Christmas is the most
exciting time of the year. As it is the time for
festivities, gifts, celebration and holidays.
Christmas is incomplete without the decorations that
go with the holiday seasons. There are more than one
ways of decorating your home for the Christmas
seasons. You need not go overboard with your expenses
for the decorations. Here are a few tips on cheap
The first thing that you should do is
deciding a theme, based on which the Christmas holiday
decoration can be done. Here are a few suggestions for a
theme, a toy land Christmas, Victorian Christmas, country
Cut Christmas shapes out of felt like little
stockings, holly leaves, mittens, little Christmas trees etc.
Then make a garland using them. Tie a knot on either side of
each shape to keep them in place. You could stuff the left
over felt scraps between two similar cuttings and then sewing
them up. This will enhance the way they look.
Use old cleaned jar of jam or pickles; tie a
red ribbon around their neck. Put little candles in them and
arrange them in peppermints, nuts, dried leaves etc. Place
several of them together for effect.
As you will be decorating each holiday
season, it is a good idea to start a Christmas collection. It
could be anything like candles, different types and sizes of
stocking, santas, different holiday wreaths etc. They do not
have to be very expensive. Buy them at sales and in bargain
Decide on your theme well before the holiday
season begins, so that you can begin collecting items for your
decoration based on the theme. For example if you decide on a
toy land theme. Buy stuffed toys like teddy bears etc from
thrift stores or at sales. Dress the up in holiday colors and
tie ribbons on them.
Take cheap glass balls and place them in a
bowl and add some green ferns and ribbons to the bowl. Place
these around the house. Instead of the bowl you can take an
old cardboard box and cover it with gift-wrapping paper or
Wrap your wall hangings in colorful paper
like a gift and hang them on the wall. This will add to the
festive feeling at home.
Use ribbons to tie ferns or ornaments to the
chandelier. Make sure that they do not come in contact with
candles kept on the table.
Use left over paper from decorating to make
gift tags. You can cut them out in different shapes; use a
scalloped scissors to cut the tag out. Use a gold pen to write
out the message.
Cut out Christmas decoration shapes in
sponge, dip them in paint and paint your windows. Add a
teaspoon of liquid dish wash to acrylic craft paint. Doing
this will enable you to remove the paint with the help of
window cleaner. Use non-scratching scrubber to remove tough
spots on the window. Use gold metallic color, as the effect is
Use these 10 inexpensive ideas to decorate your
house and make it warm and inviting for your family during the