Friday, December 3, 2010
Happy Friday Everyone!
After getting back from Albuquerque, aka The ABQ, where I was celebrating Turkey Day with my family, I was eager to start putting up my little tree in my apartment!
This year will be the first year in 23 years that I will not be back east at my parent's home for the holidays with most of my family. Just the thought of that makes me sadder than many realize, and the idea of celebrating Christmas in CA surrounded by palm trees is not my idea of the holidays.
That said, I'm a big girl...hehe...and shall do my best to make do with all the changes that happen as one grows up. I am still very thankful to get to spend it with my parents and both my mother's brothers who have joined us since I was a baby.
Anywho, since I will not be leaving LA LA Land this year, it was essential that I put a few decorations up in order to bring a little of the Christmas spirit into my little place, if possible.
So, I turned on some Christmas music, lit one of my favorite warming, holiday candles, put on my fire and started to put up my tree, string some winter white lights and place each and every candy apple red and glowing gold ornament on it.
Keep in mind that decorating your Christmas tree can be done on a budget for a super affordable price combined with a little creativity as you will see below! :)
Mini Red & Gold Ornaments from the Dollar Spot at Target (sold in variety sets of 12 for $1).
Close up on the mini ornaments, which are perfect for my smaller tree.
Tree Skirt made using cloth bag from a gift given to me last Christmas, I used a red pillow case prior.
Instant fire created with the click of a button! ;)
So, by using what I already had, plus an affordable tree, decorations and lights, I was able to create what is hopefully a warming environment for this holiday season for a total of about $31.97!
I plan on getting a couple poinsettias to put in my candy apple red plant pots before my 7th annual holiday par-tay this year, as well as some decorative cranberry branches for my vase by the fireplace, to add a little height and color, if I can find any!
Have you decorated yet? If so, I would love to see pictures of your holiday decorating and Christmas trees, as well as hear about any affordable tips you might have to share!
Enjoy and have a Wonderful Weekend ahead!