Well, Christmas is one week from today. My son returns home from college tomorrow, and I’m thrilled to spend some much-needed quality time as a whole family! As promised, today I’m sharing a look at our Christmas tree and how I wrapped up all the gifts.
It’s definitely a departure from the light, bright and simple Christmas decorating scheme I tend to go with. But, after Pottery Barn sent me a box of mostly red ornaments, I was inspired to change things up a bit.
At the end of the past few Christmas seasons (when everything is drastically marked down), I’ve added to my basic collection of silver, white, and smoky colored ornaments and filler. These will always be my foundational pieces for decorating the christmas tree. Now it’s easy and inexpensive to add other colors from year to year with a few simple ornaments and/or ribbon.
Last year, I added two boxes of glass turquoise ornaments for less than $10 and the tree looked so different.
This time I decided to add the Pottery Barn red ornaments, some red plaid ribbon (70% off at Michaels) and some repurposed berries I had stashed away from years ago. Decorating the Christmas tree this season cost me just over $3. I’d say not too shabby!