How To Decorate Your Home For Christmas On A Budget

Ho, ho, here are tips on how you can make your house look festive for the Christmas holidays on a budget.

While Christmas is not until several weeks, Christmas decorations always begin much sooner. And living in a time that is influenced by trends it can be easy to be swept up by the current latest trends. Particularly during the Christmas season! At Clooper, we encourage you to go above and beyond to make your home look as festive as possible. However, it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to beautify your home for Christmas. Clooper’s got your back! Here is a guide on how to decorate your home for Christmas on a budget!


If you’re looking to keep Christmas decoration costs low this year, you can D.I.Y your decorations. Not only will you be saving money, but it can also be a fun and festive activity for you and your loved ones to do. So, get your creative juice flowing with the bits and bobs around your house; Such as papers, cardboards, colouring pens, and glues. There are so many delightful Christmas decorations you can make with just these few pieces. Here is a list of paper Christmas decorations you can make at home without breaking a sweat. 

  • Christmas crackers
  • Swedish paper stars
  • Folded fire tree
  • Paper snow icicles 
  • Paper Poinsettias

The D.I.Y Christmas fun doesn’t have to stop with paper materials; We’re sure there are some plastic bottles you can find around the house that could transform into beautiful Christmas ornaments. Here is some recycle friendly Christmas decoration inspiration to make with plastic bottles:

  • Snow globe
  • Snowman
  • Baubles 
  • Candlestick
  • Floating stars 

 The D.I.Y Christmas decorations can be displaced all around your house to give your home a radiant Christmas look. 


While Christmas lasts only for one day and some only leave their decorations for a month or less, many tend to reuse their decorations for the following years. We understand the hassle it can be getting new decorations yearly. Not to mention how hectic holiday shopping can be! So, many settle in reusing and repurposing their old Christmas decorations for that reason. However, like many ornaments, over a while, they can start to wear down. So here are some tips on how you can revamp your old Christmas decorations and make them Santa approved! 

  • Buy an artificial tree, which can last up to 10 years
  • Reuse your ornaments for other things such as a Christmas wreath
  • Get creative! Stick old ornaments into a mirror or hang them up on the wall with a ribbon
  • Mix ornaments together 
  • Clean old ornaments and add sparkles or redecorate them with coloring pens 

Reusing and revamping used Christmas decorations is the most inexpensive way to decorate your home. Not only do you save money but, you get to express your creativity in the process.


If you have grown out of putting up the usual Christmas directions year after year but, aren’t keen on buying new decorations, you can always make an exchange. Exchanging Christmas decorations can be an enjoyable and entertaining experience for you and your loved ones. Not to mention it is an inexpensive way of receiving new Christmas decorations. Furthermore, it may give you another incentive to get closer to your neighbours. And or see your friends for the holidays. An ornament exchange party is the best way to receive new Christmas decorations on a budget! Here are the benefits of hosting an ornament exchange party.

  • New Christmas ornaments which you did not have to spend money on
  • Bonding with your loved ones
  • Crafting and creating 
  • Giving your Christmas tree a new look
  • Gift giving 

Alternatively, you could throw a Christmas exchange party. While most Christmas exchange parties are traditional, the rules can be tailored to you. As the host, you may consider coming up with a Christmas gift theme! If you are keen on exchanging your decorations, then all the gifts could be centred around that. Additionally, this is another themed party that can allow you to decorate your home on a budget while also having lots of festive fun.


To summarize, there are so many inexpensive ways you can decorate your home for Christmas this year! From D.I.Y to ornament exchange parties or revamping your old decorations. Additionally, apps like YouTube, Pinterest, TikTok, and Instagram are very resourceful for finding inspiration to decorate your home for Christmas. We recommend you find the Christmas look on the apps and emulate the style with D.I.Y. Or see if your neighbours or friends may have it with a Christmas exchange party. 

A great place to start will be on Pinterest. Pinterest is an image sharing and social media service. Moreover, Pinterest has over 450 million monthly active users, one of them being, @Doxiemama she has over 56.6k followers! Dennis Morrison has a Pinterest board dedicated to Christmas Decorating Ideas. The service enables image saving, and creating an account is very simple. So long as you have storage, your phone will have an endless catalogue of Christmas decorating images. Alternatively, TikTok is a fantastic platform for sourcing the latest Christmas decorating trends. A popular TikToker, @Macy.blackwell, is known for filming videos on how to decorate your home for Christmas on a budget.

If you are a bit old school and have no interest in sourcing inspiration on TikTok but are still keen on finding Christmas decor inspiration through videos, then YouTube is the place for you. Just search in “Christmas home decor D.I.Y”, where you will find endless videos on how you can design your home for Christmas on a budget. If not YouTube, then Instagram. With over one billion active users, we’re sure you will source thousands of inspirations. Use hashtags such as #Christmashome, where you will find over one hundred thousand videos and clips for inspiration that you can emulate. Finally, you can check out our recent blog post here, where you will find information on the best Christmas markets to visit.