From gas to groceries, everything is SO expensive these days! But with these helpful tips you can easily decorate for the holidays without breaking the bank.
- Recycle and reuse. Visit your local thrift shops, consignment stores, flea markets, online sale sites such as Craigslist, and if the weather isn’t too cold, take a couple hours on Saturday morning and check out the neighborhood yard sales. You might just be surprised at what you find! Someone else’s gently used wreaths and ornaments can easily be made to look brand new again with nothing more than a little creatively on your part.
- Don’t spend money on things you can find for free; instead spend a little time and snag some greenery from your own backyard. Pine cones, holly branches, evergreen boughs, winter berries, magnolia and colorful oak leaves, are all things that can easily be incorporated into your holiday décor.
- Check out those big box craft store sales. Between the special sales and coupons, you can score great savings on floral décor, ornaments, DIY crafts, framing and more.
- Decorate with food. Fill mason jars with candy canes or peppermint sticks. String popped corn for a natural holiday tree garland. Orange pomander balls are an old fashion favorite that is super easy to make and smells wonderful! Then don’t forget cranberries. This versatile little berry will add a pop of holiday color to everything from wreaths to tablescapes.
- On the fence about which is better for the environment; a real live tree that ends up at the dump or an artificial tree made from plastic by overseas workers? How about this year trying your hand at creating a recycled paper tree? Large or small, the finished size is up to you. Then when the holidays are over you can store it for next year or dismantle it and recycle the paper.
There is still time to have all those small home repair and improvement projects taken care of before December 25th. Just contact Closing Contractor today to schedule an appointment.