The holidays are definitely here... And, your budget is shrinking as fast as your to-do list is growing. Last-minute, your family is on their way. You want to pull together some quick, charming but cheap decorations to make your house feel welcoming. But how?
Just some of her handy tips for festive holiday touches include:
--Filling decorative bowls with sparkly ornaments
--Create a welcoming entry by mixing candles, ribbon, and pine boughs
--Decorate your powder bath with ribbons and bells cleverly attached to the light fixtures and towel holders!
And, here are some additional tips to keep it all on the cheap.
--Use trimmings from your tree, so you don't need to buy any extras. Or, if you have evergreens or holly growing in your own yard, use those!
--Recycle pretty ribbon and trims from the presents and cards you receive for use next year.
--Buy red and metallic ribbons in the off season, from craft and fabric stores.
--Purchase metallic spray paint from hardware stores, not high-end crafts places! You'll also get larger containers.
--Keep your eyes out at garage and estate sales next summer, there are usually plenty of ornaments, and, in July, no one cares!
--Wait until the very last minute or after Christmas to purchase fake greenery, metallic ribbons, ornaments, lights, etc. on sale. Just put it away with the rest of your Christmas ornaments and you'll be all set... for next year!
Happy Holidays to all!
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