Introduction:Christmas tree ornaments don't have to be expensive, especially if you make your own or use old-fashioned decorating themes like our ancestors did. Here are my ideas for some inexpensive, fun and festive Christmas tree decorations.
Salt dough Christmas tree ornaments can be shaped and painted to look like decorated Christmas cookies. Just pierce a hole at the top of each ornament before baking and when cool, thread with a decorative ribbon hanger. If carefully wrapped and stored, salt dough Christmas tree decorations will last for years.
Moravian star Christmas tree ornaments are inexpensive and fun to make. Once you get the hang of it, you will impress your friends with your star-making skills. Make your stars from stiff, glossy strips of paper, store carefully and these Christmas tree decorations will last indefinitely.
Buy inexpensive Christmas ribbon at craft stores, or use old-fashioned crocheted lace for a Victorian look. You will also need some floral wires for tying your bows and attaching them to the Christmas tree. Make smaller bows for the branch-tips and two large back-to-back bows for the tree-topper.
String popcorn, cranberries or other items from nature to make old-fashioned garland decorations for your Christmas tree. Children love to help with this task. And who doesn't remember making construction paper chains as a child? For visual appeal and economy, you can cut your paper strips from last year's Christmas cards.
Pine cones dusted with glitter or sprayed with gold or silver paint make beautiful, inexpensive Christmas tree ornaments. Apples, pears and oranges studded with whole cloves and mounted with floral picks are also easy to make and will have your house smelling like Grandma's kitchen on baking day.
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