Three Steps for Online Success

Written by James D. Brausch

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10 Great Holiday Decorating Ideas...On a Budget!

Written by Kathleen Wilson

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6. Place a few inexpensive glass balls in a bowl and embellish with a few sprigs of greenery or some leftover ribbon. If you don't have an extra bowl (it isrepparttar holidays, after all!) try decoupaging a box with leftover Christmas wrap, or cover with a little fabric and glue.

7. Take down your pictures and wrap them like a gift, then hang them back onrepparttar 124273 wall for great holiday cheer! You don't have to do this all aroundrepparttar 124274 house, how about just inrepparttar 124275 entry, or mayberepparttar 124276 dining room?

8. Tie greens or ornaments torepparttar 124277 chandelier with a little Christmas ribbon, just make sure they don't hang low enough for any candles onrepparttar 124278 table to catch them on fire.

9. Make your own gift tags out of leftover paper. Ok, this is not a new idea, but try punching it up a bit. Add details by layering shapes overrepparttar 124279 base paper, use paper punches and scalloped scrapbooking scissors to add style, use a gold calligraphy pen to add names. Or userepparttar 124280 scalloped scissors to make old holiday cards into tags.

10. Sponge stars or other seasonal shapes on your window with paint! No, I’m not nuts. Just add a teaspoon or so of liquid dish soap to acrylic craft paint, (I like white or gold metallic) and afterrepparttar 124281 holidays you should be able to wash it off with window cleaner. Use a non- scratching dish scrubber if you come across a stubborn spot.

There it is,repparttar 124282 10 best budget decorating ideas for Holiday decorating! Always rememberrepparttar 124283 most important reason we celebrate, andrepparttar 124284 reason we takerepparttar 124285 time to make our homes warm and inviting…our loved ones! Have a wonderful holiday season!

Kathleen Wilson is the author of “Quick Decorating Ideas Under $20:The Budget Decorator’s Bible” and the editor of The Budget Decorator, a free ezine dedicated to the “budget impaired” home decorator. Visit her at for more great ideas.

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