Christmas Decorating On a Budget by Tara Randel

Posted on Posted in November 2018 Newsletter

Every year when I pull out my Christmas decorations, I get itchy to create something new. The problem is, I never know what I might feel like making or how much money to spend. So I decided to search for some ideas and share them with you, because that’s what the Christmas spirit is all about.

Pallet Trees

Last year, my church decorated for our outdoor Christmas Eve celebration with these cute trees.  It takes pretreated pallet wood and pieces for the stand. Then you can spray paint with any color scheme you wish, white, green, or mix it up a bit. Add a string of tiny lights. This is a wonderful outdoor decoration that will make guests smile when they arrive at your house.

Watch this video on how to make a tree here.

If you don’t want to cut the full pallet, simply paint your tree design on the entire piece and decorate.


Reversible Fall/Christmas Wood Decoration

How cute is this? One decoration for two holidays!

Click here for directions.

Not feeling that ambitious? Here are some indoor decoration/gift ideas.

Wishing Ornament

Write down your wishes and place them in this clear ornament. What a lovely gift for those you love!


Holiday Shakers

Buy under-a-dollar shakers to make your own winter scene. Add tiny evergreens to the fake snow to create a winter wonderland. You can purchase a bag of snow and miniature trees at your craft store.

Last year I made a winter scene using a Mason jar and gave them away as gifts. You use the same supplies for the interior as the shakers.


Felt Tree Hurricanes

Buy hurricane glasses, cut out felt trees, add a bit of fake snow and a candle for a lovely centerpiece.


Stick Sled Ornament

Who knew popsicle sticks could be so cute! A fun ornament to make with children.

These are just a few suggestions. Hopefully they get your creative ideas flowing and you come up with a new holiday decoration to add to your treasures, or give as a gift, this year!