I love this time of year! I love to decorate our house on the inside and the outside. A nicely decorated house tells me that Christmas is just around the corner. It welcomes friends and family and it lets everyone feel your Christmas Spirit! Discover how we are decorating your home for Christmas without spending a lot!
This year, my goal was to have a decorated entryway. I normally decorate the inside, but I tend to not do as much on the outside, but this year would be different!
When I am home, I will often open up the Jo-Ann crafting catalog and find inspiration at the drop of a hat and this year was no different. Between the catalog and their website with their Christmas Ideas, it wasn’t hard to decide on a project. I always shop at Jo-Ann, all throughout the year, because they offer teachers an extra 15%! I love when stores give back like that!
Decorating Your Home For Christmas Without Spending A Lot
So, once I decided what I wanted to do, I went ahead and bought my materials:
Poinsettia flowers to put by the front door (these are the best kind- they don’t have to be watered!)
New Red bows for the wreaths:
To place the garland around the front door, I twisted the red and gold mesh ribbon around the doorway. I added green last. I have both pictures for you to see which one would work better at your own house. (Try to ignore that materials are still on the ground – I was still in the planning phase for this picture) 😉
Which one do you like better? I still can’t decide! My neighbor has lime green and red on her house and it is gorgeous, so that’s an option, too!
Moving on… My husband built me the wooden posts to put on either side of the door.
I just used the $4 poinsettia that I purchased from Jo-Ann to decorate it.
We used some of the left-over red ribbon to intertwine in the wreath that I have on the front door (it has green ribbon on it, as well).
I then bought those red bows pictured above to add to my Christmas Wreaths from last year (the ribbon from eight years ago needed replaced, so these bows were perfect!):
What do you do to your house to make it festive and welcoming for Christmas? Wreaths? Lights? Both? Where do you get your great deals and materials? Where do you get your inspiration?