Does the idea of decorating your home for the holidays have you mumbling “bah hum bug” under your breath? You can give your home a holiday makeover without busting the bank in the same way you can keep your gift giving expenses down with do-it-yourself gifts. Here are 4 cheap holiday decorations to make your season bright.
Decorating on a Dime – Cheap Holiday Decorations that are Begging to be Made…
Cranberries and Candle Light
Cranberries look like a holiday decoration all by themselves with their bright red color and Christmas ball shape! Fill a decorative plate or platter with fresh cranberries and put a couple of tea lights into the center. This makes a bright colored and festive centerpiece for your table, a great accent to your mantle, or would look cute on the coffee table.
Presents for the Couch
Add some holiday cheer to your living room by tying a fancy bow around your square throw pillows with holiday ribbons. You can make your pillows look like wrapped Christmas presents!
Wreaths and Swags
Take a walk in the woods and gather up some evergreen branches. Twist several of the branches into a circular shape and secure with wire to make a wreath for your front door, or gather a stack of evergreen branches together and secure on one end with wire and a red ribbon to make door swag. Add a few pinecones and you have a gorgeous holiday welcome to anyone who comes to your door.
Use Christmas Lights Indoors
Find a large glass container, like a wide vase or a large bowl and fill with white or colored Christmas lights. Fill the rest of the container with pinecones, so that the lights shine through the gaps in the pinecones and through the glass of your container. Plug it in and enjoy a festive night light. You can use Christmas lights in other unexpected ways indoors too – such as along the baseboard or crown molding in a room, or to outline shelving stacked with holiday knickknacks.
What are your favorite cheap holiday decorations?
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