Christmas Hacks That Will Help You Decorate Your Home In Style & Save Money

The holidays can be expensive - between buying gifts for your family, traveling, and decorating your home, the costs can add up. However, with these holiday decorating ideas, you can make your home look amazing and save a ton of money in the process. Plus, these ideas are really simple and can make for a fun holiday activity for the entire family.

Wine Glass Snow Globes/Candle Holders

If you want to really impress your guests, you can turn your extra wine glasses into a snow globe that can double as a candle-holder. All you need is sugar (for fake snow), some Holiday figurines or trees, and the wine glasses. Pop Sugar has the directions to make a holiday centerpiece that will be the talk of everybody who stops by to visit. 

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Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

Christmas trees can get really expensive, plus they require daily watering and leave needles EVERYWHERE. Even artificial trees can get pricey and they need space to be stored in during the rest of the year. A cheap, easy way to have an awesome looking tree is to repurpose your tomato cages. All you need is garland, a few ornaments, and some lights to turn the tomato cage into a Christmas tree. You can find the plans to build your tree on TheSpruce. 

Pool Noodle Christmas Logs

If you want to add some winter flair to your Christmas decorations, you can break out your pool noodles and with a little paint and a brown paper bag, you can turn those colorful pool noodles into amazing snow-covered Christmas logs. Check out DesignDazzle for complete instructions


Clay Pot Christmas Decorations

If you don't happen to have spare tomato cages lying around, you can always use clay pots to build an awesome looking Christmas tree. Just stack the pots on top of each other, paint them green or whatever color you want, add a few ornaments and you are all set. DIY How To has a few other ideas on how to turn your clay pots into snowmen or reindeer. 

Giant Paper Plate Lollipops

Instead of dropping hundreds of dollars on giant lollipops to line your driveway, you can make your own with a few paper plates and wooden dowels. Get step-by-step instructions on how to build them, along with amazing photos of the finished product, at Lori's Favorite Things Blog

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Spray Painted Christmas Lights

One easy way to spice up your Christmas decorations is to grab some silver and gold spray paint to make those boring green or white cords sparkle.

K-Cup Christmas Ornaments

While most people toss the used coffee pods from their Keurig machines, you can save them and turn them into adorable Christmas ornaments. Victoria Pottle created a step-by-step YouTube video to show you how to recycle the pods into something amazing. Not only will your tree look amazing, but you will also be helping the environment by keeping those disposable pods out of the landfill. 


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