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Friday, December 4, 2020

How to decorate for Christmas on a shoestring budget




I never used to decorate with traditional colors for Christmas, but then one year it just spoke to me.  And I decided to change up my dining room and go with traditional colors.  I made the above wreath with the pup ornaments and I also created the vases below.  The Christmas tree sign came from Big Lots for $12.00! I could not pass that up, I love the Farm Fresh Christmas tree signs that are so popular now.  I also purchased the strands of wood garland from Target (I think $10.00 a piece) and I actually keep it up all year round.  Oh, the extra details...    

I love the look of the lighted hurricanes you may see on QVC, but I like to be a little more frugal.  Don't get me wrong, I like to splurge too, but it almost becomes a challenge for me to make my own things and see how frugal I can be.  

This is just your basic vase your hubby brings home flowers in for you.  The micro lights, hubby purchased for me because he knows I love things that light up.   I put the lights inside the vase and then wrapped ribbon around and added a "Let is Snow" mini ornament.  A closer picture is available below. 


I have tried a few places in the dining room and I think I like it best on our rolling buffet.  The diamonds on the tray were from our wedding which I display around the house year round for extra sparkle.  The tray I purchased from a thrift store for $19.99!  I love silver pieces and I especially love any sort of tray with legs.   


And here it is lit up at night.  You can find these vases at your local thrift store for about $3.00.  I purchased the ribbon from Walmart (I included a link to a similar ribbon) and the mini ornament (snowflake ornament link) is also from Walmart.  I am in my element when I have the time to create things with what I have around the house.    


Here is a close up of the other vase.  Tie left over ribbon around the neck of the vase, add a snowflake ornament, some flowers, and greenery and you have a low cost winter arrangement.   


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