Ho ho how to decorate this Christmas time without breaking the budget!

2020 has been quite a year, and safe to say we are all looking forward to the one event that simply cannot be cancelled or moved to Zoom. Yes, Christmas is almost upon us and we are jumping up and down with excitement! If you’re keen to celebrate the season without breaking the bank, this is for you.

When is a tree not a tree?

Nothing says Christmas like a tree twinkling in the corner of your loungeroom. Get inspired, be unique and save money this year by paying homage to the iconic tree without having to actually buy one. You can fix your decorations to the wall in a tree-shaped outline, decorate some local driftwood, or hang your Christmas cards in the desired shape and arrange fairy lights around it. The creative interpretation options are merrily endless.

Search online

Lovingly assembling those homemade decorations is always a great idea in theory, but in reality, it can often work out more expensive. Jump online and search for Christmas ornaments and decos that you can buy in bulk, as well as stocking up on outside lights. It’s the season for bling – and your street needs you now more than ever to show your commitment to the cause!

MYO advent calendar

Save money on expensive advent calendars by reusing old ones – or hand-making some new ones and filling them up yourself. You can even number a candle 1-24 and light a section each day to mark the countdown to Christmas.

Be creative

Christmas time is all about that festive feeling. You can achieve this easily and cheaply by scattering candles and tealights around the house. Natural textures are perfect for creating that yuletide scene. Think wooden boxes, branches and pinecones. Upcycle some old newspaper into hanging ornaments and you have the perfect Christmas mood nailed for next to nothing.

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