Given that we’re all trying to watch our pennies this Christmas season, we’ve rounded together some simple and cheap ways to decorate your home for the season. All of us could use some creative ways to celebrate Christmas without breaking the bank. Living costs are a national issue, so we could all use a little ingenuity in our decor choices. Christmas decorating doesn’t have to break the bank.
Dustings of red and silver
From now until spring, your kitchen will seem like a winter wonderland thanks to the addition of poinsettias, dazzling tabletop trees, and a bright banner. Whenever these little wreaths are involved, more is more. Miniature versions may be strung with yarn to adorn otherwise barren walls or corridors. Tape paper circles on it and enlist the cooperation of the youngsters to create a festive look. Rather of using just pine branches for your Christmas décor, why not try including some variety?
Ensure that your Christmas trees continue to look fresh for years
The time has come to start thinking about holiday decorations and putting up the Christmas trees. Even if you follow seasonal traditions and decorate with evergreens, stockings and garlands, it’s still a good idea to update your holiday décor. Putting up the same Christmas decorations year after year may become old fast. However, it’s impractical to regularly upgrade your holiday décor. You need not go out and spend a bunch each year to make your “old” products seem NEW. I’ll demonstrate how simple it is.
Snuggle up in front of the fire
During the Christmas season, adorn your fireplace with a garland and seasonal touches like pinecones and magnolia leaves. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a sofa, you may create a comfortable space for family night by grouping several chairs around an ottoman. A hot toddy, please.
Decorate your windowsill to make it seem like a mantel. Tie a wide sash for a contemporary take on the traditional large red bow. Using a glue gun, you can give store-bought stockings a more holiday vibe by decorating them with ball fringe and ribbon.
Banister embellishment: a dose of Christmas lights
Put a large wreath and some sparkling christmas-lights on the stairway in place of stockings displayed over the fireplace. Mix live and fake plants, then add a thick ribbon and evergreens for added effect. If you want something to remain place, zip ties are your best bet. Who says the cake can’t be the focus of the table as well? A miniature Santa and his sleigh set on a carpet of fake snow are sure to provide joy to onlookers.
It’s time to take up the yearly tradition of stringing cookies
This fragrant and appetizing-looking gingerbread garland is the result of a dough spiced with cinnamon and applesauce. A simple and effective method to dress up your table is to run a garland (real or artificial) down the middle of it. Include some votive candles to complete the look.
Expose some DIY constellations
Hang a few of lanterns so guests can make their way to the party. Place the wooden dowels in a star formation after wrapping the ends with florist’s ribbon. Beads or synthetic berries may be wired onto one end. Dress the stars with a stem of eucalyptus for the final touch. Hang them from the ceiling of the stairs so that people can watch them as they ascend toward the stars, or put them on display on the balcony for passersby to enjoy.