TOP TEN : CHRISTMAS DECORATING ON A SHOESTRING.

22623bf8808930c2a6a7ad620632f149

Oh boy, here we go, full speed ahead on the christmas countdown.

It’s still not decided if I’m having the family over Christmas day yet, mainly because I’m a terrible cook. But I’ve definitely been enjoying all the festive pins to make home feel just a little more magical but with my latest trip to Australia to see my sister the purse stings are a little stretched for anything other than ‘christmas essentials’ (if that’s such a thing?!)

I always love dressing the house at Christmas, the hubby loves doing the tree while I love hanging lights and decorations or filling shelves with little crimbo ornaments that have been packed away all year. It’s fair to say some of the LL range is brought in from outside too. I mean can you ever have too many deer skulls and antlers?

I’ve pulled together a top 10 thrifty xmas decorative ideas. All you really need is to just keep things uber simple and rustic to make things go a little further.

1. Use conifer and ever-green plants from the garden to create foliage hangs.
2. Simple DIY tree cones from card, so cool in mixed heights for side boards or make lots for a festive centre piece.

3.Keep under the tree chic – Dress up brown paper wrap with personal photos or coloured wash tapes.

5ad0d416b5b549865e3834fb61cf1976
Style Files.com

4. Who says you need a full on wreath? Tape arround springs to create the illusion.

5ce83481342bcdc445c35c6cd29920fe
Image via Gardenista.com

5. Get creative with winter objects at home, add a few fresh sprigs, some Eucalyptus or Mistletoe would be the sweetest.
6. Make the welcome a lasting one. This wire message is just perfection.

7. Make paper bunting from craft and left over wrapping paper. (Image at start of the post.)

8. Pick up those pinecones. Bring the outside in, fill bowls with scents of christmas.
9. Try making scandinavian paper stars. Fab for windows or the tree.

10. Get creative with household glass bottles to up-cycle into candle holders.

215b4a012c582d862d4049f91ecd15bd

*Bonus Tip* Collect twigs and use neutral wool to create gorgeous boho stars for your home. A mobile would be gorgeous from a wire coat hanger!

19985195753acb20efb56c741c0e9e52
Image via Gardenista.com

Enjoy this fabulous festive build-up. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! More Christmas pins over on our Pinterest.
The Little Lending Co. X

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s