Have not decorated yet. Need to do so this weekend. I am not feeling Christmassy at all but have two children so need to. Dug stuff out of shed last night and most of it has been got at by mice. (rural area, landlord wont help, ongoing issue ) I am broke. Where can I get cheap decorations, given I have to almost start from scratch? (the nice fake tree is fine and clean looking but that's all)
Thank you. I am rural and about a 30mile trip to the shops. About 50 to any of chain ones. Is there anything cheap online I could get delivered, do you know? (after the year I've had I'd be happy to pull a duvet over my head for Christmas but not fair on children so need to make effort)
White lights, loads of dec's made from pasta on a string and sprayed gold. Go and cut some greenery for free (hedgerows, fir tree clippings, ivy, Holly with berries if you can find some ok to take) and drape about, add a few white candles (even if you don't light them)
Paper chains are cheap, fill a lot of space and are easy enough for even small children to help make. You can get packets ready cut but they’re dead easy to make using strips of wrapping paper and a glue stick.
Oh, thanks! Paperchains a great idea, dd will enjoy making them. I would have made iced ginger biscuits and popcorn chains but I am already apparently supporting the entire mouse population of a County, so maybe not. Rodents have even eating the wiring on the lights so they need replacing. They have some supercheap ones on Amazon, thankyou! Cutting greenery is free and great idea. White candles sounds nice. You have cheered me up no end, thankyou.
How old are your DCs? I they are up to it: paper angels, snowflakes etc. If younger, paper chains. We had an amazing Christmas the year we did this: the Dc invited their friends in to see. It was so personal to them. Angels from a roll of plain metallic wrapping paper: chains and snowflakes from plain white printer paper! Cheap as chips and really magical.. Have you seen the movie Elf? Basically do to your house what he does to the toy department at the department store! paper angel to hang on the tree
Look at old clothes, bits of material etc; make templates of bells, santas, Christmassy shapes out of cardboard, draw round them onto said material (kids can help!) and hang a string of these. Trés chic!
I just got 3 sets of plain white lights on Amazon for £10 (free delivery tomorrow) woo hoo! Will look at B&Q bargains too. Older child is dyspraxic so zero chance of making deccies but dd might be persuaded. Like the idea of papersnowflakes on windows too. Cant make holes in walls (rented) so light stuff we can blutack up sounds perfect