Making Christmas Decorations On A Shoestring Budget


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A lot of people at Christmas get their decorations out from the attic as soon as December threatens to appear. You can really go to town with decorations and there is a big consumer market for them, so if you want to spend a lot of money on trinkets and flash accessories, you surely can. For many of us though, Christmas is a time where we have to watch our spending just so we can afford to buy umpteen Christmas presents. Well, the good news is you can still brighten up your home and make it the perfect Christmas with handmade decorations and materials you probably already have in your own home.

Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Got an oven? Good - instead of buying overpriced sweets that taste awful to all but the smallest of children, you can cook something to put on the tree instead. Cookies or biscuits would be an ideal choice. Don't forget to wrap them. If you just want it to be ornamental you could even paint something you baked. It may sound absurd but there are so many options in this area. How about dried orange and apple slices tied to the tree and accompanies with Christmas ribbons.

Right, now go outside and look for twigs. These can be shaped to make stars that you can hang from your tree. Acorns from real trees can be painted in whichever colour you choose. Hang them from the tree or place them in a basket. You could also put pines in a basket of your choosing.

Sewing baskets are a budget treasure chest that will give you an abundance of materials suitable for Christmas decorating. Little bits of fabric can be used to make ornaments strung with buttons and beads. Pot pourri can be collected into balls of netting, tied up and hung from the Christmas tree to appeal to more than just visual senses.

Have you got a pretty sock or a glove that is missing its mate? How about hanging that from the tree as well. These are just a few ideas. With a little bit of creativity and flair, you can create some great Christmas decorations that won't hurt your wallet.

Article by Richard Davies at Home Christmas Decoration. All you could want to know about decorating your home this Christmas. For more free tips on Christmas decorations, cards and traditions visit => Christmas Decoration


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