Christmas is a time of celebration, light, fun and frolics; and while all of these are seen en-mass in shops, on streets and from the side of the road it is nice to be able to do the same in your home. However, like most highly lauded events, there is expense involved and Christmas can be quite an expensive addition and this doesn’t stop for Christmas decorations.
Fortunately, with a little innovation, a festive willingness and some skill you can ensure that your Christmas decorations shine, but don’t bankrupt Santa.
One of the best ways to ensure that your Christmas looks great but doesn’t go overboard financially is to buy a pot of gold paint. Placing pinecones in paint is a great way to create a cheap but beautiful decoration that can be used on tables, mantle pieces or in baskets or bowls. You can even place some thread around them and use them on the Christmas tree. It’s a low cost way towards looking great.
Have a Drink
One thing that a lot of us will find an abundance of during the period of Christmas is empty bottles. These can be used as a great candle stick holder once cleaned and can really add a dramatic effect to your home.
Put on a warm coat and a pair of gloves and use Mother Nature for your decorations this Christmas. Natural evergreens, branches and berries are wonderful items to display beside candles and really create that Christmas feel. Do be sure you place the candles behind a hurricane glass or on a stand to prevent the items catching fire.
Christmas bows can be used to create that wonderful warm Christmas feel. Why not add a coloured ribbon around the pillows on your couch or chairs to make them look like Christmas gifts. It’s a simple and also dun way to bring the season of joviality into your home.
Entry Hall Décor
Why not gather some branches from your home and then add a little spray paint to them and place them in a case in the entry hall or in your dining room. This can create that festive feel for guests and also looks very sophisticated. Make sure that there are no creepy crawlies in your branches before you paint them.
Lights are one of the things most associated with Christmas and really give that warm festive feel some depth. Making your own luminaries is not that hard and can really yield some fantastic results when they are placed on mantle pieces or stair cases. There are numerous places to find instructions online and they are very low cost Christmas lights.
It’s also quite easy to make your own wreathe and can be achieved by bending greenery into a circle and then tying it with some string or twine. Look for a good thick piece of greenery for this and then if you like you can intertwine berries and other materials within for colour.
Enjoy your Christmas and take time out to enjoy yourself during this most feted of holidays.
Cormac Reynolds writes for Festive- Lights a UK company with a wide supply of Christmas decorations including lights, trees and other items.