If you visit your local stores often, you know that they got started on their Christmas displays before we even trick or treated for candy on Halloween. It doesn’t seem as crazy as you think when you think about how much consumerism plays into the preparation. Aisles upon aisles of the newest ornaments and design lines tempting you to purchase an abundance of Christmas decor you’ll have to store in a short month.
Today I wanted to touch base on how you can create a festive, decorated home, not only on a budget, but by using simple items in and around your home. The best part? If you plan accordingly, you won’t have to store a thing! Can we all give a collective amen for not having an insane amount of storage containers in our attic…basement, or hallway closet. Just say no.
Some of my favorite decor items are free, and they come from the greatest selection you could stumble upon. It’s not a local big box store, it’s nature. Walk around outside, if you don’t have an immense selection to choose from, venture to your local park. Want to see all the magical ways I decorate for the upcoming holidays, leaving all the stress behind me for another day. Below you’ll find my Top Five Favorite Minimal Christmas Decor ideas for FREE.
This is such a classic look and requires minimal effort, as well as minimal materials. Collect some pine clippings and insert them into a beautiful glass container. You can do this in containers you already have laying around your home, or it can be thrifted glass bottles. Remember to check out your local thrift stores, and utilize the half off deals.
This look would be an impeccable tablescape, with a few lined up down the table.
Continuing on with our pine tree clippings, tackle this thirty second minimal Christmas garland. I love this one from Almost Makes Perfect. You can check out her post here. This garland would be a great spot for a room that’s missing the Christmas touch. My favorite part about this minimal garland is that it’s a perfect way to incorporate your children into decorating, while enjoying some time together.
Do you have a gifted vase laying around the house? Awesome! Take a small clipping off of a pine tree and throw it in that bad boy. I am obsessing over these colors. You can recreate this look easily by spraying whatever container you have with matte black spray paint. One and done.
Speaking of pine trees, since we’re already utilizing the clippings, why not incorporate the pine cones while we’re at it. Simple string a few pine cones on some twine and elegantly lay it over a mantel. This would also be a great table centerpiece. Make sure you soak your pine cones to eliminate bugs (spiders), from making their way into your home.
Last but not least, twigs. Twigs, sticks, branches, whatever you can find around your home or local wooded area, can easily be turned into something beautiful. I love this diy twig wreath. You can view a video tutorial to create your own here. This would be perfect on an interior or exterior door!
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