Fun, Fast and Frugal Holiday Projects
Often it’s the little things that make the holidays memorable. Here are some simple, inexpensive (and mostly kid-friendly) decorating ideas you can create as-is or modify and personalize to suit your style. And the best part is, they don’t take lots of time, money, tools or unusual materials. Simple. Holiday. Fun.
Up a Wall
Bright Idea: This wall-hung “tree” is a real space-saver for apartment dwellers.
Serving Up Snapshots
Bright Idea: A photo-filled tray makes a lovely personalized gift for someone special. For example, cover the bottom of the tray with pictures of grandkids to give to grandparents.
Extra idea: Use a photocopier to transfer your child’s artwork onto the window decal to create a personal art display.
A Fast Clip
Yuletide Yarn Tree
Bright Idea: Want more options for trimming your yarn trees? Attach buttons, yarn or ribbon bows, beads, small silk flowers or pinecones, silver or gold charms, tiny tree ornaments or even costume jewelry.
Advent Treasure Hunt
Cascade of Color
Bright Idea: Hanging your centerpiece instead of setting it on the table saves space for an extra platter or bowl of holiday goodies.
Creativity with a Colander
Bright Idea: Want another fun option for the top of your colander luminary? Instead of finishing it off with an arrangement of ball ornaments, create an even brighter glow—use the inverted base for a votive candle or tea light in a holder.