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christmas bathroom towels

To really enjoy the Christmas holidays, you’ll obviously want to decorate your space so as to get that holiday spirit. Most families decorate the popular rooms in their homes such as the living room and even go to the extent of decking the walls. However, the bathroom remains neglected and overlooked. You can change this tradition and fill every room in your house with the Christmas glamor. Here is an article, extolling cheap ideas for Christmas bathroom decor, that can help you take your decoration to a whole new level.

Holiday Pictures

Every living space in your house requires a focal point. Though the bathroom may offer a small wall space, you can add a picture to add some Christmas flair in this vital space. The pictures you hang on your bathroom wall should depict the theme of the Christmas holidays. Pictures of snowmen or a reindeer are some of the best examples.

Towels and Washcloths

If you want to easily achieve a simple but classic Christmas bathroom decor, you can dedicate a small portion of your budget to purchasing washcloths and towels. You can easily find an entire Christmas-themed bathroom set, complete with coordinating towels and washcloths. Many bathroom sets have cartoonish figures but you can avail stylish designs of Santa Claus or snowmen. These bathroom accessories, regardless of whether they are being used or not, can easily induce the spirit of Christmas into your bathroom decor.

Floor Rugs

Roll up the normal bath mats and lay some new Christmas-inspired rugs. For this type of decoration, add thick and plush greens or whichever color wears well with your decor but avoid dull colors. Bathroom walls painted with bold paint require burgundy rugs with Christmas inscriptions that will flatter the bathroom colors during the holiday. Nice, thick and soft rugs will keep your toes warm every time you visit the bathroom.

Lighting

You can also use different light fixtures for your Christmas bathroom decorating project. Task lighting is a delightful idea of highlighting your strategically placed picture. You can also use candles to bring that peaceful feeling, common during the Christmas holidays. However, not every candle is appropriate for this kind of decoration. Use Christmas-scented candles like festive evergreen. You should also purchase a few Christmas-inspired candle sconces to hold the candles in place.

Christmas Accessories

Clear the everyday accessories and replace them with Christmas themed ones. Things like toothbrush, soap dish, toilet cover and a Christmas scented air freshener is another great idea of keeping that Christmas motif in your living space. Don’t forget the toilet paper holder and instead of the normal one, use a reindeer tissue paper holder. In addition to that, get a bowl of Christmas potpourri to combat the common bathroom smell.

All these items are just but a small part of the numerous items that you can use to brighten your bathroom during the Christmas holidays. Nevertheless, in Christmas bathroom decorating, keep it simple. Don’t overdo the decoration as it will make your bathroom seem busy and cluttered. Employ a little creativity while using a few of the aforementioned accessories and you can successively enhance your bathroom this Christmas.

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holiday ornaments

Holiday ornaments are essential to have on your Christmas tree. Without them you would have an empty tree that didn’t have much character to it! There are a lot of beautiful ornaments you can buy, but do you really want to spend all your holiday money on these? Instead of spending a lot, grab a few cheap supplies and make them on your own. There are a lot of unique projects you can do at home that will result in beautiful looking ornaments.

Glitter Holiday Ornaments

These are among the best for any glitter lover and they are really easy to make. The supplies you need include:

  • Holiday colors of glitter (dollar stores have these)
  • Clear ornaments

There are two different ways you can make these depending on how much glitter you have to use. The first way is to simply fill the clear ornament with your choice of glitter. This is going to use the most of your glitter, so only do this if you have a lot to spare.

The other option is to cover your ornament in Mod Podge (can be found at craft stores) and then sprinkle glitter over it. This won’t use that much glitter and it turns out looking really great! After the first layer of glitter has dried, put one more coat of Mod Podge over it to seal everything in. After these are done you can hang your fun Christmas crafts proudly on your tree.

Fabric Ornaments

If you don’t want to use glitter for all of your holiday ornaments, consider using some fun holiday fabrics. You can easily find these at craft stores and most are really cheap. The total list of what you need includes:

  • Holiday fabrics
  • Red, white and green ribbon
  • Ornaments (anything cheap)

Start off by cutting the fabric so that it can fit over the ornament with extra left to spare. You should leave a little bit of fabric on the top where you can tie it off. Use your ribbon to make a nice looking bow and you will be finished! You can use different colors of ribbon with different fabrics to make a really nice looking ornament that can hang on your tree for years to come.

Button Ornaments

Do you have a lot of buttons sitting around your house that you won’t ever use? Instead of leaving them in a drawer, glue them to an ornament! Use holiday colors or simply put a mix of different buttons that you have. If you really want to make these shine, add some glitter to the front of the buttons. Tie a bow at the top to finish these off and you will have something that can be used at your home or given as a gift.

Scrabble Inspired Ornaments

In order to make these you just need:

  • Old Scrabble letters
  • Glue
  • Ribbon

First pick out the letters for the words you want to spell on these holiday ornaments. Once you have these ready, put some glue on the bottoms of the letters so they can stick together horizontally. Allow these to dry and then put ribbon on the top before hanging.

outdoor holiday decoration

After you’ve finished decorating the inside of your home for Christmas, then it will be time to start on the outside. You can choose from so many awesome outdoor holiday decorations that you home will as well as your lawn will look festive and in the holiday spirit.

Perhaps you’d like to have a lot of lights on the outside of your home and around your yard. You might choose to have all clear lights or all red lights or strands of multicolored lights to dress up your lawn. You can place lights all around the outside of your house as well as along your fence and along you driveway. If you happen to have a nice looking tree in your front yard that’s not too big or too small to decorate, you may choose to decorate that also. You can choose from lights that plug in or you might choose to have solar powered lights for your outside area.

Having a wreath on the outside of your door is another one of the outdoor holiday decorations that will also give your home that holiday look that you want to acquire. It is also going to make your entry way look beautiful and welcoming to your guests. You might choose a wreath that has a lot of pretty Christmas ribbon on it or you might choose one that has lights on it too. You can choose your outdoor wreath to be flocked or it can just be green.

You may decide that you’d like to have a manger scene in your front yard as a part of your outdoor holiday decorations. You’ll be able to arrange your manger scene so that everyone that passes your home will be able to see it. You may also want to have a Santa or a snowman in your yard to, you can choose from a large variety and a many different sizes and styles to dress your yard up for the Christmas season.

You’ll be able to do so many things in your yard with the help of some really great choices of outdoor holiday decorations. From the top of your roof decorations all the way down to the ground you’ll find all of the Christmas items you need to express your Christmas spirit. If you’re thinking about lining your driveway with candy canes, you’ll easily be able to do that. You can even find great decorations for your mailbox if you want to dress it up for the holidays too.

If you have a chimney on the top of your house, you might consider placing a Santa on your roof so that he looks like he is fixing to climb down your chimney. You can also find the reindeer that can accompany him on your rooftop. Your neighbors are going to love your Christmas decorations and everyone that passes your home is going to be pleased with your Christmas decor.

Take advantage of all of the outdoor holiday decorations that you can purchase to give your home the holiday spirit for Christmas.