Thursday, December 4, 2008

Come Visit my Christmas Tree


From college through my first five years of marriage, all of my Christmas decorations fit into this small tupperware box!


Last year, the day after Christmas, mom and I hit Walmart and bought everything we could find at 75% off! This year, I was ready to begin my Christmas decorating!


Until I unpacked my new Christmas tree and started laughing out loud!


After a little fluffing (and all of our personal ornaments) our Charlie Brown Christmas tree looked just perfect in our study.


For my birthday, James bought me my first ever REAL Christmas tree! But, unfortunately, I had used all my ornaments on our Charlie Brown tree. Below, I will show you how I decorated our new 7 foot tree for less than $20!

I bought lots of wooden stars and letters (J, E, A, and Q - for our family) and went to town spray painting in my garage.


Then I modge podged some of our favorite family pictures onto small wooden plaques ($.99 for four at Hobby Lobby) for some new ornaments.



Then I filled in all the gaps on the tree with floral that I bought at Hobby Lobby! Here is the trick. Don't buy the Christmas decorations. Buy the fall decorations! They are 90% off!!!


And our tree was done - all for less than $20!!!


Don't worry, I went crazy on my garlands as well. As I stuffed things into my garland, I kept thinking, "girl, you have lost your mind. This is too much! But you know what? I love it!"


Berries? oh, yes! Feathers? You bet!


Is that an empty area in my garland?


It is... I have a huge gap...


oh, don't you worry. There is stuff laying around my house just waiting to be used as Christmas decorations.


After all, just look at my stairwell...


the wreath... well, I left the wreath a little bare...


but there are three of them.


I love Christmas! Thank you for coming to my Christmas open house!

12 comments:

mom2drew said...

Wow wow wow!!!! I love it. I can't believe how creative you are! I LOVE the letters on the tree - what a great idea. And I'm REALLY sad that we don't have a Hobby Lobby here. Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

you are too cute emily!!!! thanks for sharing your christmas decorations with me...i felt like i was really there with you :o)

Nikki said...

Both of your trees are beautiful.

Denise K. said...

Just beautiful! I love what you did with your tree, garland, and using so many fun add-ins! Very creative and I loved your ideas! Merry Christmas! :-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love your garland. It's so lush and pretty. Absolutely adorable!

ceekay said...

Love your garland with the fruit. Very pretty.

The Nester said...

love the wreaths on the windows and your garland looks great!

Mom in High Heels said...

Wow! Your decor is lovely! The garland is stunning!

Erika said...

Love those ideas for your tree! Everything looks great! I really like the pears, too!

Kathy said...

WOW! Your decor is amazing! It's so fun to see what happens when creativity kicks in! Love the jar full of ornaments!

Kim@ForeverWherever.com said...

You did so many creative things! I loved the last photo of the three wreaths...very nice! The painted letters and the photos on the tree were so neat! Thanks for showing us around your wonderful home!
-Kim

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