It’s the most wonderful time of the year- bring the holidays to your home
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love decorating, and I especially love Christmas decorating. There are so many fun, inexpensive ways to light up your home for the holidays. Here are some of my favorites, and some examples from my home to get your creative juices flowing.
Wreaths and garland
This is a no-brainer for the holidays. Garland is a super cheap decoration solution- just pick some up at a Dollar Tree or Dollar General. You can literally use the stuff for anything: Decorate the tree, wind it around your banisters, hang it around your chandelier… I’m game for whatever. Wreaths can get expensive if you aren’t into DIYing, but if you are, go to your local craft store and pick up the vines and get the rest of the materials from Amazon or Walmart to save yourself some cash money (I made ours years ago!)
These little mason jar decorations are some of my favorite holiday pieces- and they cost $2 to make! Buy these jars (not the Mason brand like these, but they do the trick) at your local Dollar Tree. While you’re there, pick up a sleeve of round ornaments. Usually, the rolls come with 5-10 of them, depending on the size. I chose the small, round balls in green, red, gold, and silver. Next, just take the top off of the jar and dump the ornaments in. It’s that easy! I made these for a Christmas party years ago, and I pack them away just like this so they’re easy to pull out for next year.
If you prefer the textured, quilted look, get a set of 12 here that will work just fine.
Candles or wax melts
Nothing says holidays like a good scent. My favorites are anything vanilla related, or something that smells like baked goods. Peppermint, pine, cedar, and cinnamon are more popular scents for the winter season. If you don’t like candles for the fear of leaving them lit by accident (guilty), try wax melts or oil plugs. Pick up nice candles for less at a HomeGoods or T.J. Maxx; grab holiday wax melts here in a set of 10 for $8; or use a Bath and Body Works coupon to buy wallflower scents for next to nothing.
While Mitri and I don’t make stockings for each other, we do make stockings for the dogs. Judge me if you will, but it’s actually one of our favorite things about Christmas Day! We get all the dogs together in the living room and dump their stockings out in front of them. They have so much fun and it makes our day better knowing that they feel loved! You can make great stockings with just a few yards of fabric and decorative pom-poms, but if crafting isn’t your thing, you can buy a few for just a few bucks. Try the Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby/Michaels, or get cute embroidered stockings here (3 for $20!)
Need more ideas? Here are a few more sneak peaks of my holiday home!