Holiday Decorations for Under $5 – Hanging Yarn Wreaths

My Christmas budget is quite small this year, so I decided to get creative for home decorations. I looked around the house to see what kind of materials I had on hand and managed to gather a few empty cardboard boxes and old yarn. This is what I ended up making:

Yarn WreathAll I did was secure a thin bamboo stick with some thumb tacks and placed the wreaths on it. This makes them easy to move around until I’m happy with the way it looks.

Yarn Wreath

Each hanging wreath was cut out of an empty cardboard box and then covered with yarn. All I did was secure the end of the yarn with a knot and wrapped the wreath until it was tightly covered.

Yarn wreath

These lovely little bells are from my old Christmas decoration stash, so I decided to use them in this arrangement instead. I only looped them on the top of the wreath so that I have the option to take them off or swap decorations without fuss.

Yarn wreath

Here is a closeup of the lettering. The word ‘Noel’ is also cut out from an empty tissue box, then wrapped up with yarn. They may look a bit imperfect, but it’s my handwriting, so I think it looks more authentic *^_^*

Yarn wreathIf you have any fun holiday decorations that you would like to share, please send me a message or comment below!  You can also get more ideas from my Pinterest page!



Christmas Shopping

I am one of those people who loves to organize everything well ahead of time. I write lists, include alternatives and always keep everyone in the back of my mind for holiday gifts. This year, I’m just finishing up my Christmas shopping -just a few people left for initial gifts, then the task of wrapping and decorating all of them.

How about you?  When do you start/finish your Christmas shopping? christmas_list

It’s been quite a while!

Hello everyone!

My apologies for leaving you high and dry for so long. I allowed myself to get bogged down with lots of work and left no time for goodness and play… now I’m back and ready to get into blogging again!

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year and has a positive outlook for the great experiences to come!

Happy Holidays

Wishing a very special holiday season to:

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