Easy Budget Friendly Christmas Decorating Tips
Christmas is just around the corner. Are you ready to decorate your house or office? Here are seven easy and budget friendly Christmas decorating tips that you can use.
It is very important to keep the following in mind.
You can use old ornaments and decors and make them into something else.
If you know how to make it, do it. Just buy the raw materials and you are set to create your own decors -from stockings to Christmas or holiday wreaths.
The most important thing is to enjoy the whole process. Enjoy creating a home with Christmas decorations filled with energy and love. This gives your home that extra sparkle.
There are many Christmas candles available in the stores. These candles have decorations on them which makes them different from the plain candles which is more affordable. However, you can creatively use plain colored candles to make Christmas decorations.
Use different height for accent. Combine the use of red and green candles or just red or just green.
Natural elements can be used to surround the candles, such as evergreen branches, pinecones or berries with candles. An alternative, of course, would be plastic like leaves. Candles can also be placed on wooden baskets.
Another budget friendly Christmas decoration that you can use are Christmas cards. If you keep Christmas cards, you can glue them on a matboard as a holiday artwork. Speaking of artwork, your kids Christmas artwork can be displayed on the wall too. Another option would be to paste numerous cards attached to a whole board, line them up against a wall or place them on top of a coffee table.
Throw pillows enhances the look of your sofa and ultimately your living room. Depending on what your Christmas theme is for this year, choose colors that complement your other decorations. You can opt for plain and elegant silk throw pillows or those with Christmas design. One alternative is to buy cloth and sew your own throw pillow cover. That way when Christmas is over, you can just keep the throw pillow cover and re-use it for the following year.
You can fill transparent jars, vases, empty containers with Christmas ornaments like Christmas balls. Choose your colors from multi-colored (above photo) or one tone (e.g. gold colored balls) or two tones (like the green and red balls --right side photo)
Wooden baskets can be covered with cloth (photo above) and viola, you now have Christmas baskets. Other option is putting ribbons and ornaments to decorate them. The photo on the right side has been creatively colored and placed with a smiling Santa for accent. These baskets can then be filled with goodies or books and magazines.
Buy rolls of ribbons and you can use it in a lot of ways. Your Christmas tree can be decorated with ribbons. You can wrap huge boxes and wrap it with ribbons and it can be used as Christmas decors in your living room. Small boxes can be placed under the tree as Christmas gifts. Ribbons can be used to put on Christmas baskets or wreaths. There are many ways you can use ribbons and create Christmas decorations.
You can decorate your own Christmas or holiday wreath. If you can go outside and cut any type of greenery then do it. Make it into a circle and tie a string. Hang it simple and fresh and just add a few ribbons or ornaments. If you have plastic wreaths, you can also use them. Another alternative would be to lay them flat on the table and put a candle in the center. Some also choose to spray the wreaths with a different color. Ribbons, ornaments or Christmas balls can be used to decorate it with.
There are many creative ways to decorate your house or office this Christmas. Enjoy exploring different ideas and let your creativity shine. As you busy yourself with planning for an easy or budget friendly decorations this season, never forget to enjoy the love and joy found in the fellowship with family and friends. That makes decorating more fun and meaningful. Have a blessed and joyous Christmas.
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