I love holidays! I guess I should probably say that I love decorating for holidays. When I was little and a holiday was coming up, I knew that I would come home from school and the house would be all hoilday'd out. My mom loves all the holidays and still decorates for each of them to this day. So, I guess I come by the need to decorate for holidays from her.
I wanted to share a couple of simple tips and ideas that you can use to decorate for any holiday without breaking the bank.
You need to have a surface to decorate. I know that you are probably thinking-Duh Tausha! I am saying that if you don't have a mantle, don't worry, you can decorate any flat surface you have in your home. I used to decorate my old dresser-but I moved it in front of the window, so I needed something else. Enter my pantry.
My first tip is to layer.
Step 2- I then layered an old frame and one of my chalkboards with a valentine/lovey saying on it. I love my chalkboards and if you are wanting to know some tips on how to write on your own-I spilled some of my secrets in this post.
Step 3-I needed something that had texture to it, but wasn't a green plant. Why not a green plant? Well, I tend to forget to water my plants when they are up here.
So-I used my book page wreath. I hung the wreath on the window with some yarn and a push pin. It's totally temporary and easy to do. Win-win!
Step 4-Add different heights. This rule applies to any and all groupings that you are doing. You want to have some height difference. It's pleasing to look at. Just trust me. So, I added some simple hearts made out pretty paper and washi tape and a fabulous jar filled with red and white decorative balls. Super simple, but makes all the difference.
Step 5-It's all in the details. This is the part about decorating that gets my motor running. I love the little things. It really is the little things that make a big difference.