Christmas season is here. Can you believe it? Where did the time go? Seems like I just got everything put up from last Christmas.
Lots of parties, family gatherings, food, and fun! You may be looking for some different ideas on how to decorate. Maybe you need some new party ideas. We put together a list of some holiday ideas that you can create without breaking the bank and spending too much time and money on them. Check out the ideas we found.
Decorate your porch columns.
It doesn’t have to cost a lot to decorate your porch columns. Use what you have on hand. Don’t throw that garland and tinsel out just because you don’t want to use it in the house. Wrap it around the porch columns. Add some lights and ornaments for some sparkle.
Have some big boxes that you want to throw away. Wrap them and use them as gift boxes on the front porch columns. A great example is #18 in this post on The Spruce.
One of our favorite ideas for decorating your front porch columns is very simple — as a snowman! Use this picture uploaded by a user on Pinterest for your ideas.
Santa’s Belt Cups
Santa Belt Cups are so easy to make and are a GREAT addition to your Christmas table decorations! Just make a cute Santa belt and wrap it around a red Solo cup! Check out how Cute Fetti decorated red mini cups.
Paint Chip Garlands
Paint chip garlands are an awesome Christmas craft to do with your kids. It’s very inexpensive plus it is a great way to add Christmas decorations to your walls, doors, mantle, or windows. We love A Girl and a Glue Gun‘s Paint Chip Christmas Garland ideas!
Holiday Inspired Photo Backdrops or Booths
This is one of the simplest ideas that will create a lot of memories! You don’t have to get real fancy with this idea. Set up an area — a wall or a corner. Decorate it with holiday inspired decorations. Pinterest has a lot of cute ideas for creating a holiday photo backdrop or booth. Gather family and friends and take lots of pictures!
Make paper snowflakes with your kids and hang them in rows in your window! It’s a great inexpensive holiday craft idea! Bugs and Fishes Snowflake Curtain is one of my favorites using this craft idea!
Hot Chocolate Bar
Hot Chocolate Bars are a great addition to any Christmas or holiday party! There are endless ideas on how to decorate your Hot Chocolate Bar and what toppings to use. Not sure on how to set up a Hot Chocolate Bar. No problem! Little Spice Jar has the best tips for how to set one up. Wondering how to keep the hot chocolate “hot”! Use your slow cooker!
Glass Jars of Christmas Candy
A budget-friendly Christmas decorating idea is to set glass jars filled with Christmas candy around your house. Our favorite is glass jars of the round peppermint candy. Other great ideas are candy canes, round spearmint candy, or the assorted Christmas candy that you see in the tins this time of year.
Fruit & Cheese Platters
Use fruit and cheese platters shaped like a Christmas tree. Lay it out on a tray, cutting board or table. Place small plates, napkins and bowls of toothpicks nearby for your guests to use to pick up the fruit and cheese. Check out what it looks like over at Kraft Canada.
Bowls of Pine Cones
Spray paint pine cones with silver, red and green paint. Use to decorate your Christmas tables or mantles. Check out Two Sisters Crafting’s tutorial on how to make DIY Painted Pine Cones.
Set up a Reindeer Cupcakes decorating table. Bake Devil’s Food Cupcakes ahead of time and frost with chocolate icing. Use pretzels, vanilla wafers, red M&M’s and White M&M’s to decorate the reindeer’s face on the cupcakes. We love Your Cup of Cake‘s Reindeer Cupcakes idea!
Don’t throw those old holiday sweaters out! Upcycle them into a Christmas tree! Just cut triangles with a little square at the bottom to make the trunk out of cardboard and hot glue the pieces of sweater into place. Cover the trunk with burlap or whatever you want to use as a tree skirt. Lean them into place on your bookshelf, mantle or hang on Christmas tree as an ornament. Find ItMakeItLoveIt.com has a great tutorial on how they made their Sweater Trees.
Vases with Christmas Ornaments
Use glass vases and fill them with Christmas ornaments. This is one of my favorites! it expands on the color of the decorations on your tree and you use all those extra ornaments that you found on sale at the end of the Christmas season last year. Our inspiration is Mom. Wife. Busy Life. Her Christmas ornament vases are beautiful!
All these ideas look great and are not expensive! In fact, most use items you already have at your house. I especially love the ones that get the kids involved! Be sure to try these ideas and make lots of Christmas memories! Be sure to leave us a comment and let us know which one of these ideas you are going to try this year!