This weekend I have the fun of attending the Joy for the Journey adoptive mom retreat in Lancaster, PA. So instead of my usual frugality post, I thought I’d share some fun and frugal ways to decorate for the upcoming holidays.
This silver and white decor could be lovely for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Lots of pretty ideas for Christmas balls- A big box of glass Christmas balls is $10 at Target or Walmart.
Here are a couple of affordable and pretty ways to decorate pine cones.
Or gather a bunch of pine cones with some red ribbon for a lovely alternative to a wreath.
Did you know that you can slip ping pong balls over LED lights to make these lovely globe lights?
Then finally here’s a sweet craft you can make with some wood rounds and an etching tool.
Before you buy decor items at full price, be sure to look at your local thrift stores and craft stores. Often thrift stores seem to be the depository for half-done craft projects, which makes them a great place to look for ribbon, yarn, silk flowers, and many other craft and decor items such as knitting needles, beads, crochet hooks, baskets, tins, and wreaths.
If you have more ideas for affordable Thanksgiving and Christmas decor, I’d love to hear them!