We were so excited to get our Christmas decorations up last night and today. Even though we're all nursing sinus infections, we got most of it done. This is our favorite time of year, especially Ross's. There's just something magical about it. Jude has been asking us for weeks, "Is it Christmas time yet???" Now we can say, yes, it is! We watched 2 Christmas movies last night and all morning long, Christmas music was playing in the house, the tree was lit up, and the boys were completely infatuated with the decorations.
Speaking of decorations, it's easy to get crazy with the spending when it comes to getting your house all pretty for Christmas. Wreaths alone can cost an arm and a leg. It doesn't have to be that way though. You can make your house beautiful, Christmasy and not spend a ton of money. Let me share some suggestions that I've done and some that I have found:
- Buy dollar store glass vases and ornaments and fill the vases with ornaments to set around your house. It is such a pretty and inexpensive way to Christmasize your house (yep, I made that word up);
- Decorate with ribbon. I have some beautiful ribbon a friend gave me that I decorate my entry table and bookshelves with. Its inexpensive and adds Christmas color to the room!
- Nativity scenes are lovely to look at this time of year
- Find branches outside and spray paint them gold or silver; put them in vases around the house
- Hang ornaments from an entry way or curtain rod with ribbon
- Paint and hang up wooden letters from the craft section - JOY, PEACE, etc
- Find pine cones outside to decorate your house with
- Don't underestimate the dollar store decor. Sometimes they have really cute stuff, or you can make it cute by combining or adding something different.
- You can buy canvases and make your own holiday wall decor
- Take unused picture frames and put pretty or fun wrapping paper in the windows for display
- There are a number of ways you can make your own wreaths. I have not done this, but may try in the future.
- There are so many DIY Christmas decor websites you can find. Google is your friend! So is pinterest. :)
Get your creative, crafty pants on and try some new (inexpensive) things this year!