Now that frost is starting to creep across the window panes…it’s time to get into the spirit with some holiday decorations! Now, if you’re like us and don’t want to spend too much to make your home merry and bright, then, keep reading.  We’ve compiled some of our favorite cost-effective ways to decorate for the holidays on a budget, because who doesn’t love saving money?

1. Pick a color scheme

You can either choose one main color and a few accent colors or go for different hues of the same color. Either way, if you stick to a collective palette throughout your home, you can put together an elegant holiday home without going over budget.  

2. Use what you have 

With holiday decorations tucked away in boxes for most of the year, it’s easy to forget everything that you already have. Before you go to the store and start purchasing new decor items, take a look at what you already have and make a shopping list on Flipp for any additional items you may need. 

3. Browse for decorations at thrift stores 

You will be surprised by how many hidden gems or cozy antiques you can find at thrift stores. Sometimes all a previously loved item needs is a little TLC and sprucing up to be the star of the show. To make them look new again while adding your own flair, take out your crafting supplies and get creative.  

4. Shop at your local dollar stores 

Every time we go into the dollar store, we’re more and more surprised by what we find. Before shopping at pricier retail locations, be sure to head to your local dollar store first to see what’s available. Dollar stores stock many different types of decorative holiday items and craft supplies in case you’re feeling creative and want to get your DIY game on. 

5. Grab some spray paint 

Spray paint is a great tool for transforming vases, bowls, or other decorative items you have lying around the house. A quick spray of shimmery red and gold can easily transform any common item into a holiday ornament. Dust off those old mason jars or pick up items from the backyard that can be spray painted for your holiday DIYs (like pinecones and small branches). 

6. Keep an eye on craft store sales 

Black Friday is just around the corner, so keep an eye out for craft store sales on supplies or holiday decorations. Be sure to use Flipp’s Watch List feature to be notified of the best deals in your area, and sign up for your favorite stores’ email lists to be rewarded with coupons that you can stack on top of the sales.

7. Create homemade mantle arrangements and centerpieces 

Get crafty by putting together your own mantle arrangement or table centerpiece for the holidays. Or why not try your hand at making our quick and easy table centerpieces? Keep some spray paint handy in your theme colors for this one! We’ll be sharing a couple of fun DIY decor ideas on our social channels, so give us a follow on Instagram and Facebook if you want to check them out!

8. Knit a new throw blanket or pillow covers to match your holiday theme 

If you have a knack for knitting why not decorate your living room to match your holiday theme and colors with a new hand-knit throw blanket or pillow cover? This will bring some extra coziness and comfort into your home during the chilly winter months. You can always shop for some cozy throws if knitting is not your thing. Search for blankets on Flipp to find the best prices. 

9. Make your own wreath 

Making your own wreath is an easy project that can be put together with simple craft items found at the dollar store. Grab your wreath supplies and a glue gun to create a holiday wreath for your front door by adding your own personal touches and flair. Here’s an easy DIY wreath that we created for fall, but you can easily adapt this to match your holiday theme and colors. 

10. Decorate your house with homemade decorations 

If you have young children at home and aren’t too exact about how your house should be decorated, fill it with homemade decorations from over the years. Set up a craft station and dedicate your next quiet Sunday to making some homemade decorations with the kids and get the adults involved too. These handmade, personalized items will give your home extra character and personality. Visit our Instagram page for a fun DIY for a mason jar snow globe that your kids will love working on!

As always, remember to head over to the Flipp app to find the best savings and deals on holiday decor and anything you and your family need this season. We hope you found this helpful and wish you a wonderful holiday season ahead with your loved ones. 

Happy Holidays!

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