Family, friends or company dinners, party clothes, gifts…expenses accumulate around these dates and this Christmas is especially difficult for everyone. So you have to cut costs and who bears the brunt of these domestic cuts is usually the Christmas decorations , which we give up due to lack of money. We can’t do anything if what you like most about decorating your home for Christmas is going to the shops and buying a thousand of the most modern and shiny decorations you can find, but if you are one of those who really enjoys surrounding yourself with the Christmas spirit, we have some tips for you do not give up the Christmas decorations.
Not without my Christmas tree
If you are one of those who cannot imagine a Christmas without a tree, surely you can reuse the one from previous years, and some of the decorations as well. But you can also create your own tree decorations without spending much effort. Of course, you will have to get plenty of aluminum foil, with gold and silver paint and glitter. This way you can decorate your tree with recycled ornaments and give it your own style.
Small gift packages are a perfect decoration that you can easily make by wrapping matchboxes or medicine boxes. You can use shiny wrapping paper to wrap them or paint any newsprint yourself. Then you put a bow and ready to hang from the tree. You can also make Christmas balls yourself with old paper, painting them in different colors and adding glitter.
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You can also make an endearing snowman, to hang from the tree or to paste on the wall by cutting the silhouette out of normal cardboard, painting the eyes and mouth and gluing cotton all over the body of the snowman. If when drawing it you make a hat on its head, you can cover it with wrapping paper to give it a special touch. And surely you will find something at home that will serve as a scarf. Put your imagination to work.
Natural resources for Christmas decorations
Remember that in nature you can find endless decorations, without the need to destroy it. Most people no longer put natural trees for ecological reasons, but in winter it is common to find tree branches on the ground. Collect them, because they are perfect to create a different decoration in your home. A broken branch can double as a miniature Christmas tree and a centerpiece.
The fallen leaves of the trees are also a good decoration, since you can paint them in a gold color and hang them from the tree with a bow. As well as pineapples, which offer a lot of decorative possibilities. The pineapples can be painted or natural, they can go alone or together to form the typical Christmas wreath, and they can also be the protagonists of any centerpiece.
The same function that pineapples and leaves do some fruits that we find at this time of year. Walnuts and chestnuts are ideal for a Christmas decoration, as are slows, if you are lucky enough to find them in a nearby forest. You just have to resort to your imagination to let the gold paint and glitter work freely, you will see how this Christmas you get the most original and ecological decorations. And the cheapest.