Today I am going to show you a few examples of thinking creatively when decorating for Christmas. It is easy to take normal every day items and use them in unique ways.
Decorate with candy.
In this case, I wanted blue candy canes, to match my blue décor.
However, I also have red ones lying around in my red spaces.
Remember I didn’t have a mantel to hang my red stockings from?
Use what you have; I have a bookcase. I use command hooks to hang my stockings instead of expensive hangers. I hide the hooks underneath so they can’t be seen.
Put the things you love on your tree. I love pictures and words.
You could also use books, recipes, or anything that you enjoy.
I have picture frames that I use specifically for my trees, but I also use ones I have lying around the house.
Grab what you love and put it in your tree.
I made a way to put words in my tree, with banners, printables in frames, and important words found on ornaments.
Use your left over ornaments in all your décor.
Put them in bowls, on plates, on lamps, or inside your decorations.
If you find placemats you love, but don’t want to spend $4.00 on placemats for everyone.
Turn them into a pillow.
I wanted a tree to be seens out my front window. However, the windows are in the office and I didn’t really want a tree in that room.
I used our kids small tree, and put it up on a table so you could see it out the window.
See how fun it looks from the window outside, it’s behind the wreath and looks like we have a big tree in that window.
Use ribbon for everything.
I specifically like it on my tree.
I used a whole lot of random ribbon; but it gives the tree so much character.
I tie ribbon on lamps, candles, and any container that needs some Christmas cheer.
Ok. Get out of your normal box, and get creative with what you have.
You can decorate on a budget.