Ho-ho-ho! Christmas is just around the corner, and as much as it is the perfect downtime for relaxation, it’s also the time to have loads of fun with your family and loved ones.
Part of entertaining guests is to make sure that you have the proper decor. Now, having good ones don’t necessarily mean that you have to spend tons of money making sure that you get those perfectly-built wreaths, the best tree, and the highest quality materials. Most of the time, you can make the most unique decors using seemingly unimportant stuff that has been lying around your house for the longest time! In this article, we will give you some practical tips on how to execute these beautiful Christmas decors whilst spending only a minimal amount (or maybe none at all!) So, read along and prepare to get inspired! Take notes, if you must.
Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree
Time to check your cupboards! If you have kept those flimsy plastic spoons from previous takeouts, but don’t know how and where to use them — now’s a perfect time! Limiting our use of plastic is one of the ways we can help preserve our environment, so instead of throwing them away or utilising them for single-use, here’s a trick: create a mini-Christmas tree out of them! You’ll have a makeshift pinecone tree by the end of the day. Check out the tutorial here.
Let’s take your Christmas lights to a whole new level! If you have Mason Jars, or any clear used jars lying around, bring those babies out and put them to good use! These jars can be upcycled and used as Christmas luminaries. Coat 3/4 of the jar area with mod podge or glue, and let them air dry a little until they’re sticky enough.
Sprinkle some epsom salt or table salt on a flat ground (Pro tip: you can also add in some glitter for that sparkly touch) and roll the jar over it. Let it dry, and add in your favorite Christmas element! Wrap around some strings or put poinsettias — whatever you like. There are no rules to this, so don’t be scared if your luminaries don’t look exactly the same. Variety is interesting!
These classic white and golden twigs are a designer favorite! It’s so fast and easy to DIY them, and aside from using them as Christmas decors, they can also be used to decorate weddings, parties, and generally as a staple house design. If you see any fallen twigs around your backyard or the nearby park – grab some and take them home. Buy some white and gold spray paint from your neighborhood art shop, and start painting your twigs! You will be amazed at how pretty they will turn out (Check here the full tutorial). You can even wrap around some Christmas lights on them, or just put them inside vases.
You may choose to do this with your closest friends, your children, or your partner. You can also do it alone and unleash your inner craftsman, but of course – doing it with your loved ones encourages the spirit of unity and creativity and that’s all that what we want for Christmas.
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