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  1. My mom hates Christmas?

    Okay, so my mom hates Christmas. She's not depressed, so that's not why (I am depressed, though, I've had severe depression for the last 10 years). She always complains about how much work it is and what a waste of money it is and that she wouldn't mind if Christmas didn't exist. Yesterday she was ranting about how disgusting it is that everyone gets presents and that everyone is so spoiled and don't deserve presents. At the same time she buys me expencive presents and makes me feel guilty for getting them by saying we have so little money nowadays, making it sound like we're almost completely broke, when we're actually not. I don't even ask for these expencive presents at all, I ask for cheap presents because I thought we were nearly broke, though I recently found out that we're not - it's just her constant complaints about money made me think we were almost out of money.She will often yell at me for this and that, sometimes even scolding me for liking Christmas because it's such a stressful time for her. Seriously, I understand that it is a stressful time for her, but she never asks me to help her! I don't know what I'm supposed to do to help around the house, I'm not a mind reader. And yet when I tell her that she says that she shouldn't need to ask me. I don't know what to do. I'm not a Christmas fanatic or anything, I don't like most Christmas songs or too much Christmas decorations makes me sick and I'm not the slightest bit religious, but I won't let her ruin Christmas for me this year. She sort of halfway ruined Christmas for me in the previous years with her attitude, making me feel like a guilty, spoiled, undeserving brat on Christmas eve and generally just making lots of depressing comments about how she wishes Christmas didn't exist and about how we should drop this and that thing, like "We should just go on a vacation next Christmas, so much less stress, and we don't need all these presents and stuff" or "Maybe we should not buy a Christmas tree this year". I know I probably sound like a spoiled brat now, but it's really making me miserable. I can't even tell her this because then she'll just further tell me how I'm spoiled and ungrateful. How am I supposed to deal with this and not let her ruin Christmas for me? @Halo Mom I could, but I don't have enough money. I hardly have enough money to buy presents, and like I said, I don't know what I'm supposed to do to help around the house. It looks pretty clean here to me, but my mom keeps saying it's dirty here. =S The thing is also that it's not that we don't do all these nice things. I suggest doing nice and fun things, like baking together or making Christmas decorations, but the problem is that my mom doesn't want to do these things. She does them reluctantly to please me (Though she'll complain throughout), but the fact is that she really just doesn't like Christmas. She thinks it's a pointless holiday, just like she finds every other holiday and birthday and whatever pointless and she doesn't think it's anything special. I'm not looking for a way to make her like Christmas, because I'm sure that is impossible - she really is quite like the Grinch - I'm just looking for a way to deal with it so she doesn't get to ruin my Christmas.

  2. How can I get into the Christmas spirit?

    With 7 days to go I'm guessing it's a bit late to be asking this question but I don't know what to do! I've tried making my own Christmas decorations, baking Christmas biscuits, shopping, I've visited the family, wrapped presents, watched all my Christmas movies, listened to Now Xmas CDs over and over in my car, and as much as I love Wham! I'm just not feeling Christmassy!!! I have no money, so do you have any cheap suggestions of how to get into the Christmas spirit? Honestly I didn't say that I was hard done by or suffering this Christmas, I just asked how to get the Christmas spirit....no need to have a go at me about homeless people! I'm not ungrateful and I'm not complaining about what I have. Thankyou to everyone who hasn't assumed I am selfish Scrooge! :)

  3. arts and crafts ideas, decorations,.. for satanic halloween christmas?

    hi this year i am planning to have a halloween for christmas,..and certainly i would like to be anything more different than the usual christmas balls, candy canes and garlands decorations that are all cliche and just plain really really old fashion for me anyway i am planning to have a satanic halloween christmas,..like putting up gift giving mannequin zombies,..or a satanic pentagram on top of the tree, that is decorated with skulls, skeletons, pumpkins,..or maybe some grotesque angels, cobweb ridden presents, santa wielding an axe or with witches delivering presents,.....you know the likes BUT,...halloween is gonna be over soon,..and even if i have the ability to buy those decos, then i think that would be quite too late for me,for they are gonna be replace with christmas monoton..and besides,..i haven't got that much money right now,..maybe i'll settle anything cheap for a worthwhile... but anyway,..do you have any arts and crafts ideas?,..like how do i make such freaky things with a tight budget?,..i know papier maches, decoupage, paint, or maybe getting use with recyclable materials, but i want to know more about this arts and crafts ideas,..for halloween and christmas,..(i mean how do i make life size figures of santa,zombies or the nativity?) care to show me some links? thanks

  4. Any Christmas decoration ideas for a dinner?

    I know.. there are plenty of ideas out there but I want to create a warm feeling in such a cold area. (Not physically of course) In the hall, the walls are white the tables are long retangular plastic and white, the chairs are also white but match the tables. there are four skinny pillars in a rectangle painted tan (go figure) and the floors are the same color. there's a small stage with navy blue curtains and brown carpeting. there is also two sets of flourescent lighting. Meaning two switches.. you can't fade the lights seemlessly...Yes it's an extremely ugly place and last year at the dinner we had these cheap little fish bowl candle holders and some sort of odd greenery surrounding about six on three long rows of white cold tables. Along with cold cut sandwiches and cold sodas and chips. This year it will be potluck so food will be heartier and warmer. We will have music and possibly a jazz band so with that.. how can i make the rest of the space better?

  5. Any Christmas Decoration Ideas for a dinner?

    I know.. there are plenty of ideas out there but I want to create a warm feeling in such a cold area. (Not physically of course) In the hall, the walls are white the tables are long retangular plastic and white, the chairs are also white but match the tables. there are four skinny pillars in a rectangle painted tan (go figure) and the floors are the same color. there's a small stage with navy blue curtains and brown carpeting. there is also two sets of flourescent lighting. Meaning two switches.. you can't fade the lights seemlessly...Yes it's an extremely ugly place and last year at the dinner we had these cheap little fish bowl candle holders and some sort of odd greenery surrounding about six on three long rows of white cold tables. Along with cold cut sandwiches and cold sodas and chips. This year it will be potluck so food will be heartier and warmer. We will have music and possibly a jazz band so with that.. how can i make the rest of the space better?

  6. how to make a sweet 16 starry sky inside?

    My sweet 16 is in 2 months and my theme is a night under the stars. im gonna get blue lighting and silver confetti on the dance floor with a dj and midnight blu tableclothes with star shaped candles and glitter blue fake flowers in a vase and stars as centerpieces. i pretty much have it all planned. except i want stars on the celing, like a real star-filled night, i dont want to use white christmas-type lights but i want it to look really good. and im on a budget. any cheap ideas for the celing or and decorations really thanks :)

  7. Shops that sell earing hoops in Wolverhampton, UK? Read on...?

    I went into Beatties, Wolverhampton, yesterday and got some great beads for half price. I also bought some ear rings without the decoration on so you can tie your own on to create your own design. The nice shop assistant said that that was the only stock- but now I have run out of the ear ring things and I need some more!! I live in the Wolverhampton area so a shop around there would be great. How much do they cost approx.? Also, if you know Beatties, are they still in stock?? The thing is that I need them to make christmas pressies with. Please help!! PS- They are really fun to make and are great gifts. The ones from Beatties cost me 30p-ish for 3 pairs. Cheap or what, 'ey?!?!?

  8. Are you gay by these?

    1. You regularly use the phrase "window treatment". 2. Your kitchen drawer contains a shrimp de-veiner, a mushroom brush, or a lemon reamer. 3. You’re over thirty and thinner than you were in high school. 4. You know all the lyrics to any musical besides Jesus Christ Superstar. 5. Your Christmas decorations include dried roses or baby’s breath. 6. You know the difference between a "soundtrack" and an "original cast album". 7. You tape Martha Stewart Living religiously. 8. The only professional sports you watch on TV are gymnastics, diving, and figure skating. 9. You know what a sconce is. 10. You have a pet named "Liza," "Gypsy," or "Talullah". 11. You have more ties than teeth. 12. You know how to spell Barbra’s first name. 13. You’ve never felt the need to use Barbra’s last name. 14. You know whether Rogers or Hammerstein wrote the music. 15. You’ve ever watched the Miss America pageant and said, "Where did she get that dress?!" 16. It took you a while to realize that International Male was a catalog. 17. You’ve ever canceled a date because it conflicted with the Tony Awards. 18. You know the difference between "seafoam" and "celadon". 19. Your video collection contains All About Eve, The Women, or Mommie Dearest. 20. You’ve ever been to a professional football game, spent the whole time watching the cheerleaders, and critiqued their performance. 21. You receive a floral arrangement and can name more than three flowers. 22. You’ve ever used the phrase "floral arrangement". 23. Your Christmas stocking as a child contained bronzer or a moisturizer. 24. You know where to find tulle really cheap. 25. You can tie a bow tie on someone else. 26. You know whether Chita or Rita did the film version of West Side Story. 27. Your mother calls you for decorating tips. 28. The names Jeff Stryker, Ryan Idol or Casey Donovan mean anything to you at all. 29. You have "dress" sneakers. 30. You own more than two throw pillows, and they didn’t come with the couch. 31. You’ve ever seriously considered purchasing a divan. 32. You chose your socks this morning to bring out your eyes. 33. You use a Crate and Barrel bag as a lunch box. 34. The only reason you learned how to use the record function on your VCR was because it was male-strippers day on Donahue. 35. You know exactly where you were the night that Judy, Ethel or Lucy died. 36. Special K means something to you besides breakfast. 37. You own any article of clothing with the logo "2(x)ist". 38. You still mourn the premature demise of Conran’s. 39. You’ve ever bought a Barbie doll for your niece’s birthday but her party comes and goes and she never actually opens up a Barbie doll for a present. 40. You’ve ever walked down the street, had a dozen beautiful men say hello to you, and not been able to recall a single face or name. 41. You own a pair of kneepads yet play no organized sport. 42. You’ve ever uttered the phrases "Get her!," "She’s a mess," or "What’s her problem?" 43. You talk in italics. 44. You’ve ever needed a massage because you’d overworked your eyebrows. 45. You’ve ever even for a second wondered what size ********* you’d take. 46. You simply hate the color lavender because it makes you look sallow. 47. You know a guy who swears that his brother-in-law was the admitting doctor in the emergency room when Richard Gere came in with a gerbil up his butt. 48. You know for sure that Richard Gere isn’t gay because you know a guy who slept with Gere’s brother, who is gay and who swears that Richard isn’t. 49. Someone says "How ’bout them Bulls?" and all you can think of are petite picadors in tight pants. 50. You see a sign for IKEA, Pottery Barn, or Hold Everything and your palms start to sweat. 51. You require two syllables to say "please,". 52. Your pairs of shoes outnumber days of the week. 53. Your underwear drawer is filled with nothing but Calvin Klein, in assorted styles and colors. 54. You save the packaging materials from said Calvin Klein purchases. 55. At eighth grade dances you were the only boy who could stay on the beat. 56. You’ve ever, while walking down the street, executed an impromptu series of grande jetttes. 57. You still can’t get over the fact that Sunday in the Park with George lost out to La Cage Aux Folles in nearly every category in the 1984 Tony’s. 58. You’ve ever gone to a Mel Gibson movie, merely in the hope that he will repeat his butt-bearing performance in Lethal Weapon. 59. You’ve ever felt guilty at being attracted to someone as homophobic as Mel Gibson. 60. You know what Lyle Waggoner, Sam J. Jones, Christopher Atkins, Fabian, and Tommy Chong have in common. 61. You display in any public form a reproduction of Michaelangelo’s David. 62. You’ve ever trimmed your pubic hair to make "it" look humor folks. I am gay.

  9. How do i get X-mas presents for my parents?! =0?

    I'm only thirteen years old therefore i have no job. My parent make me do chores but i dont get any allowance. How do I get a present for them? How could I show them that i love them? I feel really cheap when they get me all these presents and i'm standing there with a little card that says , "Merry Christmas! I love you mom and/or dad!" with little decorations. Even though, my mother says she doesnt want any presents i just have to igve her something because i want to show i care for her AND my dad too. Thanks for your suggestions~ Desperate4Answers

  10. SAHM and hubby hoarding money?

    I'm a stay at home mum to our almost 12 month old daughter as my husband earns well and we can afford for me to be, and any job I could do in the area we live in wouldn't even cover the childcare plus I always wanted to stay home and raise her myself. My husband deals with all of the paying of the bills/mortgage etc. but my daughter and I have no money, ever. I pay for everything for our daughter - including wash things, nappies, clothes, birthday/christmas presents out of the child benefit every child in the UK gets which is £75 per month or thereabouts. I have saved for months for her first birthday, he has not contributed a penny and we are having a party for her - which I've handmade decorations for, will make food for etc - none of which he has paid for, nor any of the presents yet I know when people come to the party they will all say how well he provides for us and how lucky i am to have him provide so I can stay home and it really annoys me. I've lost 28lbs since having our daughter yet am still having to wear the same clothes as he claims we can't afford new ones, yet he buys himself designer suits/shoes for work, pays £100 per month for only his private health care, he goes to a private dentist whilst my daughter and I use the NHS and he goes for nights out but if I ask for any money towards something for our daughter he says we are broke. We were having problems a few months ago, and I used the Child Support Agency calculator to work out how much he would have to pay in maintenance and it was almost £70 per week based on his earnings, I am feeling now that he apologised and tried to make things right because he realises how much easier he has it (no money to pay us, doesn't have to bother caring for daughter, he looks good to everyone) with us here than if we left. I've tried talking to him but he always insists we have no money but his statements clearly show we do - he takes my daughter and I to the cheapest supermarket and we have £20 per week for food yet he eats out with colleages when he's working away. My daughter and I are living like paupers and it's not fair, do you think he is just keeping us around as it's easier? How good is your hubby about money? What should I do?