Decorating your house for Christmas on a budget

Christmas time is upon us once again and some of us may be feeling the pinch with the never-ending list of food and presents the festive season brings. Therefore, we have compiled a list of budget-friendly ways to decorate your home this Christmas…

Make your own wreath

Christmas wreaths can be expensive, so what better way to save money than create your own bespoke front door decoration. After you purchase a foam ring from eBay or Amazon, take advantage of the fact nature is free! Forage for foliage, such as leaves and dried flowers, to place around the foam ring. For the finishing touches you could add some spare baubles or ribbon.

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Creative upcycling garlands

If you're looking to decorate your tree with something other than tinsel but your budget doesn't cover fancy pre-made garlands, why not try creating your own? You can string together anything from mistletoe to pinecones, just loop them through a piece of thread or ribbon and they are ready to hang up.

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 Give your home a Christmas scent

Give your house that distinctive Christmassy scent this year without breaking the bank on expensive candles. Conjure up your own fragrant hotpot to pop on the hob for the perfect festive ambience. Signature aromatic recipes feature oranges, cinnamon sticks, rosemary, cloves, berries and vanilla extract. Just switch on your hob and simmer, in minutes you will have a festively fragranced home which is sure to get you and your guests in the Christmas spirit.

Read three fantastic stovetop recipes here.

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Versatile dried fruit decorations

Christmas tree decorations don't come more cost effective than throwing some fruit in the oven. All you need to do is simply slice vertical lines on a clementine (for example) or cut them into slices, use a toothpick to make a hole for the thread later and place them on a baking tray before popping them in the oven for 4-6 hours. String some thread through the holes and there you have the perfect multi-use Christmas decoration.

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Creative table piece

Want a show-stopping centre piece for your table but don't want to spend a fortune? We have the perfect idea for you! While putting up the tree save a few varying-sized baubles and when it comes to laying the table, pop them underneath wine glasses also varying in size and shape. Place some candles on top of the glasses for the finishing touch - your guests are sure to be impressed!

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We hope you've found our Christmas decoration ideas useful. Of course, it goes without saying, that they would all look great in a Shanly Home so why not check out our latest developments here!

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