This year, holiday decorations are on a budget. A shoestring budget. I have collected several little decorations over the years; things to hang on the wall, place on the mantel or other flat surfaces to collect dust and look cute. With a toddler and 10-month-old, these are NOT practical or safe.
Plus, I realize I need to focus more on big-impact design ideas. But big-impact and shoestring budget seem mutually exclusive. Enter my new love affair with Pinterest! (Follow me here) Where I found this:
My door is not painted that cool green, but with a little help from some big rolls of paper like you find at a school, I was able to create something similar.
It's not quite as sophisticated as the painted inspiration version, but I think it makes a similar big impact. You can see this in the porch shot:
I do have a semi-protected porch and a glass door to help proctect the paper from the elements. I am rather pleased with the big-impact, almost no-cost combination. Now I am on the hunt for other similar decorating ideas.