Holidays are always a time to cut back on the frivolous spending in preparation for flights home, presents, and well, after-Christmas sales! This year now that I’m finally (recently) settled in a new apartment with this girlie, we wanted to up the holiday spirit without emptying our wallets. Skip the multi-color twinkle lights for sleek color schemes like red, white, silver or gold. I love using gold and silver as a base and then having pops of a brighter color like red, green or blue.
Apothecary jars are a great investment for year-round decor. I purchased these at Crate & Barrel but this is another great site for more affordable crafts. Use jars to hold Sweetheart candies for Valentine’s Day, mini-pumpkins for Halloween, or if you’re like me glitter all year round! Here are a few other decor ideas for the winter holiday…
Stick to a simple color scheme for your decor or sets. Silver is sparkly, classic and refined. Present bows are super cheap for a large bag and have a great dimension when stacked in a jar.
Monochromatic nutcrackers like these (on sale!) have a modern twist on a traditional classic. Use large ones as decor, or smaller ones inside of your jars. OR by glitter in bulk and fill any size jar 3/4 of the way full, add ornaments, candies, or keep it solely sparkle.
Arrange jars by height and color to complement each other. These can also be used as centerpieces for a long table, especially the shorter jars to be sure guests can still talk over the table.
To add pops of color use peppermint candies, ornaments, or bows in bright hues.
Invest in the jars, use creativity with the contents. Candy, bows, glitter, ornaments can all be found under $5-10. And happy decorating!