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)
|My colour theme visual - The burlap bag is actually a car document holder I made as a gift for my brother-in-law :-)|
|Other Christmas gifts|
|A large frame I got in a sale. I decided to cover it with burlap to give it a more updated look.|
|The frame afterwards! - great alternative to a door wreath.|
|Here's my table centrepiece - I used tree ornaments that were on sale along with a candle and basket that I already had.|
|A host of butterflies/angels that I made for the tree using clothespins and paper doilies.|
|My handmade ornament perched in the tree!|
|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!