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Where You Should Go for Cheap Christmas Decorations

If you save money on your Christmas decorations this year, you'll have more money for presents!

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Shop Hobby Lobby’s Discounted Christmas Decor

Retailer Hobby Lobby is offering a whopping 50 percent of Christmas decorations before Christmas and many of the items cost less than $5! Create a Christmas table display with a light-up gingerbread house, a plaid gift box, a gold reindeer, a fuzzy standing fabric snowman and more.

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Make Ribbon Back Chairs with Supplies from Michaels

Michaels is one of the best sources for supplies for crafters, and the materials needed for DIYing your own Christmas decor are pretty affordable — often at deep discount even before Christmas! Make these chic holiday ribbon-back chairs on the cheap.

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Shop Dollar Stores

Dollar stores a gold mine for cheap Christmas decorations. You can get farmhouse-style signs with sayings like “jingle all the way,” tinsel garlands, wooden nutcrackers and lots more. Whether you’re on a budget or not, you’ll be amazed at what you can make with these items from your local dollar store!

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Shop Thrift Stores

During the holiday season, people are rummaging through their garages and storage units to take out their supplies. This often causes the purging of unwanted Christmas items. Take advantage of these donations to stores like the Salvation Army and Goodwill. These bargains will help your home shine this season.

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Get an Assist from Mother Nature

Skip the synthetics this holiday season and head to the woods to gather pine cones and make decorations yourself! It can be a fun outing for the whole family! Venture into your backyard to gather materials for a beautiful, fresh and easy-to-make wreath.

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Rummage Through the Toy Box

Dive into your kids’ outgrown toys box for a plastic deer figurine or other wintry item that you can cover with basic white glue and glitter or beads. You could also purchase items to glam-up from a dollar store. Check out these 15 ideas to save money during the holidays.

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Check Out the Tree Lot

Inexpensive and easy. Go to a live tree lot and ask if you can have any discarded branches (you may have to pay for them but it won’t be much). At home, gather them together and wrap the base in a brown paper bag. Add a ribbon and ornaments if you want. You could also fill a vase with evergreen clippings, wiring ornaments onto the branches. Get in the holiday spirit without sacrificing your love for minimalist design.

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Shop Amazon for Wall Decals

Having a holiday party and really want it to scream Christmas? Fill up wall space with a giant Santa Claus wall decal for under five bucks!

Before family and friends descend on your home for the holidays, make sure you’re prepared with this checklist.

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Find Inspiration on Pinterest

Head to Pinterest and see what other budget-conscious holiday crafters are making for decoration this year. You’ll find so many great ideas, like this sweet, low-cost nod to Rudolph! Check out these 10 amazing antler crafts you can DIY.

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Dig Into Your Closets

If you have an old family quilt that’s taking up space in your closet, give it new life by upcycling it into adorable Christmas stockings that you can use year after year! Tiny homes are (usually) pretty cute to begin with, but see what they look like when the holidays come around.

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Go to the Hardware Store

You may already have some extra Mason jars, but if not, go to the hardware store or purchase a pack on Amazon. Once you have the jars, simply brush the outside of the jar with white glue, then rub it in Epsom salt. Tie a red ribbon around the finished product and place a candle inside. Find out the best day to buy your Christmas tree so you can avoid the crowds and spend more time basking in the holiday glow.

Alexa Erickson
Alexa is an experienced lifestyle and news writer, currently working with Reader's Digest, Shape Magazine and various other publications. She loves writing about her travels, health, wellness, home decor, food and drink, fashion, beauty and scientific news. Follow her traveling adventures on Instagram: @living_by_lex, send her a message: [email protected] and check out her website: