Nov 12 2018
Affordable Holiday Decor
Of course the day after Halloween brings a whole new wind in my sails!! Our family starts to get our Holiday decor out and the kiddos get Christmas fever. It was a tad embarrassing at first when everyone knew we were decorating so early but now we don’t care! We jump the gun and now basically give Thanksgiving a quick wave and a smile. We wait to put up outdoor lights until after Turkey day at least!
It’s been a couple years since I added to our decorations and this year, I got bit by the “flocked tree” bug. I asked a couple friends, I know had experience in this affordable Holiday decor so I asked them where I could get a smaller tree. After they told me Walmart, I made every excuse to get there right away.
This 6 ft tree is only $35 and I was able get lights and a mini tree for our entry way:
Holiday Time Unlit 6′ Greenwood Pine Artificial Christmas Tree
It took 3 packs of these lights to string it, make sure you get white wire strands, to go with the flocked tree:
Set of 100 Warm White LED Mini Christmas Lights 4″ Spacing – White Wire
But I’ve seen a lot of girls not decorate their flocked trees.
Our house is smaller and doesn’t have many places for a second Christmas tree but I got creative and saw a spot in our dining room area. This time of year gets so dark, having extra light in the evenings is a warm welcome.
While I was there, I saw this little cutie:
Holiday Time Artificial Christmas Trees Unlit 3′ Snow Burlap Artificial Tree
And bought these battery operated twinkle lights for it:
GDEALER 4 Pack Fairy Lights Halloween String Lights Battery Operated Waterproof 8 Modes Remote Control 50 Led String Lights 16.4 Ft Copper Wire lights for Bedroom Wedding Christmas Decor Warm White
It’s perfect for our small entry above the stairs and sends light down the hallway.
Needless to say, we love it all! Having artificial trees isn’t something I grew up with but I really don’t mind it. It makes decorating November 1st easier because you don’t have to wait for the Christmas tree lots to open lol!
I found these plaid pillows and knew they would be the perfect Winter feel in our house:
Plaid Oversize Square Throw Pillow Black/Red – Threshold™
As well as this Christmas mural pillow. It goes perfect with the plaid pair I purchased above.
Toile Velvet Oversize Lumbar Throw Pillow Black/Cream – Threshold™
A nice front door wreath for under $50 is always a steal. This one feels lodge-y to me and I love the simplicity:
Wreath Flocked Pine & Pine Cone – Threshold™
I hope this inspires you to enjoy all the magic of Christmas a bit earlier this year. From my family to yours.