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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 is 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 on wall for great holiday cheer! You don't have to do this all around house, how about just in entry, or maybe dining room?
8. Tie greens or ornaments to chandelier with a little Christmas ribbon, just make sure they don't hang low enough for any candles on 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 over base paper, use paper punches and scalloped scrapbooking scissors to add style, use a gold calligraphy pen to add names. Or use 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 after 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, 10 best budget decorating ideas for Holiday decorating! Always remember most important reason we celebrate, and reason we take 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 http://www.TheBudgetDecorator.com for more great ideas.