Hi All! It’s our family tradition to decorate for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving so we’ve been spending all of our time the last two days making the house look festive as can be. This is our favorite holiday!!
I’ve been in love with burlap lately. I’m not sure if it’s the texture, natural elements or organic “feel”. I searched online and could not find a look that I liked so I thought I would share what we came up with that incorporated burlap, but also added some other colors. I’m going to share where we bought most things and how we did it on a budget. If you have the money and want to spend the extra on more expensive items, have at it. ;)
Let’s start right at the beginning. Our last Christmas tree was one that John’s work was throwing out because they stopped having Christmas trees at Christmas. You know… we can’t have Christmas trees. That would be offensive.. or something ridiculous like that. Anyway. ;) It was nice to have a fake tree for free, but we’ve been on the hunt for a nice clearance tree at the end of the season for a couple years now. Last year, we found this one on sale for $35 at Home Depot!! I LOVE it… it has berries, pine cones, and different color pine needles. It’s tall and thin; just the way I like them.
John and I have been looking at decorated trees while we’ve been out and about this year. One thing that we really liked was at Pottery Barn, they put large lanterns in the tree with the ornaments. I wouldn’t have thought of that one, but I loved how it looked. Since I can’t spent 8 million on a lantern at Pottery Barn (even though I love them), I bought these small black lanterns at IKEA for $3.99 each. My hubby bought the flickering candles to put them when they went on sale at Rite Aid after Halloween.
Pretty cute, right?? The burlap is from Michael’s. I was there buying a grape vine wreath and they had a spool of burlap garland. This is important because the edges are sown so it doesn’t fray. If you’ve ever worked with burlap, you know how important that is. It only took one spool to do the tree and it was about $5 if I remember right.
I just love the texture that they add with the beads. I had the beads and most of the ornaments. I bought one container of brown and green ornaments from Walmart. I could not find the green and brown tones any other place. I checked Target, TJ Max and then landed at Walmart. They were a little less than $5 each per color.
One of my favorite parts about this tree set up is the new tree skirt. It’s burlap around the edges with a beautiful light olive green fabric in the center. We bought it at TJ Max for $25. If you’ve ever looked for really nice tree skirts, you know that’s a deal!
The pricey part of our tree was new lights. Only one small strand of our old lights worked so it was time to switch to LED. They are more expensive up front, but they should save on the electricity and last longer. Just make sure you look for white or they might end up being the blue ones. Me no likey the blue ones! :)
Here’s a close up of everything together. See the cute baby onesie with superman???aweeee!
From a distance…
Feel free to share this post with your friends and let me know your thoughts! Have a very Merry Christmas!
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6