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Christmas Decorations on a Budget

In the mad rush and stress of the holidays, it often seems that Christmas decorations aren't worth the effort. But decorating for Christmas doesn't have to be stressful or expensive. Whether you're decorating your first place or had years of experience, we've got Christmas decorating ideas to help you make your home beautiful for the holidays.

Budget Christmas Decorating Ideas
Christmas decorating idea gallery that will help you prepare, host and get through the Christmas season in style.

Christmas Wreaths to Make & Decorate
Save big bucks this holiday season by crafting your own festive Christmas wreath (or two!). Tons of great DIY ideas and links to tutorials.

DIY Christmas Art
A collection of affordable & easy-to-do DIY Christmas art ideas.

Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas
A alternative Christmas tree ideas from fun to funky, and links to tutorials and DIY ideas to help your celebrate the holidays in style and on budget!


Free Christmas printables for holiday decorating, party decor, gift wrap and more.

Christmas Decorations to Make
A hub of great ideas for DIY Christmas decor from the guides at About.com.

Holiday Decorating Tips from Dr. Christmas
Tips and ideas for using objects around your home to decorate for the holidays frugally, from the creative decorating team known as Dr. Christmas.

DIY Ornament Ideas
DIY ornament ideas for crafting and creating your own unique, handmade ornaments. These make great gift ideas, too!

Christmas Decor From Old Items
Celebrate a greener Christmas this year by repurposing old, worn out or everyday items into festive Christmas decor.

2013 Holiday Tableware Ideas
A collection of beautiful yet affordable holiday tableware ideas for the 2013 season.

Sabrina Soto's Tips on Holiday Decorating for Small Spaces
Sabrina Soto's simple and affordable ideas for decorating small spaces for the holidays.

Simple & Fun Christmas Food Ideas
Christmas food ideas and Christmas themed foods that are fun and simple to make.

Budget Ideas for a Christmas Tree Skirt
Displaying a wide variety of Christmas tree skirts that are also budget-friendly. From DIY to ready-to-buy, we've got links to fabulous and fun ideas!

How to Decorate for Christmas Fast
With just a few dollars, you can give your home a festive holiday feel in as little as five minutes.

What Makes a Holiday Table
By adding a few inexpensive accessories to your everyday dinnerware, you can create a holiday table that shines.

Budget-Friendly Christmas Party Decorating Ideas
Host an affordable gathering this Christmas with these ideas for Christmas and holiday party decorations.

Advent Calendar Ideas
DIY and ready-to-buy fun and unique advent calendars that will fit right in with any holiday decor.

How to Make Paper Dove Garland
Making paper garland in the shape of kissing doves is a simple and inexpensive way to decorate for the holidays.

Budget Ideas for Holiday Place Settings
Looking for inspiration for your holiday table? Ideas to help you pull off your holiday place settings.

Super Fast and Easy Ways to Decorate for Christmas
It is possible to decorate beautifully for Christmas, even with a busy schedule and a small budget.

5 Fancy Gift Wrap Ideas Video
Tired of the old wrap and spiral ribbon? This video shows you how to take your gift wrapping to the next level, and add a touch of elegance to the holidays.

Easy Gift Decorating Video
Jazz up your gifts with a few dazzling tricks and you'll have the prettiest packages around.

Holiday Decorations for Your First Place
Whether you are searching for holiday decorations for your first place or having to start from scratch for any number of reasons, the task can feel overwhelming, especially if you are already on a tight budget. If the holidays are fast approaching and you don t have a decoration or much more than a dime, it is still possible to make your home...

Tips for Christmas Decorating
Many of us have holiday decorating shortcuts that we've devised, and some have even developed traditions to help them decorate their home. Readers share tips on how they get it all done.

DIY Custom Gift Wrap Video
Learn how to make your own wrapping paper to add a personal touch to gift giving. This is also a great way to recycle paper in a fun, creative way.

Budget Decorating for the Holidays
You don't have to spend a dime on holiday decorating. By decorating your home with fabulous homemade projects - projects from items that are in and around your home - you can save big this season.

Budget Ideas for a Holiday Mantel
Easy, free, and super frugal ideas for decorating a holiday mantel.

Red & Green DIY Furniture & Decor
Red and green DIY furniture and decor that will look great around your home all year.

Christmas Trees 101 - Part I
Part I: Selecting, caring for and saving on a natural Christmas tree.

Christmas Trees 101 - Part II
Part II: Selecting, caring for & saving on an artificial Christmas tree, along with alternative tree ideas plus tips on decorating a tree.

Expert Tips for Creating a Holiday Game Plan
Tips for creating a plan for the holidays from HGTV Design Star, Casey Noble.

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