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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Frugal Christmas Decorations!

I just got back from my Williamsburg vacation on Sunday! It was a lot of fun...I really needed a vacation. The only downside is, I think I gained about 5 pounds, but the food in Williamsburg is just great!
Anyway, after I returned, I realised that it was time to start decorating for Christmas. My husband NEVER let the kids and I decorate, so I didn't actually have any decorations to put up. I decided it would be fun to make my own decorations and ornaments, so I headed to Michael's arts and crafts store! Luckily, Michael's was having a sale.:P I bought 3 plain wreaths for $3 each and one ball shaped wreath thing for $3. Then I bought a TON of sparkly flowers, holly berries, tiny pine cones and other sparkly shapes for 50% off! I also bought some Christmas ribbon for 30% off. All of these things were for decorating the plain wreaths and the ball shaped thing. I spent $42.65 total!
Yesterday, the kids and I sat in front of the fire(it was really cold) and made 2 beautiful wreaths and one beautiful ball thing. We're making the third wreath today! Next week we're looking for a christmas tree and some ornaments to paint. What do you guys do for Christmas decorations?

2 comments:

Katrina Northwest said...

Dollar Tree :D Or Dollar General although they cost a few more bucks.

My mom made a mini tree for us and we put that on top of the tv.

I also color some Christmas pictures and hang them up around the house, it makes it alittle more festive for cheap. :)

Katrina

Mary said...

We used to make Christmas ornaments out of plaster of Paris. We used cookie molds for the figures, and then painted them and sprayed them with something when they were dry. I don't remember what kind of paint we used--probably tempera. I also don't remember what we sprayed them with (it was a long time ago!). We made holes somehow, and hung them on the tree with yarn. I think we put something in the molds before they were dry to keep the holes open.