Decorating for Christmas on a budget.

It seems like every year as Christmas comes closer, I try to get more and more creative about all aspects of decorating the house. There are some basic rules that I do follow though to ensure that I keep a budget since Christmas is expensive enough! The following ideas are easy, quick, and best of all, dramatic.

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1. Shop from nature

-Nothing is more simple and effective than fresh cut pine. You can use it to make wreaths, boughs, and floral arrangements for the tables.

-Redwood sticks or birch branches look amazing in an urn with a colorful ribbon wrapped around them on the front porch or in the foyer.

-Feathers, pinecones, and stones all look incredible in a vase with ornaments of complimentary colors. (more…)