I’m not sure how it happened but I have skipped right over Thanksgiving and am focusing my decor on Winter and natural element Christmas decor. The first space on my list to decorate was the side porch where our family enters the house. I knew I didn’t want to spend any money, and with the horrible winds we are having I didn’t want something of value blowing away so I decided to take a walk around our property and load up my bag with natural decor elements.
Here’s what I found pine branches, wild rose hips, pine cones, and red twigs. I carried my grocery bag and garden nippers and gave whatever struck my fancy a trim on the way by, carried it up on the porch and started stuffing into my galvanized sap bucket. I had no method for loading the bucket, I just stuffed it full until everything was used up in my bag.
I ran into the house and grabbed a gingham ribbon and called it good. I love to created things that involve spending no money, and I find I enjoy them all the more knowing I didn’t break the bank to decorate. I am going to follow this theme all through winter and Christmas, decorating naturally with little to no money spent. I would rather spend what I do have on my family not my decor. So continue to stop by to see what other things I come up with on the cheap.