Suggestions for afforable decorations?

freshbananas freshbananas
Wanting to decorate this year but want to stay on the affordable side : )
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Originally posted by freshbananas
Wanting to decorate this year but want to stay on the affordable side : )
Paper rings linked to each other, painted clay, home made wreathes are fairly easy, window painting (snow flakes for example. Just a few off the top of my head. If you have kids, perfect afteroon activity!
AndroAngel AndroAngel
Branches from a pine tree can be used to make a home made wreath. Popcorn can be strung for decorations.
Pink Jewel Pink Jewel
We did paper rings when I was a kid.
Annemarie Annemarie
Definitely paper ring garlands, popcorn garlands are a good idea too. Getting cheap gift bows at the dollar store and putting them in various places... Ditto for wrapping paper, and, if you have any paintings or large photo frames "wrapping" them like a present and hanging them back up.

We often use the previous year's garland for decorations, since garland doesn't keep well in a box.

If you do any crafts (crochet, knitting, sewing, etc) there's plenty of other options, too. I've been working on this large hanging advent calendar with granny squares.
I have been looking for ways to decorate on the affordable side for months now. My favorite so far has been these stars or snowflakes. They are absolutely gorgeous and super easy to make. I do them with silver and gold paper!

Another super easy thing I have found is making paper gingerbread garland! I decorate each 'man' as a person in my family. My daughter LOVES this craft.
CS2012 CS2012
You could learn how to knit or crochet and make decorations yourself. There are tons of free Christmas decoration patterns for knitting and crochet. There are also free crochet videos on YouTube that show how to crochet Christmas decorations.
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Dollar store candy canes - hang them off ribbons, fill jars with them, etc. We have a decorating competition every year at work and this year my theme is Christmas candy and I grabbed a few dozen at the dollar store for $3 and am dipping them in mod-podge and clear glitter and hanging them from ribbons all over.
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I'm making chains out of the origami lucky stars that have been spray painted with metallic colors. This requires strips of lighter weight paper, string, and paint...fairly cheap. I spent about $12 dollars on enough stuff to make about 250 ft of cute little star shaped garland.
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