We are only 20 days away from Christmas. I have no idea how this happened. I have about half my shopping done and I've managed to get a little bit of decorating done around here. I've had requests from friends to post some pictures of my decorations and my little tree so here they are! I didn't have a lot of money to spend on decorations, so I made a trip to my trusty dollar store to see what I could find.
A package of $2 glass balls and stars makes ordinary branches more festive!
Don't forget the $1 reindeer!
Confession: the ornaments in the next image came from Canadian Tire, not the dollar store. I got a package of multi-sized and multi-shaped silver ornaments on sale. What I didn't use for this coffee table tree I used on my actual Christmas tree. This is made with a pipe cleaner down the centre, and the ornaments are strung onto the pipe cleaner. It's a little lopsided, and my family may have laughed at it, but it's grown on me, and it's nice and shiny, so it stays :)
Here's my 4-foot tall Christmas tree! This is it before it got the topper.
And here it is at night with his new topper (also from the dollar store!) and a few extra shots just for fun :)
Then a few nights ago this happened...
The snow stayed on the ground for quite a while until it went up to 15 degrees yesterday... and I wore no socks...in December...I'm not complaining!
It's not a lot of decorating, and definitely not extravagant, but it's just enough to make the place feel
Christmas-y. I still have one other decoration that I made with dollar store items, but it needs to be brought over to my house by two people. It's too fragile to ride in the car alone! Here's a hint: I call it my Christmas Cactus...