Yes, it is true, affordable and free. Along with quirky to some. Let’s take a look at the holiday surprises you and your family can create this Christmas season.
First is the holiday sock and stuffed animal display. I had to borrow the socks from Aunt Ronda because I gave mine to Goodwill (sorry Mom).
Wine bottles and can good containers were used to slip your holiday socks onto. I like the different heights of the bottles for added interest. Stuffed animals were placed into wine and pilsner glasses, vases and other see through containers.
Also keeps the stuffed animals rather clean.
Next is the wrapping paper decor. I have so much wrapping paper and because of this bleak economy are exchanging less these days. Take a piece of cardboard, painting canvas or anything flat and wrap it up with holiday wrapping paper to provide added color for your room. Another suggestion would be to use as an affordable tablecloth.
You could even wrap up your framed artwork hanging on your walls and adorn them with ribbon and bows.
Another easy and affordable holiday decoration is taking your old 80’s style belts or new ones and belting up your holiday throw pillows. I used black belts in my old world style living room. It gives me a feeling of the nostalgic Saint Nick. The belts also offer a place to position holiday bows.
I absolutely love this last decorating idea because of the history behind it. We have several Christmas books passed down through the generations and I use them as art in my old world style living room. They have memories and provide a sense of warmth within the room that nothing newly purchased could offer.
I love everything about these books and the placement is perfect, 7 feet verticle, away from my 4 year old’s hands.
I am sure you have some books stashed away somewhere. Even if they are not “old” books, there is an easy way to distress them with scrapbook ink or paint. That will be another post.
I hope these affordable and free Christmas Decoration ideas help you and your family have the best holiday ambiance ever.
Diana Gardner-Williams www.dianadigsdirt.com
Landscape Design and Installation