Decorating for Christmas, Using What You Already Have Inside Your Home

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Decorating for Christmas, Using What You Already Have Inside Your Home.

Are you planning on becoming one the millions of Americans who decorate their homes for Christmas?  If so, where do you plan on getting your Christmas decorations from?  When it comes to Christmas decorations, there are many individuals who choose to buy new Christmas decorations each year. While it is nice to have new Christmas decorations each year, you may not have or want to spend the extra money.  If so, you are lucky because there are a number of different ways that you can go about decorating your home for Christmas by using the things that can already be found inside your home.

When it comes to using the items that you already have inside your home, to create Christmas decorations, you will, in a way, be creating your own decorations.  You can do this by taking items that you already have, such as a bowl, and adding other items that you may already have inside your home, such as artificial flowers or something similar, to create a Christmas decoration.  One of the many benefits to doing this is the fact that you can save yourself a fairly large amount of money. While it is possible to purchase Christmas decorations for an affordable price, it can get quite expensive. That is why you may want to think about decorating your home for Christmas with the items that can already be found inside of it.

Above, a bowl and artificial flowers was used as an example of how you can create your own Christmas decorations. That example was just a few of the many that exist.  You can also use candleholders to create your own Christmas themed centerpieces.  In addition to table centerpieces, Christmas pictures and drawings are also commonly used as Christmas decorations.  If you have paper, colored pencils, markers, or even crayons inside your home, you could easily create you own Christmas pictures.  If you own a collection of picture frames, you could easily turn your Christmas picture or drawing into a framed work of art; a work of art that may look well displayed in your bathroom, the living room, or even the entrance to your home.

While it may be a little bit harder to do, you can also create your own Christmas tree decorations by using the items that you have inside your home.  This may be ideal, especially if you have children. With a little bit of construction paper, scissors, tape, or staples, you or your children could create your own Christmas tree decorations. Cutting the construction paper into small strips and then connecting them into circles, in links, is a nice substitute for Christmas lights or garland. You and your children could also make your own Christmas ornaments in a similar fashion.

In addition to making your own Christmas decorations, there is a good chance that you may already have Christmas decorations inside your home, from previous years.  If this is the case, you may want to think about using the same Christmas decorations again. If you would like to spice things up a bit, you can easily rearrange the decorations and how they are displayed in your home to prevent them from looking the same as before. You may also want to alter the decorations that you have. You can easily do this by adding a Christmas bow to a wreath and so on.

Why spend money on new Christmas decorations if you don't have to, especially if you do not have the extra money to spend?  By keeping the above mentioned points in mind, you could easily save your money for something better, such as your Christmas dinner or Christmas gifts for your friends and family or even saving up to buy your DREAM HOME!

Vanessa Stalets
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Renee Parker
Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood - Lansing, MI
Lansing Realtor

This year I have been having to be very creative with Christmas decorations.  (long personal story) anyway...without much funds to go out and purchase decorations, and having none here at my new home from years past, I have had to get creative.  I did use a large glass bowel and fill it with Christmas balls, candles grouped and lit, and cutting out snow flakes is fun and easy.  Also, finding a radio station that plays holiday music with the candles burning really sets the mood.  I am actually liking this much more simple holiday this year for me.  Hanging cookie cutters with ribbons is fun and easy also.  Happy Holidays to you.

Nov 23, 2007 02:08 AM #1
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Vanessa, what a timely topic for after Thanksgiving and preparing our decorations at the house for Christmas. I always want to splurge and have contractor put all the lights across the top of my house with the steep pitched roofs but still haven't done that yet. The bowls idea with decorative items in them was good too. Even when we do spend money on decorations several discount stores can make your money go a long way. I like the idea of construction paper and crayons and stuff like that to be creative. Did you used to be a kindergarten teacher in a past life? I'm great with finger painting.
Nov 23, 2007 02:15 AM #2
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
Vanessa,  My husband spends time each year painting pine cones with water paints and he is really quite creative.  There is a reason he uses water paints - they fade and flake off after a few years so he has an excuse to continue, Karen
Nov 23, 2007 02:59 AM #3
Chad Baird
Re/Max Spirit - Dayton, OH
I have a couple Christmas cards that I framed years ago.  The pictures were really nice.  One of them is a drawing of the State Capital Building in a winter scene.  It was sent by a state senator to his district.  I still hang it every year.  The average card fits great in a 5x7 frame. 
Nov 23, 2007 04:34 AM #4
Vanessa Stalets
RE/MAX Elite - Brentwood, TN
REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate

Renee- Yes, sometimes simple is the best, somehow you appreciate it in a whole different way.

Gary- No I was never a Kindergaten teacher, but my Mother was...hehehehe

Karen- I love the pine cone idea, how smart to use the watercolors and then re-paint!

Chad- Yes, there are some great ways to decorate and cards work well!

Anyone else have any ideas to pass on? Write 'em and post 'em!


Nov 23, 2007 11:15 PM #5
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