5 last-minute Christmas decorations that won’t cost you an absolute fortune

Who says you can’t deck your home to nines for the Christmas holidays on a tight budget?



Christmas is a wonderful time of the year and we all want to make our homes as fabulous as we can. But we also know that Christmas is an expensive festival for many. Decorations, clothes, presents, catering – there are so many additional costs that will dig deep into our pockets.

Most people believe that stylish and elegant décor will cost you a fortune. However, that is not necessarily the case. In fact, it is not the case at all. We can always make our homes look beautiful without actually breaking the bank. Here are 5 last-minute decorations that you can quickly make, even when you’re on a budget.

1. Sweater ornaments


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One of the biggest misconceptions people have when it comes to decorations is that you need expensive, sparkly ornaments to adorn the entire space to transform your home for the festive season. But, that shouldn’t be the way entirely. One inexpensive method to give your home the Christmas vibe is to make sweater ornaments. If you have any old sweaters that you don’t use anymore, cut them into whatever shapes that you fancy and thread ribbons or wires through them as hooks. Ta-daa. You just made the easiest ornaments ever.

 2. Ladder Christmas tree


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This is another decoration that won’t empty your pocket. Of course, it is not your traditional Christmas tree but we can guarantee you this tree will attract many fans. It is one-of-a-kind. All you have to do is grab a ladder, wrap a string of Christmas lights around it and throw on a topper, and you’ve got yourself a makeshift tree. You can hang some ornaments on it if you want, or leave them out for a sleek and simple look.

3. Cookie cutter wreath


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This wreath is quick and budget-friendly, but you have to be willing to sacrifice a few cookie cutters. What you need to do is simply glue the shapes that you want together. That’s it. If you’re feeling a bit more creative, you can paint the wreath, add a bow or stick some sparkly tiny stars for that Christmas shine.

 4. Book tree


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If you’re an avid reader, this DIY alternative Christmas tree is an excellent way to use what you already have. The best part is it’s going to cost you almost nothing. First thing you have to do is stack the books in circles. Then wrap a string of fairy lights around it and you’re done. It requires minimum effort and won’t create a hole in your wallet as well.

 5. Toilet paper tube tree topper


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Here’s another cheap Christmas decoration that you can try this year. Most of us usually get rid of toilet paper tubes instantly. But this time around, try keeping them so you can make your own unique Christmas tree topper. Cut toilet paper tubes into different sized loops and glue them together to make this snowflake Christmas tree topper. If you happen to have some spray paint, you can paint the loops in gold or other festive colours before gluing them.