Christmas is this week. You are probably running around doing last minute shopping, wrapping presents and starting your meal prep for the coming Christmas feast. Have you put in any thought into your table decor though? Instead of adding another thing to your shopping list, why not decorate your table this year with some low-cost, no-fuss Christmas decoration ideas. These Christmas decor ideas take little time, effort or cost to make and require no storage at the end of the season.

Keep it simple this year!

No-Fuss Last Minute Christmas Decor

Load of Rubbish Wreath

Rustic wreaths can be easy to make and cheap on the pocketbook

  • make a wreath out of twigs to greet visitors
  • lay evergreen boughs, pine cones, or dogwood twigs on your table for a seasonal flair
  • carve a few holes in a log or slab of wood and add candles
  • fill a glass vase with colourful Christmas decorations
Load of Rubbish Mason Jar upcycle

Save a few cranberries from the cranberry sauce and add them to your centrepiece

add cranberries and floating candles to your centrepiece

  • wrap burlap around the base of candles for a rustic feel
  • frost pine cones and hang them with fancy ribbon in your windows
  • paint wood blocks to look like presents for the front porch
  • make old-fashioned popcorn garlands to string on your mantel
  • set out a bowl of potpourri with dried herbs like cinnamon sticks, cloves, whole nutmeg, bay leaves or star anise
  • Load of Rubbish Upcycled Christmas Decor

    Old rustic containers make great display urns for your Christmas greenery

    add birch logs, spruce boughs, big pine cones, etc. to old watering cans, wash tubs or other rustic containers

  • tie napkin ring holders out of twine with a twig of pine for a simple Christmas touch
  • make place names out of simple cardstock and a sprig of rosemary
  • cut out paper snowflakes to scatter across your table
  • hang old skates, prop up an old sled, or park your old wagon filled with Christmas decor items of your choice
  • Get creative! Use what you’ve got. Tie a bow on it, add a pinecone or evergreen bough and call it Christmas. You are done…

    Merry Christmas from Load of Rubbish!