I can’t resist anymore. Normally, I wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate, but with the Thanksgiving holiday falling so late, and the snow that’s on the ground, I say it’s a game changer.
So, I lit my Balsam candle from Bath & Body Works, and I’m getting to work! I have been picking up things here and there for the holidays, and it’s fun putting them to use.
I am digging on different kinds of Christmas trees this year – both big and small. But mostly small.
I started with a couple of lemon cyprus trees like this one from Lowes (for the sake of discussion, pretend there are no lights on it).
I added lights to them (surprise!). I found these amazing little lights at Lowes, that are perfect for so many holiday uses – mini-tree decorating included. They’re battery powered, so you don’t have to worry about the dreaded cord issue.
They remind me of these much more expensive ones from Restoration Hardware.
I put the tree in a bucket I had on hand – let there be light. Already an improvement.
I added a chalkboard label that I cut out from a roll of chalkboard vinyl from Hobby Lobby. A much more cost effective means of incorporating chalkboard goodies into your décor!
Option #2: It’s a Wrap
Same tree, different look. I bought some festive red burlap at Hobby Lobby and wrapped up the tree the same way I did here for a hostess gift.
I had some “Chalkstock” cards that I tied to the trees with twine. Cute, yes?
Great to display in your home, or to give as a gift!
So, have you started decorating yet?