5 Budget friendly Ways to Deck Up Your Home for the Holidays!

5 Budget friendly Ways to Deck Up Your Home for the Holidays!
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    For cheap holiday decorating, you only need to use your creativity. You can use natural resources, old world items, cans and bottles, fabric cutouts and even brown paper bags! Read on to find out more.

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Holiday home decor does not have to cost a fortune. In fact, it is possible to be festive and frugal at the same time. All you need is patience and creativity and you can deck your home in a style that is elegant and personal.

Here are 5 tips for affordable holiday decor that will help along the way.

Tip 1: Put Mother Nature to work

Branches, pine cones, twigs, leaves and even pebbles can be used for home decor, as long as you have some ribbons and a can of spray paint handy. Twigs, leaves and branches look best in metallic colors, but you should still use bright ribbons to tie them together.

Color the pebbles in striking hues and wait till they dry before placing them in any glass container big enough to support the weight of the golden/silver branches. If you need more stability, some sand will do the trick. Place the golden or silver foliage in the vase/bottle, and viola, you will have a stunning centerpiece for the table.

For the mantel, use small water glasses and twigs in the same way. Pine cones also look exceptional when added to the holiday set up. Frost them with white spray paint or some silver glitter for a wintry feel.

Tip 2: Scour the attic

Look for any item that has an old world charm to it.

For example, large paintings or art pieces look gorgeous when surrounded by Christmas lights. Old photographs and frames can also be used creatively. Put the photographs together on a board, add shiny, light weight Christmas ornaments and you will have inexpensive wall art that has a lot of sentimental value attached to it.

Tip 3: Get those cans and bottles out

Empty cans, wine bottles and mason jars look amazing with a bit of color. You can go for seasonal hues or create a striking look with unique colors like turquoise. Jars look gorgeous when filled with fake berries, spruce and a votive candle.

For wine bottles, accent with some glitter on top and then insert a row of tiny Christmas lights for a glowing mantel piece.

You could also group 4-5 glass containers of varying heights on a tray and add candles, pine cones, potpourri and ornaments to create unique holiday designs.

Tip 4: Flex your creative muscle

If you have an old wreath, make it work harder this season by attaching it to your existing chandelier with some colored ribbons for holiday-centric lighting.

Another way to usher in the festive season is to use old fabric cutouts to make your very own quilt. In fact, you could turn it into a fun, DIY project with the kids.

You can also use wine corks. Color them and stick some shiny beads on top and use them alone or as a garland on the mantel.

Tip 5: Of lights and candles

Along with regular candles, get a box of floating candles as well. These can be placed in a large bowl with some water and ornaments on the side. Make sure the candle is placed inside a glass to separate it from the ornaments.

For outdoor lighting, fill up brown paper bags with sand and place an LED candle inside and line your doorway with them. For additional glow, punch a few holes in the bags.

Be on the lookout for Part 2 tomorrow for 5 more affordable holiday home decorating tips!

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