Beautifully decorated houses during the Christmas season generally brings joy to most families. Whether it’s the beautiful lights outside or the festive indoor décor, the Christmas season just seems to become more alive with the decorations. So here are some quick and easy indoor Christmas decorations that you and your family will enjoy.
One of the things that I really love to do during the Christmas season is decorating my home. My kids and I usually do it together and make it a bonding moment. However, I usually only have a day or so to devote to the task because being a chef, mom, wife, and being involved in so many other activities makes it’s pretty hard to spend a lot of time decorating my home. And if you’re feeling the same way, then I have five super easy ways to spruce up your home for Christmas.
Using clear jars is an inexpensive and easy way to decorate ledges or to use as table toppers. Grab a few clear jars and cover the bottom with Epsom salt. The salt gives an appearance of snow. Then place a votive candle inside the jar on top of the salt to create an elegant wintery display. Although white candles are quite pretty, the candle can be any Christmas color.
Decorations from the chandelier
Most people decorate the walls, stairs, entryways and all of the other obvious places that decorations look nice on. However, many people forget to look up. A unique way to add to Christmas decorations is to hang decorations from the chandelier. Grab some string and attach plastic ornaments, snowflakes, artificial birds, and other decorative items that you like from the chandelier. Most of these items can be found in craft stores and this idea really does add a nice accent to your holiday decoration display. And it’s super quick to do.
Christmas tree skirt pizzazz
Another easy way to decorate for the Christmas festivities is to use a Christmas tree skirt to dress up your tree. There are so many beautiful tree skirts that you can purchase or if you’re crafty and have time to spare, you can make your own. However, if you’re super busy, then making your own probably isn’t all that realistic for you. So go out and purchase one, or better yet, have a crafty friend who does have time to make one for you. You can be traditional and get one with a basic Christmas pattern or you can grab one with bold colors and unusual patterns to add even more flair to your Christmas tree. Don’t be afraid to show a little personality with your Christmas tree skirt.
This is one of my favorite decorating ideas because my kids and I turn it into a fun project. I have my kids cut out a bunch of snowflakes from regular white paper. I then stick them in a heavy book for a few minutes to flatten them out. After that, each snowflake is attached to a long piece of white string, using small pieces of clear tape. I use about 5 or 6 pieces of string, depending on the size of the window. Each string is then hung from the top of the window about an inch apart, again with small pieces of clear tape. This gives the appearance of a beautiful snowflake curtain.
Wooden letters that you can find at most craft stores are so versatile and can easily be incorporated by the busy mom. Simply grab some of the letters, making sure the letters spell some Christmas related words or slogans. For example, you could spell out “Season’s Greetings” or “Merry Christmas.” Other great words to use includes “Peace” Joy” “Jesus” and “Good tidings.” Have the kids paint the letters in Christmas colors and then hang them on the walls for the Christmas season. This is particularly nice in entryways or on ledges such as above the fireplace or other shelves.
So there you have it, five easy decorating ideas if you are busy and on a time crunch.