It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…well, not quite yet, but with all the TV commercials and decorations in the stores, it sure seems like it. Yeah, I know, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but I’m planning on a new theme for my Christmas decor this year, and if I get my tree up the first week of December, I better get moving!
Also, seeing how my budget is very limited and I will be making and thrifting most of the decorations, I don’t have much time at all.
I actually put together my “new” tree last weekend in the basement to make sure all its parts were there and to see how it looked. I picked it up at a yard sale this past Spring for $5. I was extremely happy with the fullness and size of the tree when I got it up. Yes!
So, what am I planning for this year’s decor? I’m going with burlap and blue with a touch of red thrown in. There will also be some silver for a little bling. Gotta have some bling for Christmas, right?
Here’s some inspiration I have been collecting.
I plan on making some stockings like this with burlap and drop cloth, and maybe some fabric samples I picked up at JoAnne’s for $1 each. There were two huge bins full of the special order fabric samples. I spent probably 30 minutes sifting through and had to edit what I picked at the end, or I would have spent like $30. I think I got 6 pieces. They will be great for pillows and other little projects.
See how great a little red is with this blue?
Love this natural wreath with a little bling added.
I’m definitely making some of these.
And something like that Peace on Earth ornament.
Love this burlap tree skirt from Ballard Designs. Not paying $59 for it though.
Need to make some tiffany blue ornaments with paint like this.
And some sparkly pine cones like these Ballard ones. Again, $15 for 3?? No way.
What is your inspiration for your holiday decor?
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