The stovetop potpourri made of orange, cranberry and clove lingers in the air and is a simple reminder that frugal can be made at home, rather then being lured with Christmas Clearance shopping. Changing habit of after Christmas shopping is no longer a tradition at my house.
So, here is my story of the moon room….
Instead of my traditional, rush to the clearance racks, I refocused my energy on a redux of the master bedroom with the theme of “Love you to the moon and back”. This non-sew project required a looting of my fabric stash, old embroidery hoops, metal wire, and a canvas splatter with left over paint.
First Frugal Lesson: Craft with your stash.
I use and silk dress that is now to big, scraps of a tablecloth and some light blue wool to complete this original work of art. Cast off clothing can be refashioned into art with a little creativity.
As I packed away the twinkle of Christmas I grouped the wood pine for a year round dresser display.
Second Frugal Lesson: Use seasonal decorations everyday.
The print is by Dorothy Alig, purchased many moons ago, and works well with the bella luna theme of this room.
Third Frugal Lesson: This project required no expenditures while getting the impact of a fresh new “space”.
My Christmas cash is still in my pocket is your?