Christmas, Christmas time is near, time for joy and time for cheer. We’re so happy to be back again this year, joining the Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop. With two dozen beautifully decorated trees to explore, you’re sure to be inspired with the Christmas spirit.
It’s so nice to have something beautiful and joyful to look forward to with Christmas around the corner. Working from home now, I’m excited to be able to enjoy the decorating that I’m doing and take my time with it.
Every year our friend Michelle of Our Crafty Mom hosts this Christmas tree blog hop, inviting dozens of her fellow blogging friends to share their trees all decked out for the holidays.
Last year our tree was more traditional, with touches of lime green, red and plenty of family treasures.
This year I wanted to go warm and cozy. So I pulled out all of my white, silver and champagne gold ornaments.
I also added some handmade touches like painted pine cones and decoupage napkin wood slice ornaments. We’ll be sharing the tutorials for those DIY’s soon!
Tips for Decorating your Christmas tree on a Budget
As I’ve collected and made so many Christmas decorations over the years I was determined to save money and not spend this year. I also am trying to stay out of the stores. So here are some tips that helped me with using what I had this year and still get a completely different look for my tree:
- Pick a color-scheme and only use those decorations for this year. Save the other colors for next year. Alternatively, try color blocking: pick, for example, all the red ornaments/decor for one area of your home and then a different color scheme for another.
- Even if you are using a faux tree, add in some natural tree branches/twigs if you have them for additional fullness and varition in textures/colors.
- A tip I learned from The DIY Mommy this year – cluster your ornaments in threes when decorating the tree for a fuller look.
- Ribbon can be so expensive. Consider buying a yard of fabric (such a the buffalo check flannel I used for the pine cone ornament above) and cut it into strips to use in place of ribbon.
- When shopping after-season sales, think outside the traditional. I picked up these little reindeers for 15 cents each a few years ago. And they’re not even ornaments – they’re adorable little napkin rings!
Welcome To The Fourth Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop
We’re so excited to explore all of the other gorgeous trees below. Be sure to grab a coffee and visit all the participating bloggers for gorgeous holiday decorating ideas for your Christmas tree.
Have you put up your tree yet? Are you sticking with a theme?
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