Say goodbye to the blinking lights, plastic silver balls, and larger-than-life inflated Santas that have come to mark the holidays. Instead, go back to nature to find your home decorating inspiration and celebrate the season from its roots.
We've come up with a dozen creative, incredibly inexpensive, and easy-to-make ornaments, gift-wraps, and decorations sparked by the scents, shapes, and ingredients of this festive time of year. You'll already have most of the items you need to create these projects on hand in your spice rack, closet, or backyard. So skip the superstore this year and save your money -- each idea costs less than $10 and most are even cheaper -- and the planet by putting a little more green into your holidays.
Good Wish Tree
1. Collect a dozen fallen branches on winter hikes; look for ones about 3 feet long. Arrange in a vase in a hallway or foyer.
2. Using ribbon scraps, hang small cards withRead More »from Festive Foraging: 7 Decor Ideas from Your Backyard, Basement and Beyond