Peter Minkoff is one of my regular guest bloggers and you can always expect the best advice from his blogs. Check out his last one here. He's a beauty and fashion writer for Shlur magazine living in London and occasionally in Brisbane. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a stylist for few fashion events in UK and AUS. Beside beauty and fashion, he loves reading, making DIY cosmetics and traveling around tropical destinations. He plans to create a business for beauty and style advising. This week, Peter's telling us how to do Christmas Decor on a budget!
Christmas is approaching fast, and with it comes all the wonderful joy and hassle of buying gifts, and, more importantly, decorating your home in order to get the entire family into the holiday spirit. Get all of your favorite Christmas decorations from previous years out or prepare your bags for some holiday shopping. In order to help you prepare your home for the upcoming festivities we have made a list of some neat tips and tricks you can try out this year, and the best thing about them is that they’re all affordable.
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about decorations are definitely ornaments. An interesting idea that you can try with your ornaments if you are sick of having to buy new ones each year is to glue some of them together and make shapes like triangles and circles which you can then later hang up on your walls. Make sure to combine as many colors as possible. If you are looking for the perfect Christmas tree ornaments you should remember that you can make them with your kids and loved ones. This will certainly bring you all closer, and you will have something to cherish these moments by. Don’t forget to bring your holiday cheer from home into the office by buying some unique office supplies for your co-workers.
Nothing says Christmas more than large red stockings. You should always consider putting them on your list of decorations you want to buy since they represent the cheapest ones but are certainly very popular amongst kids. Stuff the stockings with toys and candy to surprise your little ones for the holidays, or you can buy a nice piece of clothing or something intimate for your wife or husband. For the DIY enthusiasts there is always the possibility of making the stockings yourself, which means that you can customize the design of the stockings any way you want. You can pick out the fabric, colors and personalize this decoration piece to suit your idea of a perfect present. You can always check out some stuffing ideas online if you are having trouble coming up with some on your own.
Candles can help you make that extra flare and set the mood. They can make your home shine in different festive colors during the night and if you want you can buy scented ones to enhance the atmosphere in your living room, kitchen, or other parts of the house.
Christmas tree decorations
The fir tree is definitely a key ingredient for a perfect Christmas. You know that your kids can’t take their eyes off of it when the day comes to look for presents underneath, and for your friends it serves as testament to how much you care about your family and the holidays. It doesn’t matter if you have an artificial tree or a real one, what’s important for us here is to keep in mind to add as much variety and color to the tree as possible. Make this into a fun family activity by making your children chose the decorations and hang them. You can let them put the star on top while you are placing the lights on the tree. Try using as many different things as possible, for example, you could use family photos, candy, shiny and colorful ornaments, Christmas lights, and anything that your family can think of.
Make an effort to create the best and most enjoyable Christmas for your family and friends this year. Invest in some affordable decorations, or spruce up your home with some creative DIY ideas.
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