Hi, it's Megan now :) We had such a good response last time I posted with a title including palooza, so what the heck, right? I've got some pics of my own holiday decor that I wanted to share. Let me remind you all that I'm the budget sister...with a hubby in school and two little ones, money is tight to non-existent!
I busted out all my Christmas things and to my horror I thought, "How on earth did I decorate last year?!? This stuff is awful!!" To be fair, we've moved, so that always throws a wrench in things. I finally "finished" this past week and here's what I came up with.
For starters, my stockings!!!! My sweet sisters made these for me as my Christmas gift. I was beyond giddy when I opened them. These were the stockings of our youth!! I have mine somewhere, in a box, but these are so nostalgic for me :) In the toe they added the snowflake and embroidered each of our names. Love, love, love.
I did have to tease them a little. My girl is WHITE. Like pure white as snow. My hubby and boys are a nice golden, but apparently felt doesn't come in "Caucasian".
I needed some height on the ends of my mantel, but honestly almost everything was out of my budget. I found these at Hobby Lobby. The candle and glass were 50% off each, totaling $5 for both. Then I picked out a golden ornament, also 50% off for $1 and tied it all together with some tulle. For that price I'm quite pleased!
In the middle I have three different glass vases and an apothecary jar. These are just from around my house. I filled them with ornaments I had from the past...ones that are glass and actually break.
fabric is Groovy by Caleb Gray for Robert Kauffman
Here is a project a friend and I made. If you look closely it is still missing the 0's and 5's, and I have my family name to add to the bottom :) We got the idea a Pottery Barn advent calendar, I don't know if it is sold out but I can't find it to link it, sorry. It turned out to be quite the ordeal to make, I'll have some pretty funny memories of putting this together! I told my little boy that an elf comes every night and leaves candy for him until Christmas. He checks first thing every morning. And several times throughout the day :)
The wreath and garland are from JoAnn's. So cheap. They do all their Christmas and holiday things on sale pretty much immediately. It was all at least 60% off, less than $10 for all of it.
I guess just trust me, this is a great improvement from where I started!!
Thanks for stopping by :)