Every time I walk through Target I dream about all the ways I can decorate my home. But since I don’t have any unlimited budget (cue the sad music) I tried to find some ways I could decorate my home for free.
Many things come into our possession that could easily be made into something cute but we don’t have the vision to see what it could become. And thanks to Pinterest, others have shared their ideas to upcycle every day items into something new!
So here are a few ideas to get those creative juices flowing!
1) Wild flowers and other plants
Whenever I go for walks with my kids my oldest is always picking flowers “…from an obliging field.” (Name that movie!) This is the simplest, easiest and most frugal way to decorate your home. Keep an eye on the foliage around you and see what you can use to bring some life into your home decor.
The next time you are out and about, either camping or going for a nature walk, take a little look around and find yourself some smooth stones. (No, we’re not going to slay any giants. Not today at least.) Then bring them home and wash them off. Grab a few of your kids paints and have at it! Pinterest has so many ideas for painting rocks.
Don’t have a green thumb? Just paint your plants!
Or you can make these cute and simple rock photo holders!
3) Greeting Cards
Many people have quite an accumulation of greeting cards at their disposal for creativity but don’t think to use them. I don’t keep many cards but I do keep a few to decorate with. I came across this idea when one of my sister-in-law’s was pregnant and have been meaning to do something like this ever since.
It is butterfly hand punched through cards and placed inside a frame. It would look super cute in a girls nursery!
4) Plastic bags
I have been remembering to bring my reusable bags when I go grocery shopping but forget to take my old plastic bags back to the store to be recycled. So I found some ways to upcycle them and use them as free decor!
This Christmas Wreath from Popsugar looks like feathers!
Or cut plastic bags into long strips and crochet a sturdy basket!
5) Tissue Paper
Do save the tissue paper from gifts that you or your kids receive? If you don’t you are missing out on so many DIY home decor freebies!
There are so many things you can do with tissue paper that I am only putting one up this garland idea that I haven’t tried before. This one would be another great one for Christmas.
6) Plastic bottles
This kitty planter is really cute and will need to try soon! It will appease that cat lady in me since we can’t get a cat yet. Just ask people for their empty soda bottles and you’re in business. You cut the top half of a soda bottle off and then paint the kitty or another four-legged furry creature on it. You can even cut four small holes into the bottom of the bottle so your plant doesn’t get water-logged.
What ways have you decorated your home for free? Please let me know in the comments! Like other DIY Projects? Check out these older posts!
Projects and photos are from:
- bridal buzz.blogspot.com