Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!! I know a lot of us like decorating our Sims homes for the Holidays and with me I go nuts for Christmas stuff. The store doesn't offer much in this department, but that's OK I found ways to roll with it. I hate using cc, but I've found that other decorations can be re-purposed! Here's a few ideas for decorating your Sims homes without the hassle of third party cc!
1. The store does have some Holiday Stuff (I know you know)
2. If you have other sets, they can be re-colored to fit certain themes, I don't know what everyone has, but stop and consider the possibilities; in example I have the Romanza ceremony set, the chocolate fountain and tray of cupcakes are re-colorable so I used a gold, green and red theme to make mock holiday goodies!
3. When it comes to making Christmas magic with the Tree, don't sweat that the gifts aren't re-colorable, there are other things to put under there. The Kids toys, if you have ambitions or WA that adds to the list, there are some gift boxes in buydebug if you have ambitions and they can't be recolored, you'll also find lots of toys, gadgets and things that can be put under the tree in buydebug, and a simple moveobjects on cheat will let you sneak a bike under the tree.
If anyone else has any ideas, or knows an item that can be re-purposed feel free to share and post your decorations!