Holi-Dollar Decor: Decorating on a Budget
For those of you who have been reading the past couple months, you may know that I recently moved to Orange County and also had to downsize from my three bedroom home in the middle of nowhere to a two bedroom condo. With that said, about 80% of my home goods are in storage, including my six storage containers of holiday decorations. Since I already missed out on fully decorating for Fall (which was heart breaking for me), I tried to come to grips that Christmas would also be a little scaled back. I wouldn't be able to get out our huge tree nor would it fit anywhere in our little home, so I had to move on (tear, sniffle, tear).
I went to our storage unit (aka Aunt B's Quakes Baseball Academy) ready to put in some time and dig out at least two bins... I had to have some Christmas cheer at home or I would just die! Soon, I found the bins I was looking for and pulled them out and loaded them in my car. As soon as I was in the door I blasted that Christmas music, poured myself some icy cold eggnog and got to work!
First things first, gigantic ornaments hanging on the front stoop. I had these from a previous Christmas party and just loved them. Even better they were my favorite; a Dolla Holla from the good ole' Dollar Tree. I threw those bad boys up with some fishing line and move to the door.
Using, you guessed, it a Dollar Tree wreath and hook I had stashed away, I made my front door a bit more festive. Since we are a shoe-free home, our Hawaiian tile that normally hangs on our door was perfectly framed by the wreath. Now that the front of the house was taken care of, I went inside to attack my tree-less living room.
I moved around my usual decorations and made some room for the new and improved goods. I hung my stockings all in a row (Dolla Holla) from my vintage coat rack. Since we no longer have a fireplace, I figured this was the next best thing.
I placed votives in candy cane, green and red next to gold glittered birds below our television so I could catch a glimpse of them each time I sat down to catch up on my shows. I selected some colorful flowers (Dolla Holla) to put in corners throughout the living room to add a little POC (pop of color).
I filled a glass bowl and vase with multi-colored ornaments (Dolla Holla) and felt I was really starting to make some headway!
I enlisted my TH to hang some lights on our back patio and called it a DAY! Despite my sadness when thinking of a tree-less home, I moved forward and was incredibly pleased with the results! I had a warm, cozy Holi-dollared decorated house and was LOVING it! I'll be honest though, I can't wait to have my real house with ALL my decorations out in full glory again... hopefully next year!
|Nic knew I was sad about not having a real tree, so she brought me a mini one!|
|Nic says, "happy decorating!"|