Christmas Decorating and Gifts
Pretty Easy Christmas
Whats not to like about Christmas? Peace on earth, good will towards men and more ways to deck the halls than you can shake a cinnamon stick at. Still, you dont need to spend a lot to dress your home for the holidays. Here are just a few ideas to help you decorate in dollar store style.
You can have a luxurious look this holiday season without the lavish price tag. With the exception of the oblong ornaments, which came in a set of three for a dollar, the wire and fabric baubles shown here were a dollar
a piece. Whether youre trimming a tree or filling a bowl, these elegant ornaments rival their pricier counterparts for sparkle and shine. And add a touch of Christmas whimsy to favorite pieces by wrapping them with a bit of ribbon, as weve done by giving this polar bear knick-knack a scarf trimmed with a 3-D sticker.
Heres an easy floral arrangement made up of five Christmas floral picks anchored with river rocks in an attractive bowl. The three large picks were a dollar apiece and the small picks were two for a dollar. This sculptured-look reindeer proves that, even though its not a Christmas ornament per se, it can still be an elegant addition to your Christmas décor. A candle with a snowflake charm completes this tabletop tableau. The bowl, reindeer, candle and candleholder were a dollar each.
Kids young and old will love sitting down to Christmas dinner with these guys. Hang these fun felt pouches on the back of your dining room chairs to help guide guests to their seats and to hold party favors. Small Christmas stockings would work, as well. In this case, we filled our chair decorations with a chocolate treat, a playful Christmas ornament, a
pocket planner and a mechanical pencil.
Each goodie bag, with contents, cost about $3.86. The chocolate was .65 each and the mechanical pencils came in packages of five for a dollar. You can adjust the contents of each chair decoration to suit. We labeled Santas and Frostys hat with the names of dinner guests using Christmas-themed self-sticking computer labels that were a dollar per pack.
The most important ingredient to any Christmas is family and friends. So gather yours around you and have your most joyous holiday season ever.
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