Easy DIY Christmas Decorations For Your Home
It’s the ho-ho-holidays, and, while the presents pile up with the credit card bills Christmas decorating season is in full gear as well. But just because Christmas is the time to spend, spend, spend, Christmas decorating doesn’t have to break your budget. Instead, you can use a number of traditional holiday items that you already have around your house and still achieve a seasonal and festive atmosphere that looks like Santa Clause himself had gotten there early.
One of the easiest ways to decorate your house in a festive holiday mood without going out and spending a ton of extra money is wrapping paper. You buy it anyway; heck, you may even have a stock leftover from last season. So, rather than leave it for the presents, use your wrapping paper to turn some everyday household items into decorations.
All those pictures hanging on the wall can easily be dressed up with paper to make them look like hanging presents. A few well-placed ribbons and bows on existing picture frames and knick knacks will turn the every day into a Christmas decoration.
Take a few of those empty boxes that are sitting in the attic, even boxes full of stored items, wrap them up to look like presents and create your own present filled the North Pole in the comfortable corner of your living room.
Bows, ribbon, and tinsel can also be placed on plants and planters, turning your everyday plants into festive foliage for the holidays. Add bows and ribbons to your sewing and crochet baskets too, along with any other baskets you may have in use around the house.
As you pull out the old Christmas decorations, think about giving them a new twist. Ornaments for the tree get old, but that doesn’t mean a fresh coat of paint or a new dressing won’t make them new again and give them the holiday twinkle. I wouldn’t suggest doing this with antique ornaments, though.
Rather than save them all for the tree, place a few red, silver, green and other Christmas colored ornaments into a bowl or candy dish – a glass one if you have it – and place it on the coffee table in the living room. You can even create a “bed” of tinsel to lay the ornaments in. This elegant setting will be a great centerpiece to any living room.
Using household items and the materials you will purchase anyway for decorating ideas is a great way to turn your home into a festive holiday wonderland. All it takes is a few well-placed ribbons and bows to turn jars into candle holders, or pictures into presents. In doing so, you not only get rid of the bah humbug and bring in the yuletide cheer, you’ll save money so you can spend it on the things that really matter… like that large screen plasma TV. Happy Holidays!