Now that you’ve seen how to protect fragile Christmas decorations in wintery elements, I decided to keep the decorations a secret until Piano Man came home school. I wondered if he would notice this small gesture to bring a little holiday cheer outdoors. When he walked towards the front door, his face brightened up like a little mini-Christmas tree. That my dear friends was totally worth it.
But the process to humbly transform our meager looking front yard wasn’t complete. I looked around my neighborhood for some inspirational ideas. That’s when I noticed just about every neighbor’s door was adorned with a Christmas wreath.
Making a Budget-Friendly Christmas (Advent) Wreath
Michaels was having a 70% off several Christmas decorations sale, which is also still going on this week. Small wreaths were on sale for $1.75 each! What a reasonable price to try a simple wreath project at home.
I sprayed polyurethane on some more glitter ornaments, grouped them in groups of three, and then tied a knot around three sections of the wreath. Voila, wreath project complete (for less than $3)!
Handimania’s 3D Paper Snowflakes
Like I said before, though I’ve tried to keep things simple with Christmas decorations, it didn’t mean that I was going to completely abandon decorating this Christmas. I just wanted to add a little personal touch.
Then I ran across Handimania’s post a couple of weeks ago. I shared on Facebook that I wanted to try Handimania’s post to make a 3D paper snowflake. I learned that the thicker the paper, the harder it was to make the snowflake design. So instead, I used construction paper and regular copier colored paper to make these 3D snowflakes. It came out nicely, don’t you think?
Christmas Holiday Color Scheme
Finally, in addition to making these decorations or modifying some store-bought decorations, I chose a specific Christmas color theme for our holiday party: red, green, white, and blue. It went well with the already decorated glitter ornaments, and it reminded me of other Christmas wrapping paper that I planned on using later for some other decorations (coming soon in another post).
If you’re looking for some Christmas color scheme ideas, take a look around your house or apartment. See what Christmas cards, ornaments are your favorite, and you’ll begin to see the color scheme that already matches your style.
Thanks for your patience as I catalog my way through adding a few Christmas decorations for our home. Come back tomorrow when I share how our holiday office party went.
From my hometown to yours,