It’s our favorite time of the year and we’re really leaning into this festive season. *Cough, cough, watching all the cheesy Netflix Christmas movies…Even before the thanksgiving leftovers were put away in the fridge, I was already digging around in the garage for our Christmas decorations. As is my tradition, I like to do decorations that are budget friendly and that, ideally, can be repurposed for other celebrations, creating less waste and not cluttering up our house. I wrote a similar post last year, that you can check out for more ideas and inspiration.
1. Festive Pillow Covers
I found these on Amazon Prime for about $11 for two red and white plaid pillow covers. The great thing about pillow covers is they take up almost no space, and extend the life of your pillows, allowing you to change them for any occasion. Pillows are also an easy way to tie in any theme colors for the holidays.
P.S. I got the cute little gold sequins pillows at the Target Dollar Spot. I’ve had a lot of luck with the dollar spot for holiday and party decorations.
Letterboards are super versatile and require zero artistic skill. Unlike chalkboards, you don’t have to worry about your penmanship or writing in a straight line. Just find a fun Christmas or holiday quote, and get to work sorting through those little plastic letters. I found mine on Amazon Prime for about $20. It came with a large plastic partitioned case to hold the letters in, which made for easier searching.
3. Festive Flowers
We got these cuties at Trader Joes for about $2 each. They’re subtle but add a little pop of color and can go great as a low centerpiece for the dinner table or a cute addition to your kitchen counter. Costco also has some gorgeous poinsettias in, of course, Costco sizes.
4. Garlands and Sign Boards
I found this garland in the Target Dollar Spot, but there’s so many options for cute garlands. The signboards I picked up at Home Goods. They’re an easy way to fill a space with some holiday spirit and they don’t take up too much space in storage during the rest of the year.