This time of year seems to fly by. School starts back up and suddenly you blink and it is December. For stores, this time of year means fast turnover and the offloading of excess holiday items. This can mean amazing savings for you if you know how to approach it.
To maximize your savings on holiday décor, take advantage of these fast-paced clearance mark-downs to create seasonally relevant décor. I made this Christmas tree from a wooden candy corn I found on clearance at Joann Fabrics and Crafts. It is just a plain wooden triangle that was originally $4.99 marked down to $1.50! That makes this beautiful piece of décor inexpensive and easy to make.
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- Unfinished Wooden Triangle
- Green, Brown, and White Acrylic Paint
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Christmas Embellishments
Cover your entire triangle with green paint. Allow to dry.
Paint a trunk down the center of one side with your brown paint.
Mix a small amount of white paint with the green paint that you covered the triangle in. Begin adding branches with it starting at the top and working your way down.
Add more white paint to your green paint and add second layer of lighter branches. Allow to dry completely.
Using your hot glue gun, begin adding decorations to your tree starting with your ribbon.
Next add any ornaments you want to adorn your tree with.
Last, top the tree with an over-sized embellishment as the tree topper.
Now you can show off your unique new Christmas décor on your mantle and enjoy! The next time you are shopping for deals at the craft store, be sure not to overlook holiday clearance. When you let your creativity take over, you see what things can become instead of what they are. When you do that you can not only begin maximizing your savings but also create beautiful décor perfectly suited to your style on a budget! Let me know about your holiday décor style in the comments!
Written by Marie – Blogger at DIYAdulation.com
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