Something that you most likely wouldn’t think about when moving into your first home is how much time and money you’d spend on the first holidays! Because we moved in May, Halloween was the first holiday that we experienced in the house and while I loved making the house look festive, it sure was expensive.
Now that Christmas is quickly approaching I’ve been a busy elf making the house feel as cozy as possible. I’ve looked to good ole Pinterest for a lot of ideas, especially homemade ones!
While I love the inspiration Pinterest gives me, sometimes I am left wondering, “How the heck did they do that?!” Most food comes with a recipe, but when it comes to decorating, it can sometimes be a mystery.
I wanted to not only share some of the ideas I’ve done, but also how I’ve done them. My first creation…
This idea came from these pins, whose blogs I have linked:
Colored ornaments (We purchased a huge container at Walmart for $5 each)
Clear fishing wire or string ($1.99 for a TON of wire)
While the idea seemed simple enough, I did have to brainstorm a bit.
You will need:
Cost = $7.00 with plenty of ornaments and fishing wire for other projects
Be sure to purchase or use ornaments that have a hook at the top. Thread the fishing wire or ribbon through each ornament, and tie around the chandelier. I tied 2 ornaments to each arm.
You don’t necessarily need clear fishing wire, but I liked how it almost looks like the ornaments are just floating. If you want to get even fancier, check out Bower Power’s instructions in order to get the bunched look.
I love how festive the chandelier now looks and I’ve been enjoying it every time I pass by. If you’re looking for an inexpensive decoration this season, I suggest you try this out!