Charming Christmas Decoration Ideas That Save Time And Money
Are you looking for Christmas decorations that look festive and unique, but don’t cost a bomb or take up hours of your precious time to make and put up? Here are some charming Christmas decoration ideas that will save you time and money.
One quick tip is to hang holiday wreaths all over. Put them on all the doors and front windows that you have. Use real ones if you can, for that aromatic Christmas holiday smell. If you want to go artificial, you can still get the visual effects you want and save money in the long-term.
Painted Christmas Shapes
Another idea is to sponge-paint Christmas shapes to your windows. Make stars, ornaments, or anything else that you can think of. Add a teaspoon of dish detergent to the acrylic paint so that it comes out easily when it’s time to take it down. This is a fun Christmas decoration that the kids will enjoy helping you with.
Christmas Clay Ornaments
Buy clay and paint, and make some ornaments with your children. This will save you money, give you special bonding time with them, and add a touch of old-world charm to your tree.
Add bows to everything. Add them to your stairs, doors, plants, or garlands, for some instant flair. These Christmas decorations look festive, and you can hang on to them over the years and reuse them again and again to save money.
Light candles. Aromatic candles are an alluring Christmas decoration, and inexpensive at that. You can buy tea light candles at your local dollar store, drop them into jars that you have around the house, add some ribbon, and poof – you have a great Christmas decoration!
Make garlands out of felt scraps. Cut out Christmas shapes, tie together with ribbon or string, and hang your new decoration throughout your house.
Take your pictures down, wrap them up like gifts, and put them back up. You can either do this throughout the house, or just in the entrance rooms. Fill a pretty basket with candy canes, and put it on top of a table in the entry room.
Make a wreath with candies tied on, and accessible scissors. This is not only festive, but it’s a fun and inexpensive Christmas decoration. Pile pinecones with bows in baskets. Decorate your doors with gift-wrap and bows and make them look like presents.
Start a Christmas decoration collection. Try making something new every year. This will not only start a fun holiday tradition in your family, but it will help you save money in the long run.
Remember, you don’t really need to buy decorations for your home this Christmas season – you can sew or craft your unique decorations by yourself or with the help of your family.
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