Affordable,Free Christmas Decorations at Home

10 Dec

Yes, it is true, affordable and free. Along with quirky to some. Let’s take a look at the holiday surprises you and your family can create this Christmas season.

First is the holiday sock and stuffed animal display. I had to borrow the socks from Aunt Ronda because I gave mine to Goodwill (sorry Mom).


Wine bottles and can good containers were used to slip your holiday socks onto. I like  the different heights of the bottles for added interest. Stuffed animals were placed into wine and pilsner glasses, vases and other see through containers.


Also keeps the stuffed animals rather clean.

Next is the wrapping paper decor. I have so much wrapping paper and because of this bleak economy are exchanging less these days. Take a piece of cardboard, painting canvas or anything flat and wrap it up with holiday wrapping paper to provide added color for your room. Another suggestion would be to use as an affordable tablecloth.


You could even wrap up your framed artwork hanging on your walls and adorn them with ribbon and bows.


Another easy and affordable holiday decoration is taking your old 80’s style belts or new ones and belting up your holiday throw pillows. I used black belts in my old world style living room. It gives me a feeling of the nostalgic Saint Nick. The belts also offer a place to position holiday bows.


I absolutely love this last decorating idea because of the history behind it. We have several Christmas books passed down through the generations and I use them as art in my old world style living room. They have memories and provide a sense of warmth within the room that nothing newly purchased could offer.


I love everything about these books and the placement is perfect, 7 feet verticle, away from my 4 year old’s hands.



I am sure you have some books stashed away somewhere. Even if they are not “old” books, there is an easy way to distress them with scrapbook ink or paint. That will be another post.


I hope these affordable and free Christmas Decoration ideas help you and your family have the best holiday ambiance ever.

Happy Planting!

Diana Gardner-Williams

Landscape Design and Installation


Posted by on December 10, 2008 in Crafts, Uncategorized


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4 responses to “Affordable,Free Christmas Decorations at Home

  1. melanie

    December 12, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Really cute decorating ideas. I LOVE the socks thing. I’m going to do it right now. I have some red and white striped toe socks. Won’t that be funny! Can’t wait to see what it looks like. See you soon girl friend! Melanie

  2. Aunr Julie

    December 12, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Hi Diana,

    You always were clever with decorating. Love everything you do. See you soon Merry Christmas

  3. Mom Williams

    December 12, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    So that’s what you were doing with the socks! What a cute idea! Leave it to you to decorate with footwear! I can only imagine what you would do with mittens! Keep up the creativity…love all your ideas. Gramma Carrie

  4. Josie Adamo

    December 18, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Love the place for those special books! You are the creative one … must have taken after your aunt … hmmmm!


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