Friday, 30 December 2011

Snippets from My Budget Christmas Decor

In light of the tough economic times, I decided to carry out a little experiment this year. My goal was to keep my Christmas spending to a minimum in order to prove that you can create something beautiful on a budget. I had so much fun doing it too! 

I decided to go with a rustic, burnt orange theme and I used a selection of affordable materials such as paper doilies (less than a J$ for one), wooden clothes pins (approximately J$200 for a pack of 72), paper bags, brown paper, burlap (approx. J$250/yd), ribbons and string. (Click here for Currency Converter)

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My colour theme visual - The burlap bag is actually a car document holder I made as a gift for my brother-in-law :-)

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Other Christmas gifts

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A large frame I got in a sale. I decided to cover it with burlap to give it a more updated look.

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The frame afterwards! - great alternative to a door wreath.

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Here's my table centrepiece - I used tree ornaments that were on sale along with a candle and basket that I already had.

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A host of butterflies/angels that I made for the tree using clothespins and paper doilies.

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My handmade ornament perched in the tree!

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A beautiful finish!

I have to say that I am pleased with my handiwork. It gave me such joy to see it all come together and it really got me into the Christmas spirit! 

6 comments:

  1. ...So we now know who to come to next year.

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  2. This post is awesomely creative... wish I had seen it before CHristmas was over LOL
    My children would have loved to make those angel decorations :D
    Good luck with Ja Blog Awards

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  3. @ kidfriendlyja: Awww thank you :-) Maybe they can make them next Christmas. Good luck to you also!

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