The holidays are so busy, it’s easy to put off Christmas decorating until the last minute. Here are some ideas to help you decorate for the holidays when you have no time to spare!
I always plan to decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. It’s tradition! But with three young kids, there have definitely been times when I didn’t get around to it right away. Especially when they were babies and I sometimes didn’t know what day it was.
And before kids, I didn’t really have a ton of Christmas decor. I had, like, a tree and lights and ornaments. Maybe a wreath. But after having my babies, I felt more sentimental and ‘in the spirit’ about Christmas and wanted to decorate more!
But, for real, Christmas decorations are super overpriced until after the holiday. And one year I thought maybe I’d score some deals in the days leading up to Christmas. Like maybe the stores would be clearancing holiday items out. But no. Nothing went on sale until after Christmas day.
So if you’re in that situation, I’m here for you girl! No need to spend a bundle on last minute decorations. I’ve got three ways you can decorate for the holidays at the last minute — AND on a budget!
Last Minute Budget Friendly Christmas Decorating
DO THE UNEXPECTED
If you already have some decorations on hand, try using them in new and unexpected ways. Fill a vase with old tree ornaments, use twinkle lights across your mantle, or transform an old wreath into a table centerpiece! You might need to purchase some supplies, like the vase or a pillar candle or two, to make it work. But even so, this is a super affordable way to update your decor!
Here are some other creative ideas.
Use an Old Wreath in a DIY Sign by Making Manzanita
Use Old Trinkets to Make a Christmas Soap Dispenser by Creative Green Living
This is just about as free and easy as you can get!! Because you have some frames already, right? So just grab a few of these free Christmas printables, frame them, and you’re set! I like to use Snapfish for ordering prints. 🙂
Gold Letter Printable (all letters available) by Burlap + Blue
Peace on Earth by Life on Summerhill
Merry & Bright by Pockets Full of Wonder
If you’re crafty, you can put your skills to work making cute Christmas decor. These ideas I found use common supplies and ingredients that shouldn’t be hard to find or super expensive.
Bath Bomb Ornaments by The Makeup Dummy
Tea Light Lantern by Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom
Shadow Box Frame by Frog Prince Paperie
Mini Christmas Trees by Burlap + Blue
Easy Christmas Card Display by Home & Plate
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