As you decorate your home for the holidays, don’t forget your windows. While you can always hang some a garland or add a little holiday trim, there are many other budget-friendly and festive ways to spruce up your windows for Christmas.
- Create a garland of Christmas ornaments: With all the Christmas ornaments friends and family give, your tree is probably overflowing. So take some ornaments and create a garland with them. Just put two tacks in the top corner of the window trim, then string lines or ribbons between the tacks. Hang your ornaments on the line. Make sure the line is taught or everything will bunch towards the middle. Now you have a creative place to show off all your favorite ornaments. For a really festive look, string a garland on your windows then hang ornaments on the garland.
- Make snowflakes with your kids: Here’s a fun one to do with your kids. Using paper, Christmas wrapping, or coffee filters, make snowflakes by cutting out designs. Once you have a bunch, hang them in the window or stick them to the glass with a bit of window putty. The putty and the snowflake will come right off later.
- Pile up wrapped boxes in the bay window: If you have a bay or bow window, use your creativity and turn the deep window seat into a holiday display. Wrap up empty boxes (cereal, show boxes, etc). Add some colorful bows and ribbons. Now sit a few holiday bears or reindeer in with the presents. You’ve turned your bay window into a Christmas diorama.
- Let it snow…wherever you live: No, you can’t actually make it snow. But you can create the illusion of a white Christmas with snow spray. You can use this on trees and wreathes, and windows too! Apply it on the outside of the window in the corners or anywhere else snow would stick. If you have Renewal by Andersen windows, the snow spray will come right off thanks to the easy-cleaning E4 coating.
- Accent your home with natural decoration: Let nature decorate your home. Go for a walk and gather up some pinecones and pine boughs. Tie the boughs together with holiday ribbon. Attach pinecones throughout. Add snow spray or lights for extra splendor. Now hang your homemade garland up or simply lay it on the windowsill. You can even leave these decorations up past Christmas.
These five ideas are simple and fast ways to decorate your windows for the holiday season. None of them cost too much, so you can stay on your holiday budget. Plus, you’ll create Christmas memories that you and your family will look back on with nostalgia for years to come.