I believe that everyone can find goodies with very little money. So this is my first post regarding frugal-ness and I'm excited to share with you what I've found/done! I spend a lot of time finding ways to create things for as little money as possible.
This is our first Christmas as a married couple and we're also hosting our first Christmas party in a few days. I wanted to make sure our house looked somewhat cute & decked out in Christmas gear. I found a few great ideas on Pinterest (check out my Holiday Pinterest Board). I took those ideas and put my own twist on them so that it would be a little of my own as well.
The first thing I did was fill some glass jars/containers with candy canes and ornaments.
I found the smaller containers at the local St. Vincent's Thrift Store and the large ones were a wedding gift (although I have seen some similar at the dollar store). The ornaments and candy canes came from the dollar store. You can get a pack of the little ones (glittered or shiny) and it comes with 15 of them! All I bought was 4 boxes of small ornaments, 2 boxes of big ones and that's it! I think this whole decor (included on both sides of my fireplace) cost me about $11!
I also saw an idea for framing wrapping paper and cool Christmas-y quotes. That is where these frames came from. The only ones that aren't wrapping paper are the "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" on the top and the middle frame. All of these frames were bought from Walmart for about $2-4 (I can't really remember, it's been awhile).
This frame has a wonderful Dr. Seuss quote from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I just took the quote in Microsoft Word and played with font sizes/colors. It was fun and the hubby even helped!
I hope that gives you a little inspiration if you are looking for some. Nick and I did another art project yesterday, not Christmas related, that I'll show you when it's finished drying. :)