This year though I decided to up the ante a little....while keeping spending to a minimum.
First off I decided to get a little fancy for our Christmas lunch and make some Christmas napery. In the week before Christmas I noticed that Lincraft had reduced the price of their Christmas fabric by over 50%. For $30 I was able to buy enough 100% cotton fabric to make a tablecloth for a table that seats up to 8 as well as 12 napkins.
|Christmas fabric - why go for subtle when you can be bold?|
It was quick easy sewing, made even more fun as I made them in the company of my good friend and sewing buddy, who was busy sewing Christmas things of her own. I was pretty pleased with the results. It will certainly add a festive touch to our lunch and it's something we'll be able to use year after year.
|completed napkins and tablecloth|
While I was buying the fabric I also spied some coloured felt. For a couple of bucks I got enough felt to make some garlands of little Christmas trees:
|Christmas tree garland production line|
Finally, as I've mentioned in earlier posts, I like knitting socks. I often have bits of yarn leftover after making a pair, so rather than chuck it out, I used it up to make a garland of little socks. Strung up over the fireplace, they look sort of Christmas-y. Okay, well maybe you'll have to use your imagination here folks, but they remind me of Christmas stockings 😊
And here's the wooden Christmas pyramid we scored for free from the hard waste:
Not bad, eh?
So don't get sucked into spending heaps to decorate your home for Christmas. With a bit of imagination, some time and some basic sewing skills you can add a touch of Christmas to your home without spending much at all.
Hope you all have a happy Christmas!