Hey Friends! We’re back! That last bit of 2016 was rough, wasn’t it? We took a break over the holidays to just spend some time with our family – you can read about it some here – but with 2017 in full swing, we’re so happy to be back in gear with some great projects to share with you. We’re going to kick off the new year with some easy, inexpensive winter decor ideas that anyone can do!
When I say inexpensive, I mean it! I bought most of the materials at Walmart during their after Christmas clearance sale -our local Walmart still has some things 75% off, so go grab you some winter decor! Don’t forget to check other places too for some steals – Hobby Lobby especially, because they love to fire sale their winter stuff after Christmas.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no professional decorator. Getting things to look just right can be a chore for us – a lot of trial and error. But there was just something about these things I’m going to show you that really captured a winter feel for us. I loved the stuff I came up with so much that I had to share it with you.
The first thing I made was a small wreath to hang over our fireplace. I used a small foam wreath form I got at Dollar Tree ($1, baby!) and wrapped it twice. The first time around was gold tinsel, then I topped it with white shimmery tinsel. I also grabbed a few clip on ornaments that were only $.75 a piece, and I stuck this golden owl in the center. I think it’s super cute!
Next I took our adorable 2×4 snowmen and just changed out their red and green scarves with this adorable shimmery golden ribbon!
Then I took my adorbs birch tree candle holders from Fair Trade Friday (made by women in the Ukraine – Fair Trade Friday only sources product that give opportunities to traditionally impoverished people groups around the world and pay fair wages!) and wrapped them in some of the beads left over from my sister-in-law’s wedding. Super cute and world changing! (Check out Fair Trade Friday here!)
I changed out our Christmas pictures with updated family pictures in a Chocolate Black and White (using this action for Photoshop from The Coffee Shop Blog!)
Then I ran a string of white lights all through my favorite find at Canton Trade Days (Only $5!)
Grab some pinecones from your yard (or if you’re like me, there are no pine trees anywhere near you so you buy some at Wal-Mart), and lightly spray paint some of them gold, silver, and white. I decided to add them to my cute coral lantern with a string of fairy lights!
I made a few paper bag stars and hung them from the ceiling with some simple snowflake ornaments. I used a different variety of leftover beads for this project.
And lastly, I took all the snowflakes I could find and made a new wintery door hanger. A little beading and hot glue made this winter decor project super easy and fast!
Here’s a wide shot of our media wall in our living room with all our bits of decor. Ignore my husband playing race car games while I was trying to take pictures!
And with the lights off. The picture doesn’t do this justice – it has such a warm and inviting glow!
Oh! And I’ve got a BONUS for you guys with this post! One of the things I made for our shelves was this adorable printable in a frame:
There are lots of places you can go and spend a lot of money on various pieces of winter decor for your home, but getting your home into the mood of the season doesn’t have to break the bank! Let us know what you think in the comments below, or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!