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Cheap and Easy Holiday Décor Ideas

Photograph of a Homemade Christmas DecorationFestive decorations can make a Henrico County rental home feel cozy for the holidays. And the most satisfying part is that holiday décor doesn’t need to be complicated or fancy. In fact, with just a few basic materials and some creativity, you can make cheap and easy holiday décor items for your home. In what follows, we’ve put together a few of our favorite holiday décor do-it-yourself projects on a budget.

Flannel It Up

Few elements can warm up cold winter nights like flannel sheets, blankets, and pillows. Simply changing your regular sheets for a set made of warm flannel can add a new touch of coziness to your home. You can also try supplementing flannel throw pillows around the house for an instant uplift. If storage space is a problem, consider making or buying seasonal pillow covers. Pillow covers are easy to make and can be switched for new patterns once the holidays are over.

Glass Jar Snow Globe

If you have big glass jars in your kitchen, you can easily convert them into holiday-themed decorations! Simply add white sugar or flour to the bottom of the jar, then top with model village houses, trees, and accessories. Tie an attractive fabric around the rim, and you’ve now got a beautiful glass jar snow globe for your home.

Holiday Lanterns

Decorative lanterns are a great year-round décor item. Get yours ready for the holidays by filling them with strings of lights or shiny ornaments. Tie a bright ribbon at the top for even more holiday appeal. You can use different sizes of lanterns for a dramatic effect. You can also group several string light lanterns in a fireplace for instant mood lighting or group lanterns filled with ornaments near an entryway.

Gingerbread House Advent

For a creative way to count down the days to Christmas, try creating a gingerbread house advent for your shelf or mantel. You can buy or build simple little wooden or cardboard houses and then paint them to look like gingerbread. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious, make them out of real gingerbread! Be sure to number them, and then place a small gift or treat underneath to make the holiday countdown twice as sweet.

Bird House Christmas Village

Another light décor project uses small wooden birdhouses to create a charming Christmas village display. Using little unpainted birdhouses, decorate each one to look like a charming holiday village. Add some imitation snow to each roof and some model village accessories for even more miniature appeal. Finally, hang a string of lights above your village to give your display a friendly and pleasant feel.

Colorful Holiday Garland

If you like working with fabrics, consider making an easy and colorful felt garland for your home or Christmas tree. Using small strips of colorful felt, you simply tie them onto a long piece of twine and then hang them anywhere. Use felt strips in your theme color, or go bold with a whole rainbow. Either way, you’ll have made a lovely holiday decoration that you can use over and over again.

With so many cheap and easy holiday décor ideas, the hardest part may be choosing which one to do first! Are you looking for a new rental home for the holidays? Real Property Management Richmond Metro can help! Call us at 804-417-7005 or browse our listings.

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