C hristmas, apparently, is right around the corner. Apparently even though I have calendars in front of my face constantly, that is a fact that has eluded me until this weekend. What really got me in gear was the threat of our first real snowfall, and I thought I had better get some decorations up, if they’re going to go up.
Like the rest of the world, we’re on a budget this year. So, especially on my outdoor decorating, which is done primarily for the residents of the house (since we’re not planning on hosting any holiday parties this year), I’m on the hunt for budget-conscience decorations.
Here’s two projects I whipped out Sunday in about 45 minutes for a grand total of ZERO dollars!
The first was just a little merrying up of the large fiberglass container that I leave out all year (don’t try that with clay pots) by the front door. I waited a little long on this project, so the dirt was already frozen in there and I had to drill holes to get the greens stuck in. The red twig dogwood came from a field near my parents’ house, and the rest of the greens were trimmed from our trees. It was looking a little boring so I stuck some dried hydrangea blossoms in there as well.