Entry #3105, December 17, 2013
As Christmas grows near everyone becomes excited about decorating their homes. Holiday decorating gives a home the perfect Christmas mood. If you want to decorate your home for the holidays without using a lot of money, there are many ways to do so. Here are some quick tips.
Christmas Decorations: Budget-Friendly Tips for your Home
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Reuse Christmas Decorations
Avoid buying new Christmas decorations every year and use the ones you already have. Items that can be reused include stockings, garlands, twinkling lights, and Christmas trees. Ensure they are in good condition before you use them again. Christmas lights are fairly inexpensive and make a big impact. Arrange them on a mantel or a chandelier or use them to add sparkle to your bathroom or bedroom. They can be hazardous when defective so make sure they are working properly before using them.
Shop in Your Backyard
The things that make Christmas extra special are those that are least expensive. Ignore the holiday advertisements that make you feel like you should be spending a million bucks and shop in your yard for simple items like a pile of pine cones. Spray-paint them with a coat of warm gold for added effect. Give your home a holiday smell and a fresh, natural look with boughs of evergreen.
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If you have a few candles left over from previous holidays, use a glue gun to turn them into Christmas candles. Place them in empty glass jars from juice or sandwich spreads. You can adorn the jars with holiday-colored water and float tea lights in them or stuff them with metallic steamers or assorted- colored foils. These candles look great in the dining room or living room.
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Be a Smart Holiday Shopper
If you must buy holiday decorations, buy those that can be used for the next 3 to 5 Christmases such as mantels, curtains, table runners, and throw pillow covers. Buy them in advance and not during the festive season as they become more expensive than normal.
The above tips will help you to get the best look for less. They are simple, easy to follow, and will transform your home into a haven.
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