Sometimes when our budget is tight, our Christmas trees and holiday rooms can seem a little bare. No problem, I have some great ideas for decking those halls with cheap, easy and quick ornaments!
*Tie a ribbon around a pine cone, dip half the cone in white craft paint for snow, and let dry on a piece of foil or waxed paper. Hang from curtain rods, porch overhangs, or the tree!
*Hang your cookie cutters with red curling ribbon.
*Ask your kids if you can borrow all those darn fast food toys that you’ve been stepping on, and hang with ribbon.
*Check out the thrift shop for old costume jewelry…especially earrings, makes a great ornament!
*Invest in one roll of wire edged ribbon, and learn to tie a bow. For instructions, try Beautiful bows tucked into the tree make quite an elegant impact for very little money!
*Cut last years gift wrap into squares, (or pick up some from the dollar shop!) fold into a fan with an accordion fold, and tie from ribbons on the tree.
*Use yellow craft foam to cut simple stars, thread a hanging loop with a needle, and cover your tree with the sign of hope!
Get your kids involved, and make this year a celebration to remember, no matter how tight your budget.
Bless you all, and Merry Christmas!
Kathy Wilson is an author, columnist, and editor of The Budget Decorator. For hundreds of free budget decorating ideas and to sign up for her free newsletter and ebook, visit her at http://www.TheBudgetDecorator.com
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