The spirit of Christmas comes dashing through the air fast now. But this does not mean that money in your wallet would have to spill over like water out of the faucet for gift expenses. Aside from saving up for gifts, you can also keep your money intact by having DIY Christmas decorations!
Decorate your house this Christmas without spending much. In this article, we will tell you how to do some Christmas ornaments to spark your creativity.
DIY Christmas Decors
One of the most classic Christmas decors, the wreath can become a chandelier hanging in your home. You don’t have to always put it on the door. To warm up a subtle yet elegant ambiance, you can put it in your dining room area’s ceiling. You just need to have craft glue, colored paper to cut into petals of different sizes, distress ink, scissors, wreath form, buttons, ribbons and other crafts you want to include.
Calendars can not only fit as an ornament by your side tables. They can also be good materials for information. As Christmas Day is one of the most awaited days of the year, putting up a calendar just for it will become everyone’s excitement. You can have your kids design every page from the “-ber” months until December 25. For the background to be more colorful, use wrapping paper instead of the usual bond paper or plain-colored paper. This calendar can be designed like a scrapbook so fill it with plenty of ideas. You can even paste your pictures! House guests will surely love seeing them.
3. Candy Cane
If you’re someone who likes candy lumpy, you can have a DIY festive candy cane. You only have to be equipped with about three cups of sugar, 1 cup of corn syrup, one half teaspoon cream of tartar, 1/8 teaspoon of Kosher salt, 1/3 cup of water, vegetable oil for pans, tools and gloves. To add in more flavor, put 2 teaspoons of peppermint oil and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. You can choose any color for the food coloring. But if you want to stick with the original, choose red and white. You will need 1/3 of those in tiny bottles. Baking will only take you an hour. You may place candy canes as ornaments in your Christmas tree or place them by the window for Santa.
4. Plate Mats
Plate mats are items that everyone will notice—because they are on the eating table! Of course, food presentations and plating will look better when they are contrasted with visually striking plate mats. You can knit your own place mats with colorful yarns. You can also opt to cross-stitch them. Just follow a theme for Christmas and accent with a little glitter with beads.
5. Door Mat
Similar to the plate mats, you can also knit door mats and place it on the welcome entrance of your rooms or main door. To add your personal touch on the space, you can have the names of your family members embroidered with Santa’s face on the mat.
6. Refrigerator Magnets
There’s no rule saying that the Christmas tree is the only thing that should be filled up with dangling Christmas ornaments. To make a feisty vibe in your kitchen, design Christmas crafts and put magnets at the back part to fit them on your refrigerator’s door. Suggestions are the shape and image of an angel, gifts, snowman, snowflakes, and the like. You can also post magnetic Christmas cards that will be read on Christmas day by your family, to express how much you love them.
Importance of Christmas Decor
Christmas decorations may not be on the top of your shopping list. But they invigorate the feeling of happiness and love in the holiday season. If you can follow these easy steps, why not try to create beautiful and affordable decors at home with your family? It sure will be an amazing bonding experience!
Paulo Born is a truck driver of a shipping company, loves to write and take photographs during spare time. He goes wherever his feet takes him and lives in a Portable House.