I’m a true believer that decorating your home for the holidays does not have to cost an arm and leg. As lovely as all the store-bought decor is, it just can’t compare to handmade! Take my holiday village. Making it only took me an afternoon (yes, you heard right!).
I found these birdhouses at the $1 aisle of Joanns. The houses were painted with acrylics I already had at home. I glued squares of printed fabric onto two of the houses’s roofs and then glittered up the roof beams.
The bottle trees were from Joanns as well and were bleached for several hours until the green was completely stripped. You can find the tute here. I then glittered up my trees (they come out a buttery color but you can always dye them to the color of your liking)
With some fabric scraps and ric rac that I had, I sewed up a placemat for my village (if you don’t sew, you can always find an inexpensive one at your favorite store).
This can be a pretty centerpiece for any dining room, so why not make one of your own?