Are you looking for inexpensive ways to decorate this holiday season. The Party Goddess has some ideas to share with you…
Think Like a Beatle – Or at least his wife. Currently Yoko Ono has a “Wish Tree” project installed in cities around the world because when she was a child in Japan she used to write wishes for the coming year and leave them in the temple. Why not create your own wish tree? Cut out squares of paper and pre-string them. Invite guests to write their wishes for the new year on a card and place them on your tree (or in a vase). Then, when the holidays are over, save the cards and put them in a scrap book to whip out the following winter.
Get Personal – Place card holders should be fun and festive enough to glam up the table while also letting guests know where they will be sitting (think individual snowflakes, ornaments or even mini evergreens tied with beautiful ribbon scraps and each person’s name).
Collect it Yourself -Take a nature walk and pick up fallen branches, evergreens and pine cones. Take interesting branches and evergreens and “flock” them using the store bought canned stuff or spray paint pine cones silver. Don’t forget to use spray adhesive to add a little extra glittery fascination. Create a centerpiece or buffet decor with what you found and adorned.
Re-Purpose What You’ve Got – Tired of your old holiday gear? Why not just switch it with a neighbor? You deliver two boxes of ornaments or supplies to them and they deliver two boxes to you. That way the house will feel totally festive and no one has spent a cent!
Or Just Reorganize Your Manpower – Don’t feel like switching with a friend? Then why not simulate your own version of Trading Spaces? Pull out all of your usual holiday decorations and have a few close friends or family members decorate your place using your own stuff (then of course you do the same for them!) Tuck things in unexpected places like the bathroom windowsill or even the counter of the master bath. You’re guaranteed not to get stuck in your same old holiday decorating rut.
Remember that we all have so much to be thankful for so put on a big smile and go out and spread some holiday cheer. I promise, you’ll feel a million times better!
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