I’m spilling some more details on my Christmas Tree today. I wanted Christmas to be a little cozier and more colorful for my kids this year and I also wanted to give it a little old school twist. Which consequently equaled dirt cheap and as easy as well. Always a win win in my book. I think I spent under $10 on my tree decor this year.
My first plan of attack was to make some popcorn garland. I imagined the kids and I sitting around a cozy fire, stringing popcorn and laughing all Little House on the Prairie style. In reality my daughter strung 3 pieces of popcorn, announced she was bored and my kids got in a popcorn fight instead. All the while I slaved away jabbing my thumb with a needle every 5 minutes, only to discover Buddy was happily eating the bottom of the chain as I was working on the top.
Yeah, it wasn’t exactly the June Cleaver holiday memory I envisioned, but I love how it turned out nonetheless. Let’s not talk about how the bottom half of the tree is now missing all of the popcorn garland. I have separately caught Buddy and little man munching on the tree, so it was a group effort. :)
After I tackled the popcorn garland I added all the red and silver balls I had in my ornament arsenal. I also reused my sweater ornaments form last year and even made a few plaid shirt ornaments too.
These tags are by far my best find, they look like cute little chalkboards and I have gotten so many compliments on them. Ok are you ready for this, I picked up a pack of 25 of these in the Christmas Craft section of Hobby Lobby for like $3! They are cards meant for kids to color for a craft, but they made the perfect tree decorations!
A few red wooden bead garlands, and a Santa hat topper and I was done. Oh and a bunch of you asked where I got my flocked tree from, I found it at Walmart for $100 last year. I’d love to upgrade someday, but for now it works.
Also can I just tell you, I was SO proud of myself for getting our Christmas shopping done early this year. Wrapping all the presents way ahead of time, so I would have them for my photo shoot!
Yeah, well, I sort of forgot to put tags on any of them, ahem…I just had to unwrap about half of them after sitting by our tree for an hour shaking all the presents trying to figure out what was inside…
I’d say there is about a 50/50 shot the Mr. will be accidentally opening a barbie on Christmas morning… :)
Have you checked out my Joss and Main Holiday Hostess event yet? There are so many goodies to shop for I hope you stop over for a peek! You can visit the sale here or if you have never shopped with Joss and Main before use my personal invite here!