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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Budget Saver Tip #18: Decorating for Cheap

I'm (unfortunately) not real into decorating, but at Christmastime I feel obligated to make our home festive and have been given many decorations over the years that help me do so. Plus, my kids enjoy it so much that it's fun to see how excited they get helping me. But this year I wanted to do a little more, so I went to Dollar Tree. They're a good place to find decorations for cheap. In fact, I almost wished we didn't already have all the tree ornaments we need because I really liked many of the ones they had at Dollar Tree. For $4 I was able to make a small wreath for our front door (we've never had one before), and another $1 added festive greenery to our wooden railing. So, if you're feeling the need to do a little more...on a little budget, why don't you check out Dollar Tree? (If there isn't one in your area, you can check them out online.)

5 comments:

Carolyn said...

Great advice!

Jenni "Bee" said...

I don't think there's anything 'unfortunate' about not being into decorating. We put up our tree and some lights in the windows, but otherwise we keep things pretty simple. Decorations take up space in the box all year, then collect dust while they are out...in short, I think they are mostly more hassle than they are worth ;)
I like things that are pretty but also practical, like my fabric advent chain--the kids like counting down days to Christmas, but it's pretty too, and we can use it year after year. :)

Katrina said...

True points. We must be related, or something. :) By the way, I really like your fabric chain idea.

Brandi M said...

simple is good. We don't have a LICK of christmas decorations yet... but we're planning to maybe get a couple this year. I'll keep your suggestion in mind, as cheap but cute is always good!

Brandi M said...

another suggestion is to go the the thrift store... there are TONS of decorations this time of year. Even Craigslist has lots of free stuff you may be able to use!

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