Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Decor on a Budget

Happy Thanksgiving y'all! I'm so thankful for this platform and the opportunity to share my love for life with each of you. I hope you've enjoyed your day with family and friends and feel just as bloated as I do. 😂

I decided to post all my decor today because it's probably the day (or day before) that you set up Christmas in your house. I'm so excited to finally share my space with you. Christmas can be a very expensive holiday to decorate for, so this year I decided to add simple elegant touches that would be noticeable but not over the top. I've combined glam with rustic for a super chic farmhouse look! Now let's dive into everything. 😍

Let's start with the statement in Christmas decor, the tree. I decided that due to my limited space, a pencil tree would be best. I love how it fits perfectly in the corner. It also helped cut down on the number of ornaments I needed. My trick to keeping the ornament cost down was purchasing a large set of champagne ornaments from Hobby Lobby (they are sold out online but go check them out in store). These filled the majority of the tree and then I went to Kirkland's to get more statement ornaments. Another thing that I made a point to do when purchasing was picking timeless pieces so that if my colors change these ornaments are able to match with whatever color scheme I do in the future. 

My trick to doing Kirkland's on a budget was to download the Spin to Win app to get a coupon and watch for a sale. I was able to get 10 ornaments for $40! Plus they do a military discount. I believe teachers too. Just ask.

I'm OBSESSED with these gold bell ornaments, they also come in silver. *cue Silver Bells Christmas song* 

The ornament above isn't online but go check in store. Here is something similar if you want to just order online.

These adorable crocheted ornaments add so much texture. I mean seriously, how cute are they?! The other color I got was this one.

This ornament isn't online but I purchased it from Kirkland's in January right before Zach deployed.

This exact one pictured above isn't online but here is another similar one.

The adorable Merry Christmas sign is from Ross. I got it for like $5! 

To keep my wreath simple I added a Hearth and Home house (that's actually a place card holder) to the middle and then picked up little pine cone wreath additions from Hobby Lobby. With 50% off they are only $0.50 cents each! 

Now for one of my favorite parts, the staircase. I purchased this garland for $5.95 from Walmart and then took some cream ribbon from Hobby Lobby and tied bows and wrapped it to give it a thicker look. Garland can be so expensive so rather than purchasing multiple sets get thick wire ribbon and fluff it up for a more full look. My stockings are from Hobby Lobby (and only $5) and so are the darling wooden bead monogram chains. This made each stocking only $9 each! 

Another simple easy touch to decorate is to go to Michael's right now and purchase some fake wreaths for $6 each. Purchase some ribbon, tie a bow and hang them wherever you can. This is inside on our back door. It's a simple, inexpensive touch that just says "Christmas."

These adorable flocked trees are also from Hobby Lobby and I paid $1.50 each for them. Again, it's simple but definitely screams holiday. Truthfully, I'll probably keep them up through the winter since they are neutral. 

My tea towel is from TJmaxx. I paid $4 for it I believe. It's on my little ladder that I made in the fall. 

I shared an image similar to this on Instagram, but these houses are from the Target Dollar Spot for $3 each. I took some twinkly lights and put them inside the houses so at night I can plug it in and they light up. The flocked tree is from Hobby Lobby and Santa is actually my neighbors that she let me borrow. He's from Germany I believe. 😊

Lastly, I LOVE this tree and figurine set. Both of these items are from Ross and for both of them I paid $20. The tree was actually damaged and so I got it discounted (but you can't even tell 😉) and the figurine set of Mary, Joseph and Jesus was only $8.99. Go check your local Ross because you never know what you might find. 

Although a lot of this stuff I found in person, I'm hoping with my pictures and look you are able to get inspired and create your Christmas space. Remember, Christmas can be whatever you want it to be. Don't feel like you have to be traditional. Do what makes you happy! Shoot me a message on Instagram if this was helpful. Happy Black Friday shopping! 

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