Minimum Expenditure, Maximum Festivity

Happy December! 

This really is the most wonderful time of year...the chilly weather brings soft scarves and mittens, sipping warm wassail by the fire and enjoying a few holiday movies in the evenings...I absolutely love the Christmas season.

Most of you have already trimmed the tree and hung your stockings, but what if you unpacked all those decorations and thought the Grinch probably had better decor in his cave BEFORE he went and stole all the Who-ville's bomboosles?! Well, here's a few things you can pick up to freshen your holiday design and still afford gifts for all twenty-something cousins, nephews & nieces, and (of course) those precious fuzzybutts. 

3 Different Looks - Under $100 Each.

Not. Kidding.

 

#1

For a minimalist feel, keep a neutral color scheme & chose a few key items:

Thank you Joanna Gaines for this $30 cozy throw blanket!

Thank you Joanna Gaines for this $30 cozy throw blanket!

At $6 a pop, styling for the holidays has never felt more festive

At $6 a pop, styling for the holidays has never felt more festive

$12 for 5 feet of cute felt ball garland 

$12 for 5 feet of cute felt ball garland 

$19 Candelabra - Just add dollar store taper candles & WAH-LAH! Centerpiece.

$19 Candelabra - Just add dollar store taper candles & WAH-LAH! Centerpiece.

$25 for your very own not-so Charlie Brown tree

$25 for your very own not-so Charlie Brown tree

 

#2

For a classic holiday feel, buffalo check is your friend:

$38 will keep you cozy by the fire while watching 'The Christmas Story'

$38 will keep you cozy by the fire while watching 'The Christmas Story'

The cutest $8 anyone has ever spent #fact

The cutest $8 anyone has ever spent #fact

Not bad for $30! A cute little tree with snow, berries and even pine cones!

Not bad for $30! A cute little tree with snow, berries and even pine cones!

$4 snowflake candle for the coffee table...it's all about the details

$4 snowflake candle for the coffee table...it's all about the details

Dust off the snow with this lovely welcome mat - only $6 

Dust off the snow with this lovely welcome mat - only $6 

$13 Christmas Banner that ties it all together

$13 Christmas Banner that ties it all together

 

#3

For a Glam look, rich plums, pinks and funky iridescent accents make for a unique look that stands out:

$5 for a shiny tree topper

$5 for a shiny tree topper

$4 for these fuzzy ornaments

$4 for these fuzzy ornaments

$10 Cozy AF

$10 Cozy AF

Sparkles! Sparkles everywhere! $15 sequin stocking with fur

Sparkles! Sparkles everywhere! $15 sequin stocking with fur

How cute is this $25 hot pink tinsel tree?!  

How cute is this $25 hot pink tinsel tree?!  

How fun is this?! $20 for this funky chandelier

How fun is this?! $20 for this funky chandelier

A dazzling decorative light for only $10

A dazzling decorative light for only $10

 

 

Did you know Home Depot & Lowe's give away tree trimmings for free? Check your local stores or tree farms may have bundles for cheap!

 

Trimmings + Floral Wire = (Almost Free) Garland.

Place trimmings around a candelabra for a beautiful holiday centerpiece or drape the garland across the door frame.

 

Happy holiday season! May your decorating be fun, exciting and reflect your inner elf.