Friday, December 17, 2010

Simple & Easy Frugal-ish Christmas Tree Makeover

I just got through putting my Christmas tree up.  I know, I know.  As a child, I used to wonder why families on TV and movies put up their trees on Christmas Eve, but now that I am a very busy working mom, I totally understand!  Those families lives may have looked perfect, but when he didn't see them, they were running around like chickens with their heads cut off just like the rest of us!

Since we're basically only a week away from Christmas, I really didn't want to fool with getting the ornaments out and putting them up.  My OCD tendencies makes the whole randomness of hanging ornaments fairly stressful.  (I feel anxious just thinking about it!)  So, while I was wandering around n Hobby Lobby last night, I got an idea of what to do with the tree.


I bought two packs of nice gift tags,



two things (stem? bunch? ??) of flowers,



and two packs of stringed golden beads.



I put them on our tree topped with the angel that was on the Christmas tree at our wedding reception (our anniversary is this week!), and Viola!






I have to say that I am rather proud of myself because I am not any sort of creative in a crafty or decorating sense.  Too bad I haven't suddenly been able to take really good pictures, eh??

(Oh, do you see the beautiful green Santa ornament?  I do an ornament exchange with a group of awesome moms whomI met on a message board when I was pregnant with my daughter, and this Santa ornament is what I received this year.  I think it might have inspired me to use the gift tags with Santa.)

What makes me even happier about my tree "makeover" is that I only spent $22!  Hobby Lobby had all their Christmas stuff on 50%, so I paid

$2.99 for 2 packs of 24 gift tags
$5.99 for 2 packs of gold beads
$11.99 for 2 flower bunches
equals
$22.37 (including tax)!!


(Pssst...Don't forget to enter my giveaway for products from the Kiss My Face Holiday Peace Collection!)

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