Let’s face it, getting a Christmas tree can almost wreak havoc on our bank account, especially if you like your Christmas tree filled with expensive garlands and ornaments. And if you’re thinking of going for a large, 7 to 8 feet tall tree, then you’ll need even more decorative items to fill it. But decorating Christmas tree on a budget is not impossible. You can easily save some dollars, yet have a festive and elegant tree, only if you’re willing to leave your comfort zone. Below we’ll discuss creative and unique inexpensive Christmas tree decoration ideas. So stay tuned.
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26 Inexpensive Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas:
Pick A White Christmas Tree:
If you’re tight on budget, skip the huge, evergreen Christmas tree and pick something in untraditional colors, like white. It will give you the flexibility to choose smaller sizes, because people will look at the impact, not size. And top it with a hat, as seen in the picture.
Paper Straw Christmas Tree:
If you want to make memorable Christmas ornaments with your kids, try making this paper straw Christmas tree. The materials required for this craft include ribbon, decorative paper straw, cardstock, scissors, hot glue and star punch.
Simple Snowman Ornament:
If your child is insisting on making on making a snowman outdoors, but you don’t want to expose him to harsh weather, you can make him create this simple snowman ornament. You can even keep it for the years to come.
Burlap Reindeer Ornament:
We all know and acknowledge Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer as an integral part of the holidays. So why not incorporate him into your Christmas decorations too. This ornament here is very easy to set up and requires just a handful of materials.
Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree Ornaments:
This yarn wrapped Christmas tree won’t just make a frugal ornament for your tree, but is also an excellent craft to do with your children. It will make a cool fine motor skill exercise for him.
Reindeer Feet Craft:
If you have a little member in your house, you can make him do this reindeer feet craft. The detailings will have to be done by you, though.
Bottle Cap Ornament:
Here’s another ornament you can put together with your child. Just ask him to glue three caps to the ribbon and give it an appearance of a snowman.
Twig Snowflake Ornament:
At least you wouldn’t have to take trips to the craft store to make this cute craft. Natural treasures are what you need for making this sparkly snowflake.
Recreate Nativity in a new way by making this nativity ornament. The materials required for this ornament would probably be on hand.
Paper Ball Ornament:
These ornaments are made with strips of scrapbook paper formed into spheres. Add some beads to beautify the ornament further.
Galvanized Bucket Christmas Tree:
Instead of a full sized Christmas tree, you can opt for these tiny galvanized bucket trees. Not only are they inexpensive, but will also give a rustic touch to your house.
Basket Christmas Tree Skirt:
Instead of going for an elaborate Christmas skirt, you can use a basket lying in your house. This DIY requires a bit of work with hacksaw and wire cutter so move ahead only if you’ve used them before.
Etched Snowflake Ornament:
Give your tree a rustic appeal by hanging these etched snowflake ornaments from it. You just need to draw a snowflake in a wooden slice and burn it. Drill a hole and hang from the tree using ribbon.
Personalized Christmas Ornament:
Can anything even come close to a décor branded with a personal touch? We really don’t think. So create these classy, yet inexpensive personalized ornaments to showcase your creativity. You can also use them for gifting.
Natural Birch Bark Paper Garland:
You need just a little money, but more creativity to make this lovely, rustic garland. You don’t need to make the rings round. Even oval shapes would look amazing.
Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornaments:
One of the best ways to upcycle the scrap clothes or ribbon lying in your house is by making this rustic ribbon tree ornament. It will look darn cute dangling from your Christmas tree.
Tin Can Christmas Tree:
It just cannot get any more frugal than this? Get hold of some cans of varying sizes, paint them green and decorate with pompoms, garlands, and bows. Do not forget to top it with star tree topper.
These globe ornaments are one of the most unique designs we’ve seen in the recent times. And you can create it with just a few dollars.
Ruffled Christmas Tree:
To create this frugal Christmas tree, ruffle some fabric and affix it using mismatched wooden candlesticks. They won’t cost you even a fraction of real Christmas tree.
A Tabletop Tree:
This is one of the most beautiful inexpensive Christmas tree decoration ideas for you. Fill a jar with water, put some branches of a tree in it and decorate it with ornaments. That’s all you need to do to create this modern tree.
Here’s another example of a vase, Christmas tree. Fill a vase of evergreen clippings and make it festive and Christmassy by hanging ornaments and piling gift boxes beneath the tree.
DIY Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments:
This is one of those ornaments that is inexpensive, but looks classy. It’s extremely easy to make as well, and the materials required for it would be lying in your house itself.
Blackboard Christmas Tree:
This idea is perfect for people who do not have enough space in their apartment to place an elaborate tree in your house.
Hang Cranberry Garland:
You can either opt for real cranberries or use beads to create this garland for your Christmas tree. Don’t forget the stars and snowflakes.
Decorate With Ribbon:
You can even decorate your Christmas tree with ornaments. It’s frugal, yet an amazing way to decorate the tree.
In just a few steps, you can turn the wooden clothespins lying in your house into beautiful snowflake Christmas tree ornaments.