These quick and easy Christmas decorating ideas are festive, fun, and inexpensive!
Dip pine cones in gold paint (either partially or all of the way) or use a mixture of water, glue, and glitter for a sparkling effect. Place on side tables or use to fill baskets and bowls.
Show Your Cards Do you hang onto Christmas cards that are too pretty to throw out? Turn them into works of art. Attach a card front to mat board using Spray Mount, double-sided tape, or rubber cement. Trim to fit just a single card, or cover a large piece of matboard with multiple cards, and then decorate a doorway or tree.
Tie It Up Tie a bow around your throw pillows with holiday-colored ribbons, and they’ll look just like Christmas gifts! Add a rhinestone pin for an extra decorating kick.
Take a Bow Wrap bows around your dining room chairs (you can even tie on Christmas ornaments for extra sparkle). Secure on the underside with tape as needed.
Brighten Up Fill vases (or washed, clean household bottles) with cranberries to add a cheery splash of Christmas red to any room. Nestle flowers, twigs, or greenery with water for more decoration.
Branch Out Plain dry branches from your yard—whether from green firs or bare deciduous trees—make excellent decorations when you spray with silver or gold paint. Hang, or tuck in a vase to decorate an entryway or dining room. Plus, add ornaments to the branches for an instant Christmas tree.
Just Add Water Take clear vases or bottles, fill them with water, and add holiday-colored food coloring—a few drops will do. Then line the bottles up in a row, or decorate with floating candles for a festive touch.