Oh the pretty Christmas lights and greenery! It is easy to get carried away. I LOVE Christmas and I just may have been known to go a little overboard in the decoration department for the occasion. Just maybe.
Last week, we started a series on frugal homemade Christmas gifts, buying handmade gifts, and frugal holiday decorating - using items found in nature to set a pretty table.
This week, we continue to help you get ready for Christmas with ways you can decorate on a dime – well, on a dollar, anyway.
As I was saying, I simply love LOVE love Christmas decorating, lights, music . . . and the cookies go a long way towards keeping me happy with this particular time of the year. Although, since I do feel it is important to keep my family focused on Christ, I enjoy taking the time as we decorate the tree, string the lights and do our crafts – to teach my children about what Christmas represents to our family.
One of the crafts we did together last year is the sweet little bird and nest in the photograph below. I found a set of the little birds for $1 at Dollar Tree, and then found the little next with eggs – also for only $1. Score! We used a little wire from upcycled twist ties from our bread bags and packaging to attach them to the nests and placed them in an orderly random fashion around the tree.
It’s amazing how something as simple as that can make me so happy, but it does!
We found the sand dollars on the beach and used a paint brush to brush on some glue and then dipped the edges into a bowl of silver glitter. We used a bit of silver thread and a hot glue gun to attach a hanging loop on the back. After the glue and glitter has dried, you can seal the shell ornament with mod-podge or make your own mod-podge with good old fashioned white glue and a little water.
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