Tuesday, December 8, 2015

5 Frugal Ways to Decorate for Christmas

I recently shared how I decorated parts of our home with the help of Target's Dollar Spot. It didn't take long for me to learn that preparing your home for Christmas is not that hard if you do use a bit of creativity and your own two hands. In fact, I gathered a few super inexpensive, easy to make and truly wonderful Christmas decoration ideas you can use in your home. I guarantee that you will have excellent Christmas spirit at home without spending tons of cash with these great DIY decorations!

Garland of Family Pictures
For really sentimental décor element that you can use throughout your home, gather your most favorite family pictures from the year and hang them on a festive ribbon. You can also add some holiday greeting cards to make a great looking and inexpensive décor element. That will be a great centerpiece for the room and focal point during your Christmas celebrations as well.

Gift Bow Snow
If you have tons of old or used gift bows in white or silver, or there is a huge sale of them in your local department store, you can create a great DIY craft that will look like real snow. Get as many white or/and silver little gift bows and stick them to various lengths of white string or ribbon. All you need to do then is to hang it near the window, above the table or anywhere else you wish to enjoy sparkly "snow".

Toilet Paper Rolls Dolls
Don’t throw away toilet paper rolls. There are many ways how you can incorporate that to your Christmas decorations. For example, get colorful paper, some glue and cut out shapes that look like various Christmas characters. Anything goes – from angels to Santa to elves and so on. Draw eyes and mouth and don’t forget to include the little ones. Kids will love creating dolls in Christmas spirit and afterward it will be a very cute keepsake from the holiday.

Orange Snowmen
Speaking of involving kids, let me share another great DIY décor idea. Pick up some oranges, pins, and colorful paper and created a wonderfully scented snowmen that will last for the whole holiday season. Tangerines are also a great option when creating your snowman and the best part is that after the Christmas you can eat those snowmen.

Vase of Christmas Spirit
If you always loved the story about the Nutcracker, or even if you not, you can try and celebrate Christmas with the help of various nuts. Add some walnuts, cranberries, and kumquats, and put it all in a vase, deep plate or glass. Stop there – they all look very naturally Christmas-like or add some candles too if you want, and enjoy a real Christmas spirit on a budget.

I love decorating our home for the holidays. From the colors to the lights to the warmth of the season, it's one of the best parts of the holidays in my opinion. That and of course the cookies. Do you enjoy decorating for the holidays like I do? Share your holiday decor with me; I'd love to "oh" and "ah" over it.

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