Inexpensive Holiday Decorating Ideas

This past weekend I set up a two trees and got a good start on a third. I also began more detailed planning for my holiday decor. (I included some pictures in this post if you’re interested in a sneak peek.)

A few months ago, I mentioned to my mom that I wanted to decorate for Christmas this year using things I already had on hand. As much as I love shopping, a part of me was a bit tired of the influx of new “stuff”.

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Well, so much for intentions. Because of my job and desire to share something unique with all of you (That large gold Santa did help either.), I succumbed to the allure of the new and different. Several exciting and beautiful items have now made their way into my home. Maybe one of these days I’ll be able to resist.

With that being said, I do realize that not everyone is a blogger or has the resources to style three new Christmas trees each year. And don’t feel like you have to do that. A big part of Christmas is tradition. I love my job, but there’s definitely a side of me that would prefer to set things up the way I always have, thus eliminating the stress of creating something new each year. (I do crank up the holiday tunes and enjoy the decorating process, despite being bit anxious about how things will turn out.)

Inexpensive Christmas Decorating Ideas |

Inexpensive Christmas Decorating Ideas |

Inexpensive Christmas Decorating Ideas |

In fact, there are many ways to decorate and celebrate the season on a budget.That’s why I put together Six Inexpensive Christmas Decorating Ideas as my latest post for the HomeGoods Design Happy blog.

So, if cash is tight (or you prefer to “Reduce, reuse, recycle,”) check out those ideas here. I hope you’ll find a few of my tips to be helpful.

You can also click through my Holiday archives here on IBC to see DIY projects I’ve shared over the past several years. As I mentioned in my post, making things at home can be a great way to save a buck or two this time of year.

(If interested, the mercury glass trees are from HomeGoods. The Gold Santa can be purchased HERE. The Owl Tree Topper can be purchased HERE. For more holiday favorites, check out SHOP IBC by clicking HERE.)

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And stay tuned for even more festive inspiration in the weeks to come. (If you’re in the US, have a fabulous Thanksgiving week!)

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  • meghan at

    I love the snowy owl topper! Lovely ideas!!!

  • Kay O'Connell at

    Love your site!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks, Kay!

      xo Michael

  • Sandy at

    What about the owl tree topper? Its gorgeous! Sorry my tablet is being impossible trying to navigate. Hes such a darling! Thank you!

  • Vanessa at

    Great ideas! I am one of those people that LOVES your creativity! I feel bad that you are stressed about coming up with the “NEW” tree every year…and I understand it too. My husband and I run a small business. I try to come up with one Christmas item that we can make from scraps in our woodshop. It isn’t easy, and I really stress myself out about it, but somehow it always seems to work out. So I get it, in a way! Whatever you do-I really enjoy it…and I respect the creativity you have! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  • Lucas Mamo at

    Where did you get the santa?! NEEEEEDDD!

  • Marie-Helene at Kingsbury Brook Farm at

    I really enjoyed reading your 6 inexpensive Christmas decorating ideas but after reading this post, I need to go buy something new: an owl as tree topper. So cute!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. I know. I’m a walking contradiction. I try. Best of intentions, right?

      xo Michael

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