There is a chill in the air. The snow is falling. Children are bundled up in big, puffy coats and fireplaces roar. Yes — the holidays are almost here and that means that it is time to get your house ready for the holidays. From holiday house deals to rethinking the use of old things, here are 4 ways to decorate your home for Christmas on a budget…

Use a little of greenery in your home.

Green garland is usually one of the cheapest ways to add a festive touch to your home for the holidays. If you buy artificial, you can almost coat every banister, mantle and border with the stuff for next to nothing. Remember, the smaller the girth of your garland, cheaper it will be. However, you can dress it up by intertwining the garland with iridescent ribbon and hanging a few ornaments along the way. Tie on ribbons are also a great option for making inexpensive, small garland appear more festive and guest ready.

Get into a little DIY.

The holidays are the perfect time to try your hand at creating things on your own. With some cardboard letters from the craft section and some gold spray paint, simple objects can spell out the word MERRY or FAMILY. Surround with candles and garland for the perfect display at your front door or on your dining room table. Pinterest is a great place to get ideas for ways to make your home look incredible using mostly items you already have lying around your house. Just be careful… Pinterest and DIY crafts can be pretty addictive!

Use old favorites in new ways to give the holiday a modern touch.

Ornaments and candy canes can have new purposes when you use your imagination. Fill bowls or vases with ornaments for a new spin on holiday décor. Hang candy cane on baker’s twine to use as a festive garland for your mantle. Always look for new ways to use old favorites and your Christmas will always look modern and musing.

Use coupons.

Today’s holiday house deals won’t only come from clipped coupons. They will come from coupon sites, signing up for company emails and even social media. Utilize every one of these and stack coupons when you can so that you can save, save, save on holiday deals for your house.

As the holidays grow closer, remember, it doesn’t take a fortune to make your home look special during the holidays. With a little imagination and even a smaller amount of cash, you can make your home look merry and bright too.