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Frugal Christmas Decor
If you are like the majority of people, you do not have a
lot of time during Christmas to make special decor. You can make
your Christmas decorating quick and easy and create a festive atmosphere in
your home without spending a lot of time and money, leaving you more time
to enjoy the Christmas season with your family. Here are some Christmas decorating tips that are free and inexpensive that will require very
Try decorating with bows. Ribbons tied around chairs, plants,
candlesticks, drapes, stairs and doorknobs make wonderful decorations.
Place bows and ribbons in many locations throughout your home for a
festive look that is quick and easy. The bows and ribbons do not have to
be green and red. You can try many colors or match the bows and ribbons to
the colors you have in your home. Choose ribbons that you can reuse each
year. When the holidays are over, pack the bows and ribbons carefully so
that you can use them again and again.
Use festive tableware for every meal during the month of December. Search
your cupboards and drawers and get out anything that looks remotely
festive. You can also shop discount and one-dollar stores and find many
items for the holidays that you can use every year. You can add to your
collection of holiday tableware each year and soon you will have many
types of dishes that will make your holidays special.
Arrange many candles around the room and turn the lights off during
holiday meals. You will create a special, festive atmosphere that will be
remembered and anticipated by your family each year. A fire in the
fireplace each night will add to the holiday spirit. You can also arrange
candles in your bathroom and around your bathtub. Watch small children
carefully when you decorate with candles.
Put a holiday wreath on every door in your home. Use real pine, holly, and
grapevine and decorate with berries, fruit and pinecones. If you purchase
artificial wreaths you will be able to use them year after year.
Christmas decor does not have to be difficult or expensive. Simple
decorations throughout your house will make fond memories for your family
and will be anticipated year after year. Make sure to put out plenty of
scented potpourri and scented oils in various locations throughout your
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