AFFORDABLE CHRISTMAS DECOR IDEAS
It’s starting to look a little like Christmas around here and I have a few affordable ideas to share with you.
As a brand ambassador for Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart, I’m excited to share my finds with you this month. I will be adding my affiliate links below each area so you can find the items that I used. Just click on the picture.
Traditionally we decorate for Christmas early each year, we start celebrating the season at Thanksgiving while the majority of the family is here. Decorating early makes the weeks leading up to Christmas less stressful and gives us plenty of time to spend with family doing fun things; like gingerbread house decorating contests, jumping in the car at night to ride around looking at Christmas lights and having fun with the Elf on the shelf, my grandsons love that little guy! Truth be told, I do too, let’s have some fun and play find the Elf in my blog post. See if you can find him in one of my photos.
Now Let’s DECORATE
CHANGE OUT YOUR FRAMED ART
Ok, this is a fun and very affordable idea, for several years I have changed out my framed art with beautiful gift bags. I am amazed at the fabulous art used on bags these days. These Gold Picture Frames showcase the red covered bridge and reindeer perfectly.
- find an artful gift bag
- trim the bag to fit
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HOLIDAY PILLOWS AND COZY THROWS (you can never have too many of either)
- add one or two holiday pillows and one with LED lights adds a little extra
- keep it cozy with a buffalo sherpa throw
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I gathered a large bag of magnolia leaf branches at my niece’s house last weekend. It’s hard to believe with all these trees in my yard, I don’t have a magnolia tree.
REFRESH YOUR GARLAND
- use floral wire to attach magnolia leaves/branches to inexpensive garland
- add floral picks for additional fullness and color
- place a piece of wood under a candle holder to add height.
- the Better Homes & Gardens Foliage Centerpiece comes with ribbon and greenery
- add battery operated candles for the perfect glow
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Grab a large container of ornaments to fill candle holders and place a few on vintage spools. I love mixing silver, gold and wood tones. The collected wood pieces compliment the brown on the leaves and the silver and gold combined with the shiny ornaments add sparkle by reflecting light.
Red, silver and white ornament help to spread the color story. Who says lanterns were just made for candles.
Seasonal decorating is the perfect time to add a new rug and chair. Especially when you gave your old ones to your kids 😉
We’re looking forward to filling the house with family, food and laughter. Murphy (and I) love having a house full of our favorite people, especially when they bring a covered dish of our favorite food 😉
Leave a comment about the Elf on the shelf, did you find him?
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10 thoughts on “Affordable Christmas Decor”
I love the Magnolia leaf idea! It makes the garland look so classy!
Virginia | More to Mrs. E
Debbie, I love all the elements of red, white, and silver together. The garland really caught me eye. I had never thought of buying a side chair at Walmart but I think I may need to go look there as we need one near our fireplace. Good hiding of the Elf on the Shelf! Thanks for sharing these low cost Holiday decorating tips. You’ve inspired me!
Love what you did with the garland adding the magnolia. I have 3 magnolia trees and decorate with the branches, and the blossoms, all year long.
Hope you and the family have a very Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much Wanda 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to y’all too!
I scrolled back all thru, till I found your Elf 😉 Great minds girl.
LOVE the new chair and the rug is gorgeous. Plus, your garland looks beautiful!!
Happy Holidays my friend. xo Shan
Thanks so much Shannon, that chair and rug are perfect!!
see your elf on a shelf, nice job sneeking him in there, have a nice Thanksgiving. and he wasn’t on the shelf ,but close
Thank you Cindi, I am loving that Elf 🙂 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing I love all the Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart!! I seen your little elf on the shelf hanging on the garland. Lol we used to hide one for my granddaughter…think I’ll go buy some more of those lanterns…
You found him!! Thanks Sandy 🙂 yes, you will love the lanterns. Have a great day!