I wrote back in 2010, yikes that’s weird to type, about easy frugal decorations, find that here and here, wreaths that you can decorate yourself, and super easy felt ornaments. Well, I finally got around to taking some pictures of our decor, all of which is frugal, so here is a peak:
Here are the easy felt ornaments I had mentioned before. So simple to make, and, in my opinion, super cute! Kid safe, unlike glass ornaments, and no little metal hooks required! You can make them in any shape, and any colour!
Here are some other ornaments I made, also kid friendly. They are made from plastic star shapes and yarn. Super easy to loop the yarn through the pre-cut shapes. The plastic shapes cost a few dollars for a pack of 10 (watch for them to go on sale at your local craft store) and the yarn can be the cheap stuff from Walmart or the dollar store. Pick what ever colours you want, and there are lots of different shapes to choose from too!
Lastly, here are some of the other decorations from around our home:
First we have Frosty (that my mom painted many years ago, and then gave to me when I had my own home to decorate) and a vase filled with extra ornaments. Next are the carollers, my mother also painted these when I was little, and then passed them on to my family. The brown shelf I bought a couple of months ago for a few bucks at the thrift store, it’s in the kitchen, all I added were some candy canes and a sparkly poinsettia pick that used to be on a wreath. The cubes are also in the kitchen and normally have plants and little vases in them, these are also filled with picks from the old wreaths; I love finding a new purpose for something!
All of these decorations were essentially free, except the candy canes, those were $1.99 for the box (the rest are on the Christmas tree). They cost me nothing this year, which is great! Adding a little bit of a Christmasy touch to the stuff that is normally in your home is a great, and inexpensive, way of decorating. Fill a vase that you normally have sitting empty with extra ornaments, stick some cute bows on a plant that is always on that shelf, or hang candy canes where you would normally hang a tea towel or apron, place a few ornaments amongst pictures on a table. Fun little, unexpected touches of Christmas; it doesn’t always have to look like Christmas threw up all over ever inch of your home!