Save money on Christmas ornaments by making some creative and
frugal homemade ornaments. Anything small that glitters and sparkles looks
great on a Christmas tree.
Pick up some tiny toys at a
garage sale or thrift store, and spray them with metallic paint. Attach a
ribbon to them, and you have a charming, thrift friendly decorative ornament.
Children love personalized ornaments. They are many ways
to save money putting their names on ornaments. Here are a few:
- Take the metal lid from an empty food can, and using an awl,
punch their name on the lid. Glue some ribbon around the edges, put a
ribbon on it, and tie it to the tree. Or cover the metal lids with felt, and
glue a small picture of them on top of the felt.
- Either using the monogram setting on your sewing machine, or
a marking pen, write their name on ribbon, and attach it to ornaments or wrap it
around the tree.
- Using pins and beads, write their names on cloth ornaments.
some more frugal tips for homemade Christmas
- You can make many ornaments from clothespins, and they easily
attach to the limbs
of a Christmas tree.
- You can make a lot of
shiny ornaments from costume jewelry.
- Tiny toys make great
ornaments, especially when sprayed with metallic paint.
- Old Christmas cards make
- Frugal Christmas
decorations can be made from salt dough.
- If you live in a wooded
area, pine cones can be made into Christmas decorations.
- Paper chains, popcorn and
yo-yos made from fabric made great garland.
- Lots of candy can be made
into decorations, which can be as easy as hanging candy
canes from the tree.