5 Tips for Decking the Halls on a Budget

The holidays are coming, and it’s time to transform your home into a holiday haven. But with all the financial commitments that come with the season, you might be looking for ways to decorate on a budget. Use these tips to get a head start and save some cash at the same time.

Blanket Your Home in Light

Lights are easily the most expensive piece of holiday home decor, especially if you’re going for a Clark Griswold–level display. But you don’t have to spend a lot to make your home’s exterior festive. This Points of Light projector is an affordable way to spread some holiday cheer. You can set it up in minutes, and it has 122 different light patterns that are controlled by a remote. One projector can blanket most homes.

Transform Your TV Into a Focal Point

No fireplace? No problem. We have access to a number of holiday-themed loop videos on YouTube, Netflix and more — specifically digital fireplaces. It’s amazing how much this simple tip can impact the ambiance in your home. The sound of crackling logs and the roar of the flames make it feel warmer and cozier.

Put Your Gift-Wrapping Skills to Use

One trick my mom taught me for party decorations and holiday home decor is wrapping a few of your existing pictures in festive wrapping paper. It takes only a few minutes, it’s affordable and it can transform a room. Add ribbons and bows for extra holiday flair.

Find New Places to Hang Ornaments

Find some new places for your flashy ornaments other than the tree. Fill a decorative bowl, hang them on some items in your home or spread them over your mantel or entertainment center. We have a metal geometric wall decoration that we hang mini ornaments on each year. It has mirrors that reflect the light bouncing off the ornaments, and it ties the room together.

Repurpose Vases, Jars and Containers

Most people have decorative pieces that stay out in their home before and after the holidays. Why not add to what you already have instead of buying new decorations each season? Fill a small vase with candy or nuts, mix some ornaments and pinecones together in a bowl or place some candy canes in a mason jar. It’s your chance to get creative with home decor.

Start With Ebates for Your Holiday Needs

Whether you’re shopping for holiday home decor or gifts for friends and family, Ebates is a smart choice for budget-conscious shoppers because you get Cash Back. The extra coupons, holiday deals and promo codes can help you save even more when you’re checking items off your list.


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