If you are like me, you greet December 26th with a to-do list every year. Topping the list: take down, pack and store all the Christmas Decor. It makes me regret dragging everything out of the attic in the first place! This year, I'm determined to create a festive space that won't taunt me after all the excitement is done ~ and I want to do so without spending a fortune. Here are a few more inexpensive-disposable/consumable-yet-eco-friendly ways to decorate:
- First I have to share some ideas from my friend Jamie: how could I have forgotten to mention a paper chain garland? It's like an icon of Christmas tree decor!
- She also suggested noodles strung on colourful yarn which I think has potential to turn out looking like vintage elegance.
- A simple bowl filled with red and green apples or pears dressed up with some fabric around the bottom makes a pretty yet understated centerpiece. Plus, if kids see it, they'll ASK for fruit.
- Think of the aromas of Christmas. A dish of cranberries with a ribbon-tied bundle of cinnamon sticks laying on top will have all you senses in the Christmas spirit.
- If that's not enough scent for you, a little bit of cinnamon and some apple slices simmering over low heat should make your house ready for Christmas guests.
- A gingerbread house is out of my league, but for my crafty friends, it's a great consumable Christmas decoration. I probably lean more toward gingerbread men or iced-and-sprinkled sugar cookies under a clear cake stand for my edible decor.
- If you have the willpower, you can always decorate with candy. Is there anything more simple, more consumable or more festive than a candy cane? or how about setting a dish of red & green M&Ms on the coffee table ~ those are highly consumable at our house!
- Candles add a touch of cozy to any room. The flickering light of all white or ivory pillars will instantly warm up your space. In the Hunt for Dingy-Duplex Christmas Decor, I included "kid-friendly" as part of my criteria, but little ones aren't invited to everyone's party! If your kids are older, you'll for sure want to include candles for a finishing touch.
What other ideas do you have for Christmas Decor on a Dime ~ especially decorations that don't have to be packed and stored for next year. Working together, we'll all have a beautiful Christmas and a relaxing New Year! ~ It's Plain & Simple As That.