Mom takes the kitchen in her stride while the rest of us would concentrate on the Christmas decorations. It used to be fun creating beautiful decorative pieces from simple things that were available at home (though some of the things needed to be bought).
Inexpensive Christmas Decorating Ideas
A number of cheap Christmas decorations can be made by using some simple things like cotton, twigs and confetti etc. The first thing that comes to the mind while talking about Christmas is the Christmas tree.
Another excellent and elegant Christmas decoration is to make a manger depicting the story of Christ's birth. Make a frame similar to a cave with the help of sticks, tying them securely with twine. Take many sheets of brown colored paper and spray them with dark blue paint.
Allow the sheets to dry completely, and stick them to the wooden frame. For the crib, get hold of a large box with equal dimensions and lay hay inside it. Cover it with a white cloth. Spread the hay on the ground around the crib. You get statuettes of the Holy Family, animals, shepherds etc. in various home stores.
You can also make roses out of tissue paper, of various colors, and place them in a flower vase. For the table cloth (if it is white), create designs with the help of a marker and attach beautifully crafted ribbons along the hem of the table cloth.