Getting into the Holiday spirit means decorating the house, inside and out. But decorating your place can be a little hard on your pocket. Getting the house ready for the Holidays by purchasing decorations can really start to add up. Wreaths, Ornaments, Trees and Little ‘knick-knacks’ in every room can break the bank. Take it easy and don’t go overboard. Do a little bit here and there and you’ll find it will go a long way. There are several things you can do bring the Holiday spirit into your place without having to spend a fortune.
Check local newspapers often for specials and clearance sales. The sales may only last 2 or 3 days, but you can really save money and get lots of great stuff.
Gather some beautiful decorations from nature. Pinecones, acorns and balsam fir tips are great natural decorations. Add a touch of silver or gold spray paint to your gatherings, arrange in a glass bowl with a candle. Fallen green boughs and small pieces of greenery can be collected outdoors or purchase them cheaply in surplus from Christmas tree lots.
Make your home smell warm and welcoming with a mulling spice bag. Combine whole cloves, allspice, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg with dried orange and lemon peel in a small piece of cheesecloth secured with an elastic. Simmer the spice bag and enjoy the aroma.
At about half the price of a big tree, smaller ones can be a great way to decorate on a budget. You’ll also need fewer lights and ornaments.
Twinkle lights or sometimes called fairy lights deliver some big impact on a small budget. String them across your mantel, twist them around a chandelier or add some sparkle to the bathroom or bedroom.
Re-purpose some old decorations to look new. If you have any old decorations, or know people who are getting rid of theirs, re-purpose them into a new holiday display. A bunch of old Christmas bulb decorations can be put together to make a beautiful door decoration.
Visiting the dollar store will also get you many inexpensive decorations and even some craft supplies to make your own decorations. Set up a Pinterest account or ‘google’ decoration on a dime for some great DIY ideas.
With a spark of imagination, holiday decorating can be inspired yet inexpensive. Enjoy the holidays while enjoying your beautifully decorated home.
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