The Holidays are among us, it is my favorite time of the year. The one thing that really makes the season magical for me is decorating my home for the Holidays. It can be a daunting and expensive task, it does not have to be though. I have some tips to make your Holiday magical without making your wallet say "Bah-Humbug". My best tip, utilize things that you already have. Wine glasses make festive candle holders
Just add some add some glittery tree decorations, turn upside down (carefully) and add a candle. If you are feeling especially crafty you could coat the outside of the glass with Elmer's glue and sprinkle gold or green glitter all over the glass. You will not be able to drink out of the glasses later (if covered in glitter). The glasses can be found at your local dollar store, it's a mom's best friend! Another cute idea is peppermints, just fill the glasses and top with a piece of cardboard, turn them over onto the table and slowly pull out the cardboard. One of my personal favorites is glass vases. You can fill them with just about anything.
Here they are filled with assorted tree decorations but you can also use cranberries, peppermints or candy canes. Yard sales are also a great way to find wallet friendly decorations, as well as thrift shops.
Make some precious memories with your kids and let them craft some one-of-a-kind ornaments. The older children can string cranberries and popcorn for a fast, festive and affordable tree decoration.The younger children are sure to love making these handprint Reindeers.
Trace their handprints onto a piece of brown construction paper and cut out the hands. Let the kids decorate with pipe cleaners, wiggly eyes, glitter and ribbons. Another fun Holiday craft are these pipe cleaner trees. With only three supplies it is quick and easy.
Simply shape green pipe cleaner into a tree shape and thread on plastic beads you can top it with a shiny silver or gold star. No matter how you choose to decorate have fun! it is about making memories that will last a lifetime.