“Deck the halls with boughs of holly… Tis the season to be jolly!” With Christmas just round the corner, are you in a fix of how to ‘deck your halls’ without busting your budget? Well, read on! Christmas falls at the year-end and we happily devour all the hard-earned savings, rather exceed our planned budget. But won’t it be interesting to try out some cost effective decoration ideas this season? Mates, let’s think out-of the box and spread the festive cheer with some brighter ideas. Christmas means a celebration time with cakes, candles, candy canes, lights, Christmas tree, figurines of Santa, angels, flowers, mistletoes, pictures, stockings, cards, bows, ribbons, wreaths and drapes but that doesn’t mean super expensive shopping. Instead of spending fortunes on the decorations, won’t it be a nice idea to shed off some monies for charity this Christmas. If the charity idea appeals to you then you can definitely benefit from the following ideas. With these inexpensive decorations, you can save up just enough for a noble cause and refresh the Christmas message of humanity this year.
Cheap Christmas Decoration Ideas
Plan A Theme
The first and foremost step to accomplish this is to decide a decoration theme. You can choose a particular color combination or a nature-friendly theme with real flowers and leaves used for embellishment. You can also use baking as a Christmas decorating theme and decorate your house with cookie cutters (tie a pretty ribbon around them and hang them from mantles, windows, etc.), decorative cookies, gingerbread (gingerbread men, gingerbread houses, even gingerbread trees) and cinnamon ornaments.
Organize all your plans for Christmas decorations well ahead of Christmas. If you can work on the shopping list beforehand, then probably you can catch some good deals on decoration items. The prices at the craft-stores go raging as you get closer to Christmas. Cash in on all the cheap offers you can lay your hands on.
Beauty Lies In Simplicity
Keeping it simple is the order of the day. Remember, you don’t have to do something extravagant to make Christmas attractive. Some of the things which you can decorate are doors, mantels, stairs, balconies, backyard, garden and even your office. Instead of the expensive lights, you can use candles or even floating scented candles to spread the grace. Come up with some simple light arrangement patterns that look dainty and beautiful. Just keep in mind that you don’t have to overdo the decorations.
Wake Up Your Creativity
No need to spend a fortune at your craft-store. You can simply make patterns out of cardboards, papers, clothes, felt scraps and pictures cut out from last year’s Christmas greetings. While red, white and green colors are indispensable to Christmas decoration, you can also try out different color combinations to add a twist. Use last year’s Christmas lights but in a different pattern. Wrap old tires with ribbons and tuck in a few bows to make bright colorful wreaths. These will look beautiful too along with hollies and bells. Christmas is all about shine and sparkle. Use aluminum foil and wrap just about anything to get an extra special shine on the cheap.
Fancy Your Christmas Tree
Some ideal Christmas tree ornaments are rings, bells, candies, stockings and small gifts wrapped in colorful papers. However, do you remember the folded paper snowflakes we made in elementary school? Revisit the past and create these simple, yet sweet, decorations with your kids. Embellish them with glitter or just leave them pristine white. Are there any old doilies or lacy hankies sitting unused in a box somewhere? Dig them out and create your own sachet-style ornaments. Drape them with little satin ribbons that can loop over tree branches. You can also try out a handmade star with cardboard and wrap it with foil or a shining paper.