The holidays can be an expensive time of year. Between presents for friends, family, and others; big meals; and decorations, the holidays can stretch anyone’s budget. So I thought, for this holiday season, I thought I’d share some of my favorite easy and inexpensive ideas for holiday decorations and gifts.
First, how about a jingle bell terrarium?
Total cost: $5.00, and all you have to do is put bells in a jar. You could do this with a vase or glassware or mason jars. The possibilities are endless! (Oh, and the bells come in all different colors.)
NOTE: After I posted this, I read my holiday Pottery Barn catalog and found this picture:
|Source: Pottery Barn|
Wow! Except the Pottery Barn version will set you back at least $24. Gulp.
Second, a gift anyone would love is a personalized coffee mug.
Take a white coffee mug – you can get them at the Dollar Store – and a Sharpie pen and write whatever strikes your fancy.