I am having so much fun pulling out all the Christmas bins and finding new ways to decorate with my great old stuff! Those little white felt trees are still one of my absolute favorite purchases of all time. And the best part...they're from the Dollar Tree! Stinkin cute and only one dollar each. You gotta love that!
This is my mantle in progress. I still have to put up my fou fou garland to top it all off, and then it will look complete. I usually don't go for this much glitz, but Christmas is the perfect time to glam it up a bit. And I take full advantage of that to have some fun with my holiday decorating. The rest of the year, it's pretty simple. Don't you just love my adorable little (not so much) Elfie? I scored him for 50% off the day after Christmas last year at my favorite boutique. This is a store I only window shop at, so it was so fun to actually buy some cute stuff there!
I totally copied The Nester on these feather trees she posted about. I fell in love with them on her blog and they were only 9.99 at Dayspring. The red jewel ornaments I found at Target. At last count I had 7 feather trees. I can't stop making them....I've got a thing for feathers this year! It is turning out to be a slight addiction.
And last, but certainly not least.....my candles wrapped in red houndstooth wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby. This is one of my absolute favorite, no fail ways to spruce up plain candles for any holiday. I'm sure many of you have seen me post this little tip many times before. But, I just had to share it again for those of you who might be new here. It is one of the cheapest and easist ways to add some oomph to your decor. I use wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, ribbon, fabric strips, and more to decorate the simple off white candles I keep up all year long. And each time I change them, it looks and feels like I went out and bought new candles. A little retail therapy without leaving the house and it's FREE! It's great to be able to make do with what you already own and repurpose it to feel new again. What have you repurposed this season? Tell me your favorite thrifty holiday decorating tip.