Holiday retail displays and commercials may have those in the spirit wanting to decorate, and it is tempting to give in to the desire to decorate for the occasion.
However, during tight economic times it hardly seems reasonable to blow your budget on décor that will only be displayed a small fraction of the year. Simple projects and some do it yourself creativity can allow a holiday style around the house without breaking the monetary allowance for the entire season.
Trim the tree with reused objects and everyday items from around the house. This ideal uses animal figurines and gives them a festive updated look.
For an ornament that also doubles as a present, decorated handmade cones can be made with recycled paper and adorned with craft materials and whatever objects an afternoon scavenger hunt around the house can produce. These are easy to make and can be filled with small gifts or candies and sent home with guests after being displayed on a tree or in a basket.
For a no waste way to decorate, look in the backyard for organic items and around the house for things to reuse inside. Branches and seasonal foliage placed in glass containers are simple touches yet reflective of the season. Grouped with candles, candies or decorative items an entire inexpensive display can be formed.
Reclaimed woods and objects painted in a wintry white automatically mirror the holidays, like these pinecones dipped in white paint. After the display is taken down the items can be used elsewhere until needed again.
This Pottery Barn hack of an advent calendar is a do it yourself project that will let everyone count down the days. Use recycled paper to make the display tags, and make extra to use for labeling gifts.
For some inexpensive impromptu fun for kids these 10 Christmas printables have games, gift tags and more. For example, these vintage inspired paper dolls are fun as gift toppers or to have laying around for company to play with.
Being style smart and economical allows the celebration and saves hard earned cash for other important purchases.
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