Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

10 Ways to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Decorate for Christmas on a budget with these simple tips & tricks to create a warm, inviting, and festive home for the holidays.

Christmas Entryway

It is officially the most wonderful time of the year with Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror and Christmas less than one month away! Yikes…writing that makes me realize I need to get a move on my Christmas shopping!!!

As a blogger & content creator, our halls have been decked for Christmas for over a month now. But, I know most of you do not start decorating your home for the holidays until after the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. If you’re starting to pull out your Christmas décor from storage, or are shopping online retailers looking to purchase the latest Christmas décor trends, hold on!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

In this blog post, I am taking you on a tour of our home to show you 10 ways to decorate for Christmas on a budget. It doesn’t matter how big or small your budget is, you will find tips & tricks in this post to either repurpose décor you may already have, or save money by utilizing everyday items in your home!

Christmas Entryway

Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

To usher in the holiday season, I am joining 35+ blogger friends on a week long tour of gorgeous homes decked out for the holidays. I love taking a peak inside someone else’s home and finding inspiration! This Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tour is hosted by Kelly at The Tattered Pew. You can find links to the other home tours at the end of this post.

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour

If you are coming here from The Country Peony, welcome! Elizabeth shares beautiful & unique crafting ideas that are easy enough for anyone to do. I know you will love the holiday tour of her studio where Elizabeth’s crafts are made. She has the most adorable pink tree in her studio, check it out here!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

For those of you that may be new here, I’m Heidi, the creative mind behind ERH. (The furry little love nugget below is Eleanor!) I love creating a cozy home for my family with new & collected décor, natural elements, textures, and of course seasonal touches.

You can learn more about me, my family, and Eleanor Rose Home, here.

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Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

10 Ways to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Who’s ready to decorate for Christmas on a budget?! Let’s chat about 10 ways to achieve a festive, cozy holiday home without breaking the bank.

Reuse & Repurpose the Christmas Décor Your Already Have

The easiest way to decorate for Christmas on a budget is to reuse and repurpose what you already have for Christmas decorations. In all honesty, most of what you will see styled in our home for Christmas décor, are items we have had for years. Each year, I might style something a little differently or use a piece in a new way. Reusing and repurposing décor you already have saves money and is less wasteful.

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

This wreath is a perfect example of taking something old (that I was honestly going to throw away) and transforming it into something that is fresh, new, and current.

Christmas Wreath
Before
Anthropologie Dupe Wreath
After

I created this Anthropologie dupe wreath from an old evergreen wreath that had been sitting in a closet for years! I simply removed the embellishments from the wreath, added a little spray paint, and then attached small wooden houses & bottle brush trees. This is one of my favorite seasonal DIY’s to date!

You can find the full tutorial on how to make this Anthro Dupe wreath, here.

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

The best part about this DIY wreath? It only cost me less than $30 to make, which is far less than the $198 price tag of the original Anthropologie wreath! I call that a win!

Anthro Dupe Wreath

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget by Hanging a Dried Orange Garland

If you have been here for any length of time, you know I loved dried oranges at Christmastime!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Dried oranges are such a fun and festive way to decorate for the holidays, and they cost only pennies to make. You can read this blog post on how to make oven dried orange slices.

Once your orange slices are dried, you can use them multiple ways. From ornaments, stovetop potpourri, embellishments, and garlands.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

This dried orange garland is very easy to make. I took some brown twine and threaded that with a needle through the dried orange slices. Then, I placed the orange garland on top of a faux cedar garland.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

I love how the oranges add a pop of color and a nice natural touch to the faux garland beneath. Simple, natural, cozy décor is my absolute favorite!

Tie a Ribbon On It

I tie a ribbon to anything and everything for the holidays…I should say anything that doesn’t move! Actually, I’ve been known to tie a ribbon on Eleanor but I digress.

Ribbon adds a fun, whimsical touch for Christmas and dresses up just about anything. I love to use velvet or satin ribbon for the holidays in either a thin or thick width (depending on where the ribbon is being used).

Christmas Décor on a Budget

On our Christmas tree, I added a thin 3/8″ khaki velvet ribbon, along with a cream cotton “Noel” ribbon. I tied a length of ribbon onto a branch in a simple bow, and left long cascading ends.

You may notice the bust candle on the bookshelf is tied with a ribbon too!

Neutral Christmas Décor

I added ribbon to our living room dresser by tying it to one of the dresser handles as well as to the hanging Noel sign. You can read more on what inspired the décor around the dresser, here.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Even a lamp in the kitchen cannot escape ribbon! Here, I used the same velvet ribbon from the living room.

Pro Tip: When decorating your home with ribbon, make sure to use the same ribbon or coordinating ribbons throughout. Do not mix and match different ribbons in different rooms. Pick three ribbons that are either the same but in coordinating neutral colors, or three that are the same color but in varying widths and use them throughout your entire home. This will make your home look cohesive & balanced, and not cluttered & messy.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget With Star Anise

Have you ever thought to decorate your home with a spice?

I hadn’t either. Until one day I was adding a few whole star anise to a stovetop potpourri, and thought, “These are so pretty, how I can I use this in our Christmas décor?”

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

The answer…in wreath form! I took a gold hoop, hot glued whole star anise to that, and then attached that to a faux juniper wreath I had in storage. I hung that from the pegs in our kitchen, and the star anise wreath has filled our home with it’s delicious, subtle licoricey scent.

Star Anise Wreath

Remember when decorating for Christmas or any other time of the year, to utilize what you already have in your home. Decorating on a budget can be fun because it makes you think outside the box!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Make a Popcorn Garland

I have found memories of making popcorn garlands with my family as a little girl. It was something we did each Christmas while watching Christmas movies on the television.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

I had not made a popcorn garland in many years, but decided to give it a try this holiday to decorate for Christmas on a budget. This will definitely become a yearly tradition for me, I loved the childhood memories it evoked in me.

However, next year I will make sure Eleanor is not at my feet eating each kernel of popcorn as I strung it onto the garland (that was fun to discover after about 5 minutes)!

Popcorn Garland

This garland cost me nothing to make, and looks so adorable on the small tree we have in the kitchen!

What You Need to Make a Popcorn Garland

  • Popped Popcorn: I air popped the popcorn I used for our garland. You could use already popped popcorn but it should not have any seasonings or butter on it.
  • Fishing Line: You want to use a clear, flexible string or line so that the garland can easily be hung & manipulated on a tree.
  • Sewing Needle: A small needle is best to poke through the popcorn.
  • Fresh Whole Cranberries: This is optional. I had some in our fridge so decided to add a pop of red to our popcorn garland.
Popcorn Garland

How to Make a Popcorn Garland

  1. Cut a piece of fishing line to about a 4-5′ section. I do not recommend working with fishing line any longer, since it can easily get tangled. You may need to make multiple garlands depending on the size of your tree.
  2. Tie a knot on one end of the fishing line, large enough that the popcorn won’t fall off. Thread a needle through the other end of the fishing line.
  3. Begin threading the popcorn onto the fishing line by poking the needle through the popcorn and pulling the popcorn to the end of the line.
  4. Continue adding the popcorn until the entire line is full. If using cranberries, place the cranberries an even distance apart (I just eyeballed it, but you could count and add 1 cranberry for every 5-10 pieces of popcorn).
  5. Tie a knot at the end of the line, and place garland on tree!
Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Use Wrapped Gifts as Christmas Décor

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

You’ve spent all that money on Christmas gifts so why not use those gifts as part of your Christmas décor?!

Christmas is the one time of year I believe the outside of the package is just as important as what’s on the inside. So, instead of throwing your thoughtful Christmas gift in a bag filled with tissue paper, wrap it in beautiful wrapping paper and display it under your tree. Use that present as décor!

Christmas Gifts
Christmas Gifts

I like to choose three to four coordinating wrapping papers to wrap our Christmas gifts. Then, I tie our gifts with bows and add one or two fun embellishments to make each present festive & unique. Yes, this will take you a little bit of time to wrap each gift. However, I promise the extra time you took to wrap the gifts will be noticed and appreciated by your gift recipients!

Also, you can admire your beautiful gift wrapped presents all month long under the tree.

Christmas Décor on a Budget

Don’t forget to grab my collection of Christmas printables that include Christmas gift tags and a Christmas gift planner!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget Using Everyday Items

Decorating for Christmas is easy and inexpensive when you use everyday items you already have in your home.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

My family loves pomegranates, so we always have an abundance of them this time of year. Not only are they delicious, they also make great Christmas countertop décor! Instead of throwing them in the fridge, add a bunch of red pomegranates to a bowl, and you have easy & festive (delicious too!) Christmas décor.

Christmas Kitchen Shelf
Santa Mugs

Have a collection of Santa mugs or mugs in general? Take them out of the cabinet and display them on a shelf or hutch for the holidays!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Decorate for Christmas on a budget with fresh cranberries. Cranberries are the perfect colored fruit for the holidays with their deep rich red, maroon, and burgundy hues.

Use them in a popcorn garland, or like I styled here; on a plate with a fresh rosemary, and a Christmas scented candle.

Mix Old & New Christmas Décor

This is my favorite way to decorate all year long. I love a combination of old vintage pieces mixed with new pieces in our home décor. Decorating this way adds character and a story that only our home can tell.

Christmas Entryway

If you are looking to start adding antique pieces to your home, Facebook Marketplace and your local antique stores are a great way to begin searching for and collecting those pieces.

Pro Tip: When antiquing, shop with something specific in mind otherwise you can get overwhelmed with all there is to look at. When you find something you weren’t looking for, it’s like finding a long lost treasure!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

This vintage sled was an accidental find last year while out antiquing. I love the character it has with it’s old chippy paint and metal runners. I also used this sled as a base for a hot cocoa station, you can see that here.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Vintage mercury glass Christmas ornaments are one of my favorite things to search for. The light of the tree sparkling off the ornaments is just so beautiful!

Vintage Dresser

This old wooden dresser is so fun to decorate for the holidays. The rich wood tones of this dresser add warmth and character to our living room.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget by Shopping Your Yard for Fresh Greenery

Mother Nature provides the most beautiful décor right in our own backyards!

Natural décor will add a cozy, fresh element to your home for the holidays. And really, is there any better scent than freshly cut evergreen?!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Last year, I made this fresh evergreen wreath with pine boughs from our backyard and mixed in a few fresh cedar stems from the store.

Farmhouse Bathroom

Here in our downstairs bathroom, I placed a small bouquet of roses and a few fresh pine boughs onto the sink. This small arrangement added a lovely, fresh scent to this small space!

Christmas Evergreens

Fresh greens are not just for the inside of the home! I love to create Christmas planters filled with greens, winter berries, and pinecones that I place at the entrance of our home. It’s such a beautiful way to welcome guests to our home for the holidays.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Don’t throw away those miscellaneous pine pieces from trimming the tree! Save those and add them to a stovetop potpourri!

Download Free Christmas Printables

Who doesn’t love free?! I know I do!

I love finding free Christmas printables on Pinterest that I can use in our home. There are beautiful signs, tags, lists, and so much more that are free to download and use.

Hot Cocoa Station
Hot Cocoa

I created these free printable tags that are perfect for labeling jars of hot cocoa toppings for a hot cocoa station. Download your free tags, here.

Christmas Essentials

For access to more free Eleanor Rose Home printables, click here!

Where can I shop to decorate for Christmas on a budget?

If you’re looking to purchase décor to decorate for Christmas on a budget, these are some of my favorite budget-friendly retailers.

Amazon is one of my favorite resources for Christmas décor. The selection is enormous and most of the prices cannot be beat. If I find something I like on another website, before purchasing, I will check Amazon to see if they have the same item at a lower cost. This is a great way to save a few dollars when you can!

Target’s home décor year round is amazing (in my humble opinion), but their Christmas décor is absolutely amazing! There are multiple collections to shop from (Target Dollar Spot, Threshold, Studio McGee, Hearth & Hand With Magnolia), all at very affordable prices. Most of the new Christmas décor pieces I have purchased this year are from Target.

Facebook Marketplace & local antique stores are a great resource for second-hand Christmas items.

Some of my other favorite retailers for inexpensive holiday décor; Wal-Mart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, & Joann Fabrics.

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

Christmas Home Tour

Thank you for taking a tour of our holiday home! I hope I inspired you to be creative when decorating your home for Christmas on a budget. I’d love to have you follow along with me as I share more budget friendly DIY’s & home décor inspiration! You can join the ERH community, here.

Christmas Entrance

Now head over to Emily of LeCultivateur for her gorgeous holiday home tour! Then, scroll down to find links to the rest of the ladies joining the holiday home tours.

More Eleanor Rose Home Christmas Inspiration

For more Christmas & holiday ideas from me, click here. And, follow along on Pinterest as I pin new holiday & Christmas inspiration daily!

Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

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Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours 2022. Thirty-five talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each Christmas home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours

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The Tattered Pew // Cottage On Bunker Hill // StoneGable // My Wee Abode

Open Doors Open Hearts // Cottage In The Mitten // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours

Tuesday

Midwest Life & Style // She Gave It a Go // Sand Dollar Lane // Bricks n’ Blooms

Pasha Is Home // Robyn’s French Nest // The Ponds Farmhouse

Wednesday’s Tours

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Shiplap and Shells // White Arrows Home // This Is Simplicite // White Lilac Farmhouse

Peacock Ridge Farm // Cloches and Lavender // Simply2Moms

Thursday’s Tours

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County Road 407 // Country Peony // Eleanor Rose Home // Le Cultivateur

Thistle Key Lane // My Family Thyme // Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Friday’s Tours

Friday

Southern Crush At Home // A Life Unfolding // Southern Home and Hospitality // WM Design House

Dabbling and Decorating // Lora Bloomquist // Vintage and Grace Living

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Twinkling Lights

Christmas Tree

The twinkling lights of the Christmas tree make the shorter days of winter a little more bearable. I love the festive glow and ambiance the lights of the Christmas tree add to our home at the holidays.

The soft white lights add warmth and coziness, just what is needed to fight the winter blues.

Christmas Essentials

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Christmas Tree

Create a Hot Cocoa Station

Christmas Essentials

Tis the season…to create a hot cocoa station!

There is nothing more cozy and soul warming than a warm cup of hot cocoa on a cold winters day.

Hot Cocoa Station

Creating a hot cocoa station is a Christmas essential for a family get together, adult Christmas gathering, kid’s birthday party, or just for a night watching Christmas movies by the fire.

Hot Cocoa Station

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Turn on Christmas Music

A cozy home embraces all five senses, so don’t forget about the sense of hearing.

While you’re busy working around the house, turn on some good old fashioned Christmas music! I love classic Christmas music, but turn on any tunes that will get you into the festive holiday spirit.

Christmas Living Room

Christmas is the only time of year with it’s own music, enjoy it!

Bake Sugar Cookies

Christmas Essentials

In our home, Christmas just isn’t Christmas without homemade cookies! Specifically, homemade sugar cookies cut out into fun Christmas shapes.

Sugar Cookies

This cookie baking tradition started with my mom when I was a child. I fondly remember her baking these sugar cookies, and my father, sister, and I frosting them. Once bite of these cookies brings me right back to my childhood. I love continuing this tradition in my home, with my family.

Homemade Sugar Cookies

Find my sugar cookie roll out recipe, here. The secret to these delicious cookies? Store bought vanilla frosting!

Light Candles

Christmas Candles

Christmas scented candles are my favorite candles, and quite frankly I could burn them all year long. The scents of pine, cedar, citrus, cinnamon, and clove are my favorite holiday scents and remind of Christmas each time I light one. What does Christmas smell like to you?

We always have an Antique Candle Co. candles burning in our home. They are beautiful candles, and the scents are heavenly!

Christmas Essential

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Watch Christmas Movies

One of my favorite Christmas past times is snuggling on the couch with a Christmas movie on tv. It’s cozy and as with Christmas music, we only get one time of year to enjoy them.

Christmas Living Room

Some of our families favorite Christmas movies include:

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  • Home Alone
  • Polar Express
  • Elf
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • A Christmas Carol

Simmer Stovetop Potpourri

Stovetop Potpourri

This is one of my favorite ways to infuse our home with the smells of Christmas. Add water, seasonal ingredients, and spices to a pot, then simmer on the stove.

Here’s how to make Christmas stovetop potpourri:

Stovetop Potpourri

In a Dutch oven, combine orange & apple slices, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, cloves, star anise, and pine boughs. Cover with water and bring to a simmer over low heat. Continue to simmer, uncovered for up to 2 hours. Replenish water as needed. Can be used for multiple days (keep pot covered when not simmering), as long as water is replenished.

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Cuddle With Throw Blankets

Christmas essentials must include throw blankets! Even Eleanor cannot resist a good snuggle on the couch with a cozy throw blanket.

Winter Blankets

I like to update the throw blankets in our living room according to the seasons. For winter, I place thicker textured blankets on our couch to keep us warm. Wool, fleece, velvet, and cotton are all get fabrics to look for in winter blankets.

Add a Christmas Tree to the Bedroom

Christmas Essentials

This was the first year we added a Christmas tree to our bedroom. And let me tell you, it won’t be the last!

The Christmas tree has added the perfect amount of coziness and ambiance to our bedroom for the holiday season. It does makes staying in bed all day that much easier.

Our bedroom Christmas tree remains undecorated and I am kind of loving it! Don’t be afraid to leave a tree bare, sometimes it’s more beautiful without all the added décor.

Christmas Essentials

Bring Nature In

One of the most budget friendly and coziest ways to decorate for the holidays is by bringing the outdoors in.

In this corner of our home, I added natural décor to a seagrass basket and filled with birch logs, greenery, and pinecones.

Christmas Essentials
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Star anise is another Christmas essential. Not only do I use this licoricey spice in stovetop potpourri, I have incorporated star anise into our home décor as well!

Christmas Wreath

Last year, I added natural pine boughs to our entryway by simply styling them in a linen shopping bag.

Christmas Essentials

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Dried Orange Ornaments

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Neutral Christmas Décor

Neutral Christmas Décor & A Vintage Dresser

Simple neutral Christmas décor ideas for your home that will create a cozy space for the holidays with seasonal pieces and natural elements.

Neutral Christmas Décor

On a recent trip to Target, as I was perusing the long aisles of Christmas décor (this is in my top 5 of favorite things to do fyi), I came across this beautifully, cozy noel wall hanging. It was love at first sight between it’s rough wooly texture, adorable green pom-pom border, neutral colors, and the sweet embroidered wreath surrounding the word, “Noel”. And so, this wall hanging became the inspiration for the neutral Christmas décor in this cozy corner of our home.

Knowing I wanted to hang the noel wall hanging above our vintage living room dresser, made picking the other pieces I styled here fairly easy. I knew I wanted to incorporate greenery to mimic the greenery embroidered in the wreath and I also wanted to utilize pieces with neutral colors to match the colors of the wall hanging.

Neutral Christmas Décor

The great thing about decorating with neutral Christmas décor is that it will easily work with the décor you already have in your home and your other Christmas décor pieces.

I always like to remind myself and others that the term “neutral” doesn’t necessarily mean light, white or cream colors. It’s more about the combination of colors than individual ones. The neutral colors in this cozy space are creams, taupes, tans, and greens. The key to any color palette is always balance and cohesion.

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Neutral Christmas Décor: Noel Wall Hanging

The noel wall hanging that inspired this space was a little to small to hang on it’s own behind our vintage dresser. So, I simply hung the wall hanging on top of the mirror that was already above the dresser. I love this layered look for the holidays!

Neutral Christmas Décor

To hang the wall hanging on top of the mirror, I placed a suction cup with wreath hook to the top center of the mirror. I then hung the Noel wall hanging from that (making sure the suction cup was secure to the mirror). You could also use ribbon to hang the wall hanging from the top of the mirror.

Velvet ribbon is huge in our home’s Christmas décor this year. So, I tied a simple bow on the wreath hook with a thin green velvet ribbon to add charm and a little extra coziness. The pop of the green ribbon looks so pretty with the shades of green within the wreath on the wall hanging!

Neutral Christmas Décor

Neutral Christmas Décor: Greenery

With the Noel wall hanging up, I then began to add greenery to the top of the dresser.

I love to use fresh flowers and greenery throughout the year, however I prefer to use faux greenery for the holidays. Our home is extremely dry during the winter months so utilizing faux greens in our Christmas décor is much more cost effective (and saves me sanity from not having to constantly pick up a ton of pine needles).

Neutral Christmas Décor

I started by adding a faux pine garland to the top of the dresser. Remember, just because it’s faux doesn’t mean it has to look that way! Fluff and style your faux greenery to resemble how it would look naturally.

Once the pine garland was fluffed, I then incorporated a faux seeded eucalyptus garland into that. I weaved the eucalyptus garland in and around the pine garland, so they appear as one. Continue fluffing and styling the garlands until they are full, realistic, and nautral looking.

Christmas Garland

I styled the garlands so they flowed over one side of our dresser, however you could style the garlands to flow over both sides.

Then, I sprinkled small white wired baubles throughout the garlands. I liked how they resembled holly berries, but kept with the neutral Christmas décor theme. My baubles were purchased from Anthropologie a couple of years ago and are no longer available. These white ornaments could be used instead or these picks would be a great option as well.

Christmas Decorations

The garlands I used to style this space are no longer available. Here are some other great garland options for neutral Christmas décor.

Pine & Eucalyptus Garlands

Neutral Christmas Décor: Candles

Candles are a must all year in my book. With the days extremely short in the northeast during the winter months, they are essential for creating ambiance and coziness in our home.

Neutral Christmas Décor

Brass candlestick holders are one of my favorite things to shop for when antiquing and utilize in our neutral Christmas décor. They are an easy piece to style and add the perfect amount of warmth to any space.

I placed our brass candlestick holders throughout the garlands making sure to mix the varying heights & styles of the candlestick holders on top of the dresser.

Neutral Christmas Décor

I added these candles to the candlestick holders. These beeswax candles are all natural, and I love their tan color which I think looks so pretty in this space.

Neutral Christmas Décor: Ribbon

I would hang a ribbon from everything at Christmastime if I could! It adds such a beautiful, magical touch.

Christmas Ribbon

As I said previously, velvet ribbon is all throughout our Christmas décor this year. This space is no exception! I added the green velvet ribbon to the wall hanging, but I also added more velvet ribbon to one of the dresser knobs.

I actually did this in the fall with a satin ribbon (check that out here) and I loved it so much, I decided to add ribbon here again. On the knob, I tied another simple bow with this khaki velvet ribbon.

Neutral Christmas Décor

Neutral Christmas Décor: Winter Basket

To finish this cozy space, I placed a handled seagrass basket filled with birch logs and greenery next to the dresser.

Winter Basket

Here is how you can create a similar winter basket.

Winter Basket Supplies

Amount of supplies you will need will depend on the size of your basket. The basket I used is 14” high x 18” wide x 10” deep.

Winter Basket

How to Put Together a Winter Basket

Place the blanket on one side of the basket. Style the blanket so it is flowing out of the basket.

On the other side of the basket, stack the birch logs (so they stick out of the basket). I added 6 birch logs about 2′ long and 2.5″ in diameter.

Between the blanket and birch logs, fill in the basket with greenery (I used faux pine & cedar stems). Continue adding stems until the basket appears full, making sure to have some of the greenery flowing over the sides of the basket. This helps faux stems appear real!

Finally, I placed two large pinecones to the center of the basket.

This could also be something you use for outdoor winter décor, however I would use a weather proof vessel and I would not include the blanket. For outdoor décor, you could use real pine stems instead of faux!

Neutral Christmas Décor

More Neutral Christmas Décor Inspiration

Looking for more Christmas & holiday ideas and inspiration? Check out these Christmas blog posts!

Neutral Christmas Décor

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Dried Orange Ornaments

Dried Orange Ornaments

These easy to make dried orange ornaments are a simple & inexpensive, and will add charm and natural beauty to your Christmas décor.

Dried Orange Ornaments

It’s that time of the year here when our home becomes an orange slice drying & ornament making factory! For years, I have been incorporating dried orange slices into our Christmas décor. I love the beautiful, natural simplicity dried orange slices add to our home for the holidays.

Last year, I made dried orange slices and turned them into a Christmas garland above our kitchen window. This year, I decided to to make dried orange ornaments! They add a beautiful layer of texture to our Christmas tree and look like mini stained glass ornaments!

Dried Orange Ornaments

What I love most about dried orange ornaments is that they are budget friendly. You guys know I love anything that is simple and doesn’t break the bank! Making my own dried oranges and using them as ornaments saves us money…one less box of big bulb ornaments I have to purchase to decorate the tree (which I guess means dried orange ornaments saves us room in storage too!).

Dried Orange Ornaments

Dried orange ornaments are extremely easy to make. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced DIY’er or just a beginner, anyone can make these! This would also be a fun craft that the kids can help with once the orange slices are dried and cooled.

Christmas Ornaments

What You Will Need to Make Dried Orange Ornaments

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Mandolin
  • Navel oranges (or other citrus fruit)
  • Twine, ribbon, or ornament hooks
Dried Oranges

How do you make dried orange ornaments?

  1. Thinly slice the oranges using the mandolin.
  2. Place orange slices on parchment lined baking sheets.
  3. Bake in a preheated 200 degree oven for 3-4 hours (flipping oranges every hour or so to ensure even drying).
  4. Remove the oranges from oven when all moisture has been removed and the pulp resembles a stained glass window.
  5. Place twine, ribbon, or hook into the orange slice once fully dried and hang on tree!

For more detailed instructions on how to dry oranges in the oven, check out this oven dried orange slices blog post.

Christmas Tree

How should I hang my dried orange ornaments?

I like to hang our ornaments with either twine or ribbon, but you could also use just a regular old ornament hook. Personally, I think twine or ribbon adds a little something special to the ornaments.

This is the ribbon I used to hang the ornaments on our Christmas tree, but I also used this twine to hang the dried orange ornaments on a small tree in our kitchen.

Christmas Decorations

Here are some twine and ribbon options I like to use to hang dried orange ornaments.

Dried Orange Ornaments

How long do dried orange ornaments last?

Dried orange ornaments can last for many years if there is no moisture left in the orange slices. When oven drying your orange slices ensure you are baking them until no moisture remains.

For details on how to store dried orange slices, click here.

Christmas Ornaments

Are there other types of fruit I can use for dried ornaments?

Yes! You could use any dried fruit to create unique ornaments.

These fruits dry easily and could be hung as beautiful Christmas ornaments.

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Blood oranges
  • Grapefruit
Dried Orange Ornaments

Other Dried Orange Ideas

Dried orange slices can be used in multiple ways during the holiday season. Here are a few of my favorites!

Christmas Decorations

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Christmas Décor 2022

Christmas Décor 2022: My Cozy Picks

Now is the perfect time to start shopping for Christmas décor 2022 from a few of my favorite online shops before items begin to sell out.

I know, I get it. It’s only the beginning of October and here I am putting together a blog post about Christmas décor. If you think about it though, we are less than 3 months away from Christmas day (how is that even possible?!). Before you cringe at the thought of Christmas and move on from this post, there is a reason I am sharing my cozy picks for Christmas Décor 2022…now!

In recent years, seasonal décor has sold out quickly. I am not sure if manufacturers are producing less products or if there continues to be supply chain issues. Whatever the case may be, shopping for your Christmas décor early, before items begin to sell out, is a good idea.

I’ve scoured the websites of four of my favorite online retailers to help you find the coziest décor for your home this Christmas. Let’s take a look at some Christmas décor and do a little shopping (shh, don’t tell Dave!).

Pottery Barn Christmas Décor 2022

I am loving the release of Pottery Barn’s Christmas collection! It’s timeless and cozy with Christmas décor that will fit the aesthetic of any home.

Gingerbread House Pillow
Snowman Tree Topper
Christmas Duvet
Antler Platter
Wooden Nutcrackers
Olive Leaf Garland
House Ornament
Gnome Towel
Santa Mugs
Gnome Felt Coasters
Acorn Ornaments
Stay Cozy Pillow
Cookie Jar
Wooden House Ornaments
Wall Tapestry

Anthropologie Christmas Décor 2022

Anthropologie is one of my favorite places to shop for Christmas décor. This year’s Christmas collection is unique, eclectic, and oh so cozy!

Christmas Décor 2022
Christmas Cups
Christmas Décor 2022
Mercury Glass Garland
Christmas Décor 2022
Christmas Stocking
Christmas Décor 2022
Advent Village
Christmas Tree Toper
Christmas Tree Skirt
Christmas Décor 2022
Christmas Pillow
Wrapping Paper
Coffee Mugs