You don't need a lot of expensive ornaments to have a beautiful Christmas tree. Here are some ways to decorate your Christmas tree for free.
It is time to haul out those Christmas trees and get them glowing! But what if your budget is less than sparkling? If you are trying to get your tree gorgeous on limited cash, you might think you are out of holiday luck. But the good news is, there are plenty of ways to decorate your Christmas tree for free. Look at these 7 ways to decorate your Christmas tree for free, and see how easy it can be to enjoy a beautiful tree without spending a dime.
7 Ways to Decorate Your Christmas Tree for Free
1. Use dried fruit.
This is an old-fashioned way to decorate the tree but is still one that is beautiful and budget-friendly. If you have fruit that is starting to go bad, dry it! Cranberries, grapes, apple slices, orange slices, and even strawberries can be dried in a dehydrator or oven and strung with thread and a needle to create a sweet garland for your tree. Here is how to dry orange slices.
2. String leftover popcorn.
Do you remember seeing popcorn garlands in photos from Christmas past? Next time snack time is over, save the leftover popcorn. Use a needle and thread to make a garland (just like we did above) and string it onto the tree for a quick and easy decoration. Here is how to make a dried fruit and popcorn garland.
3. Use scrap paper.
Remember those paper snowflakes you use to make as a kid? Get the scissors out and make them again! Use scrap paper or leftover newspaper even to make colorful snowflakes. Once you snip them out, use floss or string to hang them on the tree.
4. Make the most of your fabric scraps.
If you have fabric scraps sitting around, you can always tie them into bows to use on the tree. If you don’t have any fabric scraps, go through old clothing and look for pieces you can’t use anymore due to damage. Then just cut the fabric into strips and enjoy! Here are 10 free sewing patterns for Christmas ornaments.
5. Check freebie/trading sites.
The internet is full of free and for trade sites. Look on Facebook or even your local classifieds for freebie offers. This time of year, lots of people are liquidating and happy to give old holiday décor away to someone who can use it. You can even post an ISO (in search of) ad on your own Facebook page offering to pick up any holiday décor friends are getting rid of.
6. Look for natural décor items in your yard.
Chances are your yard is full of natural items that would make gorgeous décor pieces for your tree! Find items like curly branches, acorns, leaves, and dried flowers. Use leftover craft paint or glitter to decorate these items and then tuck them into the tree for some natural décor.
7. Pull out the old magazines.
Get out old magazines and let kids cut out pictures they like or even pictures of items they are thankful for. Add some string or ribbon to these colorful pictures and hang them on your tree. Not only will it look cute, but it also shows guests the things you are thankful for during the holiday season.
As you can see, it doesn’t take big bucks to get your Christmas tree looking nice. Consider these ways to decorate your Christmas tree for free and see how they can help you and your budget this holiday season.