By Melissa Tosetti & Kevin GibbonsIt's not necessary to spend hundreds of dollars on decorations - especially when prices will be drastically reduced after the holidays. A little money and a lot of creativity go a long way. Here are 8 affordable ideas for holiday decorations:
Pour pine cones into a basket and wrap the handle with ribbon.Toys
Surround the tree with stuffed animals and other childhood toys.Holiday Cards
As you receive holiday cards, place them on the mantle or tack them to the door.
Hang mittens from your door knob and place ice skates beneath the tree.
Buy a spool of wire ribbon and wrap door knobs and other ordinary items.
Candlelight does wonders for ambience!
More great ambience.
Poinsettias can be picked up rather inexpensively and add instant holiday cheer. (Note: If you are a pet owner or have small children, you may want to skip the Poinsettia as it is poisonous.)
Stores such as Home Depot often have Christmas tree shaped rosemary available. Use it as a decoration during the holidays and plant it in the spring for continued use as an herb.
Leftover greens from the Christmas tree can be used to decorate a coffee table or sideboard.
Melissa Tosetti & Kevin Gibbons are the authors of the book "Living the Savvy Life" and founders of TheSavvyLife.com .