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Easy To Make Christmas Decorations On A Budget

Decorating your house for the festive holiday season like Christmas need not burn a big hole in your pockets. There are many ways to spruce up your house with the use materials and stuff which you already have in your home like last Christmas’ lights that still work, old baubles and ornaments and glass bowls, spare candles, colorful fabric felts or extra fabrics with bold prints and colors, candies, festive colored ribbons, used socks and old Christmas cards, twigs and pine cones/leaves, and the list goes on.

Here are samples of beautiful and easy to make Christmas decorations you can do as a project before the merriment starts.

(All photos are from www.digsdigs.com)

Budget-Friendly Christmas Party Supplies from DollarTree.com

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I can smell the holidays from a mile! And with that, I think of parties, get-together or reunions of family and friends, merriment, lots of food and drinks, and music too to top of the enjoyment especially this coming Holiday Season. However, there is one thing we need to get into the groove of hosting the party – the Christmas party supplies!

I believe in presenting well but I also believe in not breaking the bank with overly grand party supplies just to impress. We can certainly stick to a very low-budget when preparing to hold a party by being practical with the party supplies like the ones in Dollar Tree stores or from the DollarTree.com site.

To help you out in selecting a more budget-friendly Christmas party supplies, here are some offers from Dollar Tree.

 

For a more formal feel but without the lucrative price tag

Gold rimmed plates

 

 

Gold-rimmed Wine Glasses

 

For a very Christmas-y feel and theme

Holly Berry plate, cup, bowl set
 

 

For the very conscious budget

Christmas House paper party plates and cups

 

All the above are just $1 so you can save and buy only the quantity you need.

To see more Christmas party supplies and even decor, Dollar Tree is your place to be!

Finding the Right Artwork for Your Home

Home is where the heart is, but, that doesn’t always mean that we put enough effort into making our house feel like home. This is especially true if you’ve just moved into a new space and have yet to find anything that will help to tie all of your décor together. While it’s completely possible to live in a home or apartment without bare walls, artwork can help to liven up any space and to tie in each element in the room. But, finding the right artwork for your home can be a daunting task.

But, there are a few things to think of when you’re trying to find the right art to help decorate the walls in your home.

Look at art.

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It may be easier to just pick up anything from the store and call it a day, but you may not be happy with it a day, week, or month down the line. You should take some time in researching what artwork is available in your area or online for you to purchase. If you still aren’t sure about what to purchase, think about which styles seem to speak to you the most so you have a direction to move in when you’re ready to buy.

Pick the size.

Make sure you’re selecting sizes that are appropriate for the space. You want to make sure you are giving your art some room to breathe, ensure that you have some breaks between the art you hang and the color on your walls. You can create some visual interest by selecting a few paintings that tie into one another through theme and color and hanging them together in a staggered on the wall.

Consider color.

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Make sure you’re really thinking about the colors in the painting especially if you already have your other décor picked out. Pick artwork that harmonizes with your color pallet well, try not to go overboard with the color pallet as it can create a confusing or chaotic look in the room.

If you’re going to decorate around a painting, try to envision the accessories you can use to pull everything together from the painting. Pick one or two main colors from the painting as your accent colors for the room.

Keep it level.

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If you haven’t hung art before, you will quickly learn just how easy it is to make the frame askew when you didn’t mean to. This is especially true if the frame has more than a single hanger on the back. If you don’t have a level, you may want to invest in a laser level, or, you can scan in the back of the frame on your scanner and print out a true-to-size template that you can use to hang the artwork with a traditional level.

 

Some things to keep in mind when you’re searching for the perfect art for your home are:

 

  1. Keep an open mind and look at as many art styles as possible to see which suits your personal tastes.
  2. Keep your art framed or well cleaned to preserve the integrity of your room’s focal point.
  3. Choose high resolution images.
  4. Try to pull only a couple of colors from the painting to use as accent colors. Too many can create confusion or a sloppy appearance.
  5. Consider your wall color before purchasing art.
  6. Use the art to brighten up any space and use it in tandem with family photographs.
  7. Keep a theme throughout the house or split up between rooms.
  8. Art can create a mood for the space. Different color pallets will create different moods.
  9. Try to keep artwork light and airy in small spaces to open up the room.
  10. Dark colors may make the room appear to be smaller.
  11. Pick appropriate subject matter to your own personal tastes.

 

 

 

About the Author

 

Hi I’m Riley – Wife, Mother & Fashion Trend Blogger at RebelsMarket. I enjoy writing about lifestyle, art and travel adventures. When not writing you can find me working on my fruit garden or walking my dog at wee hours of the night.

Cool Activities For The Family This Summer

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The mercury is rising. School is over and It’s hard to be cooped indoors for a long time. Don’t you just hate it when you’re stuck at home and not doing anything aside from eating and sleeping? Not that they are bad to do but it’s healthier to do something fun while your on summer break, right?

Stay cool with your family this summer with these fun and “cool” activities you can do with everyone.  These fun activities not only get you moving and going but it won’t break the bank as well. It is perfect for everybody at home to engage in these fun and cool activities for summer.

  • Play board games
  • Sing along
  • Walk the dog
  • Do arts and crafts
  • Learn to bake
  • Learn to sew
  • Ride the bicycle with your family
  • Read books
  • Learn a new language
  • Start painting
  • Re-arrange your room
  • Paint the fence
  • Camp at your backyard at night with the whole family
  • Volunteer at your nearest pet rescue
  • Volunteer at the home for the elders
  • Solve puzzles
  • Get fit

 

And yes, there are more activities that you can do with the whole family, and even with your friends this summer. The break from school must not be boring. Fill it with activities and learning escapades that will enhance your skills, bring knowledge, build good values, and foster quality time with the whole family. Happy summer!

 

 

7 Unique Hobbies to Try

Are you tired of cooking classes and yoga lessons? Do you yearn for a fun new hobby that’s as unique as it is exciting? Here are just a few unusual ways to try something new.

1. Carving

The traditionalists carve wood. The modern thinkers carve everything from egg shells to banana peels. As long as you have a knife and a somewhat malleable surface, you can make pictures out of just about anything. Don’t be afraid to experiment the next time you peel a potato.

2. Retouching Old Photography

Do you love history? Do you have any skill with image editing equipment? Combine these two passions by retouching old war or farm photography. As a bonus, image retouching services can be a booming business as well as a side hobby!

3. Lawn Art

This is a fun hobby that can quickly become competitive if you get your neighbors in on it, too. Who can construct the coolest shapes out of moss? Who can trim their shrubs to look the most like Mr. Bentley down the street? Who can mow their lawn in the craziest patterns?

4. Documentary Watching

This is similar to being a movie buff, but instead of watching any old action flick, you’re specifically cultivating an interest in documentaries. There are so many out there that you can pick pretty much any subject and find a documentary on it, including fast food, ballet life, astronauts, ancient civilizations or the treatment of whales.

5. Unusual Collections

Anyone can hoard bottle caps or baseball cards, but how many people collect cigar bands? Or what about collecting coral jewelry or keychains from every state? There are literally thousands of collection possibilities once you start thinking outside the box.

6. Calligraphy

If you love beautiful things but lack the coordination to paint or take up flower arranging, calligraphy is a relatively easy alternative. You’ll start by re-learning how to write things longhand and then move on to making your scripts complicated and gorgeous.

7. Get on Wikipedia

If you’re a trivia geek, Wikipedia is always looking for editors. You’ll be able to put your knowledge to good use while simultaneously enabling others to benefit from your know-how. Everyone wins!

These are just a few fun hobbies that the common person might not know. If you’re tired of scrapbooking and crocheting, try one of these unusual pastimes instead!

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