Let’s face it: Christmas can be a stressful time, especially when you’re trying to get gifts for all of your loved ones. Things can get very expensive. Luckily, there are ways around breaking the bank just to feel a little festive. Just be like these people and you are guaranteed to have a festive and budget-friendly Christmas.
Don’t fret with buying new decorations. You can always upcycle your Halloween décor and make it Christmas af.
Decorating for Christmas on a college budget ? Pancho Claus is just missing his hat ??? pic.twitter.com/LHAaUWa416
— Ari (@ari_ariii) November 19, 2016
Just add red, green, and gold fabric and BAM! You’ve got yourself a Grim Reaper Claus.
Birthday decorations work too… because Jesus.
Christmas decorations on a budget pic.twitter.com/39YEuxsnLY
— Beth (@BETHANYHOPELAMB) December 1, 2014
Pretty sure that dude would appreciate a birthday shoutout on… his birthday.
Make your Christmas party outfit super festive with some accessories made out of gift wrap.
When you gotta go to the Christmas party but you on a budget pic.twitter.com/Nd9qMRFrCV
— Cassidy (@Cassidy220_) December 15, 2015
We all know that mami y papi are going to drag you from party to party so why not liven the parties up a little bit?
Literally any green plant (real or fake) can make great mistletoe.
When you Christmas AF on a budget pic.twitter.com/m8UukLlQcQ
— Kyle Benson (@TI4B_Benson) November 20, 2016
Tbh, no one really knows what mistletoe even looks like so this is an easy hack.
Those pinecones that destroy your bare feet while playing in the yard make great decoration.
When you're ballin' on a budget & want more Christmas decorations so you just take pinecones from outside & branches off of your bushes.???? pic.twitter.com/o68VTTr575
— Kaitlynn ♡ (@kaitlynncoon) November 6, 2016
And in the spring you can cover them in peanut butter and roll them in bird seed to make eco-friendly bird feeders.
Even the most important part of Christmas, the Nativity scene, can be masterfully executed on a budget.
Nativity scene on a budget with coke cans! pic.twitter.com/1oRLsJDEvc
— The Printworks (@The_Printworks) December 8, 2014
No ornaments? No problem.
PRO TIP: Naff CDs make a great Christmas decoration for a radio station on a budget! pic.twitter.com/VVoZ1Yn6ly
— Radio Lincolnshire (@BBCRadioLincs) December 5, 2015
Just ask José to borrow the CDs he isn’t using and you are all set.
You can even convince your little primos to make some ornaments if you want that DIY feel.
Just spent past 3 hours making homemade Christmas decorations for our tree, ah Xmas on a student budget. pic.twitter.com/FHAhQTQi
— Laura Sutherland (@LauraSuther) December 12, 2012
Me: Mira. Si tu quieres los regalos de Santa, you need to put in a little work.
Fun fact 34,896,151: liquor bottles make great tree toppers.
Who needs an angel for a Christmas tree topper when you've got a bottle of Bacardi? pic.twitter.com/PDgOPpcZbe
— Kristina Bedard (@KristinaJoLynn) November 29, 2016
Finally, your tío’s ever-growing collection of tequila bottles will be put to good use.
Minimalism is all the rage this Christmas season.
A clever use of the tree air freshener…
Might be able to treat the office to a christmas tree now.. pic.twitter.com/p2ZvNdKsVJ
— Alexis (@PrestigeDiesels) December 15, 2014
Plus, you won’t have mami yelling at you to clean the pine needles before the family arrives. #BONUS
Santa really doesn’t care what kind of cookies you give him on Christmas.
When it's Christmas Eve & you want cookies but you on a budget. Thanks mom. pic.twitter.com/oxAWgHYsz7
— Allyson Ferguson (@afergalicious_) December 25, 2015
Hell, Santa might even accept all those leftover tamales that will no doubt be eaten the rest of the holiday.
Fresh out of cash after buying gifts? Any paper is wrapping paper if you want it to be.
— Joe Carson (@DeeAverageJoe) December 25, 2012
You can even use some newspaper if they like to read.
And if you can’t be bothered to buy gifts, just make some coupons.
When it's Christmas Eve and you're balling on a budget pic.twitter.com/MBeG0JqkQM
— tabasco velasco (@ysabellav_) December 24, 2015
These are guaranteed to make that special person in your life cry with joy.