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Ideas for free Christmas decorations for this holiday season

Mar 20, 2008
The Christmas holidays are a fun and festive time of year. Decorating the house and the Christmas tree are great ways to get into the Christmas frame of mind. And making your own Christmas decorations is an even better way to get into the Christmas spirit. It can seem hard to come up with fresh Christmas decoration ideas, but in reality it is not that difficult. Just look around you, around the house and in the stores. You can also find many ideas by browsing the internet.

There is a lot you can do with items found around the house. Making ornaments out of paper, felt or glitters can be fun, all the more so if you include your kids in this. You can use popcorn to make a garland, paper to make fancy chains, or you can use of the evergreens around the house to decorate your candles.

Paper chains are common and one of the most loved free Christmas decoration ideas. The first step is simply cutting strips of paper from newspapers or packages of construction paper. Next, use a glue stick to glue both ends together (overlapping). After the first ring, slide the next strip of paper through the first ring before gluing. This makes a chain of festive colored paper to hang on your tree or mantle year after year.

Your kids will love to help you with this Christmas decoration. Have them prepare popcorn in the microwave. In the meantime, thread a needle. The thread should be the length of the garland. Stick the needle through the middle of the popcorn kernels until the thread is entirely covered with kernels. Knot the thread and find a great place to decorate your tree or other place in the house.

If you are looking to make each family member their own ornament, craft is the way to go. Get yourself some felt, a hot glue gun, glitters and whatever you want to display on each of the ornaments, like buttons or pictures. Cut the felt in the shape of the ornament and attach the object to the felt. Decorate the felt with glitter and let the ornament dry. Attach a string, so that each of your family members can hang their own ornament in the tree.

Christmas traditions are very special. If you think about it, you were celebrating the same way with your parents as your kids are with you. Not only are you honoring a longstanding tradition, but you are also coming up with Christmas decoration ideas that keep everyones juices flowing and create that unique Christmas spirit. Making your own (low budget) ornaments and seeing them hanging on the Christmas tree year after year will bring back fun memories for all to share.
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Emily Williams from Ready4Christmas.com provides useful information about Christmas decorations, Christmas gifts, Christmas trees and Christmas activities. Also read her Christmas guide with the only purpose of getting you ready for the Christmas holidays.
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