Are you a Christmas decorating planner or do you just wing it? Do you remember all the different types of decorations you have and know exactly where and how you are going to decorate each year? Or do you just open the box and get to work with no plans? I am going to help everyone out by sharing some Thrifty Christmas Tree Decorating ideas for those who plan and those who wing it. This is called Buy it or DIY it.
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I am a thrifty decorator and I don’t like to spend a lot of money on seasonal decor either. Even though I have the very best intentions to plan out my seasonal decor and before I know it, it is time to decorate. Let me make it easy for you to decorate your Christmas tree with options to buy your decor or DIY it, all with thrifty intentions.
We have to start with the core item. My first piece of advice for artificial trees is to buy your tree at the end of the season for the next year. If you can’t wait here are a few options for you.
~ Shop at a local thrift store or Facebook Market place for a nice used tree. You will be surprised at the amounts of nice used trees.
Flocked trees have been extremely popular for the last few years. I flocked a store-bought tree a few years ago and it still looks great.
Have you ever thought of using a blanket for a tree skirt? I do, it is a stylish way to cover up the tree stand and when the tree comes down I use the blanket. See the “pin it” image above with my blanket under the tree. I love the pom-pom ball tree skirt or you can do tassels in place of the pom-poms.
Another alternative is using a tree stand or tree collar in place of a tree skirt. My first suggestion is to go to a thrift shop and find an old crate or metal tub. Take the base of your tree with you to make sure it fits inside the crate you purchase.
I am seeing a lot of these rustic wood boxes being used as a tree collar and love the look. Both the buy and DIY can be easily collapsed so it takes up less storage and we know that is an important fact as Christmas decorations take up so much space on the storage shelves.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to a tree topper. You can place the family angel on top or the traditional star. It can be a basic topper or something very elaborate, just use your imagination. Of course, I am going to suggest Thrift stores, you can easily paint it if it is not the right color. They also have glitter spray paint if you find a used one that needs updating.
Since I shared a pom-pom tree skirt I figured I would stick to the theme and share some pom-pom garland. Garland is another great way to be versatile and the possibilities are endless especially if you have the time to DIY it.
Deciding on wrapping paper can be easy or creative, simple or elaborate. In the past, I would wrap each boy presents in different wrapping paper so I would not have to make tags for each package. It also left them guessing, who’s stack was who’s.
The beauty of Christmas decorating is in the eye of the beholder. The possibilities are endless and you can do as little as you want. Do you have any Christmas decorating traditions?
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