Decorating for Christmas with limited funds can be a challenge but also fun. While it might be nice to be able to purchase new decorations every year, can you imagine trying to store all those decorations? I rotate decor around my home throughout the year, so it makes sense that I would use a lot of the things I already have to decorate for Christmas also. Here are some Thrifty Christmas Decorating ideas using things you probably already have. They’re a great place to start to highlight your Christmas decorations. You can always add something new every year without spending a lot of money.
I have so many great memories surrounding Christmas. Most of them are from the traditions we celebrate year after year. As the kids grew older I was worried some of these traditions would die, but I have been pleasantly surprised that my kids have wanted to continue the traditions as much as my husband and I have. Gingerbread House Decorating is a tradition we have had for as long as I can remember. It started with hubby and I doing most of the work then to the kids taking over and doing most of it themselves.
Who’s loving all the progress you’re making decluttering? At the beginning of every month I post suggested items for you to declutter from your home. The best thing about this challenge is that we’re all working together for the end goal of ridding the clutter out of our lives. If you miss any of the challenges you can always go back and do them at any time. I’ll have them linked at the bottom of this post. Now it’s time to declutter!
What is it with Sundays and how everyone wants a dessert or after church treat? Sometimes I have a lot of options on hand, sometimes very little. Luckily I always seem to be able to come up with something to please my family’s sweet tooth. Since we had a lot of apples on hand I decided this Toffee Apple Dip would be the perfect dessert. Even though it’s very sweet, by adding the apples I feel like I’m at least giving them a little bit of nutrition. Really, there’s nothing wrong with just having something sweet every once in a while.
Real trees are beautiful but there are always some adjustments that need to be made to them to fit in your house or even the stand. Remember on Christmas Vacation when they cut their own tree, tie it up on the roof of their car, then bring it home and it’s almost the size of the room? Well, it’s not usually that bad but there are always a few places where the tree needs to be trimmed. I hate seeing all those beautiful boughs go to waste so I created this Simple Pine Bough Arrangement for our bedroom this year.
I love organizing but I love crafting just as much. If there’s a way I can make organization look even better I will, so I’ve collected my favorite 20 Crafts to Make Organizing Easier. These are my favorite crafty organizing ideas I’ve shared on the blog over the past few years. If you love crafting and organizing as much as I do I think you are going to love these ideas.
Who’s been decluttering with me? At the beginning of every month there are suggested items for you to declutter from your home. The best thing about this challenge is that we’re all working together for the end goal of ridding the clutter out of our lives. If you miss any of the challenges you can always go back and do them at any time. I’ll have them linked at the bottom of this post. Now it’s time to declutter!