bars.
DIY Geometric Metal Wall Hanging – Found on Francois et Moi
Do you know someone who is artsy? Then here’s the perfect gift you can DIY for them. Erin has a fantastic and easy to follow tutorial over at Francois et Moi.
DIY Old Sweater Mittens – Found on Feathering My Nest
Can you imagine all the awesome little mittens you can make once you see how Lacey makes them. Go on – check it out.
Reindeer Beer – Found on Life of A Modern Mom
Cute!! The cool thing about it is that you can get just about any six pack and decorate it with reindeer antlers.
Chocolate Coca Cola Bottle – Found on Gathering Beauty
This has to be my favorite one! I love both Coca-Cola and chocolate – so it’s a win-win for me. See how it’s done here.
Is Christmas Season Stressing You Out?
Without a doubt, the stresses of the holidays can trigger stress, anxiety, and even depression. Don’t let this happen to you! It’s important to take the necessary steps in self-care to protect yourself so that you can enjoy the holiday season with your friends and family ♥ Don’t let it beat you! Check out these 12 Tips You Need to Know To Keep Your Sanity During the Holidays.