Thrifty Thursday: Christmas DecorDecember 18, 2014
Back in October, I posted about our Thrifty Halloween decor, and received many questions if I was going to do a Christmas installment. After attempting to hide as much as I could, I mean, it's been up since the second week of November, I finally get to share it with you!
Why thrift? Well, it's fun! Thrifting is such a rewarding hobby when you have an eye for quality pieces. Thrifting doesn't have to be limited to thrift and resale shops. Sometimes your thriftiest of finds are the ones hiding in your parents basement. You know, those forgotten decorations that didn't sell at last year's garage sale.
For example, this candy dish. From the depths of Joshua's dad's attic. We keep it full of Andes mints and candy cane Hershey kisses. Our guests dont seem to mind. I just love the tiny package confetti from Party City!
(Frames from Target & Flower Factory)
Our red tinsel tree is from Flower Factory and was about $5. Flower Factory is a huge craft/ farm/ fake plant store? I really dont know what category it falls into or if they are located anywhere else in the country/ world. Our LED snowman is from FIVE BELOW.
This red Sonoma blanket is a perfect throw for your couch during the holidays. Not only is it super soft, but I works as a nice pop of holiday red. This was a gift from my boss.
Funny story about these bow coffee cups. Ten years ago my mom received them as a gift and they sat, still in their packaging, in her office. Bows aren't really my mom's thing, but they are most certainly mine. I was thrilled when she gave them to me.
Though Penny's is a bit stuffed at the moment, I'm obsessed with our stockings. I purchased them last year at Target ($18 EA). The gold glitter letters are from Walmart ($2 EA). The kitty stockings are from Dollar General and still available this year. ($3)
Our tree is a blue spruce (I think). Until I met Joshua I never had a real tree. My mom and sister were allergic so this experience is still fairly new. Someday the novelty will wear off and we'll go with a fake one. For now, I enjoy the aroma.
Lastly is our lovely Christmas wreath Joshua made with supplies from Flower Factory. I think he said it was about $7 total for everything. Go to Target right now, you wont find a $7 sparkly wreath. Sometimes, it's better to DIY.
Thank you for making it through this super long post. Weird to think this is my last Thrifty Thursday post of 2014!
What's your favorite Christmas decoration?
Are you ready for the holidays?
Have you accomplished any DIY decor?