With the holiday season in full swing, sometimes it can be overwhelming, and pricey. The feasts, the hosting, the decor, the shopping, wrapping… on and on it goes. Take a moment and breathe. You don’t have to break the bank to create beautiful holiday home decor. This year, I decided to forego purchasing all new ornaments and decor and stuck to working with whatever I had in my storage bins. Even if it meant an entirely different color scheme than I had stored. Thank goodness for paint! I decided to check the local hardware store to see if they had any small paint containers. Thank God for clearance at Home Depot! They had the PERFECT minty bluish-green sample can for a whopping .50!
I used it to paint over some lime green ornaments I purchased on clearance a few years ago and don’t have any future use for, as well as for some pine cones we found while walking home from school. Talk about a cheap fix!
I wanted to do a somewhat light and airy, neutral tree this year. I feel like I was able to accomplish my vision using white and metallic ornaments I had in storage with subtle hints of color here and there from the painted ornaments.
We also gathered a few little acorns that had fallen off a nearby tree. I recycled a jar by scrubbing off the label and filled it up.
Next, I took a can of gold spray paint I had lying around in the garage and decided to spray a couple of the larger pine cones for a more dramatic feel.
I simply placed them in a tray on my coffee table and filled it with faux branches and candles I had.
I purchased the paper-mache reindeer head at Michael’s with a 50% coupon so it came out to around $6. The other deer art was a Target clearance find at $7. The knit fabric trees are from last year (another Target clearance find at $2 / each). The moccs are from when I was a baby in Alaska, yes I was rocking the trend in the 80’s before it became so popular haha.
On the mantle I intertwined 2 faux swags. One, I spritzed with white spray paint I had to give it a faux flocked look. The other I left green and hot glued various ornaments onto it.
All in all, I think I spent around $13 for my Christmas decor this year, which is in my opinion not too shabby! Please share your frugal holiday decor ideas in the comments below.