The holiday season is upon us again and it’s time to deck the halls with boughs of holly! The snow has fallen, the malls are busier and your holiday budget keeps getting smaller and smaller. This time of year is notorious for over-spending, whether it be on presents for loved ones, big end-of-the-year events or stocking the fridge for upcoming feasts. ‘Tis the season to be extravagant, however, while it is important to invest in key holiday pieces that will be used year after year, such as a tree, there are easy and cheap ways to save on the holiday essentials!
1 – Gather some of nature’s ornaments, such as pinecones or acorns, from outdoors. Spray them with silver or gold glitter paint and arrange them in a large bowl. Add some tea lights for a lovely glow!
2 – A fun craft for kids (and adults!) only requires paper and scissors. Fold pieces of paper and create unique snowflakes to hang in your front foyer. Spray the snowflakes with your silver glitter paint for an added glimmer!
3 – Twinkling lights are the perfect addition to any room. Weave a single strand of lights through a curtain rod or on the mantel for a romantic feel. For an added glow, place different sized pillar candles and tiny votives around the room. Festive and ambient!
4 – Collect fallen evergreen boughs and other pieces of greenery to create natural wreaths for the front door and longer boughs to wrap the banisters. This traditional holiday decoration is a gorgeous easy addition and provides a lovely natural scent!
5 – Line your driveway with glowing luminarias. Using decorative scissors, trim the top of white or brown paper bags. Half-fill the bags with sand and add a glass votive candle or a safer option of LED candles. Let your neighbours in on this beautiful decoration and watch your entire street light up at night!
Be creative with your holiday decorating this year—there are tons of easy and cheap solutions to adorn your home!