Welcome to the Holiday Season!

Winter is fast approaching and the joys of this season are beginning to pop up everywhere. Cozy sweaters with bundled scarves, warm holiday drinks accompanied by tasty treats, sparkling lights complementing the charming Christmas decorations, all coming together, warming  hearts and exciting the child within. 

Crafting and holiday decorating is a great way to escape the cold, wet outdoors and get into the Christmas spirit.  Natural elements and vintage inspired decor has become very popular; however, these pieces are not always budget friendly.  Alternatively, setting some time aside to do some crafting can be fun, easy and a great way to spend time with friends.    Vintage signs, custom vases, unique art; be creative as you want, find ideas online, add your style and make it your own.  Here are a few things that are in-expensive and will help get you started on your holiday crafting:

    Gathering List

    Mason Jars, Vases, and Picture Frames (found in your home or at a local thrift store)

    Twigs, Fallen Branches and Pine Cones (easily found at the local park or trail)

    Cinnamon Sticks (very inexpensive from the bulk section in your local grocery store)

    Burlap, Twine, Wool, Chalk Paint, Sparkles (local craft store, make sure you use your coupons!)

    Palette Wood (most businesses will give these away for free)

Escape the cold, embrace the season, and stay on budget.  Invite some friends over, put on a pot of your favorite tea and let the Christmas Crafting Begin.