Inexpensive and effective christmas decor with charm
Anyone can spend a ton of cash and create a dreamy christmas space, this blog is for those of us who decorate on a dime. My husband would passionately debait what good christmas decore looks like. To him, a Charlie Brown tree found after a long snowy search and cut down and drug out of the forest by his own hand, makes for a perfect start. He would argue that it is infact a "beautiful natural tree from the forest". It is then smothered by dozens of colorful flashing lights and decorated by the kids, and finally, covered in tincil. This to many is the description of a perfect tree. I on the other hand prefer a cultured or better yet, artificial prelit number, where by ornaments are carefully chosen and placed. I shamefully admit, I have been known to un-decorate and re-dress the tree while the family was out. See, good decore is in the eye of the beholder.
These are my top favorite decorating ideas for 2011
.Tree shirt? I think not. be creative when it comes to the base of the tree. Any number of containers can contain the tree. Here a 15 litre crock is used. below an old tin bucket. How about a wooden crate, a wagon, wheel barrow or a trunk? Perhaps a large wrapped box. you are limited only to your imagination.
2. Here a few follars spent on oranges become beautiful organic tree decorations.
3. Continuing on the fruit theme, how about classic sugared fruit? For a few dollars you can have a stunning centrepiece. Dip apple into eggwhite and then sugar and voilla
4.Who says you can only have 1 tree, how about clustering several together?
5. FLORALS! New to me this year is the idea of using silk flowers in the tree. It is so elegant and has a big impact. Here we used bare tree brances tucked in too.
6. Red and green scream Christmas...
Why not decorate in unexpected colors? Pretty in pink,
Or rust and saffron?
7.Unique tree decorations. What is one to do with moms spoon collection? Why not have a tree in the kitchen?