Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Trimming the Tree Day 2




The tree is finished and I’m ready to move on to the rest of our home. Before I do I wanted to share just a few more things I do to decorate our tree all while staying on budget.

If you missed the clips from yesterday you can find them HERE.

Let’s get started...

Rounding out Your Tree
Adding Flowers and Fancy Frills

Buying Items such as flowers, ribbon, and berries can get expensive. Here are a few options of ways you can collect these items and keep the cost down.

*Use coupons whenever possible. Craft stores that sale items such as these always have a coupon in the Sunday paper

*Stock up after Christmas when everything is marked down. You may not be able to use them on your tree this year but you will be happy you have them when next year rolls around.

*Check local Goodwill and Thrift Stores. They often have berries and flowers that people have thrown out. You can collect these items throughout the year as you come across them. This how I came across the sticks of berries I showed in the clip above.

*Deconstruct an old wreath you are no longer using or pick one up at your local thrift store. I’ve found some really great sprigs this way. The glitter leaves I showed in my clip came from an old wreath I no longer wanted. I even found an old Christmas wreath at Goodwill that bit the dust (it was $1.50). I pulled a few things off it and plan to repurpose them in when I start wrapping gifts. For a $1.50 you can’t beat it!

*Don’t forget the Dollar Tree. They have tons of great options for things you can stick in your tree or garland to give it that extra pop! *Get out the glitter and spray paint and spruce up some pine cones! They are easily available and would be a wonderful way to add a little nature to your tree.
I'm linking up with:
Reinvented who is also having a great giveaway! Stop by her blog and check it out...I think you will be happy you did.

3 comments:

  1. Your tree is stunning!!! Your tips are wonderful and the netting is a terrific idea. I used some ribbon and now I want to go get some netting!

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  2. Great advice! Thanks for linking up and publicizing my giveaway!

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  3. Great ideas! Love your tree! Thanks for sharing!

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